All posts by Estelle

Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning journalist and former magazine editor-in-chief who is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Estelle blogs about life raising a young daughter in midlife at Musings on Motherhood & Midlife. She is the co-author of Beautiful Skin: Every Woman's Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age (Adams Media), and has been a featured author in several anthologies. Estelle won BlogHer Voices of the Year awards in 2012 and 2014. She is a 2014 Disney Social Media Moms, and a 2014 National Geographic Kids Insider. She has spoken about publishing at Folio MidWest and iRetreat2014. She writes regularly on travel, parenting, fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

My husband does the laundry, and he should

By Estelle Erasmus My husband does his own laundry. Let me repeat those words: My husband does his own laundry. There is no expectation on me to do it for him, even though I work from home and we have a daughter in kindergarten. He’s not a stay-at-home husband (not that there is anything wrong with that); he works full-time in a high-powered, demanding job. He also cooks on the weekends, helps clean, … Continue Reading ››

Riding a Segway, Making a Record and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

 
IMG 1329 Riding a Segway, Making a Record and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Photo courtesy of The MOMs. I'm the fourth one on the right.
By Estelle Erasmus I did something last weekend that was on my bucket list: I participated in an event that made the Guinness Book of World Records. So what did I do? Did I swim the English Channel? No. Did I run a marathon race and win--hell, no. Did I … Continue Reading ››

My Hangout with Author, Galit Breen

 
Galit My Hangout with Author, Galit Breen
Photo credit Nicole Spangler Photography
By Estelle Erasmus I forget how I actually met Galit Breen. It might have been through one of our FB groups? I feel like I'd always seen and appreciated her in-depth writing, mainly because everything she wrote seemed to come from the heart. Then Galit started calling me for interviews for some of the pieces she … Continue Reading ››

Mothering Through the Darkness: An Anthology

  MOTHERINGTHRUDARK 663x1024 Mothering Through the Darkness: An Anthology   By Estelle Erasmus In this big, wide world of writing and blogging and writing again, there are a lot of people trying new roles on.

Sure, I can create and edit an anthology, says one person.

Sure, I can build a team of writers and edit them beautifully, says another.

Of course, I'm an influencer, so I … Continue Reading ››