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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 January through April 2012 in case you missed one.

Write two writing-related goals. Read the entire prompt here.

Write about a time your child was hurt by a friend. How did you respond and what specific actions did you take? Explore any feelings and memories the episode brought to mind of your childhood friendships. Read the entire prompt here.

What "truth" do you find in this quote? Describe a time you watched your child dust himself off and take a step in a new direction. Read the entire prompt here.

Describe an experience you've had with a middle child. How would the experience have been different if it had been with that individual's older or younger sibling? Read the entire prompt here.

Describe your home in terms of a television show. Is it a comedy? A drama? Action and adventure? List the lead and supporting cast members. Pick a theme song. Read the entire prompt here.

Describe a conversation you've had with your child's doctor. What criteria did you use to decide whether or not to use a new medication, test, or vaccination? Read the entire prompt here.

How did you respond when your child first asked about the guy in the wheelchair or the kid who walks and talks funny? Describe the setting and the activity that prompted the question. Read the entire prompt here.

Describe an ordinary experience that left your child breathless. What, specifically, made the ordinary extraordinary? Read the entire prompt here.

Create a comic that depicts a funny statement your child made. Can you tell the story in a single-panel, one-liner cartoon or do you need multiple panels to tell the story? Use speech bubbles to show how the comment was made. Read the entire prompt here.

Describe four Fridays of your lifetime: at ages 10, 15, 25, and 40. Include as many details as you can about the people, the places, and the activities that filled your day. Then, write about a typical Friday you currently spend with your family. Read the entire prompt here.

How are you teaching your children to take care of the earth? What are they teaching you? Read the entire prompt here.

What toy from your childhood have you shared (or hope to share) with your child? Why is the toy special to you? 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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