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    The best year yet & we are just getting started.



    Pre kid Erin didn’t understand why mothers would give up their careers and high paying jobs after they had finished college and made great salaries (Current me GASPS at this, I was so naïve).  I had this assumption in my head that most stay at home moms probably didn’t make enough to cover child care and make a big profit (Again, GASP).  And then I became a mother.

    Today marks  exactly a year since I transitioned from full time employment as the primary breadwinner of our family of 4 and took a 25,000 dollar pay cut to be at home more with the boys and work part time.

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    Stop the Stigma

    In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week in recognition of National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) efforts to raise mental illness…

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    Blogger by Day Fashionista by Night

    To say I am honored would be an understatement. When Saks asked if I wanted to walk in a fashion show I without hesitation squealed and said yes. But when I…

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    ARC – All Ages. All Abilities.

    In 2015, there were 3,978,497 births in the United States (CDC). Virginia contributed to that total with 102,187 births. Planning District 15, which includes Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New…

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    Grandparents Day

    Last Saturday I was feeling so down and sad which is really unlike me.  It was one of those days where I was really missing my mom and grandpa. After I…

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    New mom gifts

      I’m not sure about you, but my social media newsfeeds are overflowing with baby bumps, baby mamas, pregnancy announcements, and newborns! As friends and family to the pregnant or new…

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    Plan for Success

      I have always been a huge planner nerd. I love using pencils, pens, sharpies, and highlighters to track and mark off dates and tasks. I love colorful week views with…

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    Beauty Rewards @ Saks

    Calling all beauty and skin care lovers!  Starting August 1, 2017 – Saks is offering Beauty Rewards for all SaksFirst Card Holders.  If you already have a SaksFirst Card, you are…

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    Its Time For a Change

    “Miss W, are you Mexican?” was one of the first questions I was asked after I started working as a social worker in a Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia.  I paused and…

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    Pizza Dips

    I am incapable of doing complicated things in life right now.  So this easy lunch or dinner option fits in perfectly right now! Don’t let this easy option pass you by!…