I took a writing class for moms through The Momoir Project. We had readings, on-line discussions, and of course, writing. I loved it.
My favorite part about the class were the writing starts. A short snippet that would plunge us into writing about our mothering experiences. And as much as I enjoyed writing about my happenings as a mother, I found it meaningful to read the beautiful, heartfelt, and honest stories shared by the other moms. Every new story was an invitation to be a part of their story. Their stories challenged me, brought me to tears, or made me laugh out loud. These writing exercises became something I looked forward to.
When the time came for me to have a professional writer website, I knew I would keep a blog here about my mothering experiences (hence: A mom that writes). But I also knew that a blog revolving around my stories would be lacking something, and that something would be the richness of stories that other moms (or bloggers) have to offer. I don’t want this to be Ellen’s mothering adventures only, I want this to be a place rich with our stories. This, this is the heart behind the blog, this is what the writing prompt is all about.
So I am inviting you, my fellow mom, to join me. I want to hear about your mothering stories. I want to know about the hard days, those where you cry many tears because you feel so alone. I want to hear about the days where the laundry is piled high, and there are no socks to wear. I want you to share about the laughter heard around your home, and the life-long lessons you learned because of your children. I want to celebrate with you even the simple milestones that happen in your living room floor as your child takes his first steps. I want to know what it is like to see your daughter all dressed up for prom, or going out on a first date.
Let’s share this crazy thing called “motherhood” together. Let’s write our stories for ourselves, for our children, and for one another. Let’s be a group of mom’s that write, and let’s do it together.
Will you join me?
Every Monday I share a writing prompt with you. You don’t have to join every week, I know too well how hard it can be to get a blog post up sometimes. Write along when you can, you are always welcome.
I am really looking forward to reading your stories!
Here are some guidelines:
2. Make sure to link back here (to the specific post you are linked to, not the website) and invite others to join.
3. Visit at least the person who linked up before you and leave an encouraging comment.
You can link Monday through Friday, and the links are closed during the weekends.
I hope you join in and spread the word.
I want to make this is easy as I can on you, busy moms, so if you would like to receive the prompt in your inbox every weekend, instead of waiting for Monday, then leave me your e-mail in the form below and you will be all set!
And if you have any suggestions for writing prompts, share those with me and you might see them on a Monday.