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Hi I'm Bettijo

I'm a busy mother of three girls, a graphic designer, a professional blogger, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a busy mother of three girls, and I run my two businesses: Bath By Bettijo (www.bathbybettijo.com) and Another Leaf Designs (www.anotherleaf.com). I love all things to do with paper and printing. In my "spare" time I also enjoy art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. If you really want to learn more about me, check out my blog at http://www.PagingSupermom.com.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Christ lives, and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His true church. I believe that God has an eternal plan for me and that he provided Jesus as a Savior to help me and all of His children overcome the imperfections that make us human, so that one day we can live with God and all of our family again in Heaven. I know that this life is a test and that the trials I face (which sometimes seem like too many or too overwhelming) are given to help me to learn and grow. If I keep sight of the Eternal Perspective the day-to-day difficulties are always more manageable. I have battled Depression in my life, and the best prescription for my depression has been getting enough sleep and keeping reminders around of the Eternal Perspective. It helps me to know that the problems in my life don't come because I keep "making mistakes," but rather they are specific tests chosen to strengthen me.

How I live my faith

I go to Church every Sunday, and I make sure my family is there with me too. I am constantly amazed and grateful for the things my kids learn while in the children's classes at Church. My husband and I make it a priority to read the scriptures with our children and to have one night a week that is a Family Night where we can teach our children about the Gospel and Christ, but it is a relief to know that I don't have to teach my kids alone. That by taking them to Church each week they are being taught by others who share my Faith and can help strengthen my children and prepare them to meet the challenges of life that I know are ahead of them. I enjoy serving in the Church's women organization called the Relief Society. In the church we call each other "Brother" and "Sister," and I know at first it seems strange, but it makes so much sense to my heart because I truly feel like those I attend Church with are all part of my extended family.

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is the Church's organization for women. It was founded in 1842 and is the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. I love being a member of Relief Society because it provides ways for me to serve those in need, and not just those that are far away, but people right here in my own community that need help. While it is important to help those dealing with large disasters, I love too that our Relief Society service efforts are focused even on those with everyday challenges. One of the most frequent acts of service has been to provide a meal to a family who has recently had a new baby or had a family member in the hospital for another reason. It's also true that what goes around comes around, and my family has also benefited from kind acts of service provided by members of the Relief Society. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

I believe that husband and wife are equal members of a divine team. My husband and I are forever tied together and share the responsibilities of raising our children and creating a marriage that will last for Eternity. We both have slightly different roles, but neither of us is more important than the other. We often joke that forever is a long time to be stuck together, but because we truly love and respect each other, it is actually a wonderful gift to know that we will be with each other forever -- even death will not truly separate us. Show more Show less