I am the youngest of four siblings and run a preschool in the same community in which I was born and raised. I feel lucky to be in such close proximity with my family. I spend most of my free time with my Mom and sister's family. I value the relationship that has developed with each one of my nieces and nephews. In addition to regular sleepovers, I love planning outings with each of them and exposing them to things that I love to do...visiting theatres and museums and having picnics in unusual places (our favorite being the shoreline alongside San Francisco Airport to watch the planes land.)
I can't wait to watch our child interact and bond with his or her cousins. We've been such a big part of their lives and I know our child will be welcomed with open arms (although I expect a few younger ones may be surprised to no longer have my undivided attention!) Because of my role in the childcare industry, I've been able to help with my nieces' and nephew's care and schooling. Now my family is ready to return the favor, when needed, until our child is old enough to join me at my school.
As much as I love being "Auntie" and "Teacher Erin," I am super excited to be "Mom." Although I'm considered an expert of 3-5 year olds, I look forward to the challenges of infancy and toddlerhood...sleepless nights, our child's cries and the process of figuring out what each of them means. My goal is to raise our child to be a confident, secure and kind human being.