Erin

Erin
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Born in The Great State of Texas, Erin grew up in Jensen Beach, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University (Go, Noles!), she managed to wrangle herself a career in fashion management and HR; one that allowed her to live in her favorite places- Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Palm Beach, & Newport Beach- before her husband, Derek, caught on to her plan. The couple moved to Jacksonville in 2013 for Derek’s second career in the Navy, where they now live happily as a party of four: their son, Mac, joined them in 2014 and their daughter, Josie, came less than two years later. Erin spends her weekends exploring Jacksonville with the fam, her weekdays learning how to be a Stay At Home Mom who’s never at home, and her nights knee-deep in t-shirt designs for Brindle &The Blonde- with one eye on the video monitor, of course.

Christmas in July: Make Summer Matter

Every December, instead of making a list of what we want to "get," my family makes a list of all the things we can "give." Our time, our money, things we've outgrown or underused —...
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How to Plan the Ultimate (OUTDOOR!) Summer Playdate

Summer break in Jacksonville can be brutal. It's 96 degrees and 80% humidity. My two toddlers are home all day, every day, generally attempting to kill one another or break multiple bones and/or toys simultaneously. I...

To All The Friends I’ll Leave Behind

May is Military Appreciation Month and, while I've written about it before, this year really has me thinking.  As anyone can guess, it's not always easy being part of a military family. My husband...

Making Time For Baby #2: Our ‘My Gym’ Experience

My two-year-old, Mac, started Mommy and Me classes when he was only 2 months old. The week after his first set of vaccinations, I put on his second cutest outfit (he puked on the first cutest...

Confessions of a Former Mean Girl: From Queen Bee to Mama Bear

Being nice does not come naturally to me. I'm not saying I'm not friendly, polite or even empathetic — I am all of those things. I love a shelter dog, I hold the door...

Another Reason My Babies Are Britax Babies

Britax knows how to party. Ok, there's also unparalleled safety and idiot-mom proof installation--but also, yeah, cupcakes. It's Child Passenger Safety Month and, last week, Britax and City Moms Blog Network got together with Jacksonville Moms...

A Better Mom When I’m Not Always Mom-ing

I never set out to be a Stay At Home Mom and, in all honesty, most days I'm not even sure I'm a very good one. A lifetime ago, when I was young, unmarried,...

10 Places To Meet Your MFF: Mom Friend Forever, Jax Edition

It's hard to make friends with two-day-old spit up all over your four-day-old t-shirt. It's hard to make friends when your toddler has let you sleep approximately three hours in last three years, forcing you...

Celebrating Father’s Day (When There’s No Dad)

If you've read any of my posts for Jacksonville Moms Blog over the past couple of years, then you probably know I'm a card-carrying Navy Wife- and that at any given time, my husband...

So You’re Having Another Baby? (Congrats- No One Cares!)

Let me just start off by saying that I am NOT a Pregzilla. And it's not just me saying it- I have friends and family that can vouch for me, too. I'm 34 weeks...

Spring Break Camps In & Around Jacksonville

Even though I feel like I'm still finding random scraps of red and green wrapping paper in corners of my house, people keep insisting that it's actually almost Spring Break. That's a problem for me because...

All I Want To Do Is Hate People, Drink Coffee, and Save Animals

Growing up, I had three siblings. Monica, a sister four years my junior; Misti, a small-but-important-step-away-from-feral cat; and Mac-named for Paul McCartney and my Grandaddy-a pit bull/ ehhhhh, questionably American Bulldog mix. Misti and Mac...