Erin K

Erin is a transplant, relocating to Birmingham from the midwest in 2016. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she met her husband Karl while attending Purdue University. They had no idea when they received the opportunity to move south that the city had so much to offer. Together the couple has two girls: Hadley (9) and Allyson (12). Being a mom to two school-aged girls fills her with equal measures of love and anxiety. She believes that there is much to be learned from sharing motherhood stories and experiences because no one truly has it all figured out. Erin is the owner of Forté Dance Essentials, a new dancewear boutique located in Hoover. She also supports the brand building and marketing efforts of other small business owners as a marketing consultant.
5 Things I Love Most About Moving from the Midwest

Our First Five Years in Birmingham :: Lessons from Midwest Transplants

This March, my family and I are crossing the five-year mark since we moved to Alabama. Five years doesn't seem like all that long of a time period, but it's actually the longest we...

Dressing Kids for Cold Weather

The first eighteen years of my life were spent in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. The great white North. It's still home where I brave the low temps to spend holidays with family.  I absolutely...

A New Way To Repurpose Space for Kids

If this pandemic has you looking for more space inside your home, you are not alone. Recently I tackled a DIY project to provide my daughter with an updated bedroom.  It began with the idea...
Tre Luna is among the Birmingham area restaurants to offer patio dining

30 Outdoor Dining Spots Around Birmingham

On Fridays we dine out. That has been part of the fabric of our family for as long as I can remember. My husband and I both did it with our families growing up,...

Let Sleeping Babies Lie {In Their Own Bed}

Will my baby ever sleep in her own bed? Initially it seems like an impossibility, but take from moms that have been there: it can be done -- even if your family situation may...
the real impact of coronavirus on moms

Parenting Through Coronavirus

One week ago I would have called myself a skeptic. Confused by the mass panic caused by the media and incessant false reporting over COVID-19, aka Coronavirus. Annoyed by the masses rushing out to...

Valentine’s Day :: Ideas for a Family Date Night

Can't find a babysitter for Valentine's Day? Consider doing a family date night instead. Family date night can be as formal or as informal as you want to make it. It can be as expensive...

Christmas Fear :: When Your Child Despises the Holiday

My child hates Christmas. I said it. And it is one hundred percent the truth. I know what you are thinking because by this point I think I have heard it all. Here is where...
Do gameday right this fall

Do Game Day Like A Champion With Your Family

It's the most wonderful time of the year. If you think I am celebrating pumpkin spice latte season, that would be incorrect. Nope, not sweater weather either. I mean this is Alabama so we are...

Be Your Best Self in the Neighborhood Facebook Group

I'm guilty. I spend a lot of time on social media. I manage accounts for my job and I manage accounts for my own personal use. Facebook has been a constant communication tool in my...
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