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Thoughts on Motherhood

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

– Iain Thomas

Kids Fall Outfits | Sustainable Fashion

KIDS OUTFIT PICKS FOR FALL | SUSTAINABLE FASHION

I’ve been really focusing in on our lifestyle lately and what we’re doing as a family to promote sustainable living and lessen our personal carbon footprint. One easy way for me to do this is through what we buy and how we use what we buy. It means creating Less waste and buying quality materials that are sustainably made and from brands that are emphasizing environmental consciousness. The balance here can be tricky though because often buying sustainable means…

MOTHERHOOD, GRIEF & QUARANTINE | thoughtsbybrandi.com

MOTHERHOOD, GRIEF & QUARANTINE

I felt compelled to right this tidbit on motherhood, grief, and quarantine after sending quite the novel text message to Ryan last week… it read: “I feel like I am failing at motherhood because of this damn pandemic. I miss my quiet time. I miss being alone in the house. I miss being able to take a 20 minute nap without having to break up an argument or scream at our kids for misbehaving. I miss silence. Pure silence….

THANKSGIVING BOOKS FOR KIDS | THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

THANKSGIVING BOOKS FOR KIDS

If you’ve walked through a big box store lately, you may think it’s December with all the Holiday decor displayed. A home improvement store I was in recently even had Christmas music playing… now, don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas as much as the next guy but you know what else I love? THANKSGIVING!
I feel like Thanksgiving is the poor forgotten stepchild. There’s a tiny little stand at the craft store with Thanksgiving items and there’s 4 aisles…

Small Shop Favorites | thoughtsbybrandi.com

STYLING KIDS FOR FALL + WINTER

Styling kids in general is tough but styling for seasons can be hard too. Dressing them cute but still functional and in things that they like but that you like too is such an ordeal… The struggle can be real.
Here’s a few tips for styling kids and coordinating siblings, whether you’re matching them for family photos or simply want them to look cute while you’re out and about, here’s my top tips for dressing little ones.

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5 Things I've Learned From Miscarriage | thoughtsbybrandi.com

5 THINGS LEARNED AFTER MISCARRIAGE

As many of my readers know, we experienced a monumental loss on June 7th, 2019. You can read more about the story here. There’s a lot of things I’ve learned through our experience and I thought I’d share my top 5 with you; these are things I wish I knew right when it happened but also things I wish I knew so I could have better supported friends who had miscarriages. If you’ve ever experienced a miscarriage or are…

Preschool Lunches with Sargento

PACKING PRESCHOOL LUNCH

After 2 years of sending the babes off to preschool, you’d think I’d have this lunch packing gig down to a T but everyone knows 4 year olds can be very choosy about what goes in their lunch box and moms don’t always get it right. Raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen victim to a boring lunch! After a few lunches were brought home uneaten last year, I knew I needed to step up my lunch game for…