Misadventures Of An Average Mom

Because Average is the New Awesome!




Hi there and welcome! I am Erica, a crazy 32 year old stay at home mom of two children, and a dog. My daughter, Lilly, is 7 and son, Edison, is 4.  They act every bit their respective ages so my husband and I have affectionately dubbed them Drama-Girl and Destructo-Boy. In April 1015 we added an angel baby to our family. We are all deeply saddened by the miscarriage and have been working through it. We also have a 11 year old Jack-a-Bea (someone actually decided to breed a Jack Russel Terrier and Beagle). I’m also fortunate enough to say that I have so far survived almost 10 years of marriage with the one and only man I have ever dated and love.

I spend my days trying to keep the family alive and entertained, the house in order, and food on the table within budget. When I can actually attempt to find some ME time I go to the 24/7 gym at night to shed the unwanted weight I have carried around my whole life (that went out of control after kids) and I sew when I can and do other crafty things. I have a sewing “business” and love to be at my machines making lots of new and different things. I have a garden in the summer and preserve as much as I can with that with my water bath canner and prepare all of our meals from scratch. Baking and cooking is one of my favorite things to do and to relieve stress. Another passion is photography and while I have done paid gigs and would love to do more, I just enjoy shooting candid events and having a good time capturing life’s moments. I have a separate blog acting as a portfolio over at http://www.ericalynnphotography.wordpress.com. Check it out sometime.. I’ll eventually have pictures on it.

I studied Family and Consumer Sciences at Iowa State University so when people ask me when I am going to get a “real” job I can happily reply that my Bachelor of Science degree is actually being put to the very best use it possibly could given the original field of study was called Home Economics back in the day. Seriously? How many others can say they studied how to be a stay at home mom?

This will probably be your average mom blog. It will be full of all the ridiculous things my kids say and do, the projects I work on, family things we manage, and just general craziness that comes along with being surrounded by kid 24/7. But hey, there is nothing wrong with being average…. it can be pretty awesome.


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