About Erin

img_1624Hi I’m Erin. I’m a mom to two adorable little ones, a spunky three-year-old girl and a baby boy, living and working in and around downtown Madison, Wisconsin (downtown mad mama, get it? the city, and kids can drive you mad…) I also have a wonderful, supportive husband and a fluffy orange cat. When I’m not working or child-rearing, I enjoy wine, reading, coffee (decaf of necessity), and watching Wisconsin sports, in roughly that order (sometimes sports is first depending on my mood and how well my teams are doing). I used to enjoy exercise and hope to enjoy it again someday…

After earning undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science, I got my masters in public policy and have been doing government work for over 10 years now. I envision this blog as a place to reengage in some creative writing and share my experiences raising my two children and trying to find that elusive work-life balance. I’ve been told I tell it like it is, so stay tuned for some forthright writing on motherhood, home design, and life in a midwestern capital.