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Erin Spatz

Birthday Matters

By Erin Spatz

Birthday Matters

I recently celebrated a birthday – a birthday that put me on a side of 30 that I really don’t like. It’s the all about the number for me. Since numbers and I have never gotten along, it seems fitting that I am actually angry at the number. I know the sayings, “You are as […]

Costume Crazy

By Erin Spatz

Costume Crazy

Occasionally as a mom, I am given to bouts of brilliance: Giving a toddler a Popsicle in the bath tub, a great idea that struck me, and a tiny blow up pool for babies at the beach; all me! More often though I have some pretty bad ideas as a mom. Last Halloween I had […]

Mommy Issues

By Erin Spatz

Mommy Issues

When I became pregnant with my first child, all my friends with kids told me about a phenomenon called “Mommy Brain” and “Mommy Time.” The premise of this affliction is that having kids does something to your ability to think and tell time. Like all moms-to-be, I thought, this will not be me, because I, […]

Middle School Melt-Down

My oldest son is about to enter his final year of middle school. This thought caused me to have an inner dance for joy. I envision that this dance is similar to the one Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip would do.  I have yet to recover from my own stint as a middle-schooler. Ugh! […]