Brandi Odgers

Brandi Odgers

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...

Summer Reading: Board Book Edition

Whether you’re heading to the beach or staying inside playing with kinetic sand, summer is a wonderful time to snuggle up with your toddler and read books! At my house, we love to read...
corpus christi summer

Corpus Christi Summer: Retreat From This Summer Helliday

I am naturally an optimistic person. I believe in the importance of checking our perspectives, which can make a huge difference in our daily experiences. In fact, it’s my No. 1 tip for thriving...
Treasure Basket Ideas

A Treasure Basket for Baby and Toddler Exploration

When my daughter was a baby, I thoroughly enjoyed creating a treasure basket for her to explore. I collected items from around the house and put them into a basket so that she could...

5 Tips for Thriving in a New City

If you just moved or are about to move, you might be wondering how you can establish normalcy in your new city. As a military spouse who has moved three times in the last...
Sensory Bin Scoops and Bowls

How to Make a Sensory Bin, Plus Sensory Bin Ideas

Sensory bins have been increasing in popularity over the past few years as creative ideas flood Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards. Essentially, a sensory bin is a tub filled with items that stimulate a...
Spring Hygge Market Lighting

Spring Hygge: How to find coziness in the warmer months

Spring hygge is in the air! As a Midwest girl, never did I imagine I would be sitting down to write on a late January Saturday morning and look out my window to see...