Finally Finishing #runDisney #DisneySMMoms

My #runDisney Experience

I don't have a bucket list. When I was in my 20's, I did, but as I got older, I realized that so many cool experiences exist in the world that I don't even know about, why limit myself to only the things that I know? Life is my bucket list. Since adopting that philosophy, the most amazing things have happened to me. Most recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a Fun Run with runDisney and run through Disneyland and California Adventure before they opened as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! First of all, I'm not a runner. Second of all, the Fun Run started at 6:00 a.m. But, I did it. Two miles in less than 30 minutes may not seem like a big deal to some folks, but for me, it signified something really important. … [Continue]

Did You Get A Chance To Catch The #Ickies? #ad

Clorox Ick Awards

Remember back in college how you could go to a party, jam all night long, and still make it to class the next morning? Well, those days are long gone for me. Honestly, I'm still recovering from the completely epic Clorox #Ickies Twitter party  last Wednesday. Oh my goodness, y'all, that party was off the chain! I mean, some of the icky stories our participants told could only be told behind the anonymity of a twitter handle, that's how bad, and good, they were. I even shared my most horrific mess. Okay, I'll go. College apartment. Went away for the summer. Forgot to pay electricity. Fridge + food + no electric. #HorrificMess #Ickies — Brandi J R (@BrandiJeter) April 10, 2014 See what I mean? Disgusting, right? But, seriously, it was a such a good time. If you weren't able to make the Twitter party, no worries! You can catch up on everything you missed like how gorgeous Rachel Dratch looked, and the hilarious sketches by checking out the highlights of the Clorox Ick Awards on the … [Continue]

It’s #MagicAtPlay With Kohl’s Disney Collection

#MagicAtPlay

My daughter changes her clothes at least 3 times per day. It's not unusual for her to go from her jammies to a princess dress of some sort, then a leotard with a tutu, something completely out of season, and then, finally, school clothes. As the mother of a preschool fashionista, I always has to be … [Continue]

The Health Vow

I vow to stop faking it and take better care of myself.

Last Monday morning, I woke up feeling a little bit off. My head was pounding behind my eyes, and I couldn't really focus at all. I had my normal meetings and pushed through them like I always do. See, my thing when I'm not feeling good is to pretend everything is okay. I don't do the groggy voice, … [Continue]

Clean Closet. Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.

No Room In Your Closet? Donate to Goodwill!

It's starting to warm up here in Northern California, and that means I'll start my annual whining. "I have nothing to wear!" "Everything I have is too big/small/medium!" "Wah wah wah! I need new clothes!" That wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have a closet full of clothes, some that I've … [Continue]

Time to Celebrate Week of the Young Child™ 2014!

The Week Of The Young Child

Every year since Ayva was born, I've looked forward to The Week of the Young Child™. Sponsored by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Week of the Young Child™ encourages me to be intentional about celebrating the things that makes my little girl special. This year … [Continue]

Simple Ways Moms Can Encourage Their Families To Live Well

Simple Ways Moms Can Encourage Their Families To Live Well

My mother is the fastest walker I know. After years of hustling and bustling as a pedestrian in Philadelphia, she can easily do a mile in 8 minutes walking. Once, when visiting her from college with some of my friends, we struggled to keep up with her pace, and vowed then and there to start working … [Continue]

10 Things To Say To Your Child Every Day

10 Things To Say To Your Child Every Single Day

Not a day goes by when I don't go to bed thinking of fifty ways that I could have been a better mom to Ayva. I mean, I know I'm a great mom. I love Ayva more than anything, and I work hard to make her happy, but there's always room for improvement. I could always be more attentive, or more patient. … [Continue]

White Chocolate Sprinkled Peeps

White Chocolate Sprinkled Peeps

If you're like me, when it comes to Peeps, you can eat them straight out of the package. I mean, that's how we used to do it back in the day, you know? We are living in a new time, though, and Pinterest has encouraged all of us to step outside of our normal world and turn the ordinary extraordinary. … [Continue]

Peeps In The Grass Pops

Peeps In The Grass Pops

You either love them, or you hate them. They're marshmallows covered in sugar shaped like bunnies and chicks. What's not to love? I'm talking about Peeps, the iconic candy that has graced tens of millions of Easter baskets for years. I adore them, y'all, and I always have. Our friends from PEEPS … [Continue]