Brandi Anderson

Hey, Y’all! My family of 3 moved to Troy, Ohio, after my husband’s job relocation a few years ago. He is originally from Troy (was this really the plan all along?), whereas, I am from the Appalachian region of South Eastern, Kentucky. We have a very energetic 5-year-old, so our world is ever-centered around her, even though she begs for a sibling of the two or four-legged variety on an everyday basis. I come from a family of educators and became one myself many years ago. Teaching is a natural ability that came in handy during the life-changing event of having a child. I also realize that I am much better at working with other people’s children and really prefer someone else to teach mine! I hope to bring a humorous perspective to experiences that women and mothers face daily. Holler if you need me!

Gobble Down Thanksgiving Hacks and Hijinks {Festive Family Fun}

Staying home for Thanksgiving? Visiting friends or family? Here are some festive ideas/links to keep your little turkeys cooperating and having an amazing time this Thursday. It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how...

True Crime, All the Time {Why True Crime is So Interesting}

I have always been a “Scooby-Doo, Where are You?” enthusiast. The psychedelic Mystery Machine, groovy clothes, cheery music playing in a chase scene, and random guest spots from a 1970s celebrity fills me with...

Read Across America Day {Have Fun Loving Literacy on March 2}

March 2 is the birthday of a celebrated author and a great day to emphasize the importance of literacy. Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. He wrote...

Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Moms

Robert Burns said, “The best-laid plans of mice and men can still go wrong.” His quote stems from a poem about a farmer feeling guilty for plowing his field and destroying the labored nest...

Eight Intentions for 2022 {A Few Steps to a Few More Results}

Even though it's thrown around a lot this time of year, the word "resolution" always felt heavy to me in its tone. To resolve to do something is a BIG commitment for someone who's...

Elf on Your Conscience {Who’s on Your Shelf?}

Before becoming a holiday staple in many homes, the original "Elf on the Shelf" was called a teacher with eyes in the back of her head. But in the mid-2000s, I remember seeing red...

Haunts, Haints, and Old Wives’ Tales {Falling For Folklore}

Ever heard the old wives’ tale, “Carrying high, you're having a girl. Carrying low, it’s a boy.” Supposedly, the placement of a baby in a Mama’s belly can influence its gender. Many folks would...

The Moody Hues of September {What Colors Make You Happy?}

Fashion designer/entrepreneur Lily Pulitzer once said: "I am a believer that color affects people's moods." If you've ever seen any of her collections, you immediately know she wanted buyers to be in a vivid, bright mood....

Squeezing the Most Out of Summer {National Watermelon Day is Aug. 3}

Why did the cantaloupe jump into the pool? 
“It wanted to be a watermelon!" Hey, Mamas! National Watermelon Day is Aug. 3! Here are seven "a-peel-ing" ways to make this dandy day extra exciting! Whereabouts of...

Enjoying This 4th of July {Ideas for an At-Home Celebration}

Happy 4th of July, mamas! Are you staying home and doing your own thing this Independence Day?! Check below for easy-peasy ideas to juice up your fun 4th! Nothing brings back childhood nostalgia like an...