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.

A DisneySide Celebration Fit for a Princess

By Estelle Erasmus Opener2PicMonkey Collage 1200x1200 A DisneySide Celebration Fit for a Princess Disclosure: I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.  My daughter loves Disney. She's been to Disney World twice. We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge on property when she was a toddler, and in 2013, when she was four, we stayed at the Yacht Club in September. The Yacht … Continue Reading ››

My Hangout with Susan Maccarelli of Beyond Your Blog

By Estelle Erasmus   M. Favorites 0001 4 1200x960 My Hangout with Susan Maccarelli of Beyond Your Blog If you are not familiar with the amazing website Beyond Your Blog, that Susan Maccarelli runs, then you need to get up to speed NOW. Go ahead and click on her site. I'll wait... Susan is amazing at generously searching out and providing information about how to get published on online sites such as Mamapedia, Blunt Moms, The … Continue Reading ››

Can Do Duck The Musical: A Review

By Estelle Erasmus
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  Usually we reserve the weekend for family time. That means I eschew most media events unless they are kid-friendly, which brings me to Can Do Duck The Musical, which is about as kid-friendly as an event can get. It was a cold, blustery day, but I … Continue Reading ››

My Hangout with Writer, Jordan Rosenfeld

By Estelle Erasmus   Jordanpinkheadshot 333x500 My Hangout with Writer, Jordan Rosenfeld 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 ››

My Google+ Hangout with Stephanie Sprenger

By Estelle Erasmus StephanieSprenger 333x500 My Google+ Hangout with Stephanie Sprenger 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 ››

#Northpole Holiday Fun in New York City

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.  #Northpole Holiday Fun in New York CityContinue Reading ››