Category Archives: Mom

Talking About Loving Growing Older-On Redbook

    option2meandC4 500x500 Talking About Loving Growing Older On Redbook By Estelle Erasmus Growing older strikes fear into the hearts of many women, but really, what's the alternative? Not too pretty. I write on this week about why I have enjoyed growing older (in many ways the second chapter of my life began in my forties when I married and had my daughter). I remember when I was graduating college in the … Continue Reading ››

Hanging out with Allison Slater Tate of The Mid

Allison 333x500 Hanging out with  Allison Slater Tate of The Mid By Estelle Erasmus I heard of the writer Allison Slater Tate, when I read her Huffington Post piece "The Mom Stays in the Picture"(link below), about three and a half years ago. Hearing her clarion call to reinsert myself into the photographic evidence of my daughter's childhood, I gamely started joining the family photos, even if my hair or makeup didn't look … Continue Reading ››

Going to the Dogs Eased My Child’s Cynophobia

By Estelle Erasmus How one woman created her own exposure therapy “bootcamp” for her canine-phobic daughter.

“Get out of my car!”

A huge dog had just leaped into the back seat of my SUV and was hovering over my three-year-old daughter, who was securely fastened in her car seat. The dog ignored me. He panted and wagged his tail so hard that it hit me. He began to sniff my daughter all over. “Honey, … Continue Reading ››