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 email@example.com.
Also 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:
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!
Wow, thanks for the mention/link! You had a super busy week! I’m still trying to catch up on my reading. I love seeing what words people search to end up at our sites. So funny!
Wow you have had a busy week hun.. Sounds like you will definitely be needing some rest this weekend cause your plans for next week look just as busy.
Another wonderful week and I love your new series. Really just great and look forward to more on that now!! 🙂
Quite the week, Stephanie, I wish you many many happy returns of your posts featured everywhere! I’m happy I read this wrap-up, it made me realize I’ve missed one of them, I am dying to hear about the death of a princess 🙂
Thank you so much for the kind words, it’s amazing to hear that I played a part in inspiring a new page topic.
It sounds like next week is going to be just as amazing, can’t wait to read Julie’s piece!
I so appreciate this mention, Stephanie! Thank you, and thanks for reading the post and getting where I’m coming from. You are doing so much cool stuff here! I think the friendship series is so great–a wonderful thing to celebrate. Kick off to a great new week, Stephanie and thanks again.
Love your recent google searches! It always cracks me up to see my search terms. I have about 200 screen shots cluttering my desktop thinking I should use them more.
And dude! Your super-business is making me look bad. I hardly posted at all this week. I’m slacker girl.
Milk stained bra for sale and human toilet? Bwahahahaha! Lawd!! Can’t wait to check out your new motherhood tab!! 🙂 –The Dose Girls