Erin

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Erin is a born and raised San Antonio native. She is a proud graduate of Southwestern University, St.Mary's University and Texas Tech University. After graduate school, she married the love of her life and moved back to to town to be near both sides of their families. Together, they are attempting to raise three crazy humans: Chloe- 2011, Connor- 2014, and Charlie 2017 who make life fun, happy and hard. Erin is a marriage and family therapist and a contributor and sales coordinator for ACM. She is a lover of all things involving food, music, sarcasm and wine. And love. There must be lots of love. You can find her on Instagram at Instagram Favorite Restaurant: Nonna Osteria Favorite Landmark: Majestic Theatre Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Arts Fair

We’re So Far From Where We Started

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I am downstairs bouncing and walking around the living room with our nine-day-old. I don’t remember our other children being so gassy so early on. Is this normal? Will this stop soon? How quickly...

Stress-free Family Pictures: JCPenney Portraits Saves the Day!

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We all know family picture day is not for the weak at heart. Add in the pressure of a maternity shoot, and you might as well stop before you start. Why is this always...

The Best Gift I Can Give My Kids

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The childhood memory of my dad walking through the door after being on-call all night is a happy one. We’d hear the garage door open, wait for the car engine to silence, and then...

Giving Kids a Choice: The Key to Happier Morning Routines

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Ah, the school morning grind. God bless the parents up early to get their children off to a happy, productive day at school. No, seriously—we need God’s blessing. And usually some extra strength. And...

The Letter I Write Every Day But Will Never Send

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Dear darling toddler offspring, Good morning! I’d like for you to know that I have great plans for today. Tons of meal prep, productivity, and smiles! But then my alarm went off, and you're already...

When Our Kids Have Too Much

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What happens when we realize our kids actually have too much? Too many toys, too much sugar, too many "yeses," too many extracurriculars? We’ve heard about the danger in spoiling our kids. We’ve also...

Birthday Traditions: Creating Forever Memories for Your Child’s Big Day

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We’ve finally put the kids to bed after a long day of party prep for my daughter’s birthday. We’re exhausted, the kids were buzzing with excitement for tomorrow’s festivities, and we just want to...

‘Tis the Season to Do the Best You Can: Raising Kind-hearted Kids In a...

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"We’ll figure it out as we go." I believe that’s a direct quote from my newly married, easy breezy, childless self, six years ago. “No big deal... Our kids will make a decision about religion...

Consider Yourself Warned

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I’m into this mothering thing five years deep now. I realize that’s not very long in the grand scheme of things, but it’s definitely long enough to realize someone really messed with me. There...

IVF Blessings: A Journey of Gratitude

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The phone rang at 11:23 A.M. today. I already knew who it was. It was THE call I had fantasized about for the last three months. THE call determining the life I would now have....

Helping Your Kids Love Their Bodies

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It’s a rough go these days, embracing this "love your body" campaign. If I’m being really honest with you, I don’t totally love mine most of the time right now. Yep, I said it....

I Like My Coffee Hot (and Other Things My Kids Don’t Care About)

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Seven times. SEVEN. That would be the number of times I reheated my coffee yesterday morning. By the afternoon, I ended up pouring out at least the last third of it. I tried to...

Dear Moms, You Are Not Enough

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It’s the dog days of summer and to us moms, that means we’re knee deep in child tantrums, sweat-drenched attempts to get the kids in the car before we melt, and the ever-so-popular “I’m...