Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning journalist, author, and former magazine editor who has been published in Marie Claire, Working Mother, Project Eve. The Broad Side and Kveller.
She is a contributor to the Huffington Post and writes about family, travel, beauty, fashion, relationships and her transformative journey raising a young daughter in midlife on her blog Musings on Motherhood & Midlife.
Estelle is co-author of Beautiful Skin: Every Woman’s Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age (Adams Media), and has contributed to several anthologies, most recently My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends (HerStories Project). She is a 2014 National Geographic Kids Insider, a 2014 Disney Social Media Mom, a BlogHer Voice of the Year (2014 and 2012), and a Circle of Moms winner (8th place) for Best Family Blog by a Mom. Estelle has spoken about publishing at B.I.G., iRetreat14, ASJA and the Folio Conference. A past president of the Board of Directors of Mothers & More, Estelle is now a member of Mother & More’s advisory council and was recently invited to join the board of Bloganthropy. She was a reader of her original essay “And She Danced” at the inaugural 2012 production of Listen to Your Mother in New York City.
I grew up thinking I’d marry a Jewish man. My mother and her parents left Poland during the Holocaust and ended up in Israel, while my father’s parents were Orthodox Jews, with my grandfather the ... Read more