Author Archives: Erika


Just Love

  I’m sitting here at my computer, with my four-year old son Dylan sitting at the table across from me, on the other computer, playing Peppa Pig games. I’m supposed to be staring at my computer thinking about blog topics for the day, but instead I’m staring at him and thinking about how unbelievable hemore →


An Ode To Summer

I love summer. I love flip flops and sprinklers and watermelon and cook-outs. I love s’mores and parks and outdoor concerts and picnics. I love pools and sunglasses and letting the kids stay up late and sleep in “late”. I love festivals and fireworks and flourishing gardens. I love the smell of fresh cut grassmore →

gray clouds

When “Grrr Clouds” Rumble

The kids and I watched an episode of “Henry Hugglemonster” this weekend. In this particular episode, Henry was having a bad day. With the first bad thing that happened he developed a small gray cloud over his head, and with every subsequent bad thing, the cloud got bigger and grayer, until it eventually became anmore →

mumford and sons

Dare The Critics To Come

  I saw a brief pseudo-interview with my favorite band, Mumford & Sons, about their new album where comedian Jason Sudeikis was asking them an assortment of questions submitted via Facebook by different people. Now, I love their new album the way I’ve loved all their albums—there are a few songs I skip and amore →

Happy Place

Happy Place

My kids had their semi-annual dentist appointments this weekend. As always, I was amazed and delighted by the level of joy and sheer awesome that radiates out of that office. It’s not just the office itself, although that is nothing short of spectacular: animals hanging from the ceiling and huge murals painted on the wallsmore →