Meet Erin Henry
“You do not have to achieve perfection to be an excellent homemaker. You simply need to find the systems and strategies that work well for you. I want to help each mom find that, so they can feel confident in how they manage their home life.”-Erin Henry
In the community of Portland, Oregon, Erin Henry is known to many as an active volunteer and philanthropist, a thoughtful friend who brings homecooked meals to your doorstep, a talented crafter who sends homemade cards and gifts, and a loving wife and mother to four children.
Interwoven in every area of Erin's life is her passion for cooking and making her house a home. In fact, one could say that if life awarded a Ph.D. in homemaking, Erin Henry received it in elementary school.
LIFE LESSONS IN HOMEMAKING
Raised in the San Francisco Bay area of California as the only girl in a family of six children, Erin taught herself how to cook dinner nightly for her brothers at a young age. With her parents often away from home, Erin spent hours tidying her room and creating organizational systems that brought a sense of calm to her family life. Erin's creativity took center stage in the kitchen as she experimented with baking family favorites, like chocolate chip cookies, and creating new recipes.
After graduating with an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, Erin embarked on a marketing career in the entertainment industry. She worked for heavyweights like Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema on blockbuster movies like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
When Erin married and gave birth to her first child, she decided to trade her career in marketing for a life of homemaking; and her fast tempo life in Los Angeles, California, for a quiet, family life in Portland.
Homemaking came naturally to Erin. In the early years after her children were born, she made homemade baby food, organized play dates, and took her children for regular outings to museums. Erin volunteered as a leader in local mom groups and the P.T.O.
THE LAUNCH OF SUBURBAN SIMPLICITY
In 2015, Erin came across an article about a successful blogger in a business magazine. She realized that blogging offered an opportunity to share the cooking, baking, crafting, and organization strategies she learned over the years while creating a career of her own.
Suburban Simplicity launched that year with the mission of "helping you to create a happy, healthy home."
This mission still rings true for Suburban Simplicity, which has evolved today into a lifestyle brand that provides moms with delicious, easy-to-make recipe inspiration and expert homemaking advice.
To the over 500,000 followers of Suburban Simplicity, Erin Henry is known as an expert guide in modern homemaking. Her tips on cleaning, organization, and cooking aim to inspire moms every day. Erin's ideas have appeared on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Foodgawker, Buzzfeed, M.S.N., Parade, Forkly, Wikihow, and Yummly.
Take a look around. Suburban Simplicity is where you'll find tried and true, easy, family-friendly recipes and helpful home tips. You'll make our quick 30-minute meals, delicious crockpot favorites, and incredible desserts again and again. You can also find shortcuts and guides for cleaning, organization, and cooking that help moms with everyday tasks.