Category Archives: Mom

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 ››

A Beautiful Book of Your Child’s Artwork

By Estelle Erasmus
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If you are like most parents, you have collected oodles of your child's/children's artwork over the years, and probably are wondering where you are going to store it all. Personally, I kept all of my daughter's artwork in binders in our den, but it was starting to … Continue Reading ››

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 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 ››