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Hi I'm Barb

I'm a wife, a mother, an employee, a sister, an aunt, and a daughter of God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho, just 15 minutes from the Utah border. At 18 I left home to attend college and spent the next 14 years in Utah - where I graduated with both a bachelors and a masters degree, married, began working on my career in learning & development, had 3 children, served in the church, and started a magazine for women living in Utah (Wasatch Woman Magazine). Life was busy and fulfilling, and I was very happy. Then, my marriage fell apart and ended in divorce. The next few years were a whirlwind. I juggled full-time work, playdates, cleaning, cub scouts, laundry, homework, and dating. Two years ago, I remarried an incredible man. Not only did I gain a best friend and partner, but I also gained another son. Since then, we've had a daughter together and moved to Texas! Today, I am known as "Momma" to 5 beautiful, crazy, active kiddos. I am still working full-time in the learning & development field. I get to travel (mostly throughout Texas) and provide consulting and services to companies with training needs. I love to cook (but hate to clean up) and swim and read and garden ... and sleep when there's a chance. I am adjusting to the idea that my oldest is now a teenager and enjoying the fact that the baby finally sleeps through the night (most of the time)!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons and so I was raised in the church. At a very early age I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know for myself if it was true. I received a quiet, peaceful confirmation. When I went away to college, I took some time to consider the path I wanted to follow. A few of my friends were involved in drugs and alcohol. I remember going out with them one night. Nearly every person I was with that night had taken drugs. I realized that I felt completely empty and lonely in their presence. It was a stark contrast to how I felt when I spent time with people who were living the principles I'd been taught. In that moment it became clear to me that I wasn't interested in living a life without the gospel. As I've matured and faced difficult challenges, I've found that it is my Savior and His love that allows me to find happiness and peace and direction when I'm sad or frightened or lost. It is what I have learned and what I have come to know as truth, because I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that has allowed me to continue to grow towards the person I want to be. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means more than attending church each Sunday. It impacts the choices I make each day. I strive to show my love for my Father in Heaven and my commitment to His gospel by studying the scriptures, praying, spending quality time with my family, attending church meetings, working on goals for personal growth, serving my neighbors, friends and family, and sharing my testimony. These things strengthen me and bring me great happiness.