Estelle Erasmus, Washington Post

Estelle Erasmus

Washington Post

New Jersey, United States

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Past articles by Estelle:

How to prevent falls and provide comfort in a new home for seniors

Motion-sensor lighting, flat door handles, anti-slip tiles, lightweight pots and bidets are among the features that can help prevent accidents and strain when setting up a home for seniors. → Read More

When to Reply on Social Media—and When to Not

Sometimes the best thing to do on Twitter or Facebook is to just shut up … isn’t it? → Read More

When to Reply on Social Media—and When to Not

Sometimes the best thing to do on Twitter or Facebook is to just shut up … isn’t it? → Read More

How parents can help tweens develop their creative muscles, during the pandemic and beyond

Help them identify a passion, be a role model and more ways to encourage kids to embrace creativity. → Read More

How to Keep Kids Engaged in School—With Games

Teaching my high school class remotely hasn't been easy. But it has taught me a lot about how to use interactive tools to keep their attention. → Read More

Marry The Man, Not His Religion. Trust Me.

One Woman's Family Wanted Her To Marry A Jewish Man, But Fate Has A Funny Way Of Changing Things. → Read More

Being Hypnotized Into A Past Life As A Man Brought Me True Love

One Woman Opened Her Mind To Love With The Help Of Being Hypnotized By A Hypnotist. → Read More

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Beat writer's block with these 10 tips, supported by scientific studies, from Estelle Erasmus's article from the September 2019 issue of Writer's Digest. → Read More

26 Tips from Editors on How to Get Published

I have interviewed dozens of editors for the podcast for the American Society of Journalists and Authors that I host and curate, ASJA Direct: Inside Intel on Getting Published and Paid Well. → Read More

My Blind Date Took Me To A Sex Club. Here's What Happened.

While I was cautious physically, I was reckless in relationships. → Read More

7 Ways to Defend Yourself from Writing Coach Scams

Industry experts and legitimate writing coaches provide advice on how to spot writing coach scams and shield yourself accordingly. → Read More

PSA: It's Totally Fine to Have Babies After 35, Science Backs It Up

Singer Carrie Underwood recently stated that at 35, she may have missed her chance to have a big family, and then announced her pregnancy. One mom who had her daughter in her forties sounds off on why it was a great choice. → Read More

Screenwriting Tips & Insights from Award-Winning Writer Michael Zam

In this interview, screenwriter Michael Zam offers screenwriting tips for beginners and veterans, and discusses his success with the Emmy award-winning FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, starring Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Stanley Tucci and more. → Read More

I’m taking a social media break for my sanity—and so should you

If today's political climate makes you feel like you're going insane every time you log onto Facebook or Twitter, you're not alone. Here's why you should consider changing your routine. → Read More

Why I Won't Let My Daughter Sit on Santa's Lap

It seems that our year-round safety talks get tossed during December—along with logic. → Read More

Add social-media expectations to the list of things you tell a new babysitter

Babysitters’ social-media and tech flubs are high on the list of parent complaints. Here’s how to avoid problems. → Read More

Remembering summer's forgotten children – For Her

One caring community in Oelwein, Iowa has rallied together to create a summertime garden program for children who rely on school for regular healthy meals. → Read More

23 can’t-miss outdoor summer concerts from coast to coast – For Her

Whether you're in Missouri or Manhattan this summer, there's an outdoor concert for you. Grab a patch of grass, unpack your picnic basket, and kick back to some tunes under the stars. → Read More

Can Content Marketing Help the ASJA Survive?

Faced with extinction, the American Society of Journalists and Authors is making dramatic changes. But not everyone is happy. → Read More

7 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Child's Education

Wondering about the best way you can support your child in his/her growth and development? We've got the answers. → Read More