I’m Erin, a Catholic wife and mother of five. And why yes, I do have my hands full as a homeschooling stay-at-home mom to Gabriel (8), Faith (7), Gianna (5), Roman (2), and Aidan (11 months). We also have one sweet baby already in Heaven: Kolbe.
I’m a lifelong Southern belle and cradle Catholic, and I like my tea sweet, my clothes pretty, my coffee iced, and my crawfish boiled. I got married in 2008 to my husband Michael, who says it was love at first campout for him (it took me a little longer). We love our summer camp love story.
Michael and I love being in a Catholic marriage and family lay movement called Domestic Church. It’s been a real game changer for our marriage, and we now head up the Domestic Church movement in our diocese.
I started Humble Handmaid in 2009. I was a new wife and mother living hundreds of miles away from family, so I started a blog to post pictures of my handsome baby boy. Since then, God has blessed Michael and me with four more precious babies and lots of adventures, which I’ve been blessed to share over the years through podcasting, radio, speaking and writing ministries. We now live back home in beautiful Louisiana, where the food is amazing and the babysitters are plenty.
I’m in a season of life in which ministry outside of my home (even blogging) is much less overall than it was a few years ago. However, I do blog when I can, and if you’re lucky:), you might hear me on Catholic radio occasionally, or see me speak at a local retreat or conference.
God has made it clear that my mission field is in my home right now, and the days are often long. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me–and let me tell you–this girl needs a LOT of Jesus in her season of life! But when the wondrous harvest is in, I wonder if I won’t forget the difficult work of all this planting.
Christ’s peace and abiding joy be with you!