Momsessed: ‘Eating with Erica’ Founder Erica Key's Parenting Essentials — Simple Beauty, Classical Music, & Apps That Keep the Fam on Track

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No one knows the Atlanta food scene quite like Erica Key. For a decade now, she has been writing about all the delicious eateries in the southeast’s largest metro area. Since founding Eating with Erica in 2013, she has continued to share restaurant recommendations with her loyal followers, and her business has grown to include her own recipes as well as lifestyle and entertainment coverage.

In 2022, the award-winning blogger, recipe creator, world traveler, and Criminal Minds aficionado added yet another title to her plate: Mom.

And so she swapped brunches and bars for nausea candies and ginger tea as she prepared to welcome a baby with her husband Desmond Thomas. Like the experience of so many moms-to-be, those first 12 weeks were brutal.

“Seriously, I have had Everclear and Bacardi 151 hangovers better than my first trimester,” she said on her website. 


Since welcoming baby Maverick last spring, Key has shared an open, honest, and insightful look into her life as a new mom, and we are so here for her brilliant advice.

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