Think back about …

Stay-at-Home Parent

In the Fifties, it was much more common for a mother to stay at home with her children than to work outside the home. More recently, the pandemic has given new meaning to the concept of stay-at-home parent. With children doing most of their schooling virtually since March, 2020, many parents have had to step back from their jobs or try to juggle their children’s needs while working from home. Think back … were you raised by a stay-at-home parent? Were you ever one? In honor of Mother’s Day, share your stay-at-home parent stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

A bumpy section of the journey
In the end, she decided she didn’t want to break up the family, and returned, telling my father never to mention the idea of [...]

Readers’ Choice

Working Mother And Not
My mother graduated from The Ohio State University in 1935. She wanted to study modern dance in New York City and was forever [...]
A Mother Like You
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I'm glad my mother was at home for me. I liked having her there all the time.
Stuck-at-Home
by
Stressed, unhappy parents create stressed, unhappy children.
Just a Housewife
This Mother’s Day, I salute my mother and all who understand and appreciate the importance and challenges of what she called [...]
Super Mom
Typically my mom wore seamless stockings with high heels and full skirts, just like Mrs. Stone on The Donna Reed Show.
Stay-at-Home Mom
I was a young stay-at-home mom when we moved to Manhattan with our 9-month-old baby boy – a perfect confluence of time, [...]
The Shop and The Court
My mother always worked.  Not because she had to, but because she loved to.  Indeed, at the time of her death at age 81, she [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

Playing with Fire
As a child I spent summers with my family at my grandmother’s small Catskills hotel.   (See My Game Mother,  My Heart [...]
Prompted By In Trouble
May 10, 2021

Past Stories You May Have Missed

The One That Got Away
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The temptation that I didn't act on
Prompted By Temptation
January 10, 2017
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
"I spent much of my childhood as someone else."
Prompted By Toys & Games
August 7, 2017

Think back about …

Stay-at-Home Parent

In the Fifties, it was much more common for a mother to stay at home with her children than to work outside the home. More recently, the pandemic has given new meaning to the concept of stay-at-home parent. With children doing most of their schooling virtually since March, 2020, many parents have had to step back from their jobs or try to juggle their children’s needs while working from home. Think back … were you raised by a stay-at-home parent? Were you ever one? In honor of Mother’s Day, share your stay-at-home parent stories forward.

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