Erica Tran

Erica Tran
Erica was born and raised in Metairie and now lives in Kenner with her husband Michael, her two sons, Benjamin (3 years; truck enthusiast) and Joshua (6 months; drooler extraordinaire), and the bane of her existence, Cuddy the Fish. After graduating from UL Lafayette with a degree in advertising and landing her dream job, she left her chosen field and now works part time as an administrative assistant for a Catholic retreat movement. She spends the rest of her time at home with her boys, finding lost trucks and actively ignoring various messes. In 2019, she self-published her first book, The Sister. In the rare moments she's not working, reading and writing, or chasing her kids, she's probably sprawled on the sofa with a Coke Icee and pretending her house is cleaner than it is.

Riding the Rollercoaster; Feeling my Feelings

Did we make it through? I’m not sure. With the recent announcement that Louisiana will enter Phase I, we seem to be moving forward. Well, we’re moving, I think. In some direction. Possibly forward. Upon...

To the Grandparents: We Love You & Miss You

I feel obligated to start with this disclaimer: I’m very aware that my family is incredibly, exceptionally blessed to have had all the stars in the grandparent universe line up in our favor.  My parents...

Give Me ALL The Handprints!

Before my son went to school, I would enviously eye the art projects that my friends posted from their little ones in class. I was grateful to be able to keep my son at...

Goodnight Virus

Inspired by Margaret Wise Brown's bedtime classic, Goodnight Moon. In the messy living room There was a smartphone Streaming friends over Zoom And on the TV-- Another round of cartoons And there were three squeeze pouches On juice-stained couches And two...

The Rise of the Introverts

Shhh, do you hear that? No? Don’t hear anything? That’s right. It’s the sound of nothing. It’s the rise of the introverts. We’ve all been instructed to stay home as much as possible, to practice social distancing,...