“That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. ‘Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?'”
-Mary Oliver


By day, I change diapers and write essays and design products and answer emails. I speak at international events, say another prayer, brew another coffee. By day I travel the world, or at least the grocery. I read another chapter and kiss another skinned knee and battle another bad habit. I fry bacon. I change my outfit. I refill my husband’s water glass and then style lookbooks and sing lullabies and search for that ubiquitous missing sock yet again.

By night, I write it all down here.

Author of Chasing Slow and founder of international homeschooling co-op Other Goose, Erin Loechner has been blogging and speaking for more than a decade. Her heartfelt writing and design work has been showcased in The New York Times, Lucky, Parenting, Dwell, Marie Claire, Elle Decor, Huffington Post, and a two-season HGTV.com web special, garnering over one million fans worldwide. She has spoken for and appeared in renowned international events for clients such as Walt Disney World, IKEA, Martha Stewart and Home Depot. Now nestled in a Midwestern town, Erin, her husband, and kids strive for less in most areas except three: joy, grace, and goat cheese.

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Erin is passionate about slow living, mold breaking and window-down, top-of-the-lung car singing. Welcome to Design for Mankind.