photo: Courtesy of Intrepid Travel

Spring is finally on its way—and it’s time for another Spoke Writing Contest! Don’t forget: our Writing Contests now run for six weeks at a time instead of monthly, so make a note of dates.

Let’s Talk Theme: Your Parenting Journey

They say life is a journey, and none more so than the experience of parenting. We want to hear about your family journeys, whether it’s a special story about the first time you took your kid to Disneyland or the journey of welcoming a new member to your family. We want your stories of where you’ve been—and where you’re headed—together as a family this year.

Contest Writing Prompts

Need some inspo? Here are a few ideas to get your started:

  • I Never Thought I’d Become a Parent: My Journey from Infertility to Parenthood
  • The Hilarious/Epic/Disastrous/Surprising Story of My Kid’s First Flight
  • A Parenting Road Map of Realistic Expectations During Your Baby’s First Year
  • Our Family’s Journey of Adoption
  • The Surprising Story I Found When I Made My Family Tree
  • Our Family Tree Looks a Little Different from Most & That’s Okay
  • Recapping Our Family’s Cross-Country Road Trip (& What We Learned Along the Way)
  • How I Overcame My Fear of Flying—with Kids
  • Our Family’s Trip of a Lifetime
  • The Weirdest Trip We’ve Ever Taken as a Family

Feel free to write about whatever you’d like as it relates to this theme, and make sure your post fits into one of our three Spoke post categories: Real Talk, Rockstar Parenting or Parenting Humor.

The Fine Print

Three winning posts will be selected by our editors and based on quality, originality and page views.

  1. Each winner will receive $100 each for their original post. (Remember, only original posts are eligible for Writing Contest prizes.)
  2. Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific by Apr. 30, 2019. Winners will be notified and announced the next month.
  3. To enter, please use of the following Red Tricycle Article Code with your post: #parentingjourney2019. (No caps and please include the hashtag.)

We can’t wait to read your awesome entries!

—Keiko Zoll, Spoke Contributor Network Editor