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Hello Masshole Mommy fans!!!!! My name is Brandi and I am a new blogger that will be submitting some things from time to time. I wanted to give you an introduction to myself so you could get to know me and my crazy life πŸ™‚

Brandi Family

This is my crazy family!! I am a stay at home mom to the 3 beautiful kids you see above. Ronnie is my husband of 4 years this July. He is in the Military. Next is Hailey my step daughter she is 10, next is Colton, our son, who is 3, and last is Bailey, my daughter from a precious marriage, she is 7. We also have 2 dogs, a cat, a fish, and 6 snails…. Yes you read that correct 6 snails… My sons favorite movie at the time….. Turbo… So while gardening he found “Turbos.” He collected them in a cup and set on my counter. Mommy thought they were just empty shells, next thing I knew we had snails on the counter. So what does any good mommy do for their boy… Get a tank, dirt, food and raise snails.

brandi pets

I am 33 years young πŸ˜‰ and live in Illinois. Summer vacation just started last Wednesday so we have lots of fun things planned this summer. On a regular basis our routine consists of ballet, girl scouts, 4H, and softball. I am the co leader of our girl scout troop. So we are just a little on the busy side. Once Colton starts in activities it will be very interesting.

brandi life

Our middle one, Bailey, has some food allergies/intolerance’s. We try to steer away from dairy and soy. We notice those cause us the issues. Because of this I am an all natural mom. We make lots from scratch whether it be food, lotion, and even body wash. We love to use essential oils in our house as well. We all have sensitive skin and perfumes and dyes make us all break out so we use essential oils instead for things. I have some killer recipes for laundry detergent and softener I can share at a later date πŸ˜‰

Phew! I feel like that was a whole lot of information about me in a tiny blog. But this gives you an idea of who I am and my family is. Any questions I will answer for you. And I am excited to get to know all of you!!!!!

About Brandi Christian

Stay at home mom, Stepmom and Girl Scout Leader with a passion for a healthy lifestyle.

  132 Responses to “New Contributor: Meet Brandi”

  1. Welcome to Masshole Mommy Brandi! You’ll be a wonderful addition. I’m looking forward to your posts.

    • Thank you for the warm welcome. I am very excited to start contributing some blogs πŸ™‚

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging! We have alot of pets too…currently 2 adult dogs, 2 adult cats, 4 of their kittens from a litter (they are all almost 2), 3 more kittens from a current litter that will hopefully find good homes soon. πŸ™‚ Will check back to see what you are all up to.

    • Thank you for the warm welcome. I am very excited to start contributing some blogs πŸ™‚

  3. Glad to meet Brandi.

    Sorry I haven’t stopped by in awhile. Blogging had taken the back burner this school year. Yay, for summer!

  4. Nice to meet you Brandi! I’ll look forward to your guest posts here on Masshole Mommy!

    • Thank you for the warm welcome. I am very excited to start contributing some blogs πŸ™‚

  5. Great to meet you, Brandi! My hat is off to you for embracing snails! How awesome is that!!

  6. Welcome Brandi. I am looking forward to reading your posts here.

  7. Welcome Brandi to blogging and I also look forward to your posts too!!

  8. Welcome to blogging Brandi! I’m looking froward to checking out more of your posts. P.S. I’m from Illinois too (Chicago!) <3

  9. Welcome to the blogging world! You’ve got a full household! I can appreciate the food intolerance/allergies from a Mom’s perspective. My niece has awful allergies that my sister has to be on top of all the time. And go you for making lots of homemade stuff! I feel like if I were you, I’d be too busy! I look forward to seeing more posts πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Brandi!! I look forward to reading you. My girls can’t do dairy either and we are big on essential oils. I’m always looking for homemade recipes!

  11. I had a lot of pet growing up when I was a kid but never snails. I think that is the most unique pet I have heard of.

    • It has been a venture that is for sure. I did some research and they are very easy to raise. I thought for sure they had all died over the winter months. They were just on my counter in the laundry room. And low and behold this spring I looked over one day and there they all were, came out of hibernation lol

  12. Nice to meet you Brandi! Sounds like you have your hands full with your family and I can’t wait to read more about your life as you write more posts.

