Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for seven years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of sweet treats, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her new series, Big Girl Camera.

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The Editor’s April Favorites

April was a good one, folks. Lots of good stuff on the world wide web and lots of fun at our house. We felt the big spring tease here and promptly rushed out to buy sunglasses.

We’re still working on technique…

Awesome Stuff from Moms…

Life lessons can be found everywhere…especially while leaping WAY outside your comfort zone to climb an active volcano. (Way to go, Jyl!)

Inspiration is readily available too – Brene Brown shares what is inspiring her. (Check out that tomato!)

Worried that the time you spend away from your kiddo working or what-not is having a negative effect – check out this post from Soho Parenting that suggests its the mood, not the amount of time you need to keep an eye on.

You may have noticed a few of your favorite bloggers busting out their Might Life Lists (I’m looking at YOU Karen Walrond). Now Maggie Mason, THE Mighty Girl is rolling out Mighty Events. I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed that a Mighty Social will cruise through SLC at some point.

File this under “Info I Wish I Had YEARS Ago”. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, Rookie Moms isn’t just for rookies.

Gabrielle Blair is about to welcome baby number six into her family. She rolled out some great info about preparing for a new babe, by category: LayetteMom’s Needs, Sleeping, Bathing/Diapering, Feeding.

Life Captured…

Being a work-at-home-mom means that most elements of my life are bouncing around the walls of my 1200 square foot home. I have routines, systems, traditions but I often wonder how is everyone else doing it. I love it when a blogger gives readers a peek at the day to day happenings in their life.  Here are a few to treasure…

Ali Edwards just wrapped up her most recent Week in the Life project. I found this day to be the most inspiring – probably because of the wonderful quote at the end.

Erin Loechner, the blogger behind Design For Mankind features The Dailies - a play-by-play in pictures and words of the life of an artist.

A Day in the Life from Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely. We share similar schedules…only she looks super fab. Me – not so much. Comforting nonetheless.

Food…

Because the flashback is ADORABLE, the brownie colors remind me of my own high school days (Go Lancers!) and, I too, once turned a brownie into toothpaste with “mint” extract.

Rachael turned me onto these waffles on Chow. I can get excited about anything with that includes browned butter. (Dear family members, I would give my right arm for a waffle iron. My birthday is in two weeks. Ponder how those two statements could joyfully marry.)

Know a picky eater? Jenna from Food With Kid Appeal is looking for recovering picky eaters as she does her part in the food revolution. (Confession time: I lived on cheese quesadillas until I was…oh…17.)

Cool Stuff…

thredUP may be the coolest thing I’ve see this month – it’s an online clothing swap that boggles the mind with how easy it is. Think Facebook meets thrifting, but for kid’s clothes. Right now thredUP is invite only, but you can get started now, here.



Feast your eyes on the newest and cutest baby and kid tees to hit Etsy from Dig This Chick. Show some love to your roots with a custom state and country tee…

or show some of your own “grow your own” pride with the veggie tees.

(Now I’m wishing that I’d nicknamed my girl “Lil’ Beet” instead of calling her “Sweet Potato”.)

Nature Rocks has put together a really cool Spring Activity Guide that shares ideas for getting out and getting into nature, whether you have a 1/2 hour or a whole day.

An inspiring free mini print from Heather of the Modern Hive. (Thanks, Heather…I needed this.)

I want an iPad and whenever I want something more costly than a bag of gummi bears I take my sweet time getting to know the ins and outs.  Which is why I’ve been “window shopping” for iPad cases (that sucker looks slippery and I am clumsy) and this is the coolest case I’ve seen.

Welcome to my new addiction – Simple Desktops.com via How About Orange. (My current desktop.)

Last, but certainly not least, Babyccino shares the iPhone app that saved my bacon with my uncooperative toddler this month.

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  1. Jyl Johnson Pattee 05/03/2010 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the fabulous feature. I just heard two people died the other day hiking that volcano. So glad I didn't hear that before ascending or I may not have made the featured list ;)!

    Wishing you waffles for your upcoming birthday!

  2. Mina Frannea 05/03/2010 at 10:00 pm

    Great post!!

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  4. BreAnne 05/03/2010 at 3:16 am

    Dude Erin, you are Oz! All magic behind the curtain! You do us all proud :) Great post. \ I just made a birthday wish for your waffle iron ///

  5. BreAnne 05/02/2010 at 9:16 pm

    Dude Erin, you are Oz! All magic behind the curtain! You do us all proud :) Great post. \ I just made a birthday wish for your waffle iron ///