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“Everything has changed yet, I am more me than I’ve ever been”

– Iain Thomas

VEER GEAR WAGON REVIEW | THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

    VEER GEAR WAGON REVIEW

    Being a mom of multiples means I’m always on the hunt for anything that will make my life easier. I’ve been tossing around the idea of a wagon for a few reasons… mainly, I’m not okay with being the family pack-mule and I know wheeling a load of things to the beach is always so much easier than carrying it all.
    When I first laid eyes on the Veer Gear Wagon, I was intrigued. It’s sleek and looks more like…

    Bumbleride Indie Twin Review | Double Stroller | Thoughtsbybrandi.com

      BUMBLERIDE INDIE TWIN | DOUBLE STROLLER REVIEW

      I just want to start by saying that this post is NOT sponsored by Bumbleride but I have a deep love for our Bumbleride Indie Twin double stroller that is so worth sharing with all of you. It is hands down my favorite double stroller for day-to-day use, walking around town and tackling tough terrain. The Bumbleride Indie twin can handle just about anything you throw at it and we couldn’t be happier with our double stroller.
      Not only is…

      BIKING WITH KIDS | CHOOSING A TRAILER | THOUGHTS BY BRANDI.COM-2

        BIKING WITH KIDS | CHOOSING A TRAILER

        Before the babes were even a thought in our mind, Ryan and I took up mountain biking. We lived in North County San Diego where there are trails a plenty. We used to hike in an area we just loved and would always see mountain bikers cruising by. One day Ryan said “let’s get those” and I was like “sure, okay!” (even though I was secretly petrified haha) Then boom, we were at the bike store buying bikes. Ryan…

        TRENDY TOT ON A BUDGET

          TRENDY TOT ON A BUDGET

          If you’ve been around these parts before, it’s not hard to tell that the fashion bug didn’t fall too far from the tree with Everly. She has a pinch-eon for spinning dresses, layers, and adorable boots… Even better if they’re fine leather, pretty pink, or have a few floral touches to it too! She’s such a trendy tot!
          There are two struggles I have with finding clothing that both her and I like. The first and biggest struggle is price…

          From Bed to Bath with Johnson's Cotton Touch | thoughtsbybrandi.com

            FROM BATH TO BED WITH JOHNSON’S®

            This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryJohnsonsBaby #ChooseGentle #CollectiveBias
            The bath + bedtime routine is ever changing through out the early years of parenthood but I feel like we’re finally in a steady and sustainable routine. Having 3-year-old twins and two busy parents means our life is often very scheduled. We rely heavily on well-rested children so our next day isn’t a total disaster. This routine is one…

            My thoughts on being Kid Free for a whole week plus a new favorite jumpsuit that I may never take off! | mom style | thoughtsbybrandi.com

              MY KID FREE WEEK + NEW FAVE JUMPSUIT

              Ah, I’m sad to say my kid free week of carefree, unscheduled, restful nights has come to an end. I’m back in Texas to grab the babes and visit with our family for a week and as much as I’m loving all the snuggles, I wouldn’t have minded a tiny bit longer break.
              So how was it? It was amazing… if you have parents or sisters or whomever that are willing to take your kids so you can have a…

              How and why I take breaks from Motherhood without feeling guilt | raising twins | thoughtsbybrandi.com

                GUILT FREE BREAKS

                I knew early on after the babes were born that in order for me to be the absolute best mom I could be, I needed scheduled, guilt free breaks and the occasional night off. As the babes have grown, and my career has shifted to a “work from home mom”, my need to have guilt free breaks has grown even stronger. I need me time. Time from the chaos that is twins, time away from the hugs and skinned…