{mini-view: such small steps...}

can you believe we have reached the end of another month?! it's like gretchen rubin says in the happiness project, "the days are long, but the years are short." well, in this case, the months are short. with the culmination of another month, i have a great mini-view for you with erin of such small steps. i first met erin at the oh joy! workshop (yes, the same one where haydee and i met). fast forward a year and i rediscovered erin through another fellow blogger/friend, what would gwyneth do. then, we had the opportunity to meet again in real life at the amazing resource party that was held in april. i tell you, it's a small, small world. 

erin is a mother of two, works full time for a publisher specializing in children's books, and blogs! erin's writing is always beautiful and honest whether she's posting about "navigating the home/work balance" or sharing a yummy recipe/cocktail (hello proseco, st. germain, and pureed raspberries!). as a publishing insider and literature lover, you can also expect to find great book recommendations on erin's blog. without further ado, herewith is erin's mini-view:
thank you so much for stopping by today, erin. it was a pleasure having you. when you get the chance, make sure to pop over to such small steps and you will understand why i appreciate erin's blog so much.

happy hump day everyone!


image source: all photos courtesy of erin/such small steps


 




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  1. Oh I only found out about her through your things about me post and I love what she wrote. In a world of people talking about how perfect their marriages are I found it really refreshing for someone to admit they struggled sometimes.

    Theresa I love these little windows into bloggers' motivations, I find out so much more about them. xx

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  2. ps that quote about sunshine is awesome!

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  3. I love that we all met last year in LA and then had our paths cross again in San Diego! Great mini-view. Erin, I think you're doing a great job with the whole balancing work/life thing:)

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  4. Horray for Erins! Another home-run mini-view, Theresa. I really love the layout. All of Erin's answers are so honest and sincere. I love the Emerson quote she chose, too. I definitely hear the regret from people with kids that they wish they had traveled more; I'm trying to pack it in while I can!

    Well done ladies :) xo

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  5. Theresa, thank you so much for having me, and thanks, ladies, for your sweet comments! I'm off to Arizona in a few minutes for work so this was a pleasure to wake up to :)

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  6. Erin, I love your honesty and I believe so many woman can relate to the delicate dance of trying to balance it all! What most resignated with me is your regret. We also have two small children and we travel internationally on a very tight budget. I use my blog to teach families how to follow through with their travel dreams and how to provide a world-class education for their kids. Pack up your little ones and go! Thanks for sharing your mini-view. ☺

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  7. Aww, Erin sounds like such a lovely person and I found myself nodding and smiling in agreement to most of her answers!

    Thumbs up on another great mini-view! :D xoxo

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  8. Another great feature, thanks ladies! And I too had the travel bug regret until I realized that my parents, who have literally traveled the entire world, really only started in their 40s, when we were old enough to go or stay back with a sitter. Plenty of time to do it all!

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  9. What a great feature! Erin really is such a lovely person and I'm so glad that I met her at Alt Summit. I can't wait to get back down to SD so I can reconnect with her (and so many other wonderful bloggers in the area)!

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  10. I love this series! I'm always amazed how open and welcoming the blogging community is. Erin seems like a lovely person, her answers were very honest and I have MAJOR respect for anyone who manages to have a full time job, blog AND raise two children...

    Kate
    www.theforgetfulwife.com

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  11. I know Theresa! It's already end of May. I just can't believe it.

    Wonderful mini-view! As usual, I'm off to check out Erin's blog now :)

    Have a great day!

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  12. Lovely mini-view, as always Theresa, and lovely to "meet" you Erin. We are big fans of travel with our son, as you know, so this struck home with me. Need-to-get-on-a-plane-soon! And I so appreciate how challenging it can be to juggle everything and hope you do it well. Thanks for such an awesome series, T!

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  13. thanks for sharing another great blog with us theresa! i love how you bring people together :)

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  14. Such a great interview and hello Erin! I love that quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson I'm jotting it down now : )
    Thanks Theresa!

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  15. hello theresa - what a nice introduction! i'm happy to meet you, erin. i agree with you 100% about your greatest achievement. been there, and what's for dinner again?

    may is over - here's to summertime!

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  16. I like the mini-views! Good to get to know you Erin! Like her I have a problem with flakiness, although I have to admit I had a phase where I've been a total flake. Will have to check her blog out now...Love the sunshine quote :)

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  17. It seems like April was lost and now May is at an end. Time does fly and maybe this blogging thing makes it even more so. Sounds like you've made lots of great friends through blogging. I can't wait for BYW to start in a few days. Teri

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  18. Really enjoyed the mini-view. I follow Erin's blog and find it inspiring. Theresa, glad to get to know your blog now too!

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  19. Great mini-view T and what an inspiring woman Erin is.

    What stuck out most for me is that Erin is content with her lot and has managed to find balance with the different roles she embodies. That's so refreshing and nice to hear.

    I'm not a mother or wife so don't have the juggling act to content with but do not have regrets or suffer from guilt in general. I believe it's such a wasted emotion and stands in the way of true contentment. I do appreciate how difficult it must be for all those of you that do juggle motherhood, relationships and yet try and fulfill your own inner needs to express yourselves, be it through work, blogging or in other ways.

    Here is to inner contentment.

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  20. So, so happy that everyone is enjoying Erin's mini-view! I kind of, sort of secretly knew you would appreciate her. ;) Thank you everyone for stopping by and sharing some love. You all are the best!

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  21. Another great interview T! It's always inspiring to see someone like Erin being successful at juggling motherwood and work. I have those moments when I look back at our pre-kid days think that we could have squeezed in a few more major vacations, but I'm hopeful we will see everything on our list, whether with or without our kids, or maybe in retirement (my in-laws have been to China, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Japan, Canada, Argentina and Eastern Europe, all in the last 7 years since they retired!) I had never heard that Emerson quote (which is so observant and true) and I'm anxious to hop to Erin's blog for some new book recs.

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  22. Love getting to know another great blogger! I feel like I need to adopt her greatest extravagance more often! :)

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  23. I had to come by and just say thank you one more time to Theresa for having me, and to everyone who left such wonderful comments. Seriously, you all made my day!

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  24. Great mini-view T. This is such a great series and Erin's interview is wonderful. Well done honey xxx

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  25. i've really enjoyed getting to know erin these past few months... i always leave her space inspired & informed (perspective, tips, ideas, COCKTAILS... :)).

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