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Hi I'm Tiffini

I'm a wife, I homeschool my kids, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of two kids, a son and a daughter. My husband and I have been married 19years. It took seven surgeries to have our two kids. I'm blessed to have them at all. I started homeschooling my kids after my son had a bad experience in the regular school system. He was always a straight "A" student and on the honor roll. In sixth grade my husband was in a bad accident, and he started struggling with the school cirricularum. I mention the accident because of the emotional stress it put on him. My husband wasn't hurt real bad, but my son was affected by it emotionally. Also, my son had a personalty conflict with one of the teachers. By the end of his 6th grade year he'd lost all confidence, and his grades had fallen. My husband and kids suggested we homeschool. I didn't want to. All the kids I knew growing up who were homeschooled, were weird and had social problems. Besides, I told myself there were two things I'd never do and that was homeschool and go back to college. Well, long story short, I agreed to homeschool and I had been prompted to return to college at the same time. I never wanted to go back to college because I had a similar experience my son was having. I had a very low self esteem when it came to learning. A teacher many years ago told me, "You're too stupid to ever go to college". I believed that for many years. I enrolled anyway. I actually did quite well. It gave me the confidence I needed to homeschool my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon primarialy because of my parents, mostly my mom. My mom was raised in a childrens home. Around her 8th birthday she was taken to the church to be baptised. Afterward she was told she would not be living with her parents anymore and was taken to a childrens home. My dad was raised by whichever family member would take him in when his mom was gone, or too busy for him. His dad died when he was 5. My parents met and even though my dad wasn't very active, he fixed up his life to marry my mom in the temple. She told him she would only marry him if it was in the temple. Even with the broken backgrounds my parents come from, Myself, 3 brothers, and sister, are all active members of the church. I grew up in an area where the kids in my ward were not nice. It was an area where lots of families struggled with life. I was alone alot. I continued to go to church, not because I had friends there, because I didn't, I went because I knew thats where the Lord wanted me to be. I learned, even when I was alone, the Lord was always with me. I struggled in school, especially with my self esteem. I had an bulima through highschool. I struggled with how I looked physically, I had a hard time excepting myself. I struggled for a long time with who I was and what direction my life was supposed to take. Although I struggled, I never left the church, I continued to read and study the scriptures, I looked forward to the blessings of the temple. I met my husband when I was 20. With the love of the Lord and the love of my husband, I was able to overcome many of the challenges I grew up with. My husband is my best friend. The best part is I know he loves god. With that love we've overcome many challenges together. Through challenges, I have relied on faith all my life. I learned to love others the way god loves others. I learned lifes challenges are blessings and lessons from God. I learned that my life and what I have belongs to the Lord and not to me.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel!!! I love serving in the church. I'm a visiting teacher. Because of experiences I had growing up, every sister I meet, I pray to love them and see them the way God sees them. I've done many other callings as well. I also supported my husband as a Bishop for 5 years and for 5 years he was a member of the stake presidency. I mention that only because it's important for a wife to support her husband in all areas of life. A wife can make a big difference in how a husband is able to support the family and also fulfill his callings. Those callings can be anything from bishop, to scout master, to home teacher. If we support and encourage those who we love, we can make a big difference in the way they are able to serve. Currently I am the ward historian. I keep track of events that take place in the ward. It's fun. I like to take note of activities and changes. I've gone to girls camp several years in a row. The last several years I've led the girls on a high adventure activity, usually a 3 day hike with packs. I see how some girls struggle the way I did. My heart goes out to them. While out of the city and under the stars it's easier to help them understand their part in Gods plan. I love the youth of the church.