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mother, mother: a friday writing prompt

Happy Friday!

Today’s post is dedicated to all you mothers out there.

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First dance recital, age 2

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Belles of the ball

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new baby brother, age 3

There are plenty of literary journals out there, and there are even ones that focus exclusively on motherhood. Literary Mama , for one, seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and profiles based on the experiences of motherhood.

Writing Prompt:

If you’re a writer: break away from whatever work you’re doing today. Start by freewriting on a blank piece of paper. Begin with the words “My mother.” That’s the only rule. You can go any direction you want with it — just as long as those are the first two words. (Some of the best ones might be nothing about your mother. That’s okay, too.)

If you’re not a writer, do it anyway. And then frame it. Check that mother’s day gift off your list.

Cheers to all my favorite mamas this weekend!