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 ‘sickness’

I Want to Linger

As you might have guessed, I have had a little bit of crisis here lately. But I’ve gotten to spend some quality time with some amazing girlfriends, with my Kenmore sweeper and even down on my hands and knees with PineSol and Mop’n’Glo. When the tough get going, the tough get cleaning! I also finally […]

Keep Calm and Carry On… and On

A lot of my regular readers probably won’t be able to read this post. Here in Southeast Ohio, we all learned a new vocabulary word this weekend. Derecho.┬áSay it with me… “de-REY-cho!” It’s basically a strong, widespread wind storm with fast-moving thunderstorms mixed in. Kind of like a tornado, only straight. And kind of like […]

Tired Hamster on a Wheel

That’s me! I’m running on fumes this week, but running, nonetheless. Everyday feels like Groundhog Day. Wake up with headache, scramble around like a crazy woman, drop off kids in various places, go to work where I’m really productive, but stressed, come home, hang with kids, eat, clean, crash, repeat. And to make it even […]

From the Couch

Our baby turned one yesterday. He hit a major milestone just two days before his birthday with his first wobbly, adorable steps! It is a very fun time to be mom of this little, ornery, happy boy. His personality is shining bright, and he fits right in with this group of monkeys! We’ve had so […]

Can’t Wait

My mind is a melting pot. I have so many random thoughts right now that there is no way I’ll nail this post. It’s Christmas, mild weather, sick babies and contacts that feel as though they have been glued to my eyeballs. It’s a house that’s clean enough, gifts that are ready enough and laundry […]

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 […]

Weekend Kickoff

Aww, little man!! This photo was taken this morn after a very fitful night. Poor Lukey’s face was wet with tears, slobber, snot, what have you. He is not well. And wow, are we tired! Alas, this night threatens to be worse, and I must hit the sheets. Tubes are scheduled, thank goodness. I only […]

Ebb and Flow

I had a marathon day yesterday, which seems to be par for the course lately. After getting Lily on the bus, dropping Max at preschool and doing some much-needed housework, laundry and cleaning of the van in the morning, I was a bit exhausted. I think sweeping out the van at 31 weeks pregnant in […]

I’m So Crafty…

I just saw this graphic on the Internet and couldn’t help it. I had to use it! I really am so crafty that I make people! All of my little people I’ve made so far are doing all right. Poor Max, I’m assuming with a weakened immune system from his recent surgery and fast, picked […]

On a Prayer

My big boy giving thumbs-up pre-surgery. My little man Max had his tonsils and adenoids taken out yesterday. I wanted, selfishly, for the doctor to confirm it was the right decision after the surgery, and he did. He said Max’s tonsils were, indeed, very large. In fact, they were larger than those of the nine-year-old […]