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About Erica Buteau

Erica Buteau is head chef at Chateau Buteau where she cooks for three great kids and one hunk of a man, also known there as babe, mom and sometimes referee. She is the author of Moms at Home: A Collection of Recipes and Moms at Home: Holiday Traditions.Additionally, Erica is an Associate Professor of Technology at a Community College and also does freelance writing, blogging and is heavily involved in Social Media and Online Marketing, PR and Marketing Measurement and Communications Research. Her PR Friendly blog, ButeauFull Chaos! focuses on product reviews, parenting, being a mom, empowering women, children's issues (including Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities), family travel and recipes.

11 comments

  1. I understand too, But loss of home in a natural disaster – Tornado..EF5…yet I just love how it is written…

    • Very scary and traumatic! Hope your family was unharmed in the process!

      • My family survived in such an amazing way _- dad was @ 7th street walmart, my mom sister & dog hid in the pantry (and were kept safe by God), I was north of town with my husband (My boyfriend @ the time) youngest brother just a little south…come on over and read the blog I think we have some similarities too

        • SO very lucky! Sometimes it takes tragedy and struggle to really show us how blessed we really are. On my way over now!

  2. Wow! So well written. And what a hard thing to go through. You are amazing and articulate in sharing the fabulous lessons you walked away with and the choices you made to put your family first.

    What an example!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    xoxo

    • Jyl,

      You too are amazing and I so enjoy connecting with you. Thank you for your comment and encouraging words! xoxo

  3. Connie Robinson

    And YOU are the reason I keep looking forward. :)

  4. Wow, Erica. You are a strong woman to have gone through what you have. I also believe that everything happens for a reason. There’s a lesson in everything that happens, and it’s great to see the changes that you made as a result. Very inspiring!
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  5. Isn’t it funny how the most traumatic experiences end up teaching us lifelong lessons and changing us forever. You are an amazing woman and I admire the way you’ve taken the ashes of your life and used them for good!

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