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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a homemaker. I'm unique and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in small town Iowa and have a soft spot in my heart for wide open fields. I went to college near the Rocky Mountains where I met and married my best friend. We now are raising our four energetic children in the evergreens of the Pacific Northwest. I find the older I get, the easier it is to spot the beauty of all those different places. I love finding happy things in our every day lives. I'm a homemaker. I love children's literature, working out with friends, cooking, decorating, blogging, and laughing so hard that I cry.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and when I turned eight, I was baptized a member of the church like them. However, I don't think my conversion to the church came until I was in high school and college. As a child I had faith that going to church and praying to God was the right thing to do...but as a teenager I wanted to find out if what I had been taught was true. Conversion for me didn't happen all at once, but came a little at a time. It's still that way. I find that the more I trust in God, the more He trusts in me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a mother. You'd think with a bachelor's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development that motherhood would be smooth sailing for me but sometimes it's not. I often struggle finding the right words to mend hurt feelings and sad children. I don't always know the right technique to use to teach appropriate behavior. At times like that I've found the best answers come when I get on my knees and pray. My children are God's children, too, and I find that He wants what's best for them just like I do. In those quiet moments of prayer sometimes a thought will pop into my head or I'll remember something I've read and I find it's just the answer I'm looking for. I've come to trust that those answers are from my Heavenly Father and as I move forward implementing those answers into my life, I find I can be the mother I want to be for my children.