family

through my eyes

It's Erika, but usually I just go by...

Mom. Mom. Mom.

I stay home with my boys and I'm the teacher of their wild. I'm the parent that "they get that from": the rebel, messy, quirky, sensitive, bold, stubborn, and free. On our hardest days, I see a direct reflection of my worst qualities in my children and I only say that to be real with you. Motherhood has shaped and refined me in countless ways and I learn more from my kids than vice versa, I'm sure of it. But on our best, we're dancing in our underwear as we eat our breakfast and then haul out a whole cabinet's worth of snacks and spend the rest of the day soaking in the sun wherever it creeps through the trees along our favorite creeks. I've accepted that my toes will be muddy, my clothes wet, and my heart full for the foreseeable future. To be honest, I never would have chosen any of this for myself. Not the kids and not the camera, either. It's pretty cheesy, but the biggest joys in my life have fallen into my lap and they move me, fill me, and bring me more life and love than I ever could have imagined.

I know it can be hard, mama.

I know it can be hard to get up every day and have these little people rely on you. I know it's hard to sometimes feel like your world is so small. I want to remind you, you are the world. The world those little ones revolve around. You are their nurture, their home and their comfort. You are everything to them, and I hope you know on the hard days how special you are. Especially to your little people.

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More than motherhood.

favorites:

plant-based lifestyle

yoga & fitness

everything thai

Dreams:

bonfires & All things summer

live on a beach

gilmore girls

a big(ger) family

board games & Puzzles

publish a cookbook