Those Mormons

I like them. (Just thought I’d start with that so no one worried what direction this post was taking.)

Has anyone else noticed that there are tons of LDS ladies involved in the blog world?

It seems like all of my favorite bloggers are LDS and I’ve often wondered, why is that?

The Washington DC Temple. If you’ve ever driven by it, you’d know. It cannot be missed.

I really love when bloggers talk about their faith.

For so many people, faith is a central part of their life so it seems odd that it would be left out of their blogs. I, for instance, talked about my religion (or lack thereof) once on my blog. Because it isn’t a huge part of my life, I don’t mention it often.

But I’m particularly fascinated by the LDS faith. Their families tend to be bigger (fun!) and somehow, more beautiful (am I wrong? i’m not wrong). 

There seems to be a lot of wholesomeness and I love that many LDS women choose to dress modestly. I’ve never thought of myself as a super super modest girl, but as I get older I like more sleeves, less cleavage, and a pencil will win over a mini any day. 

And let’s not even get started with my strong anti-strapless wedding gown feelings. It wouldn’t shock me if I bought my bridal gown from an LDS retailer simply because it’s impossible to find anything other than strapless these days. Yuck.

Often I find that when I reach a new blog and my eyes drift to the “I believe” heading, I just know what will appear before I scroll over it. I also always wonder if LDS or Mormon is the right term. Is it one or the other? Does it matter? Personal preference, maybe?

One of the first blogs I found and loved was The Daybook. Sydney once shared her thoughts on “Why are Mormons so cool?

Just last week Keena received her Young Woman Personal Progress Medallion. I honestly had no idea what it was but read up on it and thought, wow! I was so impressed and proud of her. 

Taza has frequently mentioned the peace that she gains from knowing that her family will be together for eternity (probably the belief I am most fascinated by).

And Utah, don’t get me started on Utah. Provo in particular. I’d love to visit, just to see what it’s like. Can you sense the difference without even talking to anyone? Does their Starbucks sell almost entirely hot chocolate and apple cider? Do they even have liquor stores?

LDS ladies seem to dominate the lifestyle blogosphere. I’m happy to share the space in such good company.

So I guess what I want to say is Thank You. To all the LDS bloggers out there who contribute so much to the blogosphere. Although there is almost no chance of me becoming a Mormon, I really love reading about your faith.

Are you an LDS lady? Do you blog? 
Leave a link below to your favorite post about your faith, I’d love to give it a read.

  • I find this post right on with what I have been feeling lately. Although I’m not Mormon, I have found that my favorite bloggers are. Recently, I have been reading more about the faith and contrasting it with my own but my general feeling is a great deal of respect and appreciation for their transparent blogs/lifestyles. I, too, am loving the Mormon blog ladies!

  • As a Mormon blogger, thank you! And you can go with Mormon or LDS, we don’t care 🙂 And our belief in a Forever Family is probably the most important thing to me. Ever. You said you liked Mormon wedding dresses, and in this post I talk about Forever with my husband, so take a look if you’d like!

    • I loved reading your post to your husband about the day you were sealed at the temple. Great pictures too! Thank you for sharing that with me.

  • I was so nervous when I read your title being since there are so many misconceptions about the Mormon faith! The fact that you can stay open-minded and even respect a faith I hold so dear is truly admirable! I really wish more people were like you! I don’t push my faith on people but I do wish more people understand as you seem to that we really are just striving to be good, honest, kind people! You are awesome- thank you!

    • I worked with lots of Mormon’s at my old job (the CEO had been Mormon and brought in a lot of people from his church) and I have always found that Mormon’s are some of the very best people. I truly feel that more than other religions, the Mormon folks I have met have lived out their values in day to day life. Thanks for sharing!

  • I’m an LDS blogger and I found this post particularly flattering! The majority of my life was spent outside of Utah so I felt like I was constantly sticking up for myself and desperately trying to prove that I’m actually quite normal and not incredibly weird by being a Mormon.

    You may find this post of mine a bit interesting.

    • I thought of you the second I saw this heading! and Nadine, I’ve noticed the same thing!

