5 Day Countdown – To One Year Anniversary

About Brandy Ellen

This coming Saturday will be our one year anniversary and boy it seems like portions flew by while other days went by slowly. We have had ups and we have had downs. There are many things about this relationship that were new for both of us. For starters, I never had much luck trying to date someone who didn’t have their own kids in the past. It just wasn’t something I had felt like venturing into again. I also ended up not having such luck dating someone with kids. To be fair, it seems I have had a blend of […]

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How to Make a Valid Decision and Follow Through

Many are faced with decisions to make every day, whether it be what to purchase for groceries, what items your children need or much bigger decisions such as divorce, we all have decisions to make on a daily basis. I decided that I would make an easy to follow list of how you can make a valid decision and follow through. Because you know, I am like so good at that myself. {if you are sensing sarcasm, you are correct} While I may not be great at following my own advice, and really, who is? I am very great at […]

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How Much I Love My Children

I love my children so much that; I allow them the distance to make mistakes. I love my children so much that; I teach them to accept not everyone will like them. I love my children so much that; I allow them an open forum to speak their opinions freely & openly. I love my children so much that; I grew to be the example I want them to live by. I love my children so much that; I encourage them to try  new things by overcoming any anxious feelings. I love my children so much that; I allow them […]

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How To Avoid Sketchy Online Daters

The dating scene can be a pretty slippery slope, and most people with dating experience would gladly vouch for that. However, when you throw the Internet into the mix, the whole thing becomes even more sketchy. See, prior to the rise of online dating sites, the entire dating process took place in person with the exception of blind dates. It usually happened in a public place like a coffee shop or a park. Someone would catch your eye and spark your attention, introduce themselves, start a conversation, and if you felt a connection with the person, you’d either ask them […]

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Today I Turn 32 Years Old

Today is my birthday and I’ll cry if I wanna. I’ll dance if I wanna. I’ll embarrass you if I wanna. I’ll sleep if I wanna. Today I turn the big ole 32 years of age… and I couldn’t be happier to be another year older Each year I learn more about who I am, what I love and what it is in this world that makes me “tick”. I welcome the 32nd year of my life with open arms. Happy Birthday to ME.

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Happy Happy Birthday to my Lovely Daughter

Today my daughter turns 11!! 11 years ago around 4pm Eastern time my daughter came into this world and gave me the title of Mom. Through out the years I have watched her go from the little girl who was all full of curiosity about her world, learning to talk and walk … I watched as my daughter started to have a mind and opinion of her own about the world. I watched and listened as she grew into such a beautiful young girl. I watched as she grew and I continue to watch and learn about who she is […]

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“This Love is Forever” a Book for Children of Divorce Giveaway and Review

A mother and daughter teamed up to write a positive book about divorce, it’s difficult for children of all ages to experience divorce. I, myself, was a product of divorce having gone through that with my parents around age 12. I recall being okay with my parents being apart because I knew for many reasons they could no longer be married, the signs of their love falling apart were very evident to my sister and I, but it was still difficult to swallow not having my father around every day as he was the previous years of my life. I […]

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I Feel Invisible

Well, not me. My daughter. The tween. Says she feels invisible at school. While driving down the road my daughter and I have most of our random conversations. It seems, as of late, that is the easiest place for her to open up with whatever may be on her mind. She is 10 and will be 11 in October. The tween years. That middle stage of childhood. The testing  years of trying to find yourself and who your real friends are. Apparently at this age, everyone is dating. So says the daughter. Of course, she isn’t allowed to date per […]

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Siblings at their Best, Worst and Most Amusing Moments

Sometimes I sit back, watch and listen while my kids interact, more so with my two sons. My boys are 2 years and 6 days apart, both being born in August and they are extremely close. They are like partners in crime one moment, best friends the next and in another blink they may be smacking or punching each other saying how much they hate each other. It’s the most amusing time of my life watching as my sons continue along in their close brotherly bond. I never had a brother, just a sister who is four years younger than […]

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Beautiful Centerpiece Ideas You Can Do Yourself

I recall when I got married it was a simple wedding, no real decor or any sort of theme. A simple backyard wedding with close family and friends in attendance. The daughter was the flower girl and ring bearer because Aj was far too young to be the ring bearer. My father walked me down the “aisle” which was just the backyard grass … nothing special. It was simple and fine by me, however, some people spend years planning those perfect weddings. For those who plan their wedding ceremony in advance and really put thought into having a theme of […]

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