So Glad They Told Me!

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I am thrilled to be a part of the new essay collection that encourages moms to support Each Other:
So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood

This new anthology shares real stories about motherhood, from infancy through the empty nest stage.


So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood (ISBN: 978-0-692-76955-3; $15.00) is the fourth anthology from The HerStories Project, a writing and publishing community for women. In the increasingly competitive culture of modern motherhood, parenting advice can often be judgmental, unrealistic, or smug. Or sometimes, there isn’t anyone there to offer advice or support. Mothers may feel isolated and lack a support network to provide honest advice, and others may face a barrage of unwarranted, unhelpful tips or warnings.


This collection of essays from 60 mothers will empower and unite parents with real, honest advice from women who have been there. These writers share the advice or support they received—or wish they had—on everything from pregnancy to surviving the first year to parenting teens to empty nest syndrome. Inspired by the viral essay and #SoGladTheyToldMe social media movement, this book aims to change conversations about motherhood by presenting a broader, more realistic, and more balanced image of motherhood so that women will feel less inadequate, adversarial, and isolated. So Glad They Told Me is filled with compassionate, honest advice, and the poignant, painful, and sometimes hilarious truths you wish your best girlfriends had told you about motherhood.

Where to buy the book: So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood is available to purchase directly on the HerStories Project website at or on

For the Media: Editors Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger are available for in-studio interviews or phoners. To book an interview or request a copy of the book, contact Stephanie at (303) 358-4546 or e-mail


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