  • I have this discussion with a lot of friends of mine who read a lot of blogs. None of us are religious but love the Mormon bloggers! I don’t love, love reading about religion but I also don’t love love reading a lot of other topics all the time, like politics. Although it is interesting to me that people feel more free to write about religion than politics, however.

    anyway, love this post. and love that everyone (including myself!) are so drawn to the brilliant writing style of the Mormon women.

  • This post was so sweet! My blog isn’t popular by any means, but I am LDS and it was so wonderful to hear these things that you said! Even though I am biased, I also think modest wedding dresses are adorable!!

    • Thank you, Shaylin. I’m so glad you liked it. I took a deep breath when I hit publish and was nervous about how this post would be received but I was hoping that LDS bloggers would find it flattering and positive. That’s just what I wanted to convey. Thank you!

  • I’ve actually emailed Mormon bloggers before to inquire about their faith. The few have been really nice and accommodating to my questions. Here in WI we don’t have a large population where I ever became familiar with the main principles.

    And for wedding dress? My one requirement when I went shopping… NOT STRAPLESS. What did I buy?? STRAPLESS! I know. I was so dead-set on V neck or anything with a cap sleeve or just anything with a sleeve! And I just couldn’t fight the fact that the strapless looked best on me. With a slightly bigger than average bust dresses with straps made me look so bulky, and strapless dresses made my neckline so much daintier. I say all the time, I can’t believe I changed my mind… and ended up with a strapless dress!

    • You picked your dress!!?? I’m so excited to see it. Obviously you probably can’t post it on your blog til after the wedding (or BAN DAVE from looking at your blog for a week or two) but I can’t wait to see it!

  • I’m really glad you said something! I’ve always wondered so many of my favorite blogs are written by Mormons? Still can’t figure it out (I’m Catholic). I’m a little hesitant to discuss religion myself, but I love reading about it. Maybe a link up would make me feel more brave…. Let me know if you’re interested in teaming up!


    • Hi Shannon! I don’t think you should be afraid to talk about religion. I’ve found that the post I wrote about my own and this post were incredibly well received. I’d love to read about what you believe!

  • You are soo sweet and I totally appreciate this post. I am an LDS blogger from the blog ABCDE! Here is one post about what I believe:


    • I loved reading your post. Thanks for leaving the link. I didn’t see the Mormon in America special nor have I ever really seen or read much about it. I have met lots of Mormons and my understanding of what Mormons believe is based on my own interactions with Mormons (all positive) and of course, the influence they have in the blog world. All signs point to very positive things!

  • I love the Utah comments since I used to live there! I moved there for the skiing and you MUST GO…it is fantastic and gorgeous. Go to Park City, it is absolutely amazing. And yes, they have state owned liquor stores. These liquor stores sell only that…liquor and wine. Local beers are also sold at some, but those are bottled in the state. Regular old beer (Bud lite, etc.) is sold at grocery stores and is 3.2% alcohol. Starbucks has coffee hahaha love that comment too. And a lot of LDS girls buy a regular old strapless dress but the bridal shops in Utah have seamstresses that add the little cap sleeves! Everything about Utah is super normal and all of the mormon friends I made were great! But yea..generally prettier and with lots of siblings 🙂

  • GIRL!!! I LOVE this post!!! You are my hero!! 🙂 Being a Mormon is such a big part of who I am and if I didn’t have the gospel I don’t what I’d do! In regards to your question about whether people like to be called Mormons or LDS, it doesn’t really matter. If you want to get technical, our church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. LDS stands for: Latter Day Saint. The term Mormon comes from scripture. Our main religious book is called The Book of Mormon. Kinda makes sense, right? 🙂 I’m so glad you feel this way about Mormons & such! A lot of times, people don’t really like Mormons.

    Thank you so much for this post! I really love it and I LOVE that I found your blog! I read it all the time and you are just the cutest!! 🙂

    If you would like, you can read my testimony here:

    Also, if have any questions feel free to e-mail me at and ask! 🙂 I LOVE answering questions about the gospel! 🙂

    • Thank you for responding to this post so enthusiastically! I really loved reading all of the feedback about my post about LDS ladies. Your testimony was beautifully written and I think you from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with me.

