Hello! I’m Brittany. I’m an Air Force wife, mom of 4 wild boys, twin mom, special needs mom, former English Professor, reading lover, a writer, and a woman who is striving to love God and love people each day. We currently live in England and are expecting our first GIRL this spring (2019).

“BAM” operates as a multifaceted title for my blog:
First, it’s my initials.
When I was dating my husband, he used to whisper “bam!” in my ear (what my initials would be if we got married) just to see me blush. Ten+ years later, the man can still make me blush with only a side glance.

BAM also stands for Benji And Micah, my twins and firstborn sons, about whom I write the majority of my blog posts. (My younger sons are named Silas and Eli but BAMSE just doesn’t have the same ring to it). Each day I’m learning more about how to be the best mom to Micah and Benji as we explore the world of Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety.

Once, a fellow mom told me she thought BAM stood for Bad A** Mama. I shook my head, but grinned. Yeah…not what it stands for, but, hey! I’ll take it!

In addition to writing here, I am the Creator and Editor for Mothering Beyond Expectations. When readers visit MBE, I want them to come away with the feeling that they are not alone, that someone sees them in their current struggle, and that there is a way for them to move forward towards growth, acceptance, grace beyond their current experiences

The stories on The Bam Blog are about my life, my family, my kids, my heart and my goal is that, by sharing my life, you will be encouraged as you live out your own story.

You can also find my writing around the web:

Scary Mommy: Our marriage only got better when we stopped sharing a bed
Scary Mommy: I’m a SAHM with student loan debt (and no regret)

For Every Mom: How I fought against gender disappointment

Coffee+Crumbs: The Day I missed my son

The Mighty:
Why I no longer feel guilty that “bribery” is one of my parenting tools
The path of love and patience we travel together as a special needs family
Choosing between public and hybrid school for my special needs son
My first month of antidepressants and how I’ve been coping
What I realized about labels after my Sons’ Autism and ADHD diagnosis
To the mom who is scared of an Autism diagnosis for her child

SheKnows: The secret to introvert-extrovert marriages

Christianity Today: One thing to tell pregnant moms: Congratulations

Care-net: Say “Congratulations”


  1. Danielle

    I’m so releaved to have found your blog! Thank you for listening to your gut and beginning the journey of spd parenting. My 7 year old has spd , it’s a new diagnosis for us and I am learning so much.

  2. Jessie

    Thank you for this whole blog and your honesty! I have a 3.5 year old son who doesn’t quite make it onto the spectrum, but shares lots of behaviors with your son Benjamin. Your words were like a salve to my anxious mind about who my son is, how to parent him well, and why God thought I could handle this.

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