Erin Mantz

Since her childhood days touting pigtails and well-pronounced ad copy as she auditioned for television commercials, Erin understood the power of communications. Today, Erin uses the written word to move readers and make things "make sense." She is a blogger for Huffington Post Divorce and her parenting articles appear on Her essay, "Undoing Everything," appears in the book Dear John, I Love Jane (Seal Press 2010). Her current columns include "School Counselor's Corner" for Washington Parent magazine and "Parenting in Potomac" for Potomac Patch. Her articles have been published in The New York Post, Bethesda Magazine, Hybrid Mom,, and others. As Editor-at-Large for Washington Parent magazine, she wrote feature articles and appeared as an on-air contributor to the WRC-TV/NBC "News 4 at 4:00pm" in Washington, DC. Erin has more than fifteen years of experience in business communications in the Washington, D.C. area, at companies including America Online, BearingPoint and Lockheed Martin. She began her career in Chicago's children's television industry. Erin grew up in Chicago and attended Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications in Ithaca, New York. Erin lives in the Washington, DC area with her two sons, ages six and ten; partner and her two sons, ages eight and ten; a pug, Rizzo and a cavapoo, Gingi. She is currently working on a book for step kids. Read her published work on