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Behind the Blogger – About Me

Taking some time out to do something fun and silly this week.  Get to know a few things about me in this post. WHO ARE YOU NAMED AFTER? No one.  My parents thought I would be a boy, so when I came they were shocked.  They came up with the name Brandy and my dad …

Parenting

5 Creative Ways to Help Your Child Love Swimming

I recently learned that kids have irrational fears.  I also learned that, to them, they are very rational.  I put my son in swimming lessons about 8 months ago for the first time.  He was 5 and looking back now I wish I had started sooner.  We don’t swim a lot but my dad has …

Parenting

4 Reasons Why I Still Need Parenting Advice and Where To Get It

Yes, I run a parenting blog.  News flash, I am not a perfect parent.  Who is?  Parents need to stick together in this crazy world.  There are many reasons why I need parenting advice, but here are the four main ones. I am a mom without a mom – I lost my mom in 2013. …

Marriage

Why Time Without Your Significant Other is Good For You

This post may contain affiliate links. I am going to segway from parenting for a minute.  Let’s talk about the importance of having time to yourself and with your friends when you are in a relationship.  Some people can’t stand being away from their significant other. Some can’t stand being WITH their significant other, ha …

Parenting

5 Reasons Why I Am Having Only 1 Kid

I have so much respect for parents who have multiple children. Go you!  I just don’t have it in me.  Some people seem to think I am crazy and think they know better and that we will have more kids.  We won’t.  Here is why (besides the fact that my hubby is fixed HA). I …

Parenting

Making Children The Priority

I heard on the radio this morning that a gentleman, and I use that word loosely, received one of those bumper stickers that said his child was student of the month.  This was not a participation sticker. Her grades were so good they were honoring her for that particular month.  He did not want to …

Parenting

Why I Don’t Judge Other Parents – Now That I Have a Child

I want to make it clear that I am not judging other parents when I write about the things I see or hear.  We all need a little help and sometimes it is hard to hear, especially from our friends. One thing I used to do, before I had a child of course, was judge. …