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

Dream Songs
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I’ve had numerous occasions during my life when I dreamed something fantastic…breakthrough…life [...]
Yesterday
Yes, I know, “Yesterday” isn’t on “Rubber Soul”, but this is the only original Beatles album I [...]

Other Recent Stories

RIP VCRs
Oh, it was so great at the beginning. My husband brought home the machine from his office and we went off the the video [...]
Prompted By Good Riddance
Aftermath
I walk out in a daze, music ringing in my ears, the girls in their party dresses still twirling across my eyes.
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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