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Hi I'm Tara

I'm a homeschooling mother of a large family. My husband and I own a martial arts school. I love America, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the wife of a fantastic man, and I am the busy mother of our 10 children, ages 10 months to 20 years. We have always been a homeschooling family, so I am also a teacher of many subjects on several grade levels. Our family owns and operates a martial arts school in beautiful northwest Washington. I enjoy reading, sleeping(!), learning, and helping others. I especially love seeing the light in a child's eyes when he/she learns something new and is thrilled about it. Some of my favorite things are rice, Red Vines licorice, playing cello and piano, and singing harmony.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love God and have a testimony that this is His restored church upon the earth today. I know he loves us and is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He wants to bless our lives here on earth, and wants for us to return to live with Him. Through the scriptures and continuing revelation, He has given us knowledge of His Plan of Happiness which helps us to feel secure in knowing who we are, why we're here, and where we're going.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making choices that put the will of God before my own; in fact, that align my will with God's. For me, this has primarily involved inviting into our home all the children that God desires to send us. By serving my husband and children, and training up our children "in the way [they] should go", I develop Christlike qualities and help my family learn them as well. Currently, I also serve others at church by teaching in the women's organization, and giving compassionate service to those of whose needs I become aware. I serve those in my community through feeding the hungry and sharing what we have with the poor, along with trying to be an example of high moral character.