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Erin

Working mom of two great boys. I worked out through my entire second pregnancy and have continued to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle post-partum.... with occasional brownie splurges!
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What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Whistling Past the Graveyard I requested this one based on Corrin 's recommendation and loved it. 9 year old Starla runs away from her grandmother, who spends most of her ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves I was interested by this book because we adopted a shelter do ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival I was too young when Flight 232 crashed to remember any of the story, so this was all new to me. I think that being on an air ... Read on »
Buckley Five Miler [race recap] by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've been wanting to run this race for a few years now, but the date never works out for me. Buckley Homestead is a living history farm near where I grew up. I spent one wee ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You: A Novel This book was good. Not great, but good enough to keep me reading. Richard Haddon is a British artist living in France w ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Lydia is the favored child of the Lee family. Her mom desperately wants her to become a doctor, to pick up her medical career where h ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This was a very weird week for reading. I somehow lost the book I was reading (Ender's Game) somewhere inside my house. Like, carried it in, set it down… and I have no idea ... Read on »
Fireworks 5k by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is and always will be my favorite race. One, it's a half-mile from my house, meaning we can walk there. Two, it's a small race, usually capping out at about 200 partici ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I read a lot this week. It was awesome. The Vacationers: A Novel I was pretty ambivalent about this novel. On the one hand, it was an easy turn off your mind book to r ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Take This Man: A Memoir I think I've said this before, but I'm really only interested in memoirs if the writer's life has something that is unequivocally unique from mine ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel This is a book that reaches into your heart… and then tears it out. Set during WWII, the book is split between the story of Marie-Lau ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I only read one book this week. It was 600 pages long and I followed it up with a 300+ page. Also, 8th graders don't want to read in the last week of school (shocking), so I ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So last week, I kind of forgot about Wednesday, until all of a sudden it was Thursday night. Short weeks always mess with me. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel ... Read on »
Cedar Point: Roller Coasters, Dinosaurs and Family Fun by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Luke has recently been asking if we could go to an amusement park this summer. Aside from the fair, we have never taken our kids anywhere with rides (I know, we're horrible ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I recently discovered that many old horror movies were actually books first. This is good because I can't watch scary movies, but I can definitely read scary books (just not ... Read on »
Crownfest 5k by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I saw this one advertised, I knew I would sign up because I was going to the fest afterward. So why not? I also knew it would be a challenging course, despite being a 5 ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Moon Over Manifest Newbery Award winner! 12 year old Abilene has been a drifter with her father her whole life, until he puts her on a train so he can work a railroad job ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Little Star: A Novel This is probably one of the more "set your teeth on edge" horror books I've read in awhile. It wasn't disturbing in a way that it was about zombies o ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I somehow managed to sleep through my alarm this morning and was shaken awake by Shane who realized it. Ten minutes before I had to leave the house. Thus, I didn't get this ... Read on »
What I Read Wednesday by Erin Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is one of those weeks where I'm buried under research papers to grade and I've been struggling to finish the same book for days, but I keep falling asleep while reading ... Read on »