Ellie

Ellie
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Ellie is a former preschool teacher turned mom who originally hails from Eastern Washington. After going to University of Idaho (Go Vandals!) and then meeting the nerd of her dreams, she welcomed a little girl into the world and then moved to Idaho Falls in 2021. Now, as a proud mama of soon-to-be two girls, Ellie spends her days working on fiction novels, wrangling her daughter and chickens, and trying to prepare herself for two under the age of two.

Our Final Goodbye

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Saying goodbye is perhaps the hardest thing that a person can do, especially when it comes to a community and people who have gained love and trust along the way. With a heavy heart,...

Chicken Coop Scope Creep Part 2

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Well, winter is setting in and we've finally got something nearly done! Last you heard, we had a deck in the works and that was about it. We had hoped to have things done...

Befriend the Bats

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My family had the chance to do Bat Night at the zoo in Idaho Falls this year, something that we had been looking forward to for a while. You see, I’m a lover of...

Bluey: A Mom’s Review

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It goes to say that screen time can be a blessing and a curse; you can use it to have a few moments of peace for your breakfast, but eventually, the kids may be...

Chicken Coop Scope Creep

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Have you ever had an idea that kept expanding despite knowing that, eventually, you needed to stop coming up with more ideas? It’s only the beginning of July, and the Lerums are going absolutely nuts....

It’s Okay to Miss the Before Times

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Summer is close, mama. The kids are getting antsy, you can feel the sunshine (when the wind doesn’t bring clouds), and all you can think about was when you could relax outside without your...

Respecting Your Child’s Boundaries

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One of the things I find most frustrating while raising my daughter is the expectation that kids need to give hugs to people they know. "Your cousin is leaving, give him a hug!" "Oh, look, it’s...

Babes and “Bawk Bawks”

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You read that title right: babes and ‘bawk bawks’. I’m well aware that’s not what a chicken is called, but you celebrate every little win your kid has when language develops! If you’ve read my...
Ellie Lerum smiles at the camera against a white backdrop.

Meet EIM Contributor, Ellie Lerum!

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Have you ever picked up a project, spent a lot of time on it, and decided you love it just to look at what you accomplished the next day and realize you despise the...