The November Momma of the Month, Errica Williams is a living witness that home is where the heart is.
Williams, 46, is chief home office for her family, which she fondly dubs Williams Enterprises, and her roots in Birmingham are deep.
“I grew up in the southwest part of Birmingham, Alabama, and have lived in the Birmingham area most of my life,” said Williams who has been married to husband, Anthony, for 21 years and is mom to Jalen, Gavin and Sydni. “I obtained my bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and a master’s degree in public health from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. I have worked in both the public and private sectors, including the medical and dental fields, post-secondary education, insurance and managed care, information technology, and graphic design. Since 2002, I have been working full time (and overtime) as chief home officer for my family. In 2008, I penned a Daniel fast cookbook, Faithful Fasting.”
On occasion, the busy mom’s days offer a hint of the drama that exists in corporate America.
“In the suburbs, there is a bit of ‘mom comp.’ I define mom comp as competition between moms—who can be super mom; who can do it all. I think mom comp feeds into and/or comes from a type of competitiveness that promotes mean moms and mean girls. In reality, no one can do it all. I believe ‘it takes a village.’ I think we should be sharing and promoting thoughts, resources, and activities that improve the community for all of us. Girls compete with each other; women empower and support one another.”
Williams’ support is prevalent, especially when it comes to her husband and kids of whom she is very proud.
“My proudest mom moment was seeing each of my children accept Jesus Christ into his/her heart and subsequently be baptized. I felt like ‘my work here is done.’ It’s not, however, I just felt like it was… momentarily.
“My proudest wife moment was trying to answer this question,” said Williams who admits to having an aversion to folding white clothes. “The question caused me to reflect on the many challenges and accomplishments of our 20-plus-year marriage. I am extremely proud to walk alongside and to watch my husband grow his faith and knowledge of God’s Word. I can honestly say that there’s never been a dull moment. He doesn’t avoid confrontation, and I don’t like to be challenged. He challenges me. He makes me better.”
Being better is a never-ending journey for Williams.
“I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I’m still praying about the next season of my life. I have always wanted a terminal degree, so I may pursue my PhD, my love of photography and maybe even write another book…we’ll see.”