Tristan Brooks

Tristan Brooks
Family and Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Pensacola born and raised. Wife to a die-hard Seminole. Mom to 2 kids under 4! Lover of food and travel. Sucker for live music. Special interests in taking care, wellness/making lifestyle changes to be healthier, playing guitar (poorly) around a campfire, normalizing breastfeeding, striving for authenticity and writing it all down. Follow the instagram @LadderToTheStars and blog for our Maternal Health and Wellness Initiative.

Talking Postpartum Anxiety with a Perinatal Mental Health Counselor

This is part two of our “Healthy Moms Take Care of Themselves” series. I interviewed Margeaux Gibson, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in Maternal Wellness, to discuss postpartum anxiety after my last...
Sweet birthday cake with candles ready for a party

You Can Dream Big on Your Birthday

It’s my birthday today. I honestly haven’t had much time to sit and think about it until now. I am at my most thoughtful AND productive as I sit here in the dimly lit dining...

Our Family’s Pensacola Christmas Bucket List

As a local (born and raised in Pensacola), I’ve seen this place go through many a change when it comes to holiday offerings. My husband and I sat down and decided to do something...
An overhead shot of a dining table set for Thanksgiving with 6 sets of hands eating and serving from the dishes of turkey, squash, cranberries and potatoes.

Crowded Table: A Southern Thanksgiving Reflection

One of my favorite songs (by The Highwomen) goes: “I want a house with a Crowded Table, / and a place by the fire for everyone. / Let us take on the world while we’re young and...

Healthy Moms Take Care of Themselves: Breast Cancer Screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This week, I am joined by my friend, my business partner, and the woman who delivered my second baby (and coincidentally saved my life), Dr. Ileana Bernal-Blair. We talked...
A dad and his young daughter having a tea party together.

The Slowdown Challenge: Fun and Cheap Activities for Our Kids at Home

Lately, life has looked different. Changing our priorities has really made my husband and I sit down and reconfigure life — what’s important, what we spend our time and money on, what our kids...
Mother breastfeeding her newborn.

The BREAST Laid Plans of Mice and Women

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2023 ** This blog post is in no way written to shame any mother who chose not to or was unable to breastfeed. As mothers, we will encourage and...

Healthy Moms Take Care of Themselves: My Postpartum Anxiety

A note from the author:  In writing this article series, I had a lot of concerns. For myself. For my little family. For the way I would be seen. So I talked to my husband,...

Defending and Reclaiming the Resume Gap 

Ah, the dreaded resume gap. It’s unfortunate that I’ll have to account for every single second spent at home raising two children under three years old on my resume. I’ve been told that anything over...

On the Road with PMC: Tallahassee

On the Road with Pensacola Mom Collective Sponsored by: KIA AUTOSPORT OF PENSACOLA We are grateful to our sponsor, KIA AutoSport of Pensacola, for supporting our mission of educating, encouraging, and empowering local moms through the...