Brandi Odgers

DIY Wooden Toys

DIY Wooden Toys for Moms Who Aren’t Crafty

Wooden toys are becoming an increasingly popular choice among parents to give to their children. Some parents may be attracted to the aesthetic appeal wooden toys have. Others may appreciate their simplicity and connection...
all-natural diy cleaner

DIY Cleaner: All-Natural Kitchen and Bath Scrub

When I first dipped my toes into the all-natural cleaning world and this DIY cleaner a few years ago, I was amazed at how easy it was. All-natural DIY cleaners are not only easy...
Receive Gifts Graciously

How to Receive Gifts Graciously

As the gift-giving season approaches, we often get excited to give thoughtful gifts to our loved and dear ones, but now is also a good time to remember to check our heart’s posture when...
How to Wrap With Fabric: Step 5

Wrapping with Fabric: A Wrapping Paper Alternative

I’ve known about some wrapping paper alternatives for a while now. When we were little, my aunt sometimes wrapped our gifts using the comic section from the newspaper. Wrapping with craft paper and twine...

A Capsule Wardrobe: The Why and How

I've had a capsule wardrobe for about two years now, and I’m never going back! Here's why I love having a capsule wardrobe and a few tips on how to get started. Benefits of a...

Tour a Real-Life, Toddler-Friendly Bathroom

In our house, we are all about giving our daughter independent access to as many age-appropriate household activities as possible, and that includes toddler-friendly bathroom activities. We also try to ensure anything we don’t...

Meet the Contributors: Meet Brandi

Coastal Bend Originally from Ohio, this military wife has been plucked out of the Midwest and transplanted to Southern California, Japan, and now we’re living in the Coastal Bend for about three years. Here, in...
Fall Board Books

Fall Board Books That Our Family Loves

Fall board books are a wonderful way to introduce and talk about the seasons with your baby or toddler. The following books are currently on our shelves and are 100 percent approved by my...
Creating a YES Space

How a Baby-Safe YES Space Saves My Sanity

Ever since my daughter was a baby, we decided to make most of our house a YES space. A YES space is a room in the house that a baby or toddler can explore...

My Breastfeeding, Pumping and Supplementing Journey

Just as every baby and mother are unique, every breastfeeding journey is unique. I know some mothers who had no trouble breastfeeding one child but had a difficult time with another. Some have smooth...