Lifestyle Blog Publisher, Essential Oils Educator and Mompreneur Erica Brooks

About Erica Brooks

Healthy Lifestyle Blogger, Essential Oils Educator and Mompreneur Erica Brooks believes that having a healthy family matters. Having a healthy family is about more than eating right and exercising. It’s about being spiritually sound, building healthy relationships and being socially responsible. Along with her husband Chris she is building a legacy of total health and wellness in their family and want to share their journey with you encouraging you to do the same in your family. To learn more visit

How to Make Fitness a Habit

Fitness can be elusive. We all want to be fit but we can’t quite seem to make it happen. The challenge is that fitness can only be improved minimally from day to day, so it requires many days to really create a significant amount of improvement. That’s where we falter; we are unable to make […]

Family Hiking at Patapsco Valley State Park Halethorpe, Maryland 52HikeChallenge Hike 3

This weekend for the 52 Hike Challenge hike 3, we spent the afternoon hiking at Patapsco Valley State Park. It’s a great place for hiking with kids. There are a few trails that are perfect for beginner and experienced hikers both big and small. We chose the Cascade Falls trail. It’s 2.2 miles, with moderate […]

Free Things to Do in Maryland – Oregon Ridge Nature Center Cockeysville

A couple of weeks ago I started the 52 Hike Challenge and spent the morning hiking at Oregon Ridge Park. After the hike I spent the afternoon visiting the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. It’s a small center but big on information regarding the environment and local wildlife. There is an abundance of displays of animals […]

Free Things to do in Pittsburgh, PA – Randyland Art Gallery for Art Lovers of All Ages

If you are looking for free things to do in Pittsburgh, PA on your next road trip that your whole family can enjoy check out Randyland. Located in the North Side of Pittsburgh not too far from downtown, Randyland is the home of local artist Randy Gilson. He transformed the courtyard of his home into […]

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Atlanta, Georgia

If you are looking for free things to do in Atlanta, Georgia on your next family road trip, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is a must see. My girlfriend and I took our children there this summer and we had a great time filled with learning and sharing special moments with them. […]

Hiking With Kids at Cunningham Falls in Frederick, Maryland – 52HikeChallenge Hike 2

Cunningham Falls State Park is the perfect place for hiking with kids. We’ve just begun to take our family hiking adventures to a higher level and this park was the perfect one to step up our hikes. Located in Frederick, Maryland, situated in the Catoctin Mountains, the park features two unique areas, each with its […]

Beginning My Hiking Journey at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland – 52HikeChallenge Hike 1

Are you on Instagram? I am and I love it. I am a visual person and love all of the nature filled inspiration I find there daily. While Instagramming one day I came across the 52HikeChallenge. It challenges nature lovers who enjoy hiking to hike once per week for a year. There’s no real requirement […]