Category Archives: Mom

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 ››

Review and Google+ Hangout for Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness

By Estelle Erasmus Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness Review and Google+ Hangout for Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness A few weeks ago, I did my first google hangout interview, and I couldn't be more thrilled about the subject: Lisa Nolan, owner of Monkey Star Press, and creator/editor of the anthology Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Funny Stories by Sleepy Moms, a rollicking collection of stories about those early first days of being a mom, and … Continue Reading ››

Essays from the Heart and a Free Financial Webinar from Mothers & More

POPLogo 2011Update 300x129 Essays from the Heart and a Free Financial Webinar from Mothers & MoreBy Estelle Sobel Erasmus Mother's & More,  recently ran a writing contest to support the annual Power of A Purse campaign, where through community outreach members of Mothers & More collect new and gently used purses and the organization also provides financial resources to disadvantaged women in shelters and through other non-profits. Over the … Continue Reading ››

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Family Style

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It's Fiesta time. Photo from http://catchmyparty.com
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus What holiday that your kids will love is just around the corner? It's Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday that is always celebrated on May 5th. The holiday marks the victory of Mexican troops over French forces in Mexico back in 1862. Now that's … Continue Reading ››

Mothers & More’s Annual Power of a Purse Campaign Picks up Steam for 2013

POPLogo 2011Update 300x129 Mothers & Mores Annual Power of a Purse Campaign Picks up Steam for 2013
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There is Power in a Purse.
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus Many of you know that I am on the Board of Directors of Mothers & More, a fantastic 25-year-old non-profit that provides support, education and advocacy for mothers through:

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 ››

The Power of Self Expression

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To express yourself fully, I believe you need to let your creativity flourish and bloom
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus I will be featured on the radio show Make Peace at Home, tomorrow, live to discuss a topic close to my heart, The Power of Self-Expression. I'll speak about Continue Reading ››