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Hi I'm Kimberly.

I work and go to school full time while raising my two young boys alone. I love to ride motorcycles and horses. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hello, I am a single mom with two young boys at home, (and an adult son who lives on the other side of the country!). I work full time in the field of behavioral health and I have been going to school full time for the last five years to obtain my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. (almost there!) My boys are active in Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Karate as well so our schedule is very tight. It takes a lot of planning and organization to keep the wheel rolling. It may not always roll very smoothly, but I keep going because I want a good life for my boys and I want them to grow up to be kind, respectful and sucessful men. Parenting was never meant to be a solo sport. Everyone who has children knows how challenging it can be.... it's even more challenging when there is only one parent. Add the pressures of working 1-2 jobs on top of a full time job, going to school full time and then try throwing in the adventures of dating!!! It's insane!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young girl (age 5-7), I attended church with my grandmother at the little Methodist church across the street from my home. I even played "Mary" in the Christmas play one year. My grandmother died when I was 7 and I remember asking the teacher what happens to us when we die. She told me that we become angels and float through the clouds singing praises to God for eternity. Even at the age of 7, that didn't sound right to me. I thought, "Well that's no fun!", and I never returned to the church again. That same year, my mother and step-father joined the Mormon church and so I started going to church with them until I moved away from home at 17. It wasn't until I was 22 that I realized something was missing in my life. It was then that I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover for the first time and took the missionary lessons. That's when I became converted myself. I realized that there is more to our existence than hoping to become an angel like my old Sunday school teacher had told me. When I fully understood the plan of salvation all the pieces fell into place. It was all so logical. We believe we are on a course of eternal progression and able to continue to grow and learn forever, to continue the work of our Father in Eternity to do his work. "For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." Moses 1:39 There have been times where I felt like giving up on the whole gig; work, school, dating, being a mom and life itself. It is so challenging. My family is all back east and I am out here by myself. One thing I love about my church is that no matter where I live, there is always a familar place that feels like "home". The Mormon church is the same no matter what country it is in, what language is being spoken, or what month it is, the message is the same. The people in that building share the same beliefs as me, and I know I can count on the members to help me steer my boys down the right path.

How I live my faith

My boys and I attend church every Sunday possible. I attend conferences and presentations that are held for the benefit of mid-age single adults for enrichment and socialization. The church is tightly woven with the boy scouting program and my boys participate with the program every week at our church building. Their leaders are members of the church as well and so I know our beliefs are being reinforced through scouting. My boys and I read the scriptures together every day and have both a morning and evening family prayer. We participate in church social events and service projects. Recently we had the chance to help decorate the Mesa Temple with Chritmas lights. That was cool! I know that having the spirit in our home has helped to ease the tensions in the family that arise from every day family pressures.