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Hi I'm Jenny

I'm a mom, writer, actor, singer, dancer, podcaster, triathlete, laugher, crier, and blogger. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in beautiful Southwestern New York state, and now live in the shadows of the stunning Rocky Mountains. I'm a single mom -- 6 kids: 5 alive, 1 in Heaven. I feel very fortunate to be able to provide for my family with jobs that allow me to work from home and also have flexibility. I write for different websites, mostly about topics surrounding global maternal health and social issues for children and families in developing countries. I run a small cooking business. I'm a Zumba instructor, and an actor. I've been a blogger for eleven years and have loved being able to watch the evolution of social media. I'm fascinated by the intersection of social media and social good. I pretend I'm a runner (one day I will say I am, and with confidence). Love skiing, hiking, swimming, musicals (let's talk #Hamilton), and being with my kids and with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born (and Christened) Catholic, and when I was still very young, my parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My family attended church on a regular basis until shortly after I was baptized at the age of 8, after which my family stopped attending church altogether. At age 12 a friend invited me to a missionary appreciation dinner as an activity for the Young Women organization (for girls ages 12-17), and it was this activity which began my return to church. For a long time I was the only one in my family to attend church (even having to get rides because I couldn't yet drive). Attending church and activities as a teenager despite my family's inactivity was a conscious choice I made for myself. I found that when I was living according to gospel principles, when I was following the commandments, even when it wasn't easy, I was happy. I made goals for myself which included being married in the temple, having a family to raise while teaching the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to always do my best. I did get married in the temple and I did have children. I'm divorced now, so my family looks different than it has in the past. I continue with raising my kids, helping them understand gospel principles, and doing my best. I know that when we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ we are blessed and happy.

How I live my faith

Currently, I prepare and make copies of a monthly newsletter which is delivered to each household in our neighborhood at the beginning of each month. I feel lucky to enjoy this calling as much as I do.

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The nickname 'Mormon' comes from our use of The Book of Mormon, along with The Bible, as scripture; Mormon is the name of a prophet from The Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

No. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Mormons get baptized. Mormon children are baptized at the age of 8 years old because that is what is considered to be the age of accountability; in other words, at 8 years old children have the ability to choose between what is right and what is wrong. People over the age of 8 who join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also baptized. The actual baptism is a baptism in water by immersion, just like when John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The Prophet's name is Thomas S. Monson. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

No. Show more Show less