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Estelle Sobel Erasmus
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Estelle Sobel Erasmus is an award-winning journalist and former magazine editor-in-chief who blogs about her sometimes serious, often humorous but always transformative journey through motherhood, marriage and midlife at Musings on Motherhood and Midlife. She is a 2014 BlogHer Voice of the Year and was recently the featured blogger at She Speaks. Her writing was recently featured in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends and What Do Mothers Need? Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century (Demeter Press, 2013). She is a Circle of Moms Top 25 Winner for Best Family Blog by a Mom and a proud “Listen to Your Mother” NYC alumni. You can find her writing at Marie Claire, Mamapedia, Erma Bombeck's Writers' Workshop,,, and Estelle also can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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54 Top Writers and Mom Bloggers Reveal Where They Give

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 11:06 AM


Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make room for #GivingTuesday -- a global rally for great giving which falls on December 2 this year.

I'm proud to be a social media ambassador for Giving Tuesday.

What I like about the...

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The Case for the Pregnancy Muumuu

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:52 PM

I was about five months pregnant with my daughter and in between regular bouts of vomiting, when my mom came over for a visit with a small package in her hand.


"Estelle, I got you something to wear," my mom said handing...

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Through My Daughter's Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 7:36 PM





I look into my daughter's eyes and I see myself reflected in them. But more than that... I see all the colors of emotion that a 5-year-old is capable...

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The Secret of My Daughter's Dance

(12) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 7:25 PM

I didn't realize that my toddler daughter's dance across the floor would also take me on a journey.

My at-the-time 18-month-old daughter and I attended a reading group at the library where the teacher asked all the moms and their babies to form a tight circle on the floor. I...

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How to Help Little Girls Stand Up to Bullying

(9) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 5:37 PM

This article originally appeared on Musings on Motherhood and Midlife

I was an advocate for my daughter. And how I acted made a difference in her experience of being heard, I believe.

Last year, my nearly 4-year-old daughter came home from preschool telling me about a boy who...

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I Married a Man, Not a Religion

(11) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 7:50 PM


I grew up thinking I'd marry a Jewish man. My mother and her parents had left Poland during the Holocaust and had ended up in Israel, while my father's parents were Orthodox Jews, with my grandfather the clear patriarch of the family. My...

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Tips for Parents Suffering From the 'Only Child Syndrome'

(23) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 5:57 PM

With snow storms wreaking havoc throughout the United States these past few months, many families have spent the time cocooning with their child or children.

I've heard that some of the kids have played together well, while other moms have told me that "they are constantly fighting over toys, treats,...

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How Justice Was Served Thanks to My Father

(12) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 1:46 PM

This article originally appeared on Musings on Motherhood and Midlife

Corporate American might have been trying to screw me out of what was rightfully mine, but I had a secret weapon on my side -- my father.


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