Hello and welcome to This Young Mum! Let me introduce myself.
My name is Brandi and I am the twenty-six-year-old mother to three little boys ages three, four, and seven. My journey into motherhood started when I was just nineteen and still trying to figure out exactly who I was. Despite being unsure of my relationships, future career, and everything else, the one thing that I knew for sure when that pregnancy test came back positive was that I was meant to be a mom.
Of course, it wasn’t without making great sacrifices and overcoming struggles that I managed to make it through my beginning years of motherhood. Like most people, I am not perfect and I have no problem voicing when I fail at something that I have tried whether it be the Homemade Peanut Butter fiasco of 2016 or my first marriage, not everything works out in the end.
To say that there have been a lot of huge life-altering changes throughout the last few years, would be an understatement and I am not ashamed to admit that I am still figuring things out. Of all uncertainty in this world, what I do know is that I have a beautiful family and a loving husband and for those things, I couldn’t be luckier.
This is a place of growth.
The original reason that I began blogging basically boils down to my anxiety. After my first child was born, I became increasingly aware of my own mortality and the thought of ever leaving my child behind without teaching him all of the life lessons I had gathered haunted me. So initially I took to writing them down in a journal, but who would really take the time to read my diary when I was gone? It made much more sense to catalog my list somewhere much more permanent, like the internet. Once I’d made that first post, I couldn’t stop. The child in me that always longed to be a writer was screaming that this was my place, my little corner of the internet to do what I wish.
I hope that through all of my own experiences other moms know that they aren’t alone. I hope that young girls, scared and uncertain, know that they can do it if they commit to their child wholeheartedly.
Below you can find the links to my first post, my Instagram account and a few short poems that I have written over the years. You can also navigate the website via the menu or the search bar if you’re looking for something specific. Have fun here! Explore, comment, ask questions and as always, thanks for reading.♥
A bit of my poetry: