Brandee was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She has two boys and a girl. Brandee’s husband is in the Navy, and they have been stationed in Pensacola, Florida, twice in Meridian Mississippi, Yokosuka Japan, twice in Lemoore, California, and they are currently stationed in Washington D.C. She earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Brandee loves writing and started her personal blog one year ago. Brandee is currently a counselor helping teens, adults, couples and families.

Nothing at All: A Poem for the SAHM

A friend gave me a call Asked what I had been up to Without giving it a thought, I replied: Nothing, nothing at all   Turning off lights Walking down the hall Feeling oh so tired From doing nothing, nothing at all   Around...

When the Bickering is Too Much: Sibling Edition

After only one week of summer break, my sanity was definitely being tested. Please tell me I wasn't the only mom feeling like that. Sibling Love I have two boys and they are nine and 10 years...

In Defense of Technology: We Hear about Addiction, What About the Positives?

I recently watched a video that was floating around Facebook and it was titled “Hard-Hitting Nature Valley Ad Shows the Terrifying Side of Kids Addicted To Technology.” The video showed a difference in how...

11 PCS Packing Stories That Will Make You Laugh, Cry and Gasp in Disbelief

Oh military life. No matter how many PCS's (permanent changes of stations) you have experienced, the next one is no less dreaded or stressful. I will be PCSing this summer, along with thousands of...

What to Do About Lice, AKA My Worst Nightmare

Lice. Did you just scratch your head? Just the mention of it makes my whole body feel itchy, and I get nightmares! OK getting lice may not be the worst thing in the world, but...

Parenting: Good Luck With That

Sometimes, so much of being a mom seems like nothing more than having parenting luck. When I see those parents who are always talking about how good their kid is and how easily they...

I’m Not Enough, But That’s OK

I have been called Super-Mom on many occasions. I give a little smile and say “thanks” out of the side of my mouth. Of course, it’s nice for someone to notice all the effort...

The Art of Parental Bribery and Threats

As I was in the middle of surviving, yes surviving, three weeks of winter break with my husband deployed and no family visits planned, I noticed a new pattern developing in my parenting style. I...

Deployment During Christmas: How to Make It Work

One of my favorite Christmas songs is Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas Is You." We are currently surviving our fifth deployment, but this will be the first year I will be singing...

What The Seasoned Mil Spouse Can Learn From The New Mil Spouse

There are three terms usually used to describe the military spouse who has been living the military life for a while: senior, seasoned and experienced. For this post, I'll stick with experienced. There are...

How to Survive Being Stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore

I am going to tell you ten good things about living at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Just joking, I could only come up with five. However, these five things can help you get the most out...

Single Parenting While Married

In the words of Beyoncé, “All the single ladies, all the single ladies, now put your hands up!” Except in our case, he liked it, he put a ring on it, and he reproduced it. Then...