Founded in 2009, Mommy’s Alright is about music, motherhood and more.
About Erica B.: Over the past 17 years, Erica’s writing gigs have included music reviews and features for renowned publications such as Punk Planet, Venus Zine and her self-published, critically acclaimed zine Love, Chicago. Mommy’s Alright, a blog for music-loving families like her own, was a natural next step in her career after she welcomed her son.
Today, in addition to running Mommy’s Alright, she is a lifestyle magazine editor enjoying life in the Chicago burbs with her husband J, preschooler Ollie, baby Delilah and pup Chewie.
Erica grew up with a soundtrack of her dad’s rock ‘n’ roll records, mom’s showtunes and obsessively watching MTV with her big sisters in the ’80s and ’90s. After discovering The Ramones in high school, she was instantly hooked on the sound, ethos and aesthetic of punk rock. Riot Grrrl and the rise of indie rock gave impetus to her emergence as a professional rock writer involved with chronicling the sounds of her generation’s underground in the 1990s and 2000s.
Erica has published fanzines, street teamed for indie labels, critiqued music, organized shows and run merch tables, and handled PR for bands. The Kim Gordon wannabe dabbled in playing bass in high school, but her greatest strength is writing.
Writing about her passions – be it music, movies, art, cooking or parenting adventures – is what she considers one of the biggest perks in life.