Writing Me: In this Family Prose

Welcome to part two of Writing Me, our community writing project intended to inspire our creativity collectively and individually.

During the next eight weeks — through the end of 2011 — we’ll be writing our In This Family prose.

First inspired by a piece of Etsy artwork pinned on Pinterest and then Emerging Mummy’s brilliant staircase, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to take the intents of our hearts and write them out into black print against white — etch them not only on our hearts, but also in the most visible of places. {If you want to dig really deep into family mission statements, Simple Mom has a great post!}

So let’s jump in. If you want to get started, begin thinking of ways to elaborate on the following:

“In this family {house} we …”

The beauty of this open-ended prose project is that you have the freedom to write your heart’s hopes out into a pretty free structure.

The only real guidelines are to keep it short, keep it punchy {think six word max per line} and keep it brimming with active words instead of passive ones.


In this house

we share germs

and also hugs.

We say sorry

as well as forgiven

We do loud

a little better than whispers.

We love hard

when its hard to love.

Why the guidelines?

Mostly because we don’t want to stop at just writing the statement on paper or your computer screen; we want to transfer those words onto a medium that can be seen by everyone passing through our homes — most importantly, we want those words to be seen by our own eyes and our kids’ eyes.

After you are pleased with your statement, you could:

*transfer the words onto canvas

*type them and frame the printed paper

*paint them above a door way

*write it across your living room walls

*transform a white board

*or even stencil them on the stairs like Sarah at Emerging Mummy did

The only real requirement for linking up with this meme is to write out your In This Family prose.

Also, we’ll be featuring three In This Family prose pieces here! Please email hyacynthworth{at}yahoo{dot}com if you would like to be featured here.

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4 responses to “Writing Me: In this Family Prose

  1. I love this. So, so very much.

  2. This is wonderful, and got me writing. How do I link up?

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