I'm Erin Jo. I'm thinking, writing, dreaming, mothering, loving, living, praising, BLESSED to be Fiona to my Shrek and Mommy to my four amazing kiddos.



Shrek is "like an onion with many layers" but has a heart of gold. He's my husband and my friend, and we just get better all the time.



Lily is my first baby and only girl. She's smart, funny, tall and kind. Keeping up with this girl is a challenge and a joy. She's terrific!



Max is one part ogre, two parts lover and all boy! Our little man has a temper but gives the best hugs of anyone I know!



Colby is as ornery as he looks. He flirts shamelessly, even with strangers. He's all mouth and curls and the loudest by far.



Luke is the baby of the family, but holds his own. He's happy and adorable. And he's a terrible sleeper. =)

Archive for ‘exhaustion’

From the Trenches (& an Origami Owl giveaway!)

Oh, momma is tired. The bad news is that in less than twelve hours, I’ll be at work dealing with a couple of firestorms that have cropped up over the weekend. The good news is that I have celebrated ten years of marriage, launched my own side business and cleaned and decorated my house for […]

Keeping My Head Above Water

I’ve been really overwhelmed by my motherhood lately. Mothering four kiddos is serious work. I mentioned all the sickness a couple of days ago. Now… hives. Why hives on two of four children? Why a weird, stubborn diaper rash on another? I have no clue. I was commiserating with some of my work buddies about […]

Sunday Night Clean

It’s that time of year. We spent most of the afternoon at the lake. I came home with four muddy kiddos, one of them in their underwear, and more than a load of laundry. Within an hour, I found a tick. Some pink cheeks and noses. Yep. It’s summer. (Practically!) I am bone tired. A […]

Joyful, Joyful

This photo of Colby on the Santa Train in Nelsonville sums up the Christmas joy we all felt this past weekend. It was busy busy busy! Lucas is doing so well after getting his tubes. I am very happy to report we have seen more smiles, better balance and MUCH longer stretches of sleep. Thank […]

Happy Exhaustion

We took four kids to the Zoo today. (The picture above might be my favorite.) I had a 6:45 a.m. wake up call courtesy of the baby, who also woke me no less than three or four times last night. Traveled 240 miles roundtrip to zoo. Packed four sippy cups, two bottles, snacks, two extra […]

Strong, Yummy, Unhearing MEN

I take this hunky man as my husband in sleeplessness and in slumber. How can it be? How can men–or, at least, my man–not hear wailing kids right beside them in the dead of night? How is it that I truly am mother: sleeping with one eye open, one foot on the floor, ready to […]

Hangin’ In (30 Weeks)

Well, my husband has finally reappeared this evening, but will be leaving again very soon. It’s been a long three days without him, but I’m hoping the next three will get better. I’m done with my work week, the house isn’t too shabby and there’s snow on the ground!!! (This, alone, makes me happy.) I’m […]

My Ship is Sailing Into the Sunset

Wow. Am I ever tired. This is going to be a lame post, so here’s a recent photo of my reasons to get you through it! I have had a couple busy, productive weeks at work. A huge press conference today was the climax, and I’m pleased to say it went very, very well. Yea, […]

Missing Lake Tweet

A Lake Tweet shot with no lake in sight. Well, I’m exhausted from Jambo and running around this week. The kids are too. Daddy is almost done with four 12’s at work. We’re all missing Lake Tweet, but with the heat and the tiredness, it just might wait. The weather just isn’t letting up at […]

Cheers to Jambo!

Another photo of my siblings and I having fun at Jambo! Well, I think my to-do list is just about done. I’m done. My body is done. My tired, pregnant body has convinced my weary mind to leave the rest to God, or my mother-in-law or whoever else wants to step in and do it. […]