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Erin Loechner authors DesignForMankind.com, honored as one of London Time’s top 50 design blogs in the world. A new mom, her most recent successful venture is Design for MiniKind, a sister site for moms craving a daily dose of design. Erin’s work has been praised in Glamour, Lucky, Marie Claire and The Huffington Post.

What’s Blocking Me From My Goals? Myself.

What’s Blocking Me From My Goals? Myself.

The alarm rang at 4:55am, my mind immediately swirling with justification. “I could get up this early to answer emails, but Bee woke up so many times last night and I’m just … exhausted. She’ll sleep better tomorrow,” I think, rolling over and snuggling back under the duvet. Tomorrow — of course — will be MORE »

My Backwards Open Letter: Advice from My 20-Year-Old Self

My Backwards Open Letter: Advice from My 20-Year-Old Self

Last week, I was exchanging emails with a few girlfriends — an optimistic, state-of-the-union sort of check-in with ourselves. How are we doing? What are we working on — professionally, physically, emotionally? What do we hope will change in the future? And how can we support each other in our quest for self-improvement without perfectionist-driven MORE »

It’s Not About Having “Me” Time, It’s About Finding It

It’s Not About Having “Me” Time, It’s About Finding It

I’m a tip junkie, a link-baiter’s dream. Show me a bullet pointed, how-to list that I don’t find intriguing and I’ll show you a monochromatic unicorn with an eye patch. It’s an addiction, this curiosity and thirst for Surprising Things You Need To Be Happy and 8 Ideas To Steal and 25 Reasons To Put MORE »

What to Say to Our Children About Barbie

What to Say to Our Children About Barbie

I’ve been catching up on the great Barbie debates as of late: Is she to blame for our nation’s obsession with unattainable body proportions? Are we to blame? Or, instead — should we be praising Barbie for shattering glass ceilings? And I think there’s a lot of damage in these arguments — in pointing fingers MORE »

Welcome To My Imperfections

Welcome To My Imperfections

Come in, friend. Welcome to my home! It’s disgusting in here, I mean really. Look at those dustbunnies that I’m going to nonchalantly wave a hand about, as if it doesn’t really bother me in the slightest. As if I haven’t been cleaning and scouring every flat surface in preparation for your arrival.

8 Ways To Keep The Homeless Warm

8 Ways To Keep The Homeless Warm

So. It’s freezing. In my neck of the woods, we’re down to -35 wind chills, which I cannot even type without experiencing mild frostbite on my fingers. I did, however, hold myself back from tweeting “#snowver it” yesterday, so I’m giving myself gold stars for a faux optimistic attitude this morning. But listen. I have MORE »

What Happens After Dove’s “Selfie”?

What Happens After Dove’s “Selfie”?

Like thousands of others, I recently viewed the Dove short film, “Selfie,“ created to explore how social media is shaping — and in some instances — redefining beauty. It’s a touching story: a group of high school girls and their mothers take selfies to be displayed in a unique installation where others can “comment” on their beauty MORE »

These Apps Will Help You Keep Your Resolutions

These Apps Will Help You Keep Your Resolutions

So, it’s mid-January; prime time for a resolution check-in. If you’re right on track, congrats! But if you’re like the rest of us and slipping in a few areas (I swear it was just one cookie, and then three, and then…), let’s call for reinforcements. These eight apps will help you keep your resolutions this MORE »

The Playdate Waltz

The Playdate Waltz

“Charlie,” one frazzled mother says, “You need to give the truck back. Ben had it first.” “Ben, it’s Charlie’s turn.” the other mother notes. “You’ve been playing with the truck for awhile now.” “No, Charlie, give the truck back.” “We’re teaching Ben to take turns, it’s OK.” “Yes, but we’re teaching Charlie to share.” And MORE »

8 Cozy Tunics for Holiday Dress

8 Cozy Tunics for Holiday Dress

OK, so we’ve all been indulging in some serious merry-making around here, which means my everyday jeans are feeling a bit … shall we say, snug? (Snug is the kind word for what happens when you rip a hole in the seat of your pants while tying your daughter’s shoes.) So as of today, I’m MORE »

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