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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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One Word to Erase From Your Vocabulary ( + Six to Replace It With)

You deserve an inner voice that treats you with care. Deserve is a word I try not to throw around, because I don’t think we always deserve what we think we do. (Bigger houses, nicer kids…seat warmers. :) But if there is one thing you deserve, it’s a kind inner voice. – We all say it. I’m a “bad” mom, a bad…


Life Lately + What I’m Into, September Edition

Oh yes! Our boys LIVE for Halloween, so our decorations are up and our first visit to a coast-side pumpkin patch crossed off our fall fun list! #overachievers #onlysometimes At 18 months, Girl is a HANDFUL. But so much fun, most of the time. :) The boys each recently had a speaking line in front of our whole church congregation (nailed it!), and…


On Controlling Women and the Men Who Won’t Be Controlled

It all started with his keys. He always came home from work and dumped the contents of his pockets onto the piano, instead of using the designated basket just a few feet away. I reminded him for MONTHS before I finally gave up and put a silver dish on the piano to corral keys and spare change. – Next it was his sleep habits….


Family Traditions For the Win

After last year, when it took my son about two-thirds of the year to feel at ease in kindergarten, we were understandably a bit gun-shy about the first day of first grade. Correction: *I* was gun-shy. *He* seemed okay with it. And even a little excited to see his friends. But I knew it would be a big change, and my…


Wholehearted Living: Knowing Your Personality Type

“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” Brené Brown Knowing yourself allows you to walk inside your story. It doesn’t mean giving yourself the excuse to stop growing or changing. But it DOES mean giving yourself permission to work within who you are. Working within who we are means…