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Hi I'm Pippa

I'm a Mum of two, a Wife, a Daughter, a Sister, an Auntie, a School Governor, a Bookworm, a Blogger and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two beautiful Children (a daughter and a son) a loving husband and five cats! I'm lucky to be a stay at home Mum, but I have aspirations to work in Radio and to write a book so I podcast and blog and have received a few national accolades for my blog and podcasts. I probably should dust the shelf where the actual awards are located a bit more often. I'm a Parent Governor at my Son's School and I volunteer at the School too! I help by hearing Children read and practising spellings and maths skills and I'm often asked to be an extra pair of hands on School trips too. I'm a regular guest on local radio stations talking about fun things to do with your family but I'm in no way a Modern day Mary Poppins! I'm just a normal Mum, but I do love spending time with my family and having a giggle with them. I love to read and I am teaching myself to play the guitar in my free time, and by free time I mean when I'm not trying to work out how underneath my sofa gets so dirty or how come if I did the dishes only yesterday how come we've already run out of spoons... I have a very peculiar sense of humour, so I apologise in advance, but please know that it comes from a loving place!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 16/17 I would babysit for several families who were Church members and friends of my parents. It was only when I read one of the Children's pieces of homework about what it meant to her to be a Mormon that I realised that I was missing something in my life. I prayed for a few things to happen, I wanted to meet my future Husband, I wanted to find the thing that was missing in my life and I really needed a new to me car... A few days later two Missionaries knocked on my parents front door and asked if they could teach us. My Dad accepted the invitation out of politeness to our family friends and a week later he, my Sister and I (My Mum was sick) sat and listened to the Missionaries who challenged me to read The Book of Mormon and to pray to find out if it were true. I had an overwhelming desire to read the whole of the book and read straight for two days, pausing only to sleep. I read whilst eating and walking! I knew that the words were true and that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God and although my family didn't have the same experience, I knew that the Church was true and I wanted to be baptised. I still have that testimony, that the Church is true and that we are led today by a living Prophet of God, but it has developed oh so much more in the years that I have been a member. And in case you are still wondering, I met the man who was to be my husband around a year later and I got that new to me car too! A few years later, my son was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic. In the run up to his diagnosis, my husband and I had felt prompted to make changes to our lifestyle, and it was those changes that enabled us to realise there was something wrong with our son and have him diagnosed before he was seriously ill. The lifestyle changes also enabled us to not have to worry about the new regime and we knew that we were being inspired by a loving Heavenly Father who wanted what was best for his Children.

How I live my faith

I was recently called to be the Primary President in our ward, this means that each Sunday I get to spend time with all the Children, which is really great as they laugh at my jokes! Being called to Primary has led me to understand that it is to all Children that I'm an example for and not just my own. I love being with the Children, because they are so open and honest and so hungry to learn about everything around them. It's so wonderful seeing them as they learn something new, you can see them processing the concept and working out how it fits into their lives. Every Christmas we visit a local Nursing Home, where the Children put on a Nativity for the residents before singing Christmas Carols. It's a great way to spread not only Christmas cheer, but to teach the Children about community and respect. Plus, who doesn't love singing Christmas Hymns?! I'm often on local radio talking about news stories from a faith perspective. It's a great way to be able to interact with the wider community and to be able to inform the community about events they might be interested in. It's also a great way to show how "normal" I and my other Mormon friends are. My faith has led me to make sure that I help out in my community too, it might be serving a neighbour by offering lifts, or help in their garden or taking in packages or by helping out in my children's schools. I know that each act is a way of showing love to those around me and I think that is the best way to show my faith.