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A Cinematic Cinderella

By Estelle ErasmusCInderellapic A Cinematic Cinderella We recently saw a screening of the new Cinderella movie. The precursor to the main show was a Frozen short, called Frozen Fever, which was so much fun and so adorable that I'm not going to spoil it for you, save to say that when Elsa gets a cold, Olaf gets a family. And we can't wait till Frozen 2 … Continue Reading ››

Weekly Content Curation Sensations (March 14th)

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Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Lets Your Natural Beauty Shine Through

By Estelle Erasmus menewlarger 383x500 Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Lets Your Natural Beauty Shine Through   I have a confession to make: I love makeup. As a former beauty editor, and co-author of the best-selling beauty book Beautiful Skin: Every Woman's Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age (Adams Media), I have certainly had the opportunity to try many brands of makeup. That's why I was delighted for the chance to try out the … 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 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 ››