About Me

Husband:  Big Daddy
Kids:  Victoria, Alyssa, Grayce, Noah, Daniel, Jude, Hunter
Critters:  3 dogs (Francis, Ted, and Lola), 6 laying chickens, 4 cats (Chip, Karl, Karole and Karen).

About Me: 

I am a child of the King.I am the wife to Big Daddy.I am a mom to 7.I am an advocate of adoption and special needs kids.I have hot pink or purple hair.I deal with depression.I am one real mama.I mow over the mulberry bush instead of going around it.I have my Bachelor’s in Science (Pre-Veterinarian) and my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.  My goal is to work with kids with reactive attachment disorder.I strive, everyday, to live as I am supposed to, according to Scripture.My life is an uphill battle, but I’m confident that my Lord is either walking beside me, carrying me or dragging me.

Things that I Love:




Spring days (when I don’t sneeze my head off)

The smell of fresh baked bread.

Sniffing the hairs off of a baby.

Laughing children

Cats (though my allergies don’t love them)

Spring and Fall




Things that Fascinate Me:

Women who wear white….I just want to walk up and put my giant, dirty hand prints right on their behinds.

Women who have an arsenal of objects in their t-tiny purses….hairspray, 500 lipsticks, bandaids, candy, a change of clothes (just in case they are wearing white), tylenol, diapers, books, notebooks, activities for kids, weapons of mass destruction

High heeled shoes (while walking correctly in them)….apparently, I walk like an old farm horse when I try to wear them.

Women with perfect makeup and perfect hair…..wouldn’t smear or sway in a hurricane.

Different religions….religion is for man, relationship is for believers.  Let’s quit nit picking and hug.

Fleas…they can live up to 100 days; can produce 400-500 offspring; and can jump 150 times its own height.

Fake people…..dude how do you maintain and stay sane?

Top headlines of “Kim K carries baby North!” when there was a school shooting attempt and the bravery of one woman who deserves all the headings in the world.

Belly buttons….what purpose do they serve outside of the womb?

Things that Confuse Me:

Stupid people

Hair in inappropriate places (ie big toes, ear lobes, armpit)


Teenage girls (ie hair flipping, giggling for no reason and the next minute crying uncontrollably)

Grits….are they a potato, rice? And what are their purpose?

Stupid people

Doctors appointments….you are scheduled for 8 am, first appointment of the day, only person in waiting room, yet you are finally called back at 8:45 am. It begs the question What in the Sam Hill are you people doing back there?

WalMart check out lanes. Why only have 2 open when it is the busiest time of the day.

Double jointed people…that is more of a fascination than confusion.

Why boys enjoy their scent so much that they will not bathe or use deodorant.


Corn dogs….why do you want fried bread stuck in a hotdog and then a stick crammed in the end. Seriously?

Skinny people. Frankly, I just want to slap them. Sad, I know.

Insurance companies….why do we pay our premiums, then have to make a claim and then get dropped because of said claim.

Teeth whitener. It frightens me.

Tube tops…..they should never be worn past the age of 5.

Spandex…..who wants to purposefully sweat?

Chocolate covered fruit. Chocolate should not be ruined in this fashion.


Stupid people.

Repeat offenders. Tip: if you get caught breaking the law the first time, then you are more than likely going to get caught any subsequent times.

Men who scratch themselves. All. The. Time. I mean really…..

Emotions…they are confusing and they suck pond water.

Feel free to email me at thebarefoothomeschooler@gmail.com

12 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. What a hoot! Your website is very professional. What a sweet endeavor to chronicle your days — and let other people in on your “fun.”
    For His sake,

  2. Brandi, I have not saw your webpage until today..and I absolutely love it. Your humor makes me smile. You are an awesome lady..both of my girls love you so much.

    This blog is definitely in my favorites I will be visiting often.


  3. Hello, I just stumbled upon your page, and have read all your post because the are sooooo good!!! It is like reading a carbon copy story of my own daughters fight with Lyme. She is 24 and we have been battling since she was 12. In your post you mentioned a Kroger encounter that gave you answers you were searching for to help your daughter. Would you please be so kind as to share those with me for my daughter? Blessings

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