  • I am an LDS blogger! And I love this post a lot because I totally love finding blogs of amazing women of all different faiths. I think it is so fascinating to see what others believe and how they stand up for their beliefs. I just discovered your blog from someone sharing this post and I am excited to look around your blog more! Here is a post about what I believe:

    • Elise, your post was truly moving. I loved how you ended it “Because when I find someone, I don’t want to have to miss them.” So well written! Thank you for sharing that with me!

  • I love them too, one of my favorites is I feel like in every post I comment that I want my kids to be just like hers. I really look up to their family values!

  • My best friend and I have had this same conversation. How intrigued we are with those that are Mormon and how they always seem to have the most beautiful families! Rachel at is my favorite little Mormon lady, she is a big time fashion blogger and has the best style!

  • YES. When I first got into blogging I was like… why am I so obsessed with Mormon Mommy Bloggers? It wasn’t even on purpose, it was just that I was drawn to their blogs and normally positive outlooks on life. I am not a Mormon, but I too am fascinated by the Mormon faith.

    I’m not religious and I will most likely never consider myself part of the Mormon faith, but it is cool isn’t it?

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with this strange fascination!

    • Psh, don’t even get me started on mommy bloggers. I love love love reading about moms and their kids and parenting and I have zero children. I’m sure that kind of makes me a weirdo but I feel like I’m learning for the future, right?

  • hi Nadine 🙂 first of all, thank you for mentioning me in your blog! and thank you for reading mine to see that i got my medallion 🙂 secondly, the gospel is such a big part of my life and i would love to share more about it with you! it is so wonderful and there are so many great things about it! if you have any questions at ALL or just want to hear what its like, i would be happy to talk to ya! glad you love the Mormon blogs because they are often the best ones 😉


  • I am OBSESSED with Mormons. I find their committment to faith facinating (I have family friends who are Mormons). The Mormon mommy bloggers seem to have it all together – they can sew, they can cook, their families are gorgeous. I was actually JUST writing on my “blog ideas list” that I should do one about my weird obsession with Mormons. You’ve got that covered! love it

  • I enjoyed this post a lot, it’s very encouraging~!

  • I just found this blog and I love it! I post about my Mormon faith a lot, and you can read about it at If you have ANY questions, feel free to hit me up!

  • As an LDS teenager from Utah, I LOVED this post. I’ve had a blog for a little while, but only recently has it picked up an audience outside of immediate friends and family. I hope that someday, I can be one of those bloggers you admire so much! Your blog is adorable, and I love your attitude. Thanks for the compliments, I truly appreciate them!

  • This post and the comments that followed have fascinated me. I’m not a blogger, I am Mormon, and, wait for it…I’m a guy. I’m a father of three beautiful daughters and one really great son. I was not raised Mormon and so I can say with certainty, that raising my own children in the faith has made all the difference. Whereas I wandered and wavered, they have had solid principles to guide them in making important decisions. It is gratifying to me to read the post and comments and re-discover that there really are so many that, regardless of religion, appreciate good, clean living. I’m particularly intrigued by the women who would prefer to avoid strapless gowns. Here is the secret ladies – good men like modest women. As I said, I’m not a blogger, but if you like good, clean music you can visit my site – – for some songs with unoffensive lyrics and jamming guitar.

  • First off I would like to say you are an extremely well writeen blogger! As an LDS blogger this means so much to hear from you! People often don’t understand our faith, and understand why we do some of the things we do. Our faith surrounds so much around the family, and I think that is why so many mormons blog. We live our lives focused on our families, and want to share the happiness that we get from them. I’m still young and don’t have a family of my own yet, but I know that I will raise them in the church because of the complete joy I receive. The love I get from our heavenly father is the one thing in the world no one can take from me, and is so comforting. I respect you and your words so much, and thank you again! I hope that many mormon bloggers can proceed to be an eample of who we are!

