Half stay-at-home-mom, half speech language pathologist, Kelly Bandas is that sexy mommy hybrid that just couldn’t commit to one lifestyle. OohBother is a peek inside her world of raising two boys (with another little boy on the way via an international adoption), playing Yahtzee with her husband and doing all sorts of other grownup-y stuff, without having to act too grownup-y about it. If you wanna get personal about it, read on below the fold… Or email her at oohbother@gmail.com.


I am a Boston-native who voluntarily packed up her life and moved on down to Nashville way back in 2008. I met my husband on a pontoon boat a month after arriving and we bonded over a shared love of Baked Lays. He was (and is!) the handsome, optimistic, funny, charismatic ying to my yang and I could never have hoped for a better best friend and partner.

Soon after we tied the knot, our first little guy “O” was quickly on his way and things went from easy breezy to hold-on-for-dear-life, in the blink of an eye. Before we knew it, we were brand new parents who were forced to move out of our dream house, quit a career, start a new job and begin graduate school, all while navigating the challenging first year of marriage. It was a whirlwind, to say the least.

Since then, things have slowed down a little bit (I’m totally kidding! Do things ever really slow down?) and we’ve added “A” to the mix. Our life is hectic, chaotic, messy and absolutely, f-ing beautiful. OohBother is a window into my life as a Netflix-watching, jumpsuit-wearing, non-meat eating, 30-something momma.

Oh, and we’re in the midst of an international adoption. It’s one of the hardest and best things we’ve ever done.






  1. Hi there,

    I found your blog after one of my friends shared it with me on Facebook and wanted to run a few things by you. I’m working on a home education project, and I think it’s something you could definitely relate to. Let me know if you have a moment to discuss.



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