Erica is an Omaha transplant from Northern California and has lived in Omaha off and on since 1993. She is mom to two wonderful children who fill her with love and joy. Because her husband’s career requires him being gone for long stretches of time, she has learned to streamline being a career mama while flying solo for months at a time. Her middle school reading students add some excitement to her days, and her kids keep the humor going strong into the evenings. Erica also manages to have a Mary Kay business in her "free time". She has many tips for traveling with small children as well, since she travels internationally with the kiddos at least once a year. She enjoys reading, and belongs to the best book club ever; being active; and sharing an occasional cup of coffee or wine with friends. You'll find her out and about on weekends and evenings embracing every drop of motherhood.

Kindness of the Sisterhood of Mothers:: A Tale of Finding a Sister

I will start this off as all good sisterhood stories begin. "Picture It, Nebraska, Christmastime, 2018" (read with the voice of Sofia from the Golden Girls), I texted my dear sister-friend, Andrea. The following is...
Bedtime Reading for Older Kids

Why Bedtime Reading Isn’t Just for Babies:: Tips from a Teacher

If you no longer have those squishy little babies running up to jump on your lap at night, you might think that your kids have grown out of bedtime reading. Maybe, once those cute...

Thankful for Nurses:: National Nurses Day

It's National Nurses Day and every year my daughter and I make a special trip to Bergan Mercy Hospital and this year will be no different. For many people, the birth of their first...

5 Things I’ve Learned About Life by Teaching Online

I've been a teacher for 15 years, but this past May, I embarked on a new adventure: online teaching.  I started teaching English online to students in China! My fifteen years of experience have taught...

Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

The time is upon us for fall conferences for our kiddos. As parents, we always see our children in the best possible light and we SHOULD! They are our babies. It can sometimes be...

Laundry Hacks for This Mother’s Sanity

Laundry. Enter the bane of my existence. It is the chore that I have always dreaded the most. Let’s face it, the satisfaction of a job well done lasts maybe until bedtime (when yet more...
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5 Rules of Air Travel with Kids

Travel by air is by far one of the biggest stressors of convenience in modern life.  While it is much quicker (usually) to travel by air, it is not without its aggravations and inconveniences....
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Final Countdown with UBX Omaha

0 Celebrating Successes For the last week at UBX Experience with Luke Shook, we took our measurements and did our fitness tests again. I set a goal at the beginning of our journey to get back...
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Trusting the Process: UBX Part II

UBX Part II I have been participating in a fantastic workout program at UBX Omaha. After two months of focusing on my health, I have learned to appreciate the challenge of this kind of fitness....
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Getting Back At It With UBX

New Year, New You? Not for me. My New Year's Resolution is to get back to being myself. That may sound weird, but once motherhood hits, sometimes you lose yourself for a while. I...

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