In this family {Melissa}

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.

In this family we do messy.
Messy food, messy crafts, messy hair and messy people.

We do fun, and laughter and music.
We sing silly songs.
We make up the words as we go.

In this family we do rough.
Rough housing, rough playing, rough paths walked.

We do grace.
We do forgivness
We do LOVE.

In this family we do LOUD.
We also do REALLY LOUD.
We rarely do quiet.

We do our part.
Everyone has a part and a place.
We pitch in, we help one another, we hug.

We create.
We dream BIG.

In this family we live life to the fullest.
We go barefoot in the grass
We jump in puddles
We eat outside.

We get dirty.

In this family we do warmth
(but not the thermostat kind because we do frugal too)
We do kind and generous
Helpful and gracious

We open doors.

Create bonds.
Share knowledge and wisdom.

In this family we travel the road less traveled.

Hand in Hand

Always together.

Always faithful.

Melissa is mom to 3 kids (9mo-6yrs) and 1 angel. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She writes about all the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair, and hides from her children on Twitter (@PBinmyHair).


What do you do in your house?

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 fill out this form if you would like to be featured here.

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4 responses to “In this family {Melissa}

  1. Love it! Will have something to write about now. I am feeling some writers block with a particular someone home all the time lately.

  2. Beautiful, Mel!! I love the part about how you do warmth but not in temperature. Made me laugh aloud!

  3. I love it! (I also love the new header, by the way!)

  4. Pingback: Writing Me: “In This Family” Wrap-Up | Bigger Picture Blogs

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