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Hi I'm Chelsey

I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a writer and a DIY enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I can remember, writing has always been a passion of mine. In college, I majored in Communication, and while I dabbled in different areas of interest: journalism, and organizational communication became my main focus. I love writing about motherhood and the way I see the world now because of it. I hope to share my enthusiasm for this sacred honor with other women from all walks of life. My husband and I have been married for four years, and our young toddler keeps us on our toes. We are continually amazed at the way our son is so amused by simple pleasures, and are reminded on a daily basis to appreciate those simple, beautiful things in life. I have become my best self while being a wife and a mom, and I have never felt a greater sense of purpose.

Why I am a Mormon

There have been times in my life where I've felt the Spirit bear witness to me-- clear as day-- that this church is true. I file those moments away in my heart, in a place I call my "Spiritual Archive". If I'm ever feeling abandoned by my Heavenly Father, or feeling lonely or down, I go to that Spiritual Archive and remember the times that the Spirit has whispered to my heart. I have a strong testimony of the power of prayer, and the relationship we can build with our Heavenly Father through such. Through prayer, I have come to know that my Heavenly Father knows me personally, and He loves me! As any parent can attest, He wants the best for His children, and when you communicate with Him through prayer, He will lead and guide you to become the best you can be. I love the peace that this gospel brings, and the purpose and direction it gives me in my life. To quote a line from a primary song, "I know who I am, I know God's plan. I'll follow Him in faith." I strive to live up to my divine potential, everyday. And some days, if I feel myself veering slightly off course, I communicate my worries and fears to my loving Father in Heaven, and follow the promptings He gives me to continually strive to become the person He knows I can become.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making my home a sacred place for my family. I try to make it a comfortable place, a safe place, and a refuge from the world. I believe the work we do in our own homes-- nurturing and loving one another-- is the most important work we can do. I've never experienced sweeter joy than when we are each striving to do our best and be our best, and encouraging those around us to do the same. In the church, I work with the young women, specifically those between the ages of 16 to 18. In addition to hanging out with these amazing girls at a weekly youth-group (called Mutual), I have the opportunity to prepare and present the lesson on Sunday, and share with them my thoughts and feelings on the topic we are covering that day. Having been in their shoes not even a decade ago, I know how challenging those years can be. I hope to help them navigate through some of those rough teenage times, and be their biggest cheerleader of all.