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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a blogger, cupcake enthusiast, and mother of multiples. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I have had many goals in my life, including owning a bakery, becoming a world famous novelist, being the editor of a world famous novelist, or playing some instrument in Carnegie Hall. But right now, I'm working on the most challenging--and rewarding--goal I've ever had: raising my beautiful little girl and adorable twin boys, all while trying to get my husband through medical school.

Why I am a Mormon

Even when I was a teenager who sometimes thought I didn't believe in anything, my parents believed in me and had taught me the right places to look. I studied and I prayed and I found the way my life was supposed to be. I'm a Mormon because I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm to me the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I have seen the blessings of His gospel in my life, which are many. Being a member of the church has always been a major part of my life, from the social aspect to finding peace and healing through the spirit.

How I live my faith

There are a lot of ways I try to live my faith. But the biggest one is that I try my hardest to love every one I come in contact with, and to show them that love. I have learned that you can never judge someone based on their appearance or first impression. Everyone is a child of God, and everyone deserves the same love, respect, and friendship. My goal in life is to make everyone who knows me feel the love that God has for them through me. I'm not perfect, but I'm trying. And so is everyone.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Brittany
Joseph Smith was a simple boy with little education who was called by God to a great work. He was called to be a prophet and to restore the true gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. Through Joseph Smith, the Lord revealed the principles and ordinances that are necessary for us to return to Him and receive exaltation. Also because of his calling as a prophet, Joseph Smith was called upon to translate the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, which was written by ancient prophets in the Americas. His testimony of this book was so strong that he was willing to be heavily persecuted--and finally martyred--rather than deny its truthfulness. Show more Show less

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

Brittany
I know that a lot of people, when they think of stay-at-home moms, see them as sheltered, caged in, or as unequal. But we believe that being a mother is a divine calling. Men and women do not have to be exactly the same to be equal. We believe that we have been given divine characteristics that help us in the roles that have been laid for us. The family is the most important unit on this earth, and both father and mother play equal roles, but with different responsibilities. I'm not saying that the only family is one that is typical, with a father and a mother and children, but that the most important role a woman can have in this life is as a mother. I've spent my share of time in the world of feminist thought, and I still believe with all my heart that the best thing I can do is stay home and love and raise my children. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Brittany
We don't believe that the blessings of salvation are limited to those who join the church in this life. There are billions of people who have lived on this earth without ever getting the chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, whether it was because they lived in a time when the church was not on the earth or because it never reached their door. We believe that these souls have just as much a right to the blessings of baptism as we do. But because these ordinances must be done with a physical body, we have the responsibility of acting as proxies for those who have died. They then have the choice whether they want to accept the ordinances we have performed for them. Show more Show less