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.

Getting Crafty for Halloween

Whenever a new holiday rolls around, we always try to put together a few fun crafty projects for our kids to do to help decorate the house. They love getting a chance to have some ownership...

Come Get Fit with Fit4MOM and SAMB:: November 15, 2016

Get the chance to workout with Karina from Fit4Mom, a group of kick butt St. Augustine mommas, and SAMB contributors on Tuesday, November 15th, 9:30-10:30 at St Johns Golf and Country Club!One of the...

Is Your Child In The Right Car Seat?

Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly. Some kids are even in the wrong car seats for their age and size. Finding the right car...

Boob Boycott :: My Struggle with Breastfeeding

The numerous posts on Facebook can't help but remind me that this month is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. And, as much as I would love to climb to the top of the mountain to...

Go for the Gold :: Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Buzz surrounding the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics is starting to heat up. No matter who you are or where you live, the magic of the Olympics touches everyone. For most athletes, the Olympics represent a lifetime...
Thank you

The Magic of a Thank You Note

I'm a HUGE believer in thank you notes. Just like I'm a HUGE believer in the RSVP! Call me old-fashioned, but I believe thank you notes are a must. And, I don't mean via...

The RSVP Still Matters

I FIRMLY believe that to not RSVP to an event you have been specifically invited to is bad-mannered. When did it become the norm for people to "forget" to respond to an invitation? It is inconsiderate...
national sibling day

Show Some Sibling Love

Siblings. We love to hate them and hate to love them. They can be our biggest ally or our worst enemy. They annoy us, know all of our strengths and weaknesses, and are our...

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

In our technology driven and hectic world, meals are often eaten while on the go, in front of the TV or while on smart tablets and smartphones. Gone are the days of sitting down...