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dodging the back to school chaos #parenting #brandiclevinger

Dodging the Back to School Chaos

In less than two weeks, my kids will be heading back to school for another exciting school year. Usually by this time of the summer, I’m racing around the house like a mad woman purging and cleaning. I don’t know what triggers it. It’s like the nesting feeling an expecting mother gets shortly before the …

Piece of him peace for me #ps #beingfibromom #brandiclevinger

Piece of Him is Peace For Me

As I’m writing this, my family and I are on vacation in Northern Virginia where my husband’s parents live. It was an unexpected vacation, but a much needed one for our family. This year has been a trying one filled with new opportunities, unemployment, and stress coming from different areas. There’s no better way to …

broken just like you #ps #beingfibromom #brandiclevinger

Broken Just Like You: Part 2

When I entered high school, Little Sis spent a majority of her middle school years at a private school while I attended the local public high school. We still had a somewhat similar circle of friends and continued to get into trouble while my mom worked two jobs to keep our small, broken family afloat. …

broken just like you #ps #beingfibromom #brandiclevinger

Broken Just Like You: Part 1

Today my husband and I took our kids to my mom’s new house to go swimming in her newly repaired pool. Her ‘new’ house is actually not new at all. It is my grandmother’s house and is the house I grew up in with my mom, dad, and sisters. It’s old, needs lots of repairs, …