Prompts for Weekly Parenting Poetry Workshop — Week 4: Trust

Today starts the fourth week of the Weekly Parenting Poetry Workshop!

We're each writing at least one parenting-themed poem a week on an overarching parenting theme, which I post on Mondays. On Fridays, I post a linkup so we can all share what we've been working on, and then we enjoy reading each other's work. It's been inspiring for all of us!

I also post daily prompts for the week in advance, both to give you more of an idea of what the theme represents, and for any overachievers who want to write more than one poem a week! Remember, anyone who writes and posts a poem for each day of the challenge automatically wins a signed prize copy of Poetry of a Hobo Mama, and anyone who writes and posts at least weekly will be entered into a drawing for one.

For full details and to grab a badge, see the intro post.

You can enjoy last week's poems here and link up your own if you haven't already! It was a beautiful week of poems on Hope.

Now it's time to get writing for this week! Ready?

The fourth week's theme is


This week we're considering the move into our confidence and rhythm as parents even as we navigate the uncertain waters of discipline, spirituality, and seeking answers to big questions. The theme and prompts are springboards, so feel free to interpret them in the way they inspire you. Obviously, we are all at different stages in the parenting journey, so we'll need to write according to where we're at. (To be eligible for a prize, poems must make a good effort at relating, at least loosely, to the theme or prompts. So far everyone's been doing great!)

Optional daily prompts:

April 22: Partners: Write a love (or anti-love) poem to your co-parent, or the one you're missing.
April 23: Birthdays: Big celebration or family party, how do you remember this important anniversary? {P.S. Happy birthday to me…}
April 24: Faith: How does the spiritual intersect your parenting?
April 25: Discipline: What does discipline mean to you and your family? How is gentle parenting going for you in the trenches?
April 26: Why: What big questions from your children have you been terrified and privileged to answer?
April 27: Image: How have you come to terms — or not — with your body's shape and functions now that you're a parent?
April 28: Defense: How have you had to defend your parenting to others?

Write your poem anytime this week on the theme of Trust (or go for gold and write on one or more of the daily prompts). If you're blogging along, post your poem(s) on your blog sometime before next Monday. On Friday, I'll provide a linkup post where you can add your link(s) or paste your poem(s) into the comments whenever you're ready.

I'm looking forward to seeing what we all write this week! Thanks so much for joining in. Happy poeming!


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