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Hi I'm Shae

I am a reader. I am a teacher. I am a mother. I am an introvert. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have moved all over the United States both as a child with my parents and as an adult with my husband. It's always about going where there is a job. Right now we are on Long Island, where we arrived two weeks before Hurricane Sandy. Welcome to New York. And yet, I love it here! I have always known that I love books, my family, photography, and a good chocolate chip cookie. I have slowly learned that I need time alone to recharge, how to be a good teacher, and just how many rough patches I need to smooth out in my personality. I taught high school English for several years and after many years and the death of my first daughter, I was finally able to stay home full time as a mother with my son. After all those years working full time, I have discovered that I love being at home. The domestic arts are so creative and challenging and I never knew how satisfying it would be to try to conquer cooking healthy, organizing a household, decorating a living space that I had to stare at all day long, and doing all these things while keeping an active little boy happy and healthy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, which I am grateful for because I had a very happy, idyllic childhood that I attribute to my parent's love and faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I continued living my life according the Gospel because I had felt the Spirit so many times throughout my life that I could not live any other way without lying to myself. Besides, living the Gospel and participating in Christ's church helps me be the very best version of myself, and I'm just plain happier.

How I live my faith

I try every day to do what is right. This is easy sometimes, like when I am teaching the youngest class of children at church. They give me such simple, honest love that all I want to be is the nicest, kindest teacher they have every had. Sometimes it is hard, like when I had to grieve for the loss of my little baby and the world seemed so hard and abrasive. I have seen enough of life though, to recognize that living my faith is what gives me inner peace at the end of the day.