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, 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 me 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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