I went from dating diva to midlife mom in the blink of an eye. This blog chronicles my often humorous, sometimes serious and always transformative journey through motherhood, midlife and marriage.
I created this blog in late 2011, because I found that after the birth of my daughter in 2009, I had to reinvent my life in every way-personally, socially, professionally.
I’m an award-winning journalist, columnist, author, blogger, former magazine editor, writer for hundreds of national publications and websites, former adjunct professor at NYU and most importantly, I’m a mom. Of a kindergartener.
I am a contributor to The Huffington Post. Click here to see the articles I’ve had published there. I’ve been a long-time member of ASJA (The American Society of Journalists & Authors) and the American Society of Magazine Editors.
I’m published in
Role/Reboot: Is the Key to Raising Happier Kids More Cuddling?
Purple Clover: Giving Up the Ghost Baby
The Washington Post On Parenting (which went viral): My Child is Out of Control. Here’s What I’ll Do in 2015 to Change That
Marie Claire: Quite Possibly the Creepiest Roommate Story Ever
Plus: weight watchers.com, National Geographic Traveler, Working Mother, The Broad Side among others. Click on the links to see my work.
For a listing of the books I’ve written and contributed to, read My Books
For testimonials, read here.
My Most Popular Posts
If you are interested in some of my most popular posts, here they are:
A 6 Step Sweet Solution To Surviving Your Child’s Checkup: How I aced my daughter’s annual doctor’s visit (Humor)
The Case for the Pregnancy Muumuu: I rejected my mother’s surprise gift at first…
It’s Not the Religion in the Man, but the Man in the Religion That Matters: My background and why I got married to my husband
How to Stop Suffering from the Only Child Syndrome: This is my single most popular post. Guess those moms like me with onelies need support.
Make Little Girls’ Voices Carry: Raising America posted this piece on their site and I was named a 2014 BlogHer Voices of the Year for this op-ed piece I wrote about a situation I faced with my daughter.
Our Family Trip to Australia: We took a three week trip to Australia in 2014, and my daughter got to pet a kangaroo, among other adventures.
How Justice Was Served Thanks to My Father: How my father’s wise counsel saved the day.
My Journey from Magazines to Blogging: How and why I got to where I am today-on the blogging scene.
The Revenge of the Mommy Bloggers: My response to the media’s misrepresentation of “mommy” bloggers.
Content Creation Sensations (here is my latest): This is where I use my background as a magazine editor to curate the best writing I see on the web each week. To see other weeks, go to search and put in Content Creation Sensations.
My Google Hangout with Author Galit Breen: See the rest of my Google Hangouts by finding them on the menu bar at the top of my blog.
Here is a video of 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me.
This is a wonderful write-up about me and my background as an magazine editor on Beyond Your Blog
And She Danced. My daughter and how she inspires me. This is the post that kick-started my blog. I read this piece at the inaugural New York City Listen to Your Mother show in 2012.
I’m very selective about the Sponsored Posts I do, because I feel I owe it to my readers. Here are two I’m very proud of.
Holiday Boots Giveaway from Country Outfitter: Where I was a Jingle Bells Influencer for Country Outfitter answering the question about why and when I wear boots.
Smile Sharing Means Caring for Children in Need: Where I wrote about a cause dear to my heart that helps children in poverty by sharing photos we love.
Read here for My Favorite Posts
I hope you find my writing funny, informative, thought-provoking or a combination of all three.
Find me here
The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/estelle-sobel-erasmus/
Happy reading and please comment away. I love to hear what you are thinking, reading and to follow you back to your blogs.
Cause that’s just how I roll.