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.

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...

Cutting Out The Life Clutter

Tired of waking up feeling like another day was going to pass me by with little success, I wanted something to change. As an overachiever  - wife-ing, motherhood, friendships and everything in between -...
Together we can change the narrative

Together We Can Change the Narrative

Things feel a little off as of late, like there is bad juju in the air. Hate crimes, natural disasters and disheartening politics are all I see on the news and, maybe it's just me,...
life without diapers

Life Without Diapers

One of my most bizarre parenting moments has been watching a human that I pushed out of my body, learning to push a poop out of his body. We are in the midst of...
The Wide World of Play Dates

The Wide World of Play Dates

"Can I pleaseeeee go to a friend's house?" is the first question I’m greeted with when I walk in the door. My favorite five-and-a-half year old has recently discovered the world of play dates...

When Bath Time Becomes Toxic

I consider myself a savvy consumer, but as a mom who is constantly bombarded with advertisements about all natural, healthy, safe products, I had an eye opening experience when my little guy became plagued...
A girl and her bike

A Girl and Her Bike – A New Season for Both of Us

A few weeks ago, my husband took our daughter up to the local playground to give bike riding with no training wheels a try. We thought we were a little late to the bike...