About

 
Welcome to Matters of a Modern Mom. I’m Emily Hammon, the mom behind the blog.

I’m a passionate person. I love life!  I'm learning to put first the things that really MATTER in order to truly be happy. I love being a mother and a wife! It’s the greatest joy and blessing in my life.
I’m MADLY in love with my husband, Jake (Mr. Hammon).



Mr. Hammon grew up on a cattle ranch in Idaho Falls, ID. He learned the value of hard work at an early age (which I'm ever grateful for). But he knows when to stop working and have fun. He's a financial analyst at ancestry.com. He's my best friend, my confidante, my eternal companion and my one and only true love. (We're coming up on 10 years of marriage this year--wahoo!) 
I simply ADORE being a mother to my three little “Hams.”


There’s my Little man, James (age 8). He deals with ADHD, but he’s so smart, loving, creative and happy. He can tell the best story, the funniest joke, and he has a strong little testimony of Jesus Christ. He loves Legos and playing with his friends. He’s a wonderful big brother and always wants to do the right thing.




Next, there’s my little princess, Shelby (age 6). She’s my little buddy...always wanting to help me with motherhood duties. She is a hugger and says the sweetest things to me. She loves helping with laundry, dishes, and taking care of her baby brother Max. She's a goofball, but she is so much fun!

Lastly, there’s my little angel, Max (2). He brings me and Mr. Hammon so much joy. He came into my life when I needed him most, and he never lets me forget how adorable he is! He’s the best snuggler, and dances to his own tune. He follows me around (unless Daddy’s home then Max is hooked on Daddy—we all are, hee,hee). Max loves “Winne the Pooh,” “bread and jam,” and marbles.

I find great peace and joy in my little Hammon Family. When things get rough, there’s nowhere else on Earth I’d rather be then with them.

Life is not free of challenges though. Being a mother was never an easy undertaking, but it’s the best thing I can do as a daughter of God, and it’s “what God gave me TIME for.”

This blog is all about those things that matter most to me as a modern-day mom. You’ll find not only my little joys of being a mother, but my DIY home projects, my love for interior design, my songwriting and singing, my journey to good health, and my love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

May you find a little bit of peace and joy here too, is my hope and prayer and purpose.












A bit of RANDOM facts about me:

-I took clogging lessons when I was younger and competed nationally (I even clogged for President Clinton).
-After my years of struggling with bad health I found a program that changed my  life and I've become a passionate Certified Health Coach. (contact me for more info)


-I love the smell of rain.
-I have recorded two CD's-a Christmas CD and one other (I recorded it to sell in order to raise money for a local child abuse organization).
-I like to write songs on my Yamaha Clavinova.
-I like to draw house/design plans on graph paper.
-I won first attendant twice... first as "Miss Springville/Mapleton" and then as "Miss Bonneville" in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant 
-I got married two weeks after my 19th birthday to Prince Charming the guy I met on my first day of college.
-I received a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in 2008 majoring in Early Childhood Education.
-I secretly want to play "Elsa" if ever there's a Frozen play. (Did I say that out loud?)
-I found out I LOVE designing and decorating as a young bride trying to decorate my little apartment with a bunch of my mom's hand-me-downs.
-I have severe chronic depression and anxiety.
-I'm passionate about helping children in abusive situations. I hope to adopt children from Foster Care someday.
-I've moved 11 times in the past 9 years.
-I love to sing!!!!!!
-I love to act. In my school years I played "Olivia " in Twelfth Night, "Ermengarde" in Hello Dolly, "Rosie" in Bye, Bye, Birdie, and "Millie" in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
-I love to turn on music really loud and groove around the kitchen with my kids (they love it too)
-I have one brother and two sisters and I'm the 2nd oldest.
-I am a bit obsessive about clean counters and floors and organization.
-I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
-I am obsessed with the color Cerulean.

 

Here are some more photos from our photo shoot with Brooke Wilson She's amazing! If you're in Utah check her out:


















Photo Credit: Brooke Wilson Photography





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