Erin is a recently returned Wisconsin native currently living in Shorewood with her husband Bradley, dog Sheldon, and two kids, George and Francis. Her background in childcare and education have led to a borderline obsession with all things kid including safety gear, equipment, clothing and toys. This type A mom is learning to embrace the chaos and welcome that challenges that parenting brings. With a husband who travels often for work and two kids nineteen months apart, Erin relies on her mom tribe, Hulu and a heavy dose of caffeine to make every day a success.
breastfeeding essentials

D-Mer: Why I Chose to Bottle Feed My Son

When my first son was born, I was hell-bent on nursing. D-Mer had other plans. I had seen several women around me succeed at nursing, and I just knew it would work for me. I...

To the Rude Woman at Target

The shopping trip started like any other. One minute I was blissfully wondering the aisles of Target with my two children, just grabbing that one last thing, and the next my three year old...
Mommy wars 2.0

Mommy Wars 2.0: Parenting in the Age of Technology

High school was tough. The Mommy Wars are worse. My parents sent me to a prestigious all girls private school thinking this would help me to avoid some of the social landmines that most teens...

Weekends Are the Ultimate Routine Disrupters and I Don’t Like Them

Unpopular opinion: I don't like weekends. There, I said it. I know, its a bold statement to declare I don't like weekends, the most popular days for almost the rest of the planet, but hear...
give us a break

Give Us a Break- Assuming the Best in Parenthood

This parenting gig can be hard. We need more people to be assuming the best about us. Whether you stay at home with your kids or work 60 hours a week outside of the...
I'm grateful for you

I’m Grateful for You, My Mom Friends

Dear Mom Friends,  I'm grateful for you.  I'm grateful for you responding to my twentieth text about poop. Thank you for listening to me rant about my child's ability to survive on so little sleep. I...
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts:: What Do Teachers Really Want?

As Teacher Appreciation Week quickly approaches, room parents may inundate your email asking for ideas or donations for teacher appreciation gifts. Everyone wants a way of showing just how much you appreciate teachers. But what...
nursing essentials

My Top Five Breastfeeding Essentials

I wish I had this list of breastfeeding essentials when I started nursing. Please let me start by saying, I believe fed is best. Babies and mamas alike need to be happy, so whether its...

The Star Chart: A Guide to Adult Intimacy

  It is no secret that marriage is hard. Add children into the equation, and it is easy to lose sight of your partner. Somewhere between the dirty diapers and sleepless nights, the passion can...

When Mom Gets Sick

Ahhh, the fourth trimester. What a time...those twelve precious weeks after baby- figuring out feeding, getting your days and your nights back in order, dealing with that first doozy of a sleep regression. It's easy...