Erin Statz

Erin is a stay at home mom during the day, but to get a break and talk to adults, works part-time retail at night. Her four boys- husband, Jakin, and three sons, Miles (2010), Dylan (2011) and Ronin (2014), keep her very busy, but she still has time to volunteer for the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota as a support group leader for the south of the river area and also is involved with many resources that pertain to special needs. Erin could drink iced coffee all day, loves anything 80's, enjoys watching Star Wars with her boys, is always taking pictures but is never in them, wishes she had more time to play golf with her husband and could eat pho everyday. Her current goals in life are to write a book, travel to Vietnam where her dad is from, and find ways to manage health and fitness while being a busy mom. She enjoys displaying her life in pictures on Instagram @erinstatz, and also updates her blog when she can at

I Broke up with My Laundry

Laundry is my number one nemesis as a mom.  It's just the most overwhelming, tedious and time-consuming thing that controls my life.  I absolutely hate it.  Yes, I do have the right to use...

Tears and Triumphs of an Exclusive Pumper

    August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed,...

I Am Not a “Supermom”

When your child is born into this world, you really get a dose of reality.  This job can be hard.  The first person that I instantly thought of after having my first child, was...

Lessons in Life with Gardening

Our house is way too small for our family but the one thing that keeps us here is our amazing backyard.  From the front, our tiny rambler home doesn't look like anything spectacular, but...

What I Know Now: C-Section Awareness Month

I am 1 in 3 American women. When you are pregnant with your first baby, you plan on your water breaking, contractions starting and then you push out your baby. Little did I know...
Tips for Putting on a Successful Garage Sale | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Tips for Putting on a Successful Garage Sale

I have been a garage saler since I was a kid. It's just something my family and I did almost weekly during the spring, summer, and fall growing up. The past has been on...
How my Child with Down syndrome will Change the World | Twin Cities Moms Blog

How My Child With Down Syndrome Will Change the World

Today is World Down syndrome Day! You or your child may be unknowingly participating in some events today and might be wondering what is going or what holiday it is. Many parents will go...

Diary of a Plus Size Mom

I sometimes struggle with my body image.  In my 33 years of life, I have seen bodies constantly judged near and far including my own.  In my case, always being judged for being too...

On Diversity: More Than Meets the Eye

My little family is racially diverse, and it starts with me.  I've had people talk about my race since I was a child, but it's always been a guessing game.  When I was little,...

The Thankful Therapy Mom

I'm Erin, a proud therapy mom.  Therapy has become a very important part of our lives.  I never knew therapy existed for children, but when my son with born with Down syndrome, I was...

Down Syndrome Awareness: Answering Your Child’s Questions

Everywhere we go, all eyes are usually on us.  Sometimes, I like to try to guess what people are thinking.  I look nothing like my children, so I think maybe they are figuring out...

Surviving and Thriving as a “Boy Mom”

When we had our first baby and were waiting until birth to find out if we had a son or daughter, I really wanted a girl. All the "signs" pointed to a girl: heart...

An Epic DIY Slip ‘n Slide

When we bought our home four years ago, we fell in love with our backyard.  It was quite large, so our boys would have an awesome place to play and run around in, but...

How I Coped with My Child’s Unexpected Diagnosis

When my youngest son Ronin was born almost three years ago, we were thrilled to be adding a third boy to our crew!  Our 20-week ultrasound came back clear and healthy, and due to...