Hi there! I’m Erin – single Mom to two amazing kids. I’ve always loved to bake and craft, but I love it a whole lot more when my kids are in the kitchen with me.
I started baking and crafting with my kids when they were really young. Part of it was to keep my sanity when they would wake up at 6am and want to play Barbies or cards or Pokemon and my brain wasn’t quite turned on yet. (And seriously, I can take only so much Pokemon and Barbies). So we would snuggle on the couch and watch a craft show that used to come on at 6:30 on Saturday mornings. We loved it and it quickly became our routine – TV show, build a craft and then make a recipe.
In 2010 I got so tired of searching the internet for things to do with my kids. It took way too much time trying to find kid friendly meals and crafts. I started blogging in hopes of helping out other Moms (and Dads) who were looking for fun, kid friendly things to do.
Making Memories With Your Kids has evolved a lot since then. My kids bake and cook and craft with me and it’s been a wonderful chance to bond, laugh, cry sometimes (way too many spilled ingredients) and make memories with my kids that will last us both a lifetime.
In my spare time, I’m a full time middle school counselor. Every day I see what happens when parents are too busy for their kids. Time goes way too quickly to not take advantage of every single minute we have here. If I can pass on the love of cooking, baking and creating with my kids (and a lot of smiles and laughs along the way), then I think I’ve done my job.