Essays

  • Baby Friends

    *Originally posted on April 29th, 2013

    Do you ever find yourself connecting with another mom, a woman you’ve never met, simply because you both have children the same age? This essay, written by Stephanie, shares her experience of making friends with strangers, even temporarily, as a way to find support and encouragement. Read Baby Friends

  • My Sister, My Friend

    *Originally published April 22nd, 2013

    Kate Hall, of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine, joins HerStories with an essay about her friendship with her sister. Starting with the memory of the day her sister was born, Kate shares the history of their relationship into adulthood. Read My Sister, My Friend.

  • Pen Pals

    Pam Moore, of the blog Whatevs, shares her story of her childhood pen pal, and how they stayed friends over the years. Her essay reflects their ups and downs as their friendship evolved into adulthood. Read her story here.

  • Friends Are The Family We Choose For Ourselves: My “Sole” Sisters

    *Originally published on March 24th, 2013
    Today’s essay is from Hollie Deline, mother of a toddler. She writes about her experience moving to a new city, finding a niche with a bellydancing troupe, and her transition to new motherhood. Her story chronicles how her fellow dancers supported her through her motherhood experience, and features some fantastic photos. Read about Hollie and her “Sole” Sisters.
  • You and Me

    *Originally posted on April 18, 2013.

    The bond between sisters is strong and deep.  It’s also a relationship that can evolve over time, as women grow and mature.

    Read Julie Burton’s friendship piece about the relationship between her and her sister.  Julie also blogs at Unscripted Mom.

    How has your bond with your sister changed throughout your childhood and adulthood?

  • A Friendship Mourned

    Originally posted on April 9, 2013.

    Dana Hemelt of Kiss My List movingly describes why she still mourns the loss of a close friend many years later.  Her friend Allysa took her own life, and Dana explains how she remembers her friend.

    Read Dana’s HerStories essay here.