Category Archives: Parenting

Musings on My Midlife Wisdom

Estelle ErasmusBy Estelle Erasmus Being a midlife mom means that I've had many years  to acquire  wisdom based on life lessons I've learned. Here are some of the things I've learned (in no particular order). *You never know when your bad luck's your good luck. Think about it: maybe you overslept but because that happened you avoided a highway accident. Or, you didn't get the … Continue Reading ››

Mothering Through the Darkness is Here

Mothering Through the Darkness By Estelle Erasmus The HerStories Project editors, Stephanie Sprenger and Jessica Smock have built a reputation for developing high-quality, deeply thoughtful books with a stellar list of contributors. I admire these ladies so much and was proud to be a contributor for My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Losing and Leaving FriendsContinue Reading ››

Sharing My Love of Singing with My Daughter

  By Estelle Erasmus   IMG_8136 I have always loved music. I remember singing as a young girl, even before I learned how to express myself by writing. My parents noticed my strong soprano and enrolled me in voice lessons when I was in middle school. I loved studying opera (I'm a trained mezzo soprano) and classical music. I joined the school chorale and then the … Continue Reading ››

A Visit with the Bratz Dolls

Bratz Dolls
Here are Jade, Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and newest member,  Raya-a collection of Bratz Dolls
By Estelle Erasmus I've mentioned before, that sometimes I get to take my daughter to really cool events like this one for KidzVuz last month and this one for Chizi's Tale the month before. She even watched me make a Guinness Book of World … Continue Reading ››