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Hi I'm Kellie

I'm a mother of 3 girls, who juggles 2 jobs, and 1 busy life! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a BUSY mom of three girls, and the office manager of my husband’s chiropractic office. I also work as a part-time administrative assistant for a construction company, and when I get done with all that you’ll usually find my running up to volunteer at my girls’ school library. I love to read and have recently taken up running. I’m not super fast, but I’ve run several races including two half-marathons and several sprint-distance triathlons. I am really proud of those accomplishments, but I find my GREATEST JOY is my FAMILY! I love my husband of 17 years, and thrill at watching my girls laugh, learn, and grow. They truly are the jewels in my kingdom!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised as an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I still believe there came a period in my life when I chose to be a Mormon. It was gradual, but I gained my beliefs by following the commandments as instructed by Christ’s gospel in this church. I soon learned that my life was happier with fewer challenges because I tried to follow Christ. In fact, one time in my life when that became very apparent, was when I was watching a friend go through some really awful challenges in her life. I posed the question during one of our discussions, why it didn’t seem fair that she had to go through all these terrible trials. Her response has stuck with me for 15 years. She said many of her choices, which she admitted weren’t always good ones, had brought her to the situation where she was that day. She continued by saying she believed that the reason I hadn’t had to go through similar trials was because of the choices I’d made to follow Christ’s commandments. I’d been blessed and protected by making righteous choices. I know that I won’t avoid 100% the challenges of life on this earth simply by obeying the commandments, but I can testify that I have been protected from a lot of trials experienced by many people around me. It is even a challenge at times to live the commandments, but those are the challenges I know I can endure with the help of a loving Savior and Heavenly Father. I am grateful for the life I have been given – and have chosen.

How I live my faith

One thing I’ve realized is that when I live my faith, or try to follow Christ’s example, a lot of my time is spent helping and serving others – and I LOVE it!! Those that I’ve served become my friends and, well, who doesn’t love more friends?! Within my church, I’ve been asked at various times to take on long-term assignments, or “callings,” as we call them. With each one I’ve learned new skills and found new friends and talents I never knew I had. I’ve found I love serving among the teenage girls. I am currently a regional secretary in the “Young Women’s” organization. It’s given me a great opportunity to travel to various local congregations and hear and see the wonderful things this next generation is accomplishing in the face of ever-increasing adversity. They are strong in their devotion to the Lord and have a way of bringing the Spirit of Christ into their activities and discussions. Their strength strengthens me! Over the years of interacting with these young women, I’ve made new friends who help me keep a young perspective on life – something I’m so grateful for as my three daughters enter their teenage years. The opportunity to serve others as I live a Christ-centered life makes me a happier person. I know it is true that serving others brings you blessings you couldn’t have received any other way.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

For the most part, I don't know that you could necessarily pick a Mormon woman out of a random crowd - we blend in. Sure, if you start to scrutinize, you might notice our dress is more modest - but modern; our language is free from vulgarities - but not overly-formal; and we won't be drinking alcohol or smoking. Mormon women are diverse. We have a common belief in our Savior and strive to follow His example, but our interests and talents run a wide range. Some are attorneys and doctors. Some are teachers and entertainers. Others devote their time to being mothers. Some are married, some are divorced, some are single. But we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. Mormons do believe in equality of men and women. But equality doesn't mean a man and woman are interchangable in what they do. The equally important roles of men and women are given from a loving Heavenly Father. A man's role is not more or less important than a women's - different, yes - but not more or less important. When it comes to raising our children, my husband and I confer together all the time. Praise, discipline, goals for our family - all are discussed and agreed upon. True, sometimes not agreed upon instantly, but discussed, prayed about, and worked out until agreed. I know I couldn't be as good a parent without my husband, and I know he would say the same thing about himself. We are equal partners that ARE greater than the sum of our parts. Show more Show less