Let the Working Mom Guilt Go!

In my previous post I’m Brooke: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me, I mentioned that I had visited three continents. While that sounds pretty awe-inspiring, the truth was I jet-setted to these places for work. While I should have loved exploring countries I had never been; instead, I was miserable because of the immense […]

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Apple Picking: A Great Fall Tradition

Here in Missouri, the end of Labor Day signifies the beginning of fall. The leaves begin to change, you hope for cooler weather, and all of the fun festivities kick into high gear. One of my favorites is apple picking. Not only do we get a chance to spend time outside as a family, but […]

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I’m Brooke: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

One thing I have always struggled with as a person is talking about myself. I am not that interesting, super sarcastic, and have an ability to offend people without even trying. And just in case you were wondering, offending without trying takes real talent! I digress. However, as a blogger and a person you only […]

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Fall Porch Makeover Reveal!

I shared my inspiration and motivation for updating my otherwise, super-boring porch with festive fall decor in my previous post Porch Makeover: It’s Fall Y’All. Well, it is DONE!!! Therefore, I am so excited to share the results with you and let you see the transformation. Quick note: for all you fall haters: you decorate […]

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Porch Makeover: It’s Fall Y’All

I need to update my entryway! With the leaves beginning to change and the hopes of cool weather setting in, I noticed that my front porch needs some love. Who am I kidding, my porch needs a lot of love! So why not use my favorite season’s arrival as an excuse to get creative in […]

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Mental Health Care is Complete Bullshit

Breaking the silence on my mental health. I am going to break my silence on a topic that many of you know I have dealt with for a long time: mental health. I told myself the celebrity suicides, I wouldn’t use their deaths for a blog topic, but my own recent experiences have led me […]

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Getting Back to My Faith

My family started going to my church the summer before I began third grade. My mom, being raised by a pastor, was always the spiritual leader in our household. I would fight her tooth and nail in an attempt to not have to get out of bed on Sunday morning. While my efforts to stay […]

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It Was NOT Smooth Sailing

You cannot dwell on regret after the loss of a loved one.

We fought the night before Ben died. We argued back and forth, had a heated discussion, but he apologized, and it was over. Ben looked at me, gave me a huge hug and whispered let’s not fight any more Brooke Christine. We said goodnight, and I left him on the couch. As I walked back […]

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Officer Omelet Reporting for Duty

Being home alone has become part of everyday life when I don’t have the kids. What used to be filled special dates, movies on the couch, and working on our future, is now a huge void not easily filled. Since Ben’s passing, I’ve gotten by, but the pain is still genuinely real. I am able […]

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I Came Across an Email From You

There have been several memes that state you are either one of the two types of email users. The first type of email user has 1,345,675 unread emails, and nothing is ever deleted. I, on the other hand, am the latter type of user who only has unread emails that require my attention and I […]

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