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Hi I'm Maureen

I'm a woman seeking a balanced life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy being a woman in today's world with limitless opportunities. While these abundant options have been a blessing in my life, I have also found that prioritizing has been a constant struggle throughout my life. On an ongoing basis, I am challenged with choosing between good, better, and best--as Dallin H. Oakes describes this ongoing dilemma. That's why I'm so grateful for my Savior and His gospel that helps me everyday to maintain perspective and blaze my own personal path to enduring happiness. While in high school I briefly considered a career in law. However, I quickly realized that that goal conflicted with a higher personal goal I had: being a full-time mother. When my children were young (4, 2, and a baby), balancing family demands and the need to care for my own spiritual, mental, and physical health was a constant struggle. (Alas, I have never been able to function on less than 8 hours of sleep a night!) Thanks goodness for a hands-on husband. Thanks goodness for the gospel of Jesus Christ which helped me recognize that everything has a time and a season. Then as a parent of three active teenagers, my husband and I had the job of teaching our children about leading a balanced life. The constant demands of sports teams, college-prep classes, volunteer service, and part-time jobs required our family to make many tough decisions. In fact, one year we resorted to giving our over-scheduled 17-year-old a "time allowance."

Why I am a Mormon

It's a struggle every day to lead a well-balanced life, and I need all the help I can get. I am grateful for the example of my Savior Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the counsel of inspired Church leaders. I am grateful I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I always thought that life would slow down when I was an empty nester ... but I was wrong! Now I just juggle different hats, but I still continue to find inspiration and direction from my faith. In my volunteer life, I work to build bridges of friendship between Church leaders and local community leaders (elected officials, pastors of other faiths, etc.). This season of my life has also given me the opportunity to open my own consulting practice. My biggest fulfillment, however, comes from my family, including a new role in my life--being a grandmother.