Chicago Parent Blog Network blogger
Erin Skibinski, a native to Chicago's far South Suburbs, has enjoyed creating her online presence with two successful blogs, Home Everyday and ChicagoNow's South of I-80. According to her husband, Erin is addicted to DIY, comedy, cooking, and reading. She currently resides in Frankfort with her handy husband, and three adorable children all born in a span of 33 months (yes, she realizes this is insane).
E-mail Erin at email@example.com
Chicago mom is positively negative about winter
March 4, 2014
Erin is a "glass half full" kind of gal. She's positive and cheerful about just about everything . . . except winter. Yes, she's positively OVER this winter.
Chicago mom: Actions don't always speak louder than words
February 18, 2014
When little eyes are watching, parents try to be on their best behavior. But every once in a while, the old saying "Do as I say, not as I do," comes in handy.
Chicago mom remembers what Valentine's Day is really about
February 4, 2014
Like many other holidays, Erin felt Valentine's Day had become too commercialized, too unauthentic and just too much work...until she remembered the love she felt from her own parents on this special day.
Review: Disney on Ice is magic for Chicago kids
January 24, 2014
Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate is filled with kids' favorite Disney characters and will leave your family with memories long after it leaves Chicago.
Chicago mom: Sunday nights are made for 'me' time and Downton Abbey
January 21, 2014
Like most moms, Erin has an insanely busy week, followed by an equally hectic weekend. Come Sunday night though, when the kids are asleep, this mom can finally relax and recharge.
Chicago mom sets New Year routines, not resolutions
January 7, 2014
Erin realized that in order to have a successful new year she needed to forget about making resolutions and focus on planning more and creating new routines.
A Chicago mom’s love/hate relationship with family portraits
December 10, 2013
Every year Erin wonders why she tortures herself with the planning and executing of the Skibinski holiday family portrait. Then, the photos come, and she falls in love with family portrait day all over again.
Chicago mom: I said I'd never be THAT mom
November 26, 2013
Would your younger self be completely embarrassed by the mom you are today? Erin embraces being "that mom." But you'll never catch her in mom jeans!
Chicago mom: Learning to count my blessings
November 12, 2013
The time between Halloween and Thanksgiving is a strange tug-o-war time for Erin, simultaneously pulling her back to the past and toward the future. Slowly, she's learning to take a few moments to enjoy what this time of year is really about.
Chicago mom: Snack baskets make eating healthy a no-brainer
October 15, 2013
Erin Skibinski was forced to rethink snack time after her go-to treat - Goldfish crackers - just didn't cut it anymore with her kids.