By Estelle Erasmus I am not sure exactly when it first happened, but sometime last year I started to see really compelling essays all over (The New York Times Motherlode, The Rumpus, Billfold, OXJane, Bustle, Brain, Child) with the byline, Jordan Rosenfeld. Since then we've become friends and I'm delighted to interview her for this Google+ hangout, because I believe she has … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus I first met Stephanie Sprenger on twitter. She was talking about a virtual book club and I found the thought intriguing, since I was already part of a brick and mortar club. Then I became a fan of Stephanie's smart, funny and poignant writing on her site Mommy, For Real. After which I learned she was also a music … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus I learned about Life360, the family communication app a few years ago, but at the time my daughter was a toddler, and there wasn't anywhere she went that I wasn't aware of, and my parents were both in good shape. Three years later much has changed. While my daughter is now five years old and in school, I still know where … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus My daughter was asking me at the beginning of last week, "mommy when do the holidays start?" She got her answer when we took a little trek into New York City to see the Tree and view the wonderful products, displays and interactive stations for Northpole, a new line of toys, gifts and party items from Hallmark at the store's Rockefeller Center location at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Concourse Level. Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus We saw the fabulous new movie Big Hero 6 a few weeks ago, and I need to tell you that you need to run, not walk to see this heartwarming, animated adventure movie with your kids. It takes place in the future--in the made-up but totally believable … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus My daughter takes ballet and loves it. She studies her teacher's movements and imitates them with her own special grace and flair. We love watching her dance, especially because she has such a joy for it as I wrote in this post, And She Danced.
She plans to continue it, but is by no means … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Erasmus Teachers have been a huge influence on me. From my second grade teacher Mrs. Polifka, who gave me my first cat, Mittens, to my high school AP English Teacher, Mr. Blouin, who made Beowolf come alive, the educators I've been lucky to know have instilled in me a lifelong love of learning. My husband and I want to instill this … Continue Reading ››