Work With Me

Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom. My husband and I live in Charleston, SC with our five kiddos, two cats, and dog, Boscoe. In addition to writing, I enjoy playing board games with my family, watching movies, reading and listening to music.

My husband (Tim) and me

Our kiddos welcoming Tim home at the airport from a business trip to Belgium.

Why Being Fibro Mom?

After I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I looked for ways to cope with fibromyalgia and raising a fibromyalgia. I came back virtually empty-handed. It was discouraging, to say the least. I had no clue how I could manage fibro symptoms while being a full time parent. I felt powerless, confused, overwhelmed, and burnt out within minutes of being awake each morning. Not to mention the guilt of not being able to give my kids what they needed and wanted in all the ways a mom *should* for her kids. I had nowhere to turn and no one to turn to. That’s when I decided to be the voice I needed to hear while figuring out this whole fibro parenting thing and created Being Fibro Mom.

Initially, Being Fibro Mom was a way to connect with other parents/caregivers living with fibromyalgia, and share my experiences as I work through it all. I’ve shared everything from my many failures to embarrassments to successes as well as entries from My Fibro Journal. I’ve met some pretty amazing fibro parents along the way (join our closed Fibro Parenting group), and unintentionally became a voice and advocate of the fibromyalgia community along with many others. It’s been an incredible journey!

Each time I write, I do it in the hopes of helping fibromyalgia sufferers become fibromyalgia thrivers. My mission is to advocate for parents enduring the hardships of fibromyalgia. I hope to one day help change the mantra “you don’t look sick” and replace it with knowledge, understanding, compassion, and healing. Bridging the gap between fibromyalgia thrivers and their loved ones is a personal mission and one that I take seriously.

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.

Read my story of fibromyalgia.

Other work in the fibromyalgia community

In addition to my blog, I am a regular writer for the international magazine, The Fibromyalgia Magazine and for The Unchargeables. My columns are candid and as real as it gets when writing about the perils of fibromyalgia as both a fibromyalgia thriver and fibro parent.

In 2016, I created a closed Facebook group, Fibro Parenting. The group is focused on any parent or guardian looking for support while parenting with fibromyalgia. Fibro parenting is a creative form of parenting, and is easier with the support and encouragement from fellow fibro parents.

As a fibromyalgia advocate, I am the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for the non-profit organization, International Support Fibromyalgia Network. My goals as program director are to create a support group – online and offline – for fibro thrivers and their loved ones as well as working with the other founding advocates of the non-profit to establish accurate, up-to-date information regarding fibromyalgia.

Media Kit

Being Fibro Mom’s Mission

Through my writing, I hope to connect with others living this crazy life with fibromyalgia. My mission is to make fibromyalgia thrivers feel accepted, welcomed, and loved despite how messy and lost fibro can make us feel. My goal is to give men and women personal insight to the different aspects of fibro such as being a fibro parent, unexpected flare ups, and unpredictable emotional days. There are a lot of emotional days.

This mission is accomplished through

  • candid posts about the good and bad days (This isn’t limited to fibro. There is more than me aside from fibro and I will show you that side of crazy.)
  • finding the best products to aid in daily tasks and relieve various symptoms
  • book reviews (Reading is a good way to de-stress and I’m a book worm, so let me help you find some good reads!)
  • writing uplifting and encouraging words for those dark days that chronic illness so easily leaves us

Why Advertise Here

  • Exposure to a large audience of readers all looking for real life tips to cope with the daily struggle of living with a chronic illness and being a parent
  • Brand association and awareness
  • Affordable rates
  • High visibility through Being Fibro Mom blog and social media networks

Advertising Spots

There are several ways to advertise with me.

  1. Ad in the sidebar: Sidebar ads will appear on each page on the website including posts’ pages. They are rotated every few months to prevent reader blindness. Ad space is available for one month, quarterly, and semi-annual. The ad must be family-friendly and not linked to gambling, pyramid schemes, or other undesirable activities. Ad must be approved by Brandi.
  2. Links inserted within articles on the site: If you’d like to link to a set of words in an existing article on the site, that is also available. The link must be family-friendly and not linked to gambling, pyramid schemes, or other undesirable activities. Link must be approved by Brandi.
  3. Place an ad in the monthly Fibromyalgia Thrivers Elite newsletter: The membership newsletter is ran on a monthly basis, but ads are sold in chunks of three months periods. For example, you pay an ad in March, that ad will run for March, April and May for one payment. The ad requirements are square, in color, and can be linked to your site, page, etc of your choice. All ads must be family-friendly.

Please contact me for current rates.

My Writing Services

Upon request, I can write an article or share my personal success story on your site.

The post will include:

  • Topic of your choice
  • 500 – 800 words
  • Attractive images
  • Bio and accompanying photo

Please submit your requests here .

Guest Posts

If you’d like to write a guest post or article to be published on Being Fibro Mom, please contact me, pending approval.

Guest Post Requirements:

  1. Must be family-friendly content.
  2. Post must be original content of 500 – 800 words. Posts containing more than 800 words will be considered multiple posts. Original content means that it does not appear on any other site including the guest posters’ site. Posts must include various images to break up the text (this attracts readers to read the entire post AND encourages them to stay longer). If you would like to publish the post on your own blog, please use a snippet (a few sentences) and a link back to the post on my site.
  3. No affiliate/ad links within the guest post (your social media links, links to other articles in your blog are welcome).
  4. Post is due one week in advance of agreed publishing date and should be emailed to [email protected]
  5. Please include what you would like for your author bio to read and a picture of you. If you do not provide this info, I will take the info from your about me page or sidebar.
  6. One image must be included to share on social media. Images must be at least 1084 pixels in height or square and Pinterest worthy (not too dark and words are clear). If you’d rather me make the image, I’d be happy to do so for a $5 fee per image.
  7. Once your post is published, I will send you the link. Please be sure to promote your guest post on your social media platforms.

Please submit your requests here.

Product Reviews/Sponsored Posts

A product review (or sponsored post) is when a company sends me a complimentary product to review, and I will publish a review (400-500 words) about that product within sixty days. All product reviews must meet the Being Fibro Mom mission, and be approved before accepting.

Requirements of product reviews and sponsored posts:

  • There may be a standard fee if you do not already advertise with me.
  • Shipping must be provided by your company or PR firm
  • All reviews will be written by Brandi
  • Negative reviews will not be published
  • Product reviews will not be returned
  • Additional fee will be charged for a review posted on YouTube.

The product review and links to your website will be published on the Being Fibro Mom website and social networks (excluding YouTube unless paying additional fee).

Please submit your requests here.

Review and Giveaway

A review and giveaway is when a company sends me a product to review, and sends an additional same product to giveaway to one of my readers (giveaway winner is chosen randomly by Rafflecopter). All reviews and giveaways must meet the Being Fibro Mom mission, and be approved by me before accepting.

Requirements of reviews and giveaways:

  • There may be a fee for a giveaway if you do not already advertise with me.
  • Giveaways must be a minimum value of $25
  • Shipping must be provided by your company or PR firm
  • All reviews will be written by Brandi
  • Negative reviews will not be published
  • Product reviews will not be returned
  • Additional fee will be charged for a review posted on YouTube.

The review, giveaway, and links to your website will be published on the Being Fibro Mom website and social networks (excluding YouTube unless paying additional fee).

Click here for example of reviews.

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