Erica Rabhan

A South Carolina native, Erica is originally from the Upstate and has moved back to Charleston with her family after a 10 year, traffic-filled hiatus in Atlanta, GA. Having lived in only two states she likes to explore different cultures through travel and food.  Of all the hats Erica wears her most important roles are as a wife, mother, daughter and fundraiser for her alma mater, College of Charleston. She has been married to her college sweetheart for 13 years and together they have to kiddos that keep them on their toes.  She prides herself on being honest about motherhood and enjoys learning from other moms who tell it like it is. When life offers a little down time Erica enjoys wave jumping at the beach, unapologetically watching bad TV and organizing and re-organizing everything from the dishwasher to the sock drawers to help calm her inner OCD.

Give Experiences Instead of Gifts This Holiday Season

Tis’ the season for making a list and checking it twice.  In my house, our list includes two winter birthdays, plus the busy holiday season, which means my house explodes with stuff. As an aspiring...

We Need More Than Thoughts & Prayers – This Jewish Mother’s View on Pittsburgh

I sat in my synagogue with my family, my community and faith surrounding me the Friday night before the shooting in Pittsburgh. I was encircled by people who are like me. I was there...

The Sunday Routine; Simple Tips For A Smoother Week

There are 48 hours in a weekend and I want to spend all of them in my pajamas snuggled up with my family. But, the reality is a small portion of every Sunday is...

The Sisterhood of Motherhood

Years before I had my first child, I always noticed that mothers seemed to be able to connect with each other in a way that most other people couldn’t. No matter their age, race,...

Making Vacation Magic Happen

Now that our kids are older, we aren’t schlepping a stroller, diapers, a pack n play, or special baby food when we travel, which makes life much easier. We’ve recently been fortunate enough to...
Code yellow

Code Yellow

I was sitting at a work lunch when my phone rang. My daughter’s school was calling. I thought it was the nurse’s office because that morning she said her stomach had been hurting. On...

An Aspiring Minimalist Mama

My house is empty. My kids rooms have the basics. My closets are only half full. The kids playroom has plenty of toys, but most of them are in baskets and can quickly be...

I Need Alone Time

The days are full, the list are long, and the responsibilities of being a mom can be daunting. I remember the day so vividly....My husband was out of town for the week, I had several...

I’m Raising My Kids To Leave Me

My parents were in town for a visit when I asked my three-year-old to please go around the house and gather all the laundry. My mom looked at me like I had just grown...
top 5 best babysitter qualities

Top Five Best Babysitter Qualities

When I am asked to attend an event or join friends for dinner, I’m always excited about the chance to go out, but dread finding a babysitter. It seems like this is a scramble...