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Hi I'm Tami

I'm a wife, mother, soccer player, singer, crafter, cook and anything else that sounds fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost, I am a wife. I also have 3 children under the age of 4. It is my greatest joy and challenge thus far in my life. I graduated with a bachelor's degree from college and I think in many ways it helped me for my current occupation as a mother. Aside from the daily life of parenthood, I have many interests. I love to exercise. My favorite sport is soccer, but I also enjoy a long run or doing resistance training. I have made it a priority to exercise everyday (with a walk on Sunday) and eat healthy. We have made some more drastic improvements to our eating habits, which means I make a lot of things from scratch in order to avoid the added preservatives in foods. With me being at home, I try hard to find the good deals, it is a hobby my husband and I share. We are frequent craigslisters. I love to create and do my sewing and craft projects, and I try to find small pieces of time to do that daily. I also enjoy singing in choirs at church, but my favorite time to sing is to my children at night before they go to bed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church. My parents are members, so as a child and in high school, I went mostly because my parents wanted me to and I had friends there. It was upon attending college and even more now, that I realize that my reason for being a member of the Church runs far deeper than a testimony based on what my parents believed. I have had some significant experiences recently that remind me not only that the church is true, but that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and has a plan for me. Through my trials, I can remember to fall back on the experiences where the Spirit testified that the things I believe in are true. I believe conversion to the gospel happens periodically throughout our lives. I went through another piece of the conversion process recently. Almost a year ago, we moved, had a baby, moved again and at the same time left friends and family behind. It was a tough move, but we knew it was right. It was a bittersweet event for me. I have never looked back and regretted the decision. After being settled for a while now, I feel that I am exactly where i need to be. I have a better understanding now than I did previously as to why I had to go through trials in the recent past and how those experiences can help me and others in the future.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am a visiting teaching supervisor. I really have appreciated this calling. Not only because I have a lot of responsibility as a mother of very young children, but for the first time in a while, I have been able to focus more on my kids, my relationship with my spouse, and being spiritually fed each Sunday. In addition, I started up a music makers class for preschool age and younger kids to give them a fun, musical way to exert energy, learn structure and learn various songs. We attended the class in our previous ward and I wanted to start it here to meet people and gain friends, but now I realize what a great opportunity it is to not only benefit my kids, but to use it as a missionary tool and way for moms to get together and socialize too.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Tami
Self reliance is important for anyone, but we feel it is of particular importance so that we are prepared for the future. As we study our scriptures we read, "if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear". So the first part is to prepare ourselves with food, water, and other consumable items to help us when the unforeseen happens (job loss, disaster, etc.). If nothing else, make sure your family has something to eat and drink during those tough times. We also talk about saving our money and using money wisely. Each family has a different perspective, but for us it is buying our clothes on clearance, shopping at second hand stores and looking for really good deals on various items. This gives us a little more money to save and keeps us free from debt. If your family is secure with these needs in a disaster, you are much more equipped to help those around you. Show more Show less