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.

Ballet or Bust: A YouTube Contest and a Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway

By Estelle Erasmus ballet2 900x1200 Ballet or Bust: A YouTube Contest and a Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway 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 ››

Teacher’s Pet

1195993 learn english 1 1 Teachers Pet 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 ››

Bring zulily Home for the Holidays

Zulily holiday Bring zulily Home for the HolidaysBy Estelle Erasmus

If you haven't heard about zulily, well then you probably aren't a parent. I have been buying clothes for my daughter since before she was born from that fantastic site.

But you might not be aware that zulily offers so much more. They offer women's fashions (I have an amazing eternity scarf from them and many of my trendy, … Continue Reading ››