Jami Hepworth

Me in three adjectives: passionate, opinionated, tender-hearted.

I'm a twenty-something, old soul, LDS (Mormon), BYU alumna, wife to a first year med school student, and stay-at-home-mamma to one baby boy (out of breath yet?) and I've got a mind of my own! I thrive on sharing that mind with the world on my blog: "A Bit Backward. . ."


My Blogs

My Faith is Not Blind.

How great it feels to make that declaration! It's one that has been on my mind for quite a while now and it's time I let this out for the world (and my children should they ever read these blog posts!) to hear. My faith is not blind ....more

Be a Rebel: Have an Opinion

Philosophical Debate in Vienna On my study abroad in Vienna, I had all sorts of interesting conversations with my "host dad" about our differing world views. I loved talking with him even though (and perhaps especially because) we saw everything from completely opposite ends of almost every spectrum. His view of America's founding, for example, was such that it reduced all who came to settle our country as dishonest, rebellious, traitorous, fortune-seeking criminals ....more

Hodge-podge Happiness

Signed, Sealed, Delivered Squire always teases me, "You know, you should read or watch something just for fun some time." That's probably true. I tend to get in the mindset that the things I spend my time on need to be for some specific purpose - to enlarge my or my family's spiritual or intellectual development, to prepare, to develop skills, to be useful. Hence the reason the only shows I really let Lincoln watch are education things from the library (an occasional Veggie Tales) or an episode of Planet Earth on DVD ....more

Pregnant Occasions: 15 Weeks with Jumping Bean

Sibling Interest:...more

The Hepworth Home: Full and Growing . . .

My heart is so absolutely, unbelievably full to overflowing with joy these days. I think I've finally grown into motherhood - at least just enough to the point where I have found out, with God's grace, how to be comfortable being uncomfortable. In that place, I've found that the flame of my adoration for these spunky little souls, has burst forth a million fold ....more

Poopy Times Call for Poopy Measures . . .

Things have been busy and messy around here. Partially because about a month ago we entered into the magical world of potty training. I paid a chunk of cash to read and do the intensive three day potty training program, which was helpful ....more

For My Friends: 24 Favorite Recipes in One Blog Post

So, I've been in a bit of a blog funk lately. I actually have written a couple of posts and am chewing on some more in my mind right now, but, nothing is flowing quite right. So, I'm trying to break my block by going ahead and posting this nice little lazy post ....more

Is Mormonism's Approach to Politics Socialist, Conservative, or Libertarian?

**I'm not an official spokesperson for my church! Just a concerned citizen, who studies her scriptures. Read, study and share your opinion if you think I misrepresented anything!** The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints maintains a position of political neutrality ....more

Georgia in Gilbert: Our Visit to the Temple Open House

Last Friday I went to the Gilbert temple open house with my friend, Georgia, and my two kiddos. What is a temple open house? And who is my friend, Georgia? ...more

Charity is Respect for Others' Agency

For many years now, I have loved to ponder the mysterious meaning of the word “Charity” as described in Moroni 7:45-47: ...more