Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, 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 series, Big Girl Camera.

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I Am Enough

One of the things people always ask when they meet me at a conference or what-not, is how I found Rachael and became the very first employee of TodaysMama.com.

On the surface, it is a simple story. I was working as a Promotions Director for a local radio station when she and Stephanie released the first edition of the Utah Mama Handbook, waaaaaaay back in 2005. The morning show producer got a copy of the book and invited Rachael to be a guest on our station every Monday morning for “The Utah Mama Minute”.

Rachael would go on the air, share the family friendly events that were happening around Salt Lake City that week. (Who would have thought that would turn into this website!)  I was introduced to her and she began to stalk me.

Okay, not really. But she did email me her 8th grade glamour shot. Which somehow ended up on the internet. WHOOPS. Sorry, about that Rach.

While my friendship with Rachael was growing, I was struggling to make heads or tales of my future. My husband and I wanted to start a family and one day Rachael asked me point-blank, how I expected to do that if I was working long hours and weekends.

So I wrestled with my goals and I came to realize that what I really wanted was enough.

I’ve shared the epiphany that led me to make the big leap to TodaysMama over at Tracey Clark’s I Am Enough collaborative. I don’t often pour my heart out like this, but I was honored to share this story and be part of such a special project.

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  1. Carina Wytiaz 01/28/2011 at 9:32 am

    I’m glad I clicked through! A great examination of what it means when you redefine ambition.

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