Introducing Erica… A Mason Mom

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Hi there! I am Erica Lachowski a Mason Mom. The two best words to describe me are laughter and organization. Currently, I run my household in every way. I am a stay at home mom to two girls (2 and 4) and a wife to an amazing husband of seven years. I grew up in Lansing, graduated from Waverly High School in 2008, and continued on to LCC and transferred to MSU where I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Advertising Management.

Five Fun Facts About Me

  1. Reading is a hobby of mine. I recently bought a kindle, best decision ever!
  2. I enjoy baking and trying new recipes
  3. Summer is my favorite season, I love exploring our beautiful state and going camping with my family
  4. I love being crafty either by doing activities with my girls or planning some sort of themed party 
  5. My all time favorite shows are Friends, Gossip Girl and SATC. I have rewatched them more times than I can count. 

Marriage

My husband, Jason, and I met in 2010 at a party in East Lansing. He is the opposite of me in a lot of ways and gives me such balance in the places I need it. We have been married for 7 years. I would love to say that we traveled a whole bunch before we had kids but we didn’t. Instead we  focused more on our careers and getting established. We laugh that we must have watched a lot of TV and done nothing. Because now that we have kids and never really have free time, when we do get it we are so productive and then we just look at each other like what in the heck did we do for 3 years without kids?

We currently live in Mason. When we were looking to buy our first house we looked in Lansing and the surrounding areas. The houses were selling like crazy! We couldn’t find anything that was jumping out at us in Lansing. So on a whim we told our realtor to add Mason to our search and BOOM we found our house. We didn’t know much about Mason, now we have been here for six years and we love it. Downtown Mason is the best! 

Motherhood as a Mason Mom

Game changer. I always knew that I wanted kids but for many years, and still a little bit now, I am someone who loves my kids and tolerates other kids. As much as I have always done well with kids I never really understood what it meant to raise them and all the feelings and challenges that come with it.

When I had my first daughter, Eloise, I was a mess and completely thrown for a loop. I was not a fan of the newborn stage at all. Quickly, I became all consumed with her and realized I had to make it a priority to make time for myself. This helped me to be the best mom for her while also not just having my identity be that I was a mom. By doing this it started my personal development journey and being intentional in who I am and how I show up.

Family

Our household is half extrovert and half introvert. My husband, Jason, and youngest daughter, Charlotte, are total introverts. My oldest daughter, Eloise, and myself are extroverts. It creates a nice balance for the most part but can be difficult at times. Jason has a ton of hobbies and loves finding new ones that challenge him. He is also like a human encyclopedia.

Eloise was born in May of 2017. She is a big ball of energy, a social butterfly, too smart for her own good and loves everything princess. She is my more difficult child, but I do think part of it is her being the first.

Charlotte was born in June of 2019. She is the happiest baby (terrible two’s has changed that a little bit), independent, fearless and loves the water. I always say she was the calmness our family needed. She gives me the confidence I need with motherhood. 

Ever since I decided to stay at home with my girls I have loved every minute of it. But I have had this feeling that I wanted to contribute to something more and just for myself. Motherhood has taught me the importance of supporting all mom’s because they are just doing their best. I am excited to be here and help grow and contribute to this wonderful community of women! 

We are so excited to have Erica, a Mason Mom, at Lansing Mom. If you’re looking to connect with more Moms, head here

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