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. =)

Posts Tagged ‘awareness’


I’m just not sure what to say about the fact that I’m posting a photo from September. It’s one of my favorites from last year. And, really, last year is a bit of a blur. But we made it! I talk about this all the time–out loud, in my head, to my mother, to my […]


Tomorrow is the day. I’ll wake bright and early, do my usual arm wrestling–maybe even a couple of body slams, hehehe–with the kids to get them dressed, brushed, fed and tucked into their places for the day. Then I’ll park my mommy ride and jump into my cousin’s van. We’ll meet up with eight of […]

A Christmas Message

I started this post on the eve of Christmas Eve, while wrapping, baking cookies and trying to find that one missing present that just had to be here somewhere. I felt peaceful and less busy than I had been and hopeful for the holiday. Friday’s snow was just the thing I needed. It was the […]

We Dance

I wake up to miracles today. I start this morning snoozing cozily in my bed. My olders are up and half-ready for school. Lily keeps coming in to turn off my snooze for me, carefully updating me with the time every ten minutes. My littles are finally both soundly sleep beside me in my king-size […]

Welcome, Awesome October

I. Love. Fall. Even when I’m so busy, I forget to get out of my concrete block building at work. Even when Shrek is away at his third football game of the weekend. Even when it’s deer season, and I’m on my own with these four beautiful kiddos. I love fall. And today is a […]

The Next Thing on My List

Well, I, for one, think it’s high time I got back to blogging again. My life has reached a whole new level of busy-ness. I’ve picked up another day a week at work. I’m doing well in my new Origami Owl business. I’m playing volleyball again on Tuesday evenings. I’m teaching kindergarten and first grade […]


Lucas has spent the past week looking like a real bruiser. He took at hard fall and changed the color and shape of his face. No joke. Thankfully, nothing was broken, and I think he’s well on his way to looking the way he did before. Actually, this is a cute before photo, above, and […]

Footprints in the Sand

The Roberts family went to the beach, and it was amazing. Really. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. I am so glad I finally convinced Shrek to do it. Going to the beach with babies is supposed to be so much work. But you know? It wasn’t really that bad. We […]

Vacation Eve

Ah, Vacation Eve. It is finally here. Tomorrow we take off in the new ride to travel half of our five hundred miles to enjoy a day with family. Another half of the journey on Saturday will bring my children’s first looks at the ocean. I thought I might blog from the beach, but I […]

We’re Only Human

Time defeats me. I mean to blog and to blog well, but time gets away from me. Tonight, I’ve been watching a random movie chosen by my hubby, “chatting” electronically with a dear friend who had one of those kinds of days that turns your yellow green and has you questioning things in life you […]