  13. Welcome Brandy. You have an amazing blended family and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

  14. Welcome Brandy! Your posts will surely be interesting. Also, I love your pets! Hope you can feature them too in the future. πŸ™‚

  15. Thank you for the warm welcome. I am very excited to start contributing some blogs πŸ™‚ I have some great blogs in mind on a variety of topics. I am very excited to join the page and get to know everyone!!

    • I know you will be good at what you do. It will be very exciting to see what you have to offer. I look forward to it!

      • Thanks so much!! I started blogging this year and super excited to be offered the opportunity to blog with Masshole Mommy πŸ™‚

  16. Welcome, Brandi! I can’t wait to see what you have for us in the future. =D

  17. Wow, welcome. Sounds like you have just as crazy of a household as we do. And snails? Ha! That is awesome. So happy to meet you

  18. This is so exciting! I always love it when new contributors join a blog. I can’t wait to see what you’ll be bringing to the table. Welcome!

  19. Woohoo, Hi Brandi! Sounds awesome and I am really looking forward to seeing what you share!

  20. I can’t wait to see your contributions! Thanks for sharing this introduction post so we can get to know you.

  21. Welcome Brandi! I’m looking forward to reading some more of your posts! It’s always great to “meet” new blogging friends online!

  22. Nice to cyber-meet you Brandi! I love that you are raising snails, and how that came about. What a cool pet for your son!

  23. Welcome to MassholeMommy! Glad to learn more about you and look forward to seeing what you will share on here πŸ™‚

  24. Hi Brandi, it’s great to meet you- I bet you have some fun stories as a girl scout leader! I can’t wait to hear all about your family and their adventures!

  25. Welcome, Brandi! I lived in the Chicago area for 20 years.

  26. Nice to meet you Brandi! Sounds like you are a busy mom, look forward to reading more posts of yours!

  27. Nice to meet you Brandi. Readers appreciate you sharing some of your personal information along with your amazing family. You do indeed have a house full. lol Thanks for sharing.

  28. YAY welcome brandi! Your kiddos are absolutely precious!

  29. It’s great getting to know you and your family! I can’t wait to read more about your adventures!

  30. Hi Brandi! It sounds like you stay pretty busy keeping up with those cute kids of yours! I’m looking forward to reading your blogs. πŸ™‚

  31. Welcome Brandi! Cannot wait to read the content you produce here on one of my fav blogs!

  32. I look forward to reading more of your posts! You sound like the perfect addition to Masshole Mommy!

  33. Welcome Brandi! I love reading Robin’s blog and I am sure you will be a great asset. I cannot wait to read some of your posts!

  34. Welcome Brandi! I am looking forward to reading more about your life and wonderful family.

  35. Welcome! Can’t wait to see your laundry detergent recipe:)

  36. Welcome and nice to meet you Brandi! Glad to know more about you and your family. Sounds like you have a busy life with your kids. I have two daughters and one of them is in Girl Scouts. It’s always a fun time with that!

  37. It is nice to meet you. I look forward to your future posts.

  38. Welcome to a great blog. It is nice to get to know you a bit.

  39. Welcome and I look forward to seeing what you will be sharing. I am so glad I am not the only one with an aquarium of snails – my son loved Turbo when he was younger and well he is still addicted to snails!

  40. Welcome Brandi! I look forward to reading your posts! We’re all about natural at my house too due to food allergies and other sensitivities! And you’re a better woman than me…I didn’t let my twins keep the 1 billion snails that they’ve tried to keep as pets over the last few years! πŸ™‚

  41. Nice to meet you! You have the cutest pets…and family! πŸ™‚

  42. How wonderful to “meet” you and your family, you definitely have a lively household there with all the kids and pets. I can’t wait to read about all your adventures in upcoming posts!

  43. I am looking forward to reading your posts! What a great family!

  44. Buenas Dias Brandi!
    So awesome meeting you, I’m excited to see what you post next.
    I really enjoyed your blogging voice and your pets are so adorable.
    Felicidades Γ©picas to your daughter for winning dancer of the month

  45. Nice to meet you Brandi, nice to have a little introduction about you and look forward to reading your posts.

  46. Hello Brandi ..welcome! Lookin forward to read ur posts

  47. Hi, Brandi! I am your neighbor to the north in WI. I can’t wait to see those recipes. I recently have developed hives from who knows what. Can’t wait to try out your all natural remedies!

