Brandie made her way to Jacksonville via South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. She met her Chicago-born husband while in college at Boston University in 2000. After six years of dating, he finally proposed to her. They tied the knot in 2007 on Sanibel Island and from then on he decided to give up the cold to live in a place with sunshine and beaches. Brandie and her husband are now raising their three kiddos near St. Augustine. To help balance the insanity of everyday life, Brandie helps at her kids’ schools, manages the content on SAMB and squeezes in workouts from time to time. When Brandie isn’t spending time with her family, she loves to make a trip to the spa with a good book and a glass of wine.
educational apps

30 Educational Apps for Toddlers, Preschoolers + Elementary School Kids

We all know that screen time is one of the most talked-about topics of our generation when it comes to parenting. But, being realistic, a screen-free childhood just isn't possible nowadays. If you don't...

Meet St. Augustine Mom Lauren H:: Podcast Addict & Self Love Advocate

I did not want to be a St Augustine mom. I didn’t want to be a St. Augustine anything. Once upon a time, I was happy with my comfortably uncomfortable life and all its...
Father's Day

{2019} Father’s Day Celebrations In & Around St. Augustine

Father's Day is just around the corner and local businesses in St. Augustine are here to help you out! From crafts to experiences, you're sure to find something for that special Dad in your...

How Teaching Made Me a Better Parent

Before my crazy roller coaster of a ride called parenting started, I was a teacher. I know. Scary, right. And, to make it even more interesting, I was a high school teacher! What the...

{{FREE}} First and Last Day of School Printables 2019-2020

Ready or not, the first day of school is fast approaching. And, even though it may feel like summer just got started, it's now time to break out the backpacks, lunch boxes, and other...
flying with kids

Hey Momma, You Got This

I've been at the airport since 5:30 am this morning — which means I've been up since 3:30 am. I am exhausted. My patience is starting to wear thin and I have no idea if I...
spring break

{2019} Spring Break Camps in & Around St. Augustine

Whether you are looking for a few days of peace or a week-long adventure, St. Augustine has several Spring Break options for the kids. Check out SAMB’s 2019 guide to Spring Break Camps!It’s time to...
corn mazes

Fall Fun at Corn Mazes & Farms Around St. Augustine

It may still be warm here, but you will certainly feel the fall season when you visit one of the farms surrounding St. Augustine! Enjoy hayrides, apple bobbing, corn mazes and more! And, looking...

Halloween and Fall Fun In & Around St. Augustine

Happy Fall Y’all! It’s that time of year again where we break out the boots, grab your favorite scarf, a pumpkin latte, and our favorite princess costume. Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd,...

Restoring Your Core Post Baby with Postpartum Recovery® Fitness Classes

Throughout my adult life, I have always loved to be active and live a healthy lifestyle. From Crossfit to triathlons, I've spent the last ten years dabbling in various forms of exercise to stay healthy...