Skip to main content

TodaysMama :: From Paper to Web

Continuing our TodaysMama anniversary posts, Erica shares about ninjas, transitioning from paper to web and how Local Perspectives is rocking our Mama World.

Did you know that Rachael Herrscher is a Ninja? Well, she is. For instance, she interviewed me for my job without me knowing it.


Really, she's very sneaky.

I was new to Salt Lake City and we met through a mutual friend (Lindsey, holla!) about 4 months after I had my first son. I wasn't ready to work again, but 4 months later we talked again and I came on board to manage our Mama Handbooks.


Aw, it seems so long ago when we read things on paper.

Even though our site is 5 years old, it's only in the last 15 months that we brought all of our LOCAL content to the site. Now, through Local Perspectives, someone in Dallas can have immediate access to DFW's art festivals, and mamas in far-flung states can relate with one another about parenting autistic children.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended for You

Working at TodaysMama means rolling with the flow. I began as a project manager and am currently a blog editor. And you know what? I love it. Writing and editing is much more my speed, and the greatest part is that I can keep my foot in the working world while staying home with my kids. If one of us Mamas has a family emergency or a sick, sad kid, we all chip in to cover for her so the pressure of work is off. Oh and also? I got to keep my job when I moved 1,700 miles away.

Isn't the Internet awesome?

Sometimes emails aren't answered in 24 hours and sometimes I sit down to complete a 15 minute task but it takes 45 by the time my kids interrupt for a snack, a drink, a fight and a sudden NEED to play with play-dough. But I'm home with them; I work with 6 of the coolest chicks on the planet; and get to interact with 100 or so of the most thoughtful writers plus all the mamas who read us and leave comments.


By the way, we LOVE comments! They're like being given candy.

So it turns out that being covertly interviewed while eating rice and shopping at The Gateway isn't such a bad thing. Not at all.

Happy Anniversary, TodaysMama!


Head Shot Square

New Instagram Feature from @todaysmama

You’ve seen and heard from lots of mama’s on @TodaysMama, so we’re kicking off a new feature on Instagram with an introduction to our team. We’ll be featuring different moms each day on Instagram.

eo recap ft

2009 Blogger Recap: Erin from TodaysMama

Our last 2009 Blogger Recap is from little old me, Erin Oltmanns from Here’s to a fantastic, 2010!


Notes from A BlogHer Virgin

I attended my first BlogHer and it only took over a MONTH to finish this post. What with putting my house back together, doing laundry, praying for Rachael's family, trashing the house again, Labor Day Weekend and school starting...


Halloween Paper Treat Cones

When I saw these adorable Halloween paper treat cones, I knew they'd fit into my requirements and raise the bar on style.


Weekly Round Up

Here’s hoping your weekend is intensity-free and fun-filled. When you need to sneak in to cool off, put your feet up and enjoy a few wonderful posts from around the web...

Awash in a Sea of Paper

We begin our three-part series on paper with a story about Cape Disappointment and the Annual Long Beach SandSations Sandcastle Competition. I promise it’s all related.


What Mama Does During the Day

I've been reading all of these back-to-school Facebook updates and blogs about kids sobbing and moms sobbing, and I gotta say...I don't get it.


Pen to Paper

A writer is someone who writes. For many reading a good book is a pleasure in itself, but for some, like Gwendolen Gross, their joy comes in the creativity of writing. If writing weren’t enough, Gwendolen is sharing her passion with others through her interactive blog and teaching workshops.