Wow, this week has been kind of huge!

The fabulous Jessica of School of Smock and I introduced our new series on women’s friendship, HerStories: Tales of Friendship. We kicked off our series with a total of 4 friendship essays between our two websites. Check out our Introduction to HerStories page and find links to each of the essays.

We are so excited about this project, and we will be bringing you more essays on friendship in the coming months, starting with two new ones next week. I am excited to feature a fantastic post by the incomparable Julie of Life According to Julie and Fabulous Blogging– stay tuned on Monday!

If you would like to contribute an essay on a significant friendship in your life, whether right away or down the road, please email us at

HerStoriesAlso last week, I shared my ideas (ok, many of them were your ideas) for Surviving a Snow Day with Kids and gave you Teresa’s awesome homemade playdough recipe.

In other parts of the virtual world, I had a few pieces featured that were very close to my heart.

On Wednesday, a post I wrote (originally titled Death of a Princess, but I guess they thought that was too much) on my daughter’s princess phase was published on Families in the Loop, a great website that I write for. Check it out here: Why I Will Miss My Daughter’s Princesses

On Thursday, I shared a piece on pregnancy loss and the importance of talking about it with Role/Reboot. Why It’s Important To Talk About Pregnancy Loss.

Yesterday was the return of Finish the Sentence Friday, and our prompt was, “Once I did something really stupid, I….”

I took the opportunity to make amends for the post I wrote last week, I Am From Venus, Your Head Is Up Uranus: 6 Differences Between Men and Women. (Which, by the way, I still think is kind of hilarious and awesome.) Anyhoo, I wrote the self-deprecating counterpart post, You Are From Mars, I Am An A-Hole.

Oh, and I gained some useful insights on what search terms lead people to my blog:

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A few of my favorite bloggers wrote some really brilliant posts about the not-so-rosy side of motherhood this week. I found these three posts to be so beautifully written, extremely moving, and most of all- honest.

Kate from Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine wrote I Hate Oatmeal Kisses
Meredith from The Mom of the Year wrote The Drowning Stage
Katia from I Am The Milk wrote I Miss Me

These amazing posts inspired me to add a Motherhood Page to the top of my menu, where I have listed some of my motherhood posts over the past months. Check it out and peruse some of my old favorites!

In other news, besides a few more outstanding HerStories essays coming next week, I will be offering my first giveaway on Thursday! Bloggers- make sure and stop by, as I am giving away a coupon for a 1-hour blog consultation with Julie of Fabulous Blogging!


Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!


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