Brandi is the proud Mrs. to her high school sweetheart, mother to 2 amazing little girls, Addisen and Charlotte, and a photography enthusiast. She’s a Fort Worth native who is intentional about her marriage and raising little ladies in today’s society. From a stay-at-home mom who avidly avoids housework to a lover of designer duds who shops the clearance racks, she’s a walking contradiction. Join her candid discussion on all things wife and mom at www.goscasta.com and follow her lovable wit on Twitter.

Family Recipes :: The Ultra-Forgiving Chicken Salad

  When we were first approached to write for this series, I struggled a bit. Writing a post for the Fall Recipe Series requires, well, a recipe and frankly, I very very rarely cook with...

When Daddy Travels: A Survival Guide

My husband has been traveling for work since before I was pregnant with our first daughter. He's traveled during pregnancies, during the newborn stage and continues to travel during our now busy life with...

When Date Night Doesn't Work

Date night. In my experience, it's one of the top 2 recommendations to make your marriage "work". Many people suggest a weekly date night to keep the spark alive. Here's the deal, dating your spouse =/=...

Beachin' at Granbury City Beach Park

Well, August has arrived. If you're anything like me, you're longing for the excitement of summer that has now turned into "Good grief, is it almost time for school to start?" I'm dragging, my...

Mission Possible: Breastfeeding

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I knew nothing. NOTHING. I hadn't been around babies in many, many years. I had no nieces, nephews or cousins to "practice" with. I had no...

The Power of Touch

I was on the tail-end of a long day. It was a bad day. My 4-year-old had been mouthy and disrespectful all day and the baby, almost 16 months, behaved like a Stage 5...


I'm not good at this stay at home mom thing. What I mean is, I'm not good at the stay at home part. Even on days we have no plans, I find myself going...