A lifestyle and business blog by a middle-aged mama in the midwest.

Brandy with her husband Joel, son Jamie, and daughter Riley

About Brandy

I am first and foremost a mom of two (one adult with special needs, and one neurotypical teen) and the wife of Joel Eckman. Joel and I started our own digital marketing agency in 2014, after years of partnering in advertising in Lexington Kentucky, and Ocala Florida.

We moved our family to the Twin Cities Minnesota to be closer to family and raise our kids in the midwest.

I'm just a strong-willed, outspoken, outgoing, southern girl living in the midwest for the love of a good man. As my photos will attest, I change my hairstyle frequently.

I am an empath and my friends' and clients' go-to person when shit hits the fan. I am a problem solver, I love organization, checking off items on my to-do list, and spreadsheets. I am a planner and fixer.

I am a middle-aged mid-size mama, living in the midwest.

I share a lot about our family life on my social media pages so if you're interested, go give 'em a follow. I talk about our life with our adult son who lives with a developmental disability (he functions at a toddler level), our neurotypical sassy & theater-loving teen daughter, and our two dogs, Abby and Beau.

I give great advice for life, parenting, and for business, though sometimes it's not what people want to hear. Want to chat or have a sticky situation you need help with? Fill out my contact form or email me and let's figure it out.

Find me on these social platforms where I share funny, insightful, business and family-related things.

Brandy Eckman - Wife, Mom, Business Owner, Midsize Fashion
Brandy Eckman - Wife, Mom, Business Owner, Midsize Fashion

Featured Posts

Empty Nest Be Damned.

We’ve had a couple of rough weeks around my house with some health issues popping up for our adult son who is disabled. He has autism and cerebral palsy, is nonverbal, and now is blind in one eye. Retinal detachment, they think. We’re awaiting appointments to verify this diagnosis. He’s going to be 20 in…

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Running Errands and Dinner Out

I love this lightweight tank for running around town – this particular one I purchased for $68 at Evereve. I’ve linked a similar, less expensive option below. It transitions to an evening out with the hubby quite easily. TTS I paired it with my fave Good American jeans (on sale at Amazon!) and the easiest-to-slip-into…

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Midsize Mama Bra for Big Boobs

Best Bra for Working Out with Big Boobs When your girls are big, you know you need a bra that provides proper support AND keeps the dreaded uni-boob away. This is THE bra. Trust me when I tell you I have tried every bra under the sun. Yes, this is wired but let me just…

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Special Needs Future Planning

What Worries Me Most About the Future: Jamie functions at 18 – 24 months level. This is a huge topic for me because I am, by nature, a worrier. So there are plenty of things I can find to worry about, to obsess over. From the tiniest thing to the monstrous, I can obsess about…

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I must be doing something right.

There are days when I wonder what I’m doing with my life. And truth be told, today is one of those days. Hopefully, my life stretches out for decades more, but what to do with all of that time? Am I doing enough? Do I show up enough for everyone who needs me; do I…

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A Purpose Filled Life

People go through their childhoods just living life to the fullest each day. Living in the moment, enjoying each part of it as it comes, the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening and we soak up every last drop of the day. Running, spinning, laughing, shrieking with joy, playing games, skipping,…

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