Hi! I’m Brandi, the mother of a fabulous preschooler, living in Northern California. Life has taken me on tons of adventures, and all around the world. When I had my daughter, Ayva, I became a new person, and the world became ten times more interesting with a little by my side!
Nearly 4 years ago, I decided that I needed to put everything that I know into one place, so I started this blog. Mama Knows It All chronicles my life as a single, working mom with an energetic, highly lovable and super adorable toddler daughter. I share my ups and downs, things that we like, things that we do, all in the hopes of inspiring others to enjoy their parenting journeys. You can also find me knowing it all as an iVillage iVoice reporter, working as the Community Manager at Collective Bias, and running social media campaigns for different brands and organizations.
In addition to being a Mom and blogging, I was an Out of School Time Educator for a decade, and created the D.R.A.M.A. Queens program (Dream Realizing and Mission Accomplishing Queens) to encourage positive self-esteem in girls and women. It’s no wonder that after working to uplift girls for nearly a decade that my first child would be born a Princess!
My amazing husband, Terrence, and our 4 year old daughter, Ayva, are the joys of my life. I was a single mom when I met Terrence at a conference in Indianapolis. He and I connected right away, and soon we were flying back and forth between California and Philadelphia to visit each other, and video chatting to keep in touch. A little over a year ago, Ayva and I headed West to be with Terrence, in September 2013, Terrence and I got married and we officially became a family. We love spending time together, exploring our city and taking road trips, and we make each other laugh more than anyone else can! I couldn’t ask for a better family.
I’m having the most fun of my life. Being a new mom, and learning to share the reigns in parenting…it’s quite a ride! I believe with lots of love, and LOTS of hard work, our little family will thrive, and we will bloom! Seriously, folks, life just keeps getting better and better. Hang around for some inspiration, and share YOUR story! I love getting to know people!
Peace and blessings,