Estelle Sobel Erasmus is a journalist, author, and former magazine editor-chief (Womans Own, Hachette Filipacchis Body by Jake, the American Breast Cancer Guide), who sits on the board of directors of the national non-profit organizationMothers & More. She writes a Teachable Moments column and Womens Issues column for examiner.com. She went from Dating Diva to Married Lady to Older Mom in a blink of an eye and writes about her transformative journey through motherhood (and marriage) at her award-winning blog Musings on Motherhood and Mid-Life and was one of the 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year. Estelle can be found on twitter at Mommymusings011 and Pinterest at Mommymusings011.
Each December, I tingle in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. I savor it all…the songs, the sentiment, the TV specials, the homey smells of cinnamon, apple cider, and cookies, and the…spirit of tzedakah. I'm Jewish, born and raised in New York, married to a South African man who is the son of an Evangelist minister. In our family, we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. I recall with fondness the Hanukkahs of my youth, reciting the blessings as we lit the menorah, and participating in my… >> Read More