Marti & Erin
Mother-daughter co-hosts Marti & Erin Erickson invite you to explore with them the many facets of motherhood in today’s world – from confronting the daily joys and struggles of helping kids grow up well, to balancing work and family, to considering the big questions of how society views and values mothers and mothering.
In a long career at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Marti Erickson served as the founding Director of the Children, Youth & Family Consortium and, more recently, as director of the Irving B. Harris Programs and co-chair of the U of M President’s Initiative on Children, Youth & Families. Marti specializes in linking research, practice and policy in the areas of parent-child attachment, child abuse prevention, and children’s mental health.
Since retiring from the University in 2008, Marti continues to speak and consult extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on strategies for addressing the needs of young children and families in high-risk circumstances.
Dr. Erin Erickson is a maternal child health specialist and nurse practitioner dual-certified in women’s health and family practice. Erin has extensive experience speaking and writing on topics related to parenting, maternal-child health, and mindfulness. In addition to her graduate studies in nursing, public health, and health coaching, Erin has studied functional medicine and integrative therapies and healing practices.
As a wife and mom to three children, Erin is living most of the issues addressed on Mom Enough – and she’s glad her mom lives nearby to provide support (and carpooling assistance), even if it comes with some unsolicited advice!
Clara Garner is the newest member of the Mom Enough team. Continuing with the tradition of the mother-daughter theme, Clara is both daughter (to Erin) and granddaughter (to Marti). She is thrilled to join the team as a co-host, interviewing experts on topics related to adolescence and young adulthood, and sharing many of her own insights as well.
Clara is a senior in high school at St. Paul Academy & Summit School and is currently studying at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, through a program at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL). When she’s not engaged in leadership activities related to climate change, competing in Science Olympiads, participating in Youth in Government and Model United Nations, writing for her school paper, or competitively skiing, she enjoys weaving, baking, spending time with her friends, and hanging out with her mom Erin and grandma Marti.