What a week! The HerStories Project has had a busy week with the launch of our newly designed website. We love meeting new readers and hearing others talk about how important friendship has been in their lives. Thank you for your continued support!

If you haven’t had time yet, make sure to learn more about our contributors and the origins of our project.  And we hope you entered our giveaway to win a copy of She Matters: A Life In Friendships, the book that started it all!

The early reviews for our  book keep coming in from your favorite bloggers, authors, and friendship experts… Check back regularly to learn what the first readers of the book think about our book!

Every week we want to spotlight the work of some of our talented contributors and others who write about friendship. This week we’ll introduce three of our writers and a little of their writing.

1. First, meet Julie Burton of Unscripted Mom. Julie and Jessica (me!) have been online friends since I started blogging. Sometimes we chat on the phone about our latest projects and to share our writing triumphs and challenges.  (Julie and I “met” through our mutual blogging mentor, the always helpful and supportive Nina Badzin, an incredible writer who also might have a little bit of a “matchmaker” in her!)

Julie is an experienced writer and journalist, as well as a mom to four kids. On her blog, she “offers reflections on the unrehearsed, impromptu, improvised act of motherhood.”

This week Julie wrote about friendship and motherhood (as well as The HerStories Project!), and I was intrigued to hear about a wise way of categorizing friendships: Reason. Season. Lifetime.

2. Next, read Sarah Rudell Beach’s piece: “Peace, War, and Friendship.” Sarah blogs about mindful practice and parenting at Left Brain Buddha. Sarah is also one of Stephanie’s and Jessica’s closest blogging friends and one of the writers behind The Brilliant Book Club, a group of bloggers who read and write about thought-provoking parenting books.

In this piece, Sarah writes about a few projects, including HerStories, celebrating the power of female bonds.

3. And, finally, definitely check out a piece by one of our favorite bloggers, Alexandra Rosas of Good Day, Regular People called “The One That Got Away.” I love her reflections of an old, crazy friendship, the source of endless tales of adventure and laughter. She sounds like the sort of friend that every young woman should have at least once in her life!

Again, we want to thank all of you for your support! Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a copy of She Matters: A Life in Friendships….

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