Erin grew up in West Texas and met her husband there in college. She and J. have been married for 24 years and have lived all over Texas and the Caribbean. She settled in Corpus about 6 years ago and loves being close to the beach once again. Erin’s son arrived when she was 39, so she’s a late-comer to the mommy party! Erin has been writing in some form for most of her professional career, including for TV news, press releases and commercials. She joined CCMB to learn more about blogging. She also contributes videos of CCMB events. Likes: Weezer, avocados, nerd humor, reading, cooking, eating and wine. Dislikes: people who drive slow in the fast lane and being late.

MICROBLOG – First summer as a working mom

School is out for the summer, and I'm so proud of my little guy for finishing his first year of kindergarten. But I'm sad because this will be the first summer since he's been born...
Mother and daughter on boat, smiling, with text

Moving my Mom in with Me: Our Journey

On this Mother's Day, let me tell you about the journey of moving my mom in with me. When my son was born, my mom lived about seven hours away by car. She came for...
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SAHM to Full-Time Employee – Tips for going back to work

I've been at stay-at-home mom for the last seven years. With my child now in school, I decided to go back to work. I've landed a job I'm excited about, but I'm nervous about...
Dry January

Why I am doing a Dry January

The year 2020 is coming to a close - thank goodness. I'm not a huge New Year's resolution person, but I feel now is definitely the right time to make some changes, hit the...
Coastal Bend Day of Giving

MICROBLOG: Coastal Bend Day of Giving – Please contribute today!

The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is happening now! Presented by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, today is an opportunity to donate online to a group of 50 charitable organizations in our community, and have...

Sea itch, jellyfish, stingrays: What to do if you get stung

It’s been a weird summer for me here in the Coastal Bend. I’ve lived in the area for almost seven years and have been going to the beach that whole time with no problems....
Roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables from frozen, no instant pot or air fryer required

Roasted vegetables make a great side dish for almost any protein. The flavor from the browned carrots, broccoli and cauliflower is soooo good! When I have time, I use fresh veggies. But some days,...
I Didn't Vote and I Regret It

I didn’t vote in 2016, and I regret it.

I didn't vote in the 2016 presidential election, and I regret it. I thought the candidate choices - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton - were both terrible. I chose to protest by not voting at...
Alternative Halloween

Alternative Halloween: Five fun plans if you aren’t trick-or-treating

Halloween time already? Where did this year go? Never mind, don't answer that. For kids, the last day of October is all about candy, costumes, candy, spooky stuff, candy, candy and candy. If you choose to...
Friday Faves | Coastal Bend Mom Collective

FRIDAY FAVES: 5 Things Giving Me Life Right Now {Erin}

Happy Friday! Here is my list of the things bringing me happiness, contentment and entertainment in this weird, new world of ours. Enjoy my Friday Faves! Reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is an...