  48. Welcome Brandi! Can’t wait to read your posts! Love the pictures of your family!

  49. Welcome!! I know I love reading MassholeMommy.com and can’t wait to read more about you.

  50. Thanks for introducing yourself! I look forward to reading all about your wonderfully wild family. I’m still snickering over the “turbos.” LOL

  51. Hi! I’m new here, but I already like what I see! 6 snails Brandi?! wow! I can’t deal with one dog in my house haha. You have a lovely family, I’m looking forward to read your stories.

  52. Hi Brandi, it’s really nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading about your family and your life. I was a snail owner for a long period of time. My son loved it. They live a long time or at least mine did. I still get the heebie jeebies when I think about it’s slime :).

  53. Welcome Brandi! Can’t wait to hear more about you!!

  54. It’s always nice to meet a new fellow blogger. It definitely sounds as if you have your hands full.

  55. So nice to meet you.Sounds like you have your hands full plus you like to blog.It was nice to get to know the person behind the blog.

  56. It was nice to read about your new contributor. It is always great to read about the people behind the work we enjoy.

  57. Hi Brandi, welcome! Lovely introduction of you and your beautiful family. It’s always nice to get to know other bloggers.

  58. You sound like a busy mom!! Nice to meet your Brandi and welcome to the blogging world!

  59. Welcome to the show, Brandi. I think you will like blogging, especially with Robin. she’s pretty cool!

  60. Welcome! I too have dairy and soy issues and love making things from scratch.

  61. Hi Brandi it’s nice to meet you. You have a lovely family fur babies included. I look forward to see what you write about.

  62. Great to meet you, Brandi! Loving all of your info, especially about your kitty! I’m all about cats!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  63. Hi Brandi! We each have three kids and are extremely busy mommies. We have a lot in common

  64. Welcome to the life of a Blogger! I hope you enjoy sharing your articles with us…

  65. Welcome to the blog and blog life. Can’t wait to read your upcoming articles.

  66. Welcome to the blog Brandi! You have a beautiful family and I love that you’re a blended bunch.

  67. Looking forward to reading your posts and getting your perspective on life! Welcome to blogger life, its a good one!

  68. Nice to meet you Brandi! We are military as well πŸ™‚ Look forward to reading your posts!

  69. Welcome Brandi. Nice to meet you. I’m looking forward to your contributions.

  70. Welcome, it is very nice to meet you. I am looking forward to reading your future post.

  71. Welcome, Cannot wait to get to know you and your family.

  72. Nice to meet you Brandi! Welcome to the wild world of blogging and the Masshole Mommy family! Your family is beautiful and I look forward to learning more about you!

  73. Hello! I’m a Girl Scout Leader here in Canada too.
    I love that you are raising snails. That is so awesome. πŸ™‚

  74. Hi Brandi! It’s nice to meet you! Looking forward to your posts.

  75. Welcome. My kids would go crazy over the snails. They have a dog and a fish and yesterday built a big habitat in a bucket for a worm. They were so excited and bummed out this morning when the worm was gone. πŸ™‚

  76. Such a busy mommy with a beautiful family. Good luck on the blog!

  77. So nice to meet you! You have a beautiful family. Looking forward to your posts!

  78. Nice to meet you!! Can’t wait to see what you share!!!

  79. Welcome to the world of blogging, Brandi!! I look forward to reading your posts.

  80. Welcome Brandi! Can’t wait to see what you’ll be sharing!

  81. Welcome to the blogging world! You have a lovely family, can’t wait to see your upcoming posts!

  82. Hi Brandi! Welcome to the blogging industry, I hope you have a great time writing articles and sharing tips! I look forward to your posts!

  83. Nice to meet you! I had snails when I was a kid too. πŸ™‚

  84. Nice to meet you Brandi! Sounds like you have a lot of fun with kids, pets and daily life. I have never heard of having snails for a pet, but they sound very low maintenance!

