Brie

Welcome to Being Brie!

I started blogging back in 2009, as a way to document my life. I was a young mom, only 19 years old. Trying to raise a set of identical twin girls, and had just discovered I was pregnant with another set of twins!

I wrote about my life. Occasionally, I would vent about the stress of parenting and marriage. Yes, I was married before. I try not to discuss it much as part of my own healing. It was an unhealthy, and abusive marriage, but that is not what this blog is about.

When my marriage ended, so did my old blog. I mean, what would I possibly write about? Hell, when would I find the time to write as a single mom of 4?!

Fast forward to the Present Day

The twins are growing up. I work full time, and I’m no longer a Stay at Home Mom. I’m also happily engaged and counting down the days until the wedding! I finally feel like life is starting to come together and I’m happy.

Recently, I was having a conversation about hobbies and I started to think “Who am I?”

I know. I know. I’m the mom with two sets of twins. Seriously, that’s exactly how people at the kids’ school remember me, the Twin LadyI’m the Director of my department at work. These are all things I am to other people and that’s all wonderful and true; but who am I at the core? What makes me happy? What are my hobbies & interests? Without the kids, the job, the husband, who is Brie?

This was the thought, that inspired me to get back into blogging. I give so much of my self to others and devote everyday to my children, but as part of my own self care I needed to do something for me again.

If you made it this far, I want to thank you. I love you all and I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

B

Domestic Violence: Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

An inside look into Domestic Violence relationships from a survivor.

“Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.”