Welcome to The United State of US! My name is Erin, and I’m a mother, teacher, wife, sister, daughter, and LOVER of humans. I have spent much of my life in a schools, interacting with brave humans, just trying to find their way. I think of my experiences with those people, as little gifts that gave me a burning desire to truly, honestly and unapologetically know myself, and everyone I come into contact with.

On this site you can always count on honest conversation about motherhood, married life, finding space to exist in a noisy world, and how I find my way to healthy living. You will meet my family and friends, and have an opportunity to discover my imperfect, slightly awkward, but fresh perspective on things that so many of us experience.

Thanks for being with me, while I finish the job of raising myself.

I think this picture says it all. He would strap us to his back, or walk along side us, if that’s what it took to keep us safe, and feeling loved. To the man that has helped all of my dreams about family come true- and who continues to be our cheerleader, calm companion, and the most generous and honest person I know- @eflood32 you are the man/dad of our dreams. We are so thankful that God blessed us with you. We aren’t perfect, and you love us anyway. So proud and thankful. Happy Father’s Day, EJ. We love you. ❤️And to the Father that taught me my worth, and how to work, love and live as God’s messenger, Happy Father’s Day, Dad. We would be absolutely lost without you. Thanks for showing us how we deserve to be loved, in how fiercely you love our mother. We are so lucky to call you ours. ❤️#happyfathersday #fathersday #dadjokes #dad #father #love #family ... See MoreSee Less
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Much of motherhood is doing things that we wouldn’t necessarily chose to do, but loving your people enough to do it. It’s showing up with a good attitude, and being the family hype squad. It’s so important to me that our kids know how to love each other this way- to show up even when it’s not first on your list- and be pleasant and supportive while you are there. It’s being confident enough to know that you will get your time to shine- and that seeing the people you love succeed is sometimes even better than finding success for yourself. Clearly, from my little man’s face, you can tell that the 10000 soccer game in 90+degree heat is not exactly where he wants to be. But right after this picture- he jumped out of his seat to cheer for his brother’s team, and I will consider that a victory. I am reminded all the time of the ways I want my kids to know how to love. Showing-up for each other may be one of the most important. ❤️Share if you think teaching your kids to love each other is one of your most important jobs as a parent ❤️❤️. #kids #parenting #parentingtips #mom #momlife #momsofinstagram #motherhood #boymom #boys #family #familytime #brothers #raisingboys #blogger #podcast #growingup #growthmindset #growth ... See MoreSee Less
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