  85. Welcome to Masshole Mommy blog Brandy, Looking forward to your crazy content to match your crazy life πŸ™‚

  86. Nice to meet you, Brandi! It feels good to look forward to your future posts, I already like you and your kids!

  87. Congrats on the gig and welcome! I look forward to your posts.

  88. Welcome brandi! can’t wait to read more about you

  89. Lovely to meet you Brandi you and your family are adorable and isn’t Robin the nicest blogger you could meet? Also your kitty is sooooo cute I love cats xx

  90. Good for you to be a Girl Scout Troop Leader. I was a troop leader for years and it was truly one of my favorite mom moments.

  91. Hello Brandi welcome! I’d love to hear more about you

  92. Welcome to Masshole Mommy! You sound like you would be a great addition to an already awesome blog! I love the fact that you caged the snails for him. I don’t know if I could have done it, but it’s pretty awesome that you did!

    • I am a good old country girl so hopefully I am prepared for all the “boy” things he may bring me. Except spiders. He brings me a spider that is daddy’s territory lol

  93. Welcome aboard! I love this blog and can not wait to see what you share!

  94. SNAILS! I’ve never had a child, but I do hear that things like that happen. πŸ™‚ Are the snails still alive?

    • Oh yes all 6 of them are going strong!! We feed them carrots and egg shells to make there shells hard. It is very interesting that is for sure

  95. 6 snails…oh my! It makes our roly poly look much less exciting since there is only 1 lol!

  96. Welcome! I had a rottie too. And i love your kitty!

  97. Welcome Brandi. I can’t wait to read your posts.

  98. Welcome, Brandi! It’s summertime here also, and we are delighted. Can’t wait to follow along with your fun.

  99. Welcome to Masshole Mommy! I love that you kept the snails! I did that for my son with frogs and worms, LOL!

  100. Welcome, Brandy! I am super excited to read your blogs!

  101. Hi, Brandy! Welcome to this world of blogging. It was fun to “meet” you and your family. Love that you make so much from natural ingredients. We love our oils, too1

  102. Welcome!! Can’t wait to get to know more about you through your posts!!

  103. Yay! I’m excited to hear more from you and learn more about your family! Welcome!

  104. Wow, nice to meet you, Brandi. I hope you will have your own blog too! Blogging is so wonderful.

  105. Brandi, you have a wonderful family! I hope to hear more from you, go on guest posting once in a while.

  106. Welcome, mommy Brandi! I remember my first guest post, it is so much exciting! Now, blogging is my world.

  107. I love your cat Brandi, I hope to hear from you soon! Welcome to the blogging world!

  108. yay! Looking forward to reading your post Brandi! You have a lovely family!

  109. How awesome! Welcome to Masshole Mommy, Brandi!! Can’t wait to see what you’re going to share!

  110. Hi Brandi, how are you? Your cat look so cute <3 xx Have a nice weekend.

    • Hi Anna!! Thanks!! We actually adopted our Miss Sassy cat. And she lives up to her name of Sassy πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend as well

  111. Welcome to the blogging world. I hope you can find your passion in blogging!

  112. I like meeting new people in the blogging world. Hope you can make some post again, I would love to hear more.

  113. Congratulations for being a part of this wonderful blog. I love your fur babies!

  114. WOW!!!! Thanks soooo much everyone. You all sure do know how to make a girl feel welcomed πŸ™‚ Thank you for all the compliments on the family and pets!!!!!! I am super excited to be here and expand on my blogging πŸ™‚ I have a couple more blogs that will be coming up soon πŸ˜‰ So be on the look for those. <3 <3

  115. Hey Brandi! I grew up in Chicago and I was a girl scout leader when my daughters were younger. It’s great to meet you!

  116. Welcome Brandi! So nice getting to know more about you, looking forward to reading more πŸ™‚

  117. Welcome, it’s so nice to see you here! I’m so looking forward to reading more from you on the site!

  118. nice to meet you Brandi. love your blog. cant wait to read more

  119. Hi Brandi! Thanks for sharing an info about your life πŸ™‚

  120. It is a pleasure to meet you! Im looking forward for your posts!

  121. Welcome aboard! I look forward yo reading your future articles!

  122. Welcome Brandi! Can’t wait to read more posts from you. LOVE that you indulged in the snails πŸ™‚