That Moment You Realized, “I done Good”

This right here is my daughter. My lovely first born and only daughter. My sweet, lovely first born child and only daughter is at “that age”, and parents, I know you know what I am talking about! That age where hormones go flying, your child becomes someone you don’t know and things are a bit testing at times. It’s an age of changes across the board …. friendships, relationships, body image, hormones and much more! What I had hoped would happen but didn’t really expect to happen during this age of changes, keeps happening! The other day I had an […]

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Picture a Day – My Sons in a Collage

My sons spend a lot more time with me due to their Dad’s work schedule. You see, my daughter’s Dad doesn’t really work per say or whatever he does, I have no clue but it leaves him having more time with Ki which means I barely see her some times, she hates that. A girl needs her Mom at this stage in her world, but explaining that to a first time parent? Have fun … so here are pics of my boys during their times with their Mama and together… they have an amazing bond that I admire and enjoy […]

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When All Else Fails … Color

Here we are on Tuesday and it’s really a Monday, I have a full day of work now with the exception of a lunch break to meet for my youngest son’s school drop off. I hope to get a lot of work done today, but as usual I am juggling many things at once. On days like today it’s so important for me to look back at pictures of my family and happy moments to remind myself what it is I truly am blessed to have …. love! This picture above is one I colored with my six year old […]

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Co-Parenting Advice Leaves me Saying Use Common Sense

The situations I run into being the advisory panel for in this journey called life is co-parenting. Co-parenting is pretty straight forward to me and believe me I do not care so much for both guys I co-parent with every moment of our co-parenting lives, but I am sure they have those moments they feel the same about me. Honestly, co-parenting in general is all about give & take as well as coming back down to Earth from your own selfish cloud you live on, to be adults for your children. It’s a really simple practice called “common sense”, if […]

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The Memories of a Great Man

For those who are friends with me on Facebook, they saw a sad down and out Brandy, much unlike that of what I normally am. Many were concerned, many had no clue what was up, while others assumed I was just having a normal female crying day. That was not the case. I was grieving, over a man I knew for about 12 years. While this man is not my direct family, he is not blood related, he is blood related to my oldest child. She lost her Papa this past weekend and I took it harder than I think […]

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Sometimes Wednesday Late Afternoons Suck

Now I am a positive person and I have semi-thick skin when it comes to my kids and the things they do or say, however, on Wednesday when my four year old spends the morning with his Dad then goes to pre-k in the afternoons, I sometimes schedule work and meetings as it’s the only full day I get each week to put forth towards work. Working from home takes a lot of motivation, dedication and you have to give n take. That means, as much as I would love to be there when the K-man is dropped off to […]

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A Visit with the Dad During Sheila’s Visit

Sheila and I went to visit my Dad on my birthday, he wasn’t there right when we arrived so she was able to bear witness to those who frequent the farm. It was a good time, happy that someone besides me was able to witness just how friendly the farm is. Always welcoming, no matter who you were and where you are from. Sheila was joking with me about how she needs me to write down my family tree because when it comes to that side of my family, I call almost everyone uncle, even those not blood related. After […]

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A Child’s Life is Too Precious to Take a Chance

I am working with Swimways this Summer and it excites me because they really do work to reach out and help allow kids freedom to learn to swim safely. Using SwimWays products this year, my three year old son has already ventured to swim across the shallow end of the inground pool at my family farm. One topic that is coming up lately is the topic of parents or caregivers leaving the kids to swim alone, in small or large amounts of water this is not a good idea. No matter the level of swimming ability your child has this […]

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This is How We Rock Father’s Day

We pack the kids up to head to Vermont where our family farm is to spend the day with Dad aka Grampa. Hop in the pool immediately upon arrival… Find a brother-in-law shark swimming around in the pool and rather than be scared laugh your butt off because you think it’s hilarious. Then you get out of the pool, dry off and get some great conversations in with your family. While you watch your father cook dinner with music in the background and wonderful entertainment for that is what your Dad is good for always! Then you all sit down […]

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{Book Review} The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain is not an author I am familiar with but it appears she has a few books out available to purchase, according to Amazon.com.  Recently released, The Good Father, is a novel about something that could happen to any one of us. That feeling of loving someone so badly but your parents disagree and do everything in their power to ensure you two never lay eyes on each other again. The problem with this scenario is that there is a little girl involved, one in which the mother wanted to put up for adoption to a family who could […]

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