Essays

  • A Dog, Two Families, and Amy

    *Originally posted on April 3, 2013.

    Christine of A Fly On Our (Chicken Coop) Wall describes how she found a friendship just when she needed it most.   Her essay is about the special bonds that are created when two families connect and become important to each other.  Sometimes the bonds of friendship and new motherhood can tie families together forever.

    Read about Christine’s friendship here.

  • Vulnerable and Open To a New Life After Divorce

    Divorce is a difficult experience for anyone.  Blogger Kimberly Bither shares how her divorce opened up new possibilities for discovering new passions and challenges.  Through new friends Kimberly found support to make a new life.  Read more of her story.

  • Leslie and Me

    Originally published on April 1, 2013

    Today’s essay is from Carisa Miller of MCarisa.com. Her unique style contrasts the differences between her cherished friend and herself, yet eloquently describes the ways in which they fit together. Read her story here: Leslie and Me

  • Friendships Form in the Most Unlikely of Places

    *Originally posted on March 17, 2013

    Today’s essay is from Julie DeNeen, blogger extraordinaire. She tell us a story not only of how blogging can connect people, but of how a new friendship with a complete stranger changed her life and brought her through a time of intense crisis. Read her memorable essay here.

  • From Natural Disaster to the Mall: A Tale of Working Friendship

    Originally posted on March, 13, 2013.

    Emily Tedeschi’s HerStories essay tells us about her friendship with a co-worker.  Sometimes, in our culture the true importance of workplace friendships can get minimized — have you ever heard someone say, “Oh, that’s just a work friend”? — but as Emily so beautifully describes, for working moms particularly, these relationships are critical sources of support. 

    Read the rest of Emily’s beautiful and funny story.

  • A Friendship Story: Marisa

    *Originally published on March 14, 2013

    We are continuing our first week of the series with another fantastic essay, this time from Elura Nanos. Elura is the owner of Lawyer Up, and is also the star of “Staten Island Law” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. (OWN) Have you ever been “forced” into a friendship by your parents? Did it work out differently than you might have thought?

    Read this beautiful story of childhood friendship and its evolution here:  A Friendship Story: Marisa