Brandi Eatman

Brandi Eatman
Brandi Eatman was raised in Ohio before moving to Florida in 1999. She has been married for ten years and has three children. On the weekends, Brandi and her family enjoy being outside and going to all the area beaches, and they are avid college football fans. Brandi is a photographer who loves to read and spend time with friends and family and enjoys her almost daily boot camps. Her guilty pleasures are crime tv shows, tacos, too much cream and sugar in her coffee, and Ohio State football.

Getting Unfriended by Mom Friends

My kids started at a new school last year and I was terrified of making friends. I’m loud, I cuss a lot, my kids have issues that make it hard to just get up...

Halos are a Mom’s Best Friend

Kids love to keep us on our toes. My middle skittle LOVES Halos, mandarins, clementines, little oranges; whatever you want to call them, he loves them. He will eat three at a time! So...

A Letter to My Daughter as You Leave Elementary School

Dear Lovebug, As the applause fades and you walk through the doors of elementary school for the last time, please forgive me as I cry. I know that you are excited for summer and for...

Deciding to Medicate–Why I Chose to Medicate My Son for ADHD

When my middle skittle was four, we had a doctor’s appointment. During the visit, my son was just all over the place. It was totally normal for him. He tried to open all the...

Climbing Out of the Hole of 2020

2020 was a dumpster fire of a year. I mean seriously, if you had told me on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day 2020 what the year would bring, I would have assumed...

Learn to Swim at Home with InstaSwim’s Private Swim Lessons

Childhood drowning deaths are up 70% this year, thanks to quarantine and Covid. Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children aged 1-4. Sadly, children this age are most at risk of drowning...
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Pandemic Cooking: 3 Simple Sheet Pan Dinners

  Since March 13th, 2020 when the world came to a close I have cooked 4545798964578 meals. Approximately. Maybe more. I am so over cooking I could just as easily pull my hair out...

5 Days In We Were Quarantined From School

Five days into the ‘new normal school year’ my daughter was quarantined from school. I had my heart set on keeping my kids home and doing e-learning for the first semester of the school year....
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5 Subscription Boxes to Supplement E-learning

Like many of you, I am not returning my children to school on August 24th. Although, as I write this, none of us may be if the board agrees to do the first nine...
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To School or Not to School, That is the Question

On March 13th, children of Hillsborough County left schools for what would be the last time. They filed out of the doors preparing for spring break and then the world stopped. No more field...