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Hi I'm Tina

I 'm a wife, mother of 10, grandmother of 7, an RN and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Canada but moved to the U.S. with my family at the age of three. Mother was a U.S. Citizen and after 7 years in the U.S. my father became a citizen and all five children declared US Citizenship at that time. I was born and raised in the Church and attended BYU then after a year married and returned to my home town to finish nursing school and start a family. Our family is unique in that my husband and I grew up in the same neighborhood and still reside less than half a mile from where our parents raised us. Our children have all attended the same schools we did and they enjoy the association of lots of extended family who have also decided to stay in the area. After graduating from Nursing school I went on to become a Certified Childbirth Educator and taught Childbirth Classes for eleven years. Needing to be even more part-time in my employment, I added a Certification as a Lactation Educator and taught Care of the Newborn and Infant Feeding classes for a local hospital for 14 years. As soon as my youngest entered school I had the time to go back to school and finish the requirements I needed to take the IBCLE Examination and become a Certified Lactation Consultant. I enjoy reading, studying, running and serving in the Church. I love being a Mom and I love working with new Moms as they learn to take care of their infants. I have the best job in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. From a very young age I was taught about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I remember feelings of peace and a sense that I was loved as I attended Church regularly with my family. It wasn't until I was in High School and I began to have friends that were not of my faith that my desire to read and study the Book of Mormon on a personal basis became a priority. I wanted to be able to answer their questions with my own testimony not with the testimony of my parents or teachers. The realization that I had my own testimony that the Book of Mormon is the Word of God and that Joseph Smith truly saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, and that we have a living Prophet on the Earth today, came after reading and praying and then most importantly feeling the Spirit confirm my witness as I shared that testimony with my friends. I have never doubted I have a loving Heavenly Father and that his greatest gift to me is the atonement of His Son Jesus Christ. But, what deepens my faith and gives me strength to keep going every day is that I cannot deny the love I feel from him as I prayerfully immerse myself in the scriptures. I am so grateful to know His plan of happiness and His ultimate goal for all His children, Eternal life with Him.

How I live my faith

Having ten children who are involved in athletics, music and student government has provided many opportunities to get involved in the local schools and in the community. I have enjoyed serving on various parent committees for the grade school, high school and the school district. Making sure that the quality of academic offerings at our school is kept at a high standard has been a priority as well as providing fund raising support for extra curricular activities. Because our children attend the same high school both their father and I did, we have enjoyed helping them maintain the traditions and the pride of their high school. We all join in to help build floats, plan for assemblies and do what ever behind the scenes work we can to make every event a success. I have served in the church as a teacher of young children, teenagers and adults. I have enjoyed teaching classes as well as leading the music. Presently I am working with the women in the Church, training new leaders and supporting the local women leaders in my area. We are very involved in humanitarian efforts in our community. We meet regularly to prepare lunches for the homeless, construct quilts and infant clothing for Newborns in Need, and assemble educational materials for the Head Start Program. I am blessed to live in a diverse community where there is mutual respect for the faith and beliefs of others. I feel like the best way to live my faith is to treat others the way the Savior would, and try to see them as He does.