Meet Erin


My name is Erin Port.  My mission is to encourage women to keep on, keeping on with a simple purposeful life!  We only get one life so we have to simplify and make purposeful decisions so we can make room to do what matters with those that matter.  I will help you simplify and streamline your daily life so you can maximize your time!

You are in the driver’s seat of your life you get to choose how you live, I’ll help you live simply on purpose!

mom and daughters

Why Simple Purposeful Living?

When I first became a mom I worked full time and was overwhelmed by the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the many hats I wore daily.  When I started to simplify and be more purposeful in how I approached my life, I found I had breathing room to enjoy my family and all life had to offer.  I want that for you too!

Who is the person behind the blog?

I am Erin, saved by grace, wife to Scott for almost 12 years, mom of 3 biological children.  Solon, our son is 9.  Vera, our oldest daughter is 7 and our youngest daughter, Lucy, is 3.  We are also in the process of adopting our son from China and hope to bring him home soon.

Faith is at the core of who I am!  You can read more about my testimony here.

Coffee and sparkling lime water are my go-to drinks and I have never met a french fry I don’t love.  Let’s be honest Mc Donald’s has got french fries figured out!

I am curious by nature and may ask you 20 questions when we meet.  We love to find everyday adventure as a family and travel both near and far as time and money allow!

What you’ll find on Simple Purposeful Living?

How To Create a Life-Changing Morning Routine

5 Keys to Cultivate a Grateful Heart


7 Steps to Create a Weekly Meal Plan

25 Simple Meal Ideas + Free Meal Ideas Printable

Fan-Favorite Blog Posts

4-Ingredient Pot Pie Recipe

12 Items We Stopped Buying at the Store

10 Must-Have Items for Your Car

SPL Collaborations & Speaking Engagements

The Crystal Paine Show Podcast – Practicing Gratitude

Straight from the Heartland Podcast – Living Simply on Purpose

Lutheran Church of Home Women’s Dinner- Getting Lost in the Details

Des Moines Moms Blog Contributor – Toy Storage Tips

Happy Playces Podcast Preparing for Christmas Interview

Want to know more?

Simple Purposeful Living Products

Want to collaborate?

I would love to speak for your group or share your awesome products with my tribe.  You can find out more here.  You can also email me at  I look forward to hearing from you!  Click on the the Let’s Collaborate tab to find out more!

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