Author Archives: Erika



What’s your favorite season? I love them all (though truth be told, I’d like them better if the coldest part of winters and the hottest part of summers were a tad bit shorter, giving more space to the gracious warming of the spring and the refreshing crispness of the fall). It has been interesting watchingmore →



Yesterday was the day we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; the only non-president given a national holiday in his honor. Largely considered to be the leader of the Civil Rights Movement and known for his commitment to service, he was, and continues to be, a beacon for many. His messages about the power ofmore →

peter pan

Never Grow Up

My daughter recently saw NBC’s airing of “Peter Pan Live” and has since become obsessed with creating her own staging of the play, in our house, with her in the lead role of Peter Pan. She’s even set a date for it and has started to create invitations. Now, the most important element of thismore →


Coming Back

We’ve just come off of a splendid two-week holiday break. We didn’t travel; instead we just stayed home and enjoyed a revolving door of family and friends, an endless supply of snacks and baked goods, and hours upon hours to play with the many new toys bestowed upon the lucky little ones this festive season.more →


‘Tis The Season

 Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,  the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Winter solstice, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, or any other occasion this winter season, ’tis certainly the season for reflection, gratitude, love, and hopefully a splash of magic. This season, I am grateful for somore →