Let Why Lead

http://letwhylead.com

Let Why Lead is a place for the purposeful wife and mom. I write about marriage, motherhood, and personal development, from an honest and realistic—but always intentional—perspective. I'd love to have you visit!

Erica is a winner of Top 25 NorCal Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in NorCal?

Although the cost of living has its downsides, I've noticed among my friends that our tiny homes mean we spend a lot of time entertaining our kids beyond our small houses. The world has become our backyard! And there is plenty to explore in the Bay area.

One other thing - The abundance of fresh, local produce! From fantastic farmers' markets in every city to fruit stands lining the coast—you can't go wrong!

What's the biggest misconception about living in NorCal?

Warm beaches! When we moved her five years ago, I wore an actual swimming suit to the beach. I learned quickly that a sweatshirt is more appropriate beach attire here. :)

However, what I write about most on my blog is motherhood, and I find that the experience of raising children is incredibly unifying for women and that all across the world, our days of meeting needs and looking for joy are distinctly similar.

What do your kids love most about living in NorCal?

My boys love that we can play outside through all four seasons, and I love that, even in the winter, I don't have to dress the baby in layer upon layer before we head out!