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Erin Martin

Erin Martin
Hi y'all! I am a full-time working mom of 2 beautiful girls, 8 year old Eleanor and 3 year old Violet. I have been married to my husband for 10 years, going on 11. I am not just a regular mom, I have the privilege of being a medical mama for my 3 year old. I am a lover of coffee, wine, tacos, margaritas, chocolate, Chris Stapleton and so many other things I can't even begin to list them all. Outside of my family, my main passion in life is connecting with other medical mamas and supporting them throughout their journey. In addition, we do all we can to support our local hospital (Mercy Children's) and our non-local hospital (Cincinnati Children's) through toy drives and supply drives for Ronald McDonald House.
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The Body Image Lesson My Girls Never Asked For

Has the topic of body image been raised in your home? Start the conversation if you haven't already.   "You're fat!" my 4-year-old screamed at her 9-year-old sister in the midst of a heated sisterly argument....

It’s RSV Season … Please Don’t Kiss the Babies

October is national Respiratory Syncytial Virus awareness month. Most commonly known as RSV, this virus commonly affects children ages five and younger. What presents as a common cold for older children and adults can...

ABC’s of Quarantine: a Handy List for Surviving 2020

The ABC's of Quarantine have helped make this time just a little bit easier to manage.   The year 2020 will go down in the record books as the most memorable year for most people of...

Snacks and Healthy Habits: The Snackening is Upon Us

Like many families, we have been sheltering at home over the past ten weeks to flatten the curve. Also, like many, my kids like to snack when they get bored. Who knew a four...

When Your Plan Doesn’t Go According to Plan: A Journey to Motherhood

Everyone has their own birth story. Sometimes they have an elaborate birth plan. Occasionally everything goes according to that plan, but most times, we are forced to make last-minute, sometimes life-altering decisions that were...

A Queen is Born: Lavender, Defying Her Odds with Trisomy 18

Trisomy 18 is a chromosomal disorder affecting one in 7000 births. Lavender's family was given grim odds, yet she has been proving them wrong every step of the way.   Incompatible with life. Let these words...

No, I Actually Won’t Miss These Days, and That’s Okay

In the age of social media, it’s hard to find a mom that is not part of a parenting-related group on Facebook. Typically, these groups consist of women with similar interests or parenting styles...

The Year of ME was Worth the Wait

“The most important journey you will take in your life will usually be the one of self-transformation. Often, this is the scariest because it requires the greatest changes in your life” – Shannon L. Alder I...

Bringing Home (fur) Baby #3

At the age of 36, I became a dog person. I didn't mean for it to happen. It just happened. I was strictly a cat person my entire life. I can't remember a time...

Bye Felicia…Take Your Cancer With You

Meet Michelle. On May 15, 2019 at the age of 35 years old she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) with the classification of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. This form of...