    <–Hailey Cheyanne–>

  • I never write comments to posts, but I loved yours so much. Thank you! I am LDS and have a blog. I usually blog about my floral business and the projects I work on. After reading your post and seeing so many other LDS bloggers, I know that it is an even better way for us to share our gospel with others and maybe clear up some of the confusion. This is exactly what I needed to read this morning. After reading I went to my blog and wrote down some of my thoughts. Feel free to read. Thanks again for your nice words! It really is such a wonderful church and lifestyle.

    Heidi Barton

  • My name is Courtney, I’m an LDS blogger living in Downtown Salt Lake City and I couldn’t help but comment on this blog post! I loved all your questions and can definitely see how someone now familiar with the religion would be completely confused!! My blog mostly focuses on fashion, DIY projects and whatever else is going through my head that week! I posted about the most recent General Conference we had, which is a gathering we have where we can hear the words of our prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who we believe is the living prophet on the earth today. Check out my post to learn more!

    I love your blog and am your newest follower! Look forward to your upcoming posts and am so glad I found your blog admist the blogging world! Follow me back at


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  • Hey! I’m LDS (LDS or Mormon is fine. Most people know us as the Mormons.) and will be serving an 18 month mission in New Hampshire! I’m from Colorado, go to BYU in Provo (yes, they sell liquor in Provo and there are bars. Not many, but there are a few. Haha) and LOVE being LDS. I leave next week on my mission and I started my mission blog back in January when I got my call. I update it almost every week with spiritual thoughts and my mom will be updating it with my weekly emails and pictures while I’m gone, so here’s the link:

    I wish I’d found your blog sooner, but I’ll just have to read it all in 18 months! 🙂
    Best wishes for everything in your life,

  • I’m going to jump on the band-wagon and agree with all the other commenters – great post! I’ll definitely be spending more time on your blog. It’s always really heartening to see people curious about different denominations. Thanks for your cheerfulness and honesty!

  • I’m an LDS blogger about to go out on her mission! You are pretty awesome! Thanks for the post! This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen!

    • I remember when John Kennedy ran for preidsent and people were afraid to vote for him because they thought that his catholic religion would change the US. I am a Christian and I am voting for Romney because I believe that Obama is a Muslim. He quotes the Quran and sides with the terrorists that are in fact trying to take over the US. They are the ones that we need to be concerned about. +15Was this answer helpful?

  • You rock. 🙂 Check out 🙂

  • Thank you for having such a positive attitude towards the LDS religion. It really means so much to me! You are a wonderful person, and your open-mindedness is amazing! I wish you the best!

  • You might really enjoy this. She is my favorite blogger at the moment, probably because I am leaving on a mission in 2 months, but I love her blog, she is so witty. And it might give you a nice perspective into the life of an LDS sister missionary.

  • Hey! I’m glad I ran across your blog! My older sister claims it’s not mostly a mommy blog, that it’s a “goofy blog”, but I sure love it. Here are just a couple of her posts:

  • a wonderful blog about an LDS sister missionary who is serving in Germany.

  • What a great post! Here is a Mormon Missionary Blog:

  • You are beautiful! Provo really is unlike any other place 🙂 This is my post about becoming a missionary (I’m going to serve in Sao Paulo, Brazil!)

  • I just came across your blog and love it. I always love a good blog! I am LDS, and have often read blogs of people who worship differently than I and found so many beautiful things about their beliefs. I think that hearing what other people believe and love is part of what makes life beautiful. At our last church wide conference, one of the leaders of our church quoted a mommy blogger of a different religion. He quoted her saying “Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in, it is what God gave you time for.” How beautiful is that?! I think that most mormon mommy bloggers feel that way about motherhood, and that is what makes them so great at being moms, and why they adore their children so much; because they are their number one priority. Haha I also find myself reading far too many mommy blogs. They are just so darn fascinating and cute! I hope I can be a cute momma like that someday.

    I go to school in Provo. Everyone in Utah often refers to it as “Happy Valley”, and let me tell you, it lives up to its name in a very good way. Being around thousands of young adults with the same standards as you is fun! Everyone seems to be rooting for each other. Not to mention all of the fun things that people come up with to do and the beautiful scenery. It is for sure a good place to spend my college years. And Utah is so beautiful!

