33.1 F
St. Louis

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.

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...

Three Staples In Our Weekly Dinner Rotation

"What's for dinner Mom?" are usually the first words I hear from my children when I walk in the door after a long day at work. My standard answers are "food" and "I don't...

The Not-So-Itsy-Bitsy Polka Dot Bikini

For the first time in my entire adult life, and quite possibly my life in general, I did something I never thought I would have the courage to do. I bought a two-piece swimsuit....

The Curse of the Healthy Child and the Magic 8 Ball

In January of 2017 not only did my husband and I become "medical parents", our 5 year old daughter also became a "medical sibling". I will try to make a very long, complicated story...