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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After years of wanting to learn to can food, my favorite girl Becky made it happen for me.

See those peaches? I did that!

With a total of five kids to wrangle among the boiling, peeling, filling and processing, it took us all day to bust out a bushel of peaches. On the way home I called my husband and he asked how I liked canning.

“Oh, I like it a lot. All those simple tasks to do…it let’s me get a little OCD.”

He laughed. Because he knows me. Those laughs are the best.


It was a short week, so I have a short list of wonderful from the web…

See my statement above about liking tasks? This post about balancing tasks and people from Simple Mom made a huge lightbulb appear over my head

Speaking of peaches…and Becky, check out this dessert recipe. MMMMmmmm. She was going to let me try some but then she was all, “oh never mind, you’re on a diet”. Whatevs, Becky, I’m onto your game.

This healthy breakfast from This Lunch Rox is going to the top of my list…at least once the weather cools down.

Every once in awhile someone sums up a motherhood milestone so well, it makes me altogether proud and teary. Here’s one of those posts from Erin of Swonderland.

Just because school has started, doesn’t mean you can’t still get your BTS craft on. Check out Marie’s “Back to School” board on Pinterest.

Have a wonderful weekend! I’m catching up on work…what are you doin?

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  2. Amy Allen Johnson 09/12/2011 at 5:04 pm

    Wow! You’re invited to my mom’s for our annual applesauce making/canning day! Maybe a few more steps than peaches, but I’m sure we can make a check list to get that same “I Did It!” feeling

    • Erin Oltmanns 09/14/2011 at 9:13 pm

      I am SO in! I’m hooked. 🙂

  3. Becky 09/09/2011 at 8:07 am

    I’m gonna bring you some of that peachy goodness on your next treat day.
    Loved canning with you!!

    • Erin Oltmanns 09/09/2011 at 7:55 pm

      I had a great day! My jars are all still sitting on my kitchen counter so I can bask in my accomplishment. 🙂