    I love being a mormon. Knowing that I can be with my family and my future family forever, along with feeling the love my Heavenly Father has for me, and for everyone, is what makes the sweet things in life sweeter, and the hard things bearable and understandable. There aren’t any loose ends with the gospel, and I love it.

    Thanks again for sharing and being open minded!
    And sorry for the novel. I am rather long winded.

  • I love this. I am excited to read more of your blog, as I too love the East Coast but I am currently on the West side of the country.
    As requested here is one of my favorite posts about my faith. It is short and simple, but it is mine.

  • Hey, this is so great. Thank you so much for sharing. It means a lot to me.

    I just started a blog! I just got back from my mission in Germany, and this is my mission history if you would like to read it. 🙂

    Thanks again!

    • Christa-Ann GodsdaughterFirst of all congratulations for litnenisg to the still small voice of the Holy Ghost that has prompted you to seek out the truth. Second, remember this is a relationship with God, the creator, and the Savior, Jesus Christ, and with the Holy Ghost and their love and knowledge of you has no bounds. You will be placing yourself in the great master’s hand.You will have bumps and joys along the way and he will be with you. People, being people, will do well and will do poorly but if you commit to knowing God and his will for you and remember that you are worthy of his love and guidance because you are his child you will be given more than you can imagine and whether your hopes and dreams are met in this world you will come to a time when you will understand that you would change no challenge for the opportunity to know God that way.This is the outline of my journey in the gospel. I was 27, married, with my fourth child having just been born. It has not been easy but I am so grateful for the gospel and, yes, for this church in my life. Its doctrines have given me the tools and the hope that I needed. It gave me something I could do to change my situation if I had the faith to act one day at a time. Now things have not turned out exactly the way I would have wished but I would not have it be any other way because of my testimony. It is my greatest treasure. He is my Rock and my Salvation and I rejoice in him mercy. Please believe in yourself enough to keep seeking Him you will not be sorry, best wishes and God bless.

  • I think you’d enjoy browsing through these 🙂
    Thanks for being so respectful.

  • Well hi 🙂 I’m now obsessed with your blog. Thanks haha. I am also LDS and a blogger and a missionary girlfriend! <— hard stuff right there. However, I am a convert to the Church. It has brought me nothing but pure happiness. On my missionary girlfriend blog I created a post about my conversion story and why I love being a Mormon. Feel free to give it a read 🙂
    Thanks for being so respectful and sweet 🙂
    Happy blogging!

  • Hello, Nadine. I am a Latter-day Saint, but I am not an LDS Mom. My wife is an LDS Mom and she and I appreciate your complimentary blog. If more of us took the time to compliment one another for abiding by our beliefs, our Heavenly Father would be “well pleased.” Thank you for the compliments, your religious courtesy, and taking the time to express your gratitude. Please continue to allow your light to shine and “be an example unto the believers.” We appreciate you.

    Johnnie & Meredith Davis

  • I am LDS and a musician. I just recently started sharing my health struggles with my fans- letting them know why I haven’t been recording or touring. This is my first post, although I have done 4 or 5 since this. I’ve gotten more open with the fact that I’m LDS as I’m writing. (Something I kept from my fans as well, but I’ve recently realized that my faith may lift them up, not turn them away.) Thanks for your post. I realize more now that it’s important just to be who you are!

  • I love new blogs to read!! Here was my latest post about Missionary Girlfriends coming from my own point of view! 🙂

  • I’m so happy I found this!

    I am an LDS member and I greatly appreciate it when nice things are said 😉
    I am so serving a mission for the LDS church.

  • This entry is beautiful and clearly appreciated by so many, including myself.
    I like to weave in the LDS religion in my posts, especially when I first moved to Australia and the gospel helped me to adjust.

  • Patricia from Kisses and Croissants linked to this post on her blog just barely and I LOVED it!!! I’ve been following your blog for a while now, I’m sure you’ve seen my occasional comment, but I hadn’t read this post! It’s a good one, I was impressed that you read up on and researched the YW medallion!


