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Hi I'm Natalie Jane

I'm a mother and wife. I'm a blogger. I've traveled around the world, but I love home best. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of two beautiful children and have been married for 11 wonderful years. I studied literature and art in college and I love to travel. I'm interested in photography and writing, I dabble in the domestic arts, but I'm afraid I didn't get the Martha gene. That's okay. My family still loves me. I write a blog called natalie's sentiments.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 6 years old I wanted to know if the church was true. I prayed for this knowledge. One day at church I was singing and, quite unexpectedly, I was filled with the Spirit as it testified of the truth. I cried that day in joy. Since then I have had countless moments when the truthfulness of this gospel bore witness to me. I have felt this same witness while standing in the great city of Jerusalem contemplating my Savior. I have felt it as I held my newborn babies, knowing that we are meant to be eternal families. The Lord wants us to be happy. Living this gospel brings such joy.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in my church. Once I was over the young women and I delighted in teaching them and learning from them. I'm a visiting teacher, which means that there are women that I am responsible to look after and make sure they feel included and loved. I have women who do this for me as well. Our church is always involved in service for the community and worldwide. Recently I headed up a project to gather goods for the women on maternity bed-rest at our local hospital. As Mormons, we believe that all are God's children, and we try to help those around us, not only those in our church. We believe Motherhood is one of the greatest callings of all.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Natalie Jane
Eternal life awarded to those to have been successful in following our Savior in this life. It is to continue to develop and learn for eternity. We don't do this alone, but with our families by our sides. Show more Show less

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

Natalie Jane
I that guess to the masses we may seem cookie cutter. We have kids and many of us stay home with them. There is a lifestyle that surrounds that. But the longer I'm a Mormon Housewife, the prouder I am to be such. We are not cookie cutters. We are not boring or lazy (HA!) and we have not settled. We weren't always mothers. That's just what we have chosen to be. With all our degrees and experience, we choose amongst all other options to be mothers and wives. And it amazes me to be part of this generation. A generation of the most educated and experienced mothers yet. We have different needs than the generations before us. We need more adult interaction, most of us need time away. Most of us spent years developing ourselves as women outside of being mothers and wives. That part of us must continue to thrive. So many defend our choice to raise children as a career with confidence, humor, candor and grace. One of my favorite quotes is one by Edith F. Hunter. "Educated women in the home? What an odd thing to deplore! What better place to have us "end up"... what more important job is there than sharing the values we are learning to cherish with the next generation of adults? What more strategic place could there be for the educated woman?" I love my religion and my family. I love being a Mormon Housewife. First because I think it is a wonderful and fulfilling thing to do with my life. And second because I am honored to share the title with so many amazing women. Show more Show less