About Babique

I am Erika, therapist, musician, and mommy to miss Everleigh Harper and Emerson Rose, the loves of my life. Babique (pronounced bay-beek), was first created in the months following Ev's birth, as a means to feel connected to other moms out there, my friends and family, really anyone who knew, understood, wanted to know, or was curious. Being a new mom can be really lonely (I know, this seems counter-intuitive), and for me, it inspired a sort of mad dash to figure out who I really was, what kind of mom I wanted to be, what kind of person I wanted to be, and how my past fit into my new life.

Here's a little re-cap of my story and how I came to be a married, mommy, musician extraordinaire (wink).

Here's my husband Scott. He's a talented artist and musician who occasionally grows giant beards.

We met when I was just out of college and was playing in my band, Alice. He actually booked us for our first show (when we had like 2 songs and no drummer). Thanks baby!

Here's Scott's daughter, Tory, who is so awesome she puts all other girls to shame. Yes, she's 10 years younger than me and I'm 11 years younger than Scott. It occasionally seems a little weird, but mostly? It's great. And while I never pictured myself as a stepmom, meeting Tory changed everything.

Then Scott and I got married in Jamaica (I cannot even begin to explain to you how beautiful it is there) in a small ceremony with immediate family and a few friends.
A year later (actually ON our one year anniversary) we found out our family was about to get bigger.

And then the most magical thing happened--Everleigh Harper entered our world in a flurry on 6-6-10 at 6:26PM weighing 6lbs 2 oz. She is love in its most tangible form. She has changed our lives in every way imaginable and I am a better person every day because of her.

Fast-forward 6 years and our second, beautiful daughter, Emerson Rose, was born on 5-24-16 at 1:27PM weighing 7lbs 3oz. It's been such an exploration to dig deep and find that loves builds upon itself. She is our little rosie-cheeked sunshine baby, and we love her more than we thought possible.

This is Babique. It's my exploration of identity, love, music, mommyhood, self. It's my love letter to my daughters, my stepdaughter, my husband, my life. Read it. Love it. Or don't :)