  • I just spotted you over on Kisses and Croissants and I had to pop by and say that I agree with you 100%! All of the LDS bloggers I ‘know’ all seem like the most helpful, caring and kind ladies. They are definitely an inspiration to the blogging world 🙂

  • I just discovered your blog, and I already love it. I am a Mormon mom who blogs, but my blogs are a little different than most. My life as a mormon mom has been a little bit unconventional by mormon standards. I blog about my experiences at: (a blog about my daughter’s pregnancy and adoption placement, in an open adoption)
    and (a blog about my experiences as a Mormon mom with an inactive husband, and several kids who have made different choices than their Mormon upbringing).

    Both blogs are about my faith in God and my religion, and the blessings that come from trials in life.

    Thanks for reading!

  • I am a day late {or 150 ish} in responding to this. Primarily because I just found your blog today via some lil’ blog hop thing. 🙂

    As a Mormon blogger, I really appreciated this post! And you have probably found your newest follower. 🙂

    By request, here is one of my posts about my faith:

    That’s all. 🙂

  • I am a Baptist, modest fashion blogger, but I agree I LOVE LDS bloggers…They all have great style and are so sweet! Here’s a link to my Faith section, and you can check my blog out as well! 🙂


  • I’m an LDS man and I love blogging about my faith. It keeps me steadfast in the gospel, thus giving me a reason to live well and remain above negativity. This is an awesome blog post, Nadine! 🙂

  • I’m an LDS man and I love blogging about my faith. It keeps me steadfast in the gospel, thus giving me a reason to live well and remain above negativity. This is an awesome blog post, Nadine! 🙂

  • This was so fun to read! I’m LDS and I live in Provo (which I actually once promised myself I would never do, but I married a Utah boy, so there you go!). It is pretty amazing to me how many bloggers are LDS, but at the same time it isn’t really surprising to me. We kind of make a big deal about being good homemakers, so craftiness and being kitchen savvy comes with the territory. And we make fun of ourselves for it all the time. 🙂

  • I know I’ve commented on this post before, but it’s still one of my very favorite to read and I tell people about it all the time! Everyone thinks the worlds has such a negative view of Mormons, but I show people your post and say, “Look, people respect what we stand for and the things we do!”

  • I visited Utah last summer (I’m not LDS) and it was so different. You could definitely tell the LDS faith influences the state. There was NOTHING to do on Sundays. Nothing.

  • nadine! i am so happy to have read this. thank you for being so respectful. i am a mormon who blogs! thank you for being open minded. i know a lot of our beliefs seem weird to a lot of people, but if you read about it, it makes sense. at least it makes sense to me. i am preparing to be married for eternity in february and i can’t wait. people have different reactions when we say that we believe we families are forever, but my favorite reaction was when a friend responded “oh, that’s actually really beautiful.” it is beautiful, i think! is helpful and a great place to learn about our religion. and if you have a lot of questions and want to chat with a mormon, you can always ask the missionaries to come over! love your blog nadine! and i looove archie!

  • This post is wonderful! I am LDS (Mormon) and every thread or post I have seen about Mormon bloggers is filled with negative and insulting things. I’m so grateful for the respect you and the comments posted have shown thank you!

  • Amanda

    First let me just say that I love your blog! I just stumbled upon it because I am weird and was searching “half-persian babies” haha. I am dating a persian boy and seriously relate so much to everything you say! I also liked this post because i currently live in Salt Lake City. I’m not a practicing Mormon anymore, but most of my family is and I really love and appreciate their beliefs- as I do with all religions! I think Taza really set the scene for blogging and LDS members loved her example, so many followed suite. I don’t have a blog but I really enjoy reading them.
    There are some serious cultural differences in Utah for sure…. the state is 95% white and LDS so there are some hang ups like having to get liquor only at the liquor store. But we actually have some surprisingly nice places to go out- The Beer Bar was started by Ty Burrell and the Red Door has AMAZING dessert martinis. If you are ever in Utah I would love to show you around!

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