March 2017 – It Takes a Village
Sometimes we think we need to do it all and be it all, alone. In truth, it really does take a village to raise a child. However, sometimes that tribe can be hard to find. How do we find a community in which to raise our children in an age that is progressively making us more isolated? How do we find belonging as mothers and help each other to raise the next generation?
- Needing community rather than individualism
- We raise our children and we raise our community
- Community – the different types that fill you and/or deplete you
- Belonging – not being asked or invited into a group
- Finding yourself a part of a group that you never asked to be a part of
- Loneliness – struggle with post-partum, depression, perfectionism
- Recovering from a hurtful community
- The most unlikely place I found my tribe
- Four things we do outside of the home
- Giving back is the best way to overcome isolation and loneliness
- Overcoming pride and asking for help
- Four ways to help our kids deal with peer pressure
- The things we celebrate or create as a tribe (memorials, traditions, projects, missions, trips)
- Generational impact that affects your family/community (grandparents, older/younger neighbors, singles, older married couples)
- Redefining my village (foster children, special needs, living abroad, living with grandparents)
- Four ways to mobilize your family into action
- Professionals or services that have been life-changers in your family/community
- Benefits of looking outside of your own family (spouse, parents, in-laws) for help
- Visually define community – DIY, crafting projects ideas (quilting, crocheting, painting, photography), cooking/recipes (centerpieces)
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017 (600 – 900 word count)
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And Since You Always Ask
Yes, you may send material that has been previously posted. Just make sure it meets our editorial needs first. Because, again, we take those pretty seriously.
What About General Content?
Yes, we certainly accept general articles about parenting, mothering and woman-related issues. In fact, we’re always up for a good tear-jerker or one of those stories that gets us laughing. We welcome those submissions through the same submissions process.