Erin DiNicola

Erin and her husband have a 6-year-old, a 5-year-old, and 3-year-old boy and girl twins! A former US diplomat, Erin has lived and worked all over the world. She is a former nationally ranked 100m and 300m hurdler, a certified yoga and prenatal yoga instructor, and holds additional certifications as a CrossFit Level 2 Coach, Precision Nutrition Coach, USAW L-1, Barre, TRX Barre, TRX Yoga and as an ACE group fitness/personal trainer. She owns Mount Pleasant Fitness, offering group/personal training. On a daily basis, she aims to show her babies that women can be both soft and strong, and that one must never give up, no matter what!

What Moms Really Want (And Don’t Want!) For Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and hapless men around Charleston are sheepishly walking into Victoria's Secret looking for the sexy panties of our dreams. The less brazen are skulking through the aisles...
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Introvert Stuck in an Extrovert’s Body

I recently lost my voice. Again. And no, I'm not sick and I don't have COVID, people. But a few times a year since the time I was a teenager, I lose my voice when...

A Haunted Halloween Driving Tour

I am, to put it mildly, obsessed with Halloween, so one of my favorite things to do every season is driving around to see the amazing Halloween decorations that everyone has put up. This year,...

School Days Empty Nester

We hear about empty nesters - parents whose children have left home for college - but we don't often hear about the strange empty space left behind when you suddenly have all your children...

Sobriety: A Love Story

This is not a story of abject desperation or unthinkable lows. This is not an after-school special or even a Lifetime movie. It’s certainly not Nicholas Cage in ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ or even Meg...

A Letter to My Wild Child

Dearest Wild Child, You come from a long line of hell raisers, rule breakers, radical individualists, and people who most definitely marched to the beat of their own drum. You, my sweet baby, are the...

The Seasons of Friendship

Friendships have seasons and this season of friendship is a wintery one. In my teens and 20s, I saw friends nearly every day and definitely on the weekends. I knew everything about their love lives,...

Throw Away The Scale and Live Your Life

Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by a Weight Scale! Everyone's hand raised? Mine definitely is! As easy as it is to become obsessed with a number of the scale and continue...

To My Fellow Moms Kicked in the Rear by 2020

I see you. I am you. This year....bless its heart. It sucked. The many pivots of 2020 We had to learn to homeschool with five-year-olds who are way more tech-savvy than their parents. There is nothing...

101 Things Charleston Moms Are Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Not sure if you've noticed, but 2020 has gone a bit off the rails! It's been exhausting, stressful, and challenging for many of us, but as Charlotte Brontë said, "Gratitude is a divine emotion:...