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Hi I'm Pam

I grew up in Southern Indiana. Now I am a proud Texan, piano teacher, retired microbiologist, and mother to 4. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am currently a career mom, with a piano studio on the side. I love to cook, sing, sew, oil paint, road bike, garden, and watch chick flicks aka. Jane Austin movies. With my first child I was terrified to have a boy, because I am from a family of 5 girls, one boy, luckily I was blessed with a little girl. She eased me into parenting, and now she has 3 little brothers. I don't know quite where the terror came from, little boys are so much fun....and they keep me skinny with their endless energy. We spend our days catching lizards, biking to school, playing with friends, watching soccer games, and exploring for earth's treasures. We stay busy.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, because my family raised me Mormon. However at about 14 I to make some tough decisions about whether this church was really something I wanted to be committed to. I prayed sincerely for the first time in my life and felt God's love for me in a awe inspiring way. I know that the teachings in this church have inspired and blessed my life, and kept me have perspective in a world that is very scary. I know Jesus Christ can be our foundation, and he is the foundation I want to build my family on.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching my children that God has a plan for them and expectations for their life. I want them to develop Christlike charity, work ethic, and a solid moral compass. But I know ultimately they will do and say things that mimic me, so I try to develop those things in my own life. A church I work with the girls ages 12-18. I love their unique spirits and ideals.

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

Men and women in the Mormon church don't have the same roles. Mothers are primarily responsible to the nurture of their children, while men are to protect and provide.....however, we are to help each other as equal partners. The last nine years while my husband has been in school, I had taught piano lesson to help provide for my family. Sometimes that meant teaching 5-6 hours a a night after taking care of little ones all day. But I really believe as equal partners we need to support each others roles, and for me that meant helping to provide while he has finished his schooling. Likewise, he would come home and be the babysitter, the one to change diapers, clean up dinner, all while I was teaching. I am grateful for the different roles we have and for the opportunities we have to support each other in these roles. Self-reliance is important to us, so we share those roles and do the best we can. Show more Show less