How to Stay EMOTIONALLY Fit During the Holidays

It’s the middle of September, so it’s about the time we start seeing folks settling in to thinking about the last part of the year, which of course includes the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and many more). It is also the time of year where we start to seeRead more >

Beyond a Bubble Bath: Rethinking Self-Care

There is a lot of talk these days about self-care, especially if you are a parent, most especially if you are a stay at home one. Generally when I see articles and discussion about it, there is a lot of talk about getting your nails done, about grabbing a coffee,Read more >

My State Of The Union

The last few days in the United States have been especially grim. On August 3, there was a horrible shooting in El Paso, Texas at a busy Walmart. Just thirteen hours later there was another one in Dayton, Ohio in an area bustling with nightlife. Like so many other people,Read more >

Happy Birthday, Nate!

Today is such a special day; my oldest son Nate is turning thirteen. It is so wild to me because I cannot believe that thirteen years have gone by so quickly. I know every parent says the years go by fast but it literally feels like it was just yesterdayRead more >

Q & A With Erica + Sean

This has been a blog that I have been working on in my head for a really long time now and because this June marks seven years of Sean and I knowing each other (!!!), I figured that it would be a great time to finally get it all down.Read more >

Summer Family Bucket List

Memorial Day has come and gone and we all know what that means; summer is on the horizon! A lot of schools have already gotten out but Nate’s school isn’t out until June 7th. He spends a larger portion of the summer with his bio dad, but I know thatRead more >

Gummy Bear Mom

I have a confession to make. I tried really hard for a long time to be a crunchy mom, but I have come to realize that I honestly just kind of suck at it. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of things about being crunchy that I do;Read more >

An Introvert Raising an Extrovert

Anyone who knows me knows that deep down I am very introverted. I am someone who is reserved at first and it takes me a while to warm up. Once I get there it is all systems go, but the getting there? It takes me a while. I just haveRead more >

Ode to an Almost Teenager

2019 is the year that I start parenting a bonafide teenager. My oldest will be thirteen in July and the passage of time is becoming so real to me. His turning thirteen feels like more of a landmark for me than my 40th birthday coming up in about two andRead more >

Balancing Being Mom & Being You

Becoming a mother has for sure been one of the most brilliant things to ever happen to me. I love my three children beyond measure and I am so proud to be their mother. It is the greatest thing I will ever do with my life…but it isn’t the onlyRead more >