Think back about …

Parenthood

As Ogden Nash wrote, "Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore / And that's what parents were created for." Think back ... Why did you choose to be a parent—or did parenthood choose you? Which stories best encapsulate the joys and sorrows, pride and frustration, privileges and responsibilities of being a parent? Or, if you're not a parent, well, that's a story too. Share your parenthood stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

What I Learned from Tommy
They say until the age of forty we have the face God gave us and after forty we have the face we made ourselves.

Readers’ Choice

Have (More) Faith
I have two children. David came out ten days late, with a full head of dark hair after a long, difficult labor. Jeffrey burst [...]
Great Moments in Parenting
Parents, we’ve all had these moments, right? Right?? One day my daughter invited a friend from school over to play.  [...]
Childless with no regrets
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I kept listening for the tick of the biological clock, but it never ticked.
Baby Love
Back in those days, young couples didn’t get dogs first so they could practice their future parenting skills. So my baby son [...]
Domestic Poetry
For me, being a parent is almost indistinguishable from being a poet.
We Are Family
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When I was a little girl, I always imagined that when I grew up I would have three children. That’s how many there were [...]
Co-creation
    Co-creation   My children birthed me many times through our time together; we have labored over Our [...]
“It was a cold and lonely night,..” or Absurdist Reality
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  Part I   The Prelude We were living in Scotland for almost a year when I discovered that I was pregnant.  Robert, had [...]
Hankies and Goodbyes
“Well, I suppose I better hit the road. It’s a long drive home and I have work and classes tomorrow.” [...]
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Stories from the Previous Prompt

Beatles vs Stones

Why Do I Have To Choose
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I always thought it was a sillly competition. Why did people expect you to declare allegiance to only one band, the Rolling [...]
I’m the Girl Who Still Loves Paul
Yep, my heart went boom. I loved this music, and I adored Paul.

Other Recent Stories

The Party That Rocked my Block
My first two kids were pretty tame as teens, so when I learned about the ambulance in front of our house and every neighbor [...]
Prompted By Parties

Think back about …

Parenthood

As Ogden Nash wrote, "Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore / And that's what parents were created for." Think back ... Why did you choose to be a parent—or did parenthood choose you? Which stories best encapsulate the joys and sorrows, pride and frustration, privileges and responsibilities of being a parent? Or, if you're not a parent, well, that's a story too. Share your parenthood stories forward.

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