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For Your Journal: Quarterly Recap

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So ... how's your journaling?
Here's a recap of the For Your Journal writing prompts I posted August through October 2011 in case you missed out on one.

Write a letter to your child. Is it hard to be a mom? Read the entire prompt here.

What rules should be established regarding children and social networking sites? Should the rules by driven by the family or the government? Write an opinion piece, citing a personal example to support your position. Read the entire prompt here.

Write about one of your cousins. Describe a time you were together as children and another time you met as adults. Read the entire prompt here.

How are you teaching your children to respect and care for nature? Write about a time your child experienced the "awe" of nature. Read the entire prompt here.

Look at your child's bookshelf and list one book, story, or poem for each virtue listed above. Write two or three sentences about each choice, describing the message or moral it teaches. Read the entire prompt here.

Write a story with your child. Cast him/her as the superhero and ask "What evil deed will you make right today?" Read the entire prompt here.

Write about the first trimester of pregnancy. At what point did you share your news with friends and family? What issues did you take into consideration before spreading the word? Read the entire prompt here.

Write about a conversation you had with your child about the day's news. Incorporate as much of the actual dialogue as possible. Read the entire prompt here.

Write about a learning experience that made an impact. How did the presenter make the lesson "real?" Read the entire prompt here.

Karna ConverseĀ is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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