Holiday Cheer Is Here

By Estelle Sobel Erasmus Twas the week before Xmas and all through the 'hood The kiddies were excited like wee kiddies should The thoughts were of Target, and Kmart this year The dollhouse, the Barbie, the LEGOS oh dear What mommies all know way deep in their soul Is their kids whining for presents will never grow old Cause each little girl and each little boy Likes to spend the holidays withe more than one brand new toy!   Merry … Continue Reading ››

Toys Are US: The Gifts You’ve Got to Get

  By Estelle Sobel Erasmus My daughter loves playing with toys. That's why when she recently had an opportunity to trial play with some of the hottest toys of the season at the Big Toy Book's Biggest Day of Holiday play blogger event (#TBTBHoliday), we hightailed it to the city on a Saturday morning to find out what the buzz was all about. Here are some of her favorites from the day and … Continue Reading ››

I Have No Words

By Estelle Sobel Erasmus I can't write about Xmas gifts or shows or books or holiday plans today. The "business" posts I need to do can wait. The only post I was able to write was my column for examiner.com on how to talk to your kids about the Newtown shootings and other traumatic events. Because so many people need this information. Everything else seems superfluous. I can't speak about the … Continue Reading ››

I’m Leaving on a Jet (Blue) Plane

By Estelle Sobel Erasmus I don't know about you, but I love to travel. Before we had our daughter, my husband and I would pack our bags, drop everything and travel on a whim. Cayman Islands? We've been there-twice. Hawaii? Got married in Maui and honeymooned in Kaui. Australia? We have relatives who live there. South Africa? Yup, we've been on Safari. Before you even ask, we got engaged in Bora … Continue Reading ››