let why lead
Welcome to Let Why Lead, a place for the purposeful wife and mom. I’m Erica, and I'm passionate about living fully and filling my family with love and belonging. For regular reminders of the whys of your life, I hope you’ll keep coming back.
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About Let Why Lead

I want my spouse to know that I am in his corner. I want to live with my whole heart. I want to fill our family up with purpose, traditions, silliness, adventure, faith, celebration, and meaningful conversation—all with the hope of giving our children an unquestionable sense of love and belonging, right here at home.

Let Why Lead is about building wholehearted women and wholehearted families.

The name of the blog stems from the idea of letting why you live determine how you live. I’ve noticed that continually remembering the whys of my life—my deepest intentions—helps me let go of some of the pressure to do it all.

Focusing on what really matters to me lets me loosen my grip on the things that don’t. (And thank goodness for that!)

If any of this strikes a chord, I would love to have you join our growing community by signing up for my quarterly newsletter! It’s an honor to have you here, and I hope what I write helps you focus on what matters and live with more joy.


About Erica

I have three young children (ages 6, 4, and 1) and a marriage that has taught me more in ten years than I ever imagined. I’m an Arizona girl now living in the San Francisco Bay area. I graduated in journalism from Brigham Young University and have big dreams about writing a book on family life. (I like to think of this blog as my training ground. :)

Nothing makes me happier than a baby in soft pajamas, fresh out of the bath. Before we had kids, my husband would send me into the kitchen whenever I was getting feisty. He said cooking calmed me; he might have been right.

I have days where I wonder if I’m really cut out for motherhood, but the idea of building a family that is filled to the brim with love and belonging gives me something to hold on to. I laugh at myself often. I’m shooting for authentic. Mostly, I’m grateful for any time you spend here. Thank you so much reading!

My eBook

How to Craft a Family Purpose Statement: A guide to discovering the "why" of your family and building an identity that will stay with your children forever

If you’d like to find more purpose in your parenting and more unity as a family, I’d love for you to check out my ebook over on Amazon:

How to Craft a Family Purpose Statement: A Guide to Discovering the “Why” of Your Family and Developing an Identity that Will Stay with Your Children Forever 

I think it’s a great mix of inspiration and practical application, and like my blog, I hope it will enable you to live more fully and joyfully with the people you love.


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