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At Life With Darcy & Brian, we help moms gain support and knowledge to care for babies and young children so you can feel more confident and supported in your parenting choices. We know how hectic and crazy motherhood can be. Let us entertain you and reduce your stress, worries and feelings of loneliness by providing honest and humorous stories about motherhood as well as easy recipes, activities, products, and resource information.
Hey, I’m so glad you are here! I’m Darcy, a Milwaukee area mom blogger living in southeastern Wisconsin. I am the mother of two high spirited children who are 25 months apart (my daughter was born in 2010 and my son was born 2012) and married to my soulmate, Brian (read about how I met my husband online). And because we are crazy, we also have two cats and a dog.
I’ve lived in Wisconsin all of my life. After growing up in central Wisconsin, I moved to Waukesha to attend college. After graduating college, we went on a trip to Disney World where Brian proposed. Now we reside in one of the suburbs outside of Milwaukee.
I’ve always been driven to helping others and am a life long learner. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, though I never went on to law school. Before getting pregnant, I worked as a case manager assisting at risk youth and families and as a case manager helping adults seeking addiction treatment.
I struggled with infertility for nearly 3 years before conceiving our oldest. While on maternity leave, my previous office job was eliminated. After blogging off and on since 2001, it was time to revive my lifelong dream of becoming a writer. From the trenches of motherhood, I started a new journey and discovered how to work from home while nursing and wearing my baby. My writing has been featured on Babble, CafeMom’s The Stir, Mom.me, and Yahoo’s Shine.
About the Blog
When I started Life With Darcy & Brian, it was more of a pregnancy diary where I shared my thoughts and fears about becoming a mom. I was filled with self-doubt about my parenting abilities and paid too much attention to unsolicited advice. As I stumbled through life with a newborn, I discovered what kind of parent I was, even if it didn’t always match the “ideal mother” in my head.
It’s taken years to feel comfortable in my own skin, and I know how much transitioning into motherhood can rattle our sense of sense. Even now, I often do not feel like I fit in with the other moms at school drop-off with my purple hair and geeky shirts. But, I’m slowly finding and building my village – my tribe. All mom groups are NOT the same, and it took searching before I found where I felt comfortable.
Along the way, I learned how passionate I am about helping other moms find their confidence, and became a trained Postpartum Doula a couple years ago.
I’m proud how Life With Darcy & Brian has evolved into a place where busy parents can find information to make their life easier and more enjoyable. From easy recipes, activities, and recommended products to intimate stories about parenting, resources, and advocacy of birth choices and normalizing breastfeeding.
We LOVE partnering with brands that are a good fit for our family and our readers. We’ve worked with a variety of brands and sponsors such as Disney, Johnsonville Sausage, and Hallmark. We also enjoy attending media events and press trips as a family when appropriate. If you are interested in working together, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss partnership opportunities.
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