Hello! I’m Brandi, follower of Christ, wife to an amazing, supportive husband, blessed mother to four sweet children, and fibromyalgia thriver. I am a Navy veteran living in my native state of South Carolina where I spend my days cherishing the time with my children as well as reading, writing, cooking, baking and just being me.
After many years of struggling with body aches, joint stiffness, seasonal depression, severe back spasms, sensory sensitivities and other various ailments, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. In Winter 2012, I started on my way to becoming well again and regaining a ‘normal’ life.
Through my journey I have learned that living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain does not have to be merely surviving life, but thriving it!
About Being Fibro Mom
Being Fibro Mom was created in 2013 in the hopes of helping fibromyalgia sufferers become fibromyalgia thrivers. My mission is to change the mantra “you don’t look sick” and replace it with knowledge, understanding, compassion, and healing as well as advocating parents while enduring the hardships of fibromyalgia.
Being Fibro Mom not only gives you the resources needed to understand fibromyalgia and chronic pain, but also how to cope with those crazy kid days, unexpected flare ups, and unpredictable emotional days.
I also demonstrate how to save and even earn a little extra cash in every aspect of family life because living with a chronic illness can be very costly, and saving where you can is a necessity!
My Experience and Current Work
In addition to writing and creating for Being Fibro Mom, I am a member of the Board of Directors and Families & Fibromyalgia program director for the non-profit organization International Support Fibromyalgia Network.
As a regular contributor to the international magazine, The Fibromyalgia Magazine, I write articles about parenting with fibromyalgia, coping with fibromyalgia, and other topics regarding fibro.
My husband and I developed the concept of Fibro Parenting, the style of parenting with fibromyalgia. We are currently creating online workshops for fibro parents and working to move the workshops from online to community workshops. If you are a parent living with fibromyalgia, please join our closed Facebook fibro parenting group.
I’m constantly working to create new products for fibromyalgia thrivers in forms of fibro gear merchandise, ebooks, memberships, and courses. View all my products here.
Each Friday my husband and I record live videos via my Facebook page in which we address fibromyalgia topics and answer any questions fibro thrivers send to us. See all the videos on our YouTube channel.
My blog, stories and interviews have been featured
- The Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of the Year
- 10 Tips to Support Someone With a Chronic Illness at Living the Diagnosis
- What I Would Say to Doctors about Fibromyalgia Awareness
- How I Make It As a Mom, Blogger, and Fibromyalgia Thriver with Tanya at My Fruitful Home