Wonder is a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or inexplicable. It requires curiosity – something that often falls from our reality as we get older, and our to-do list and to-be lists take center stage.
Yet it seems to be ingrained in the fabric of childhood. (You know, all the Why? questions you get. Every. Single. Day.) What would happen if we got really curious? If we attempted to truly see the world through our children’s eyes? If we decided to run wildly toward wonder? To embrace the parts of life we don’t understand?
This winter we explore wonder.
Here are some article ideas:
- How to Practice Engaging Childlike Wonder In Your Relationships
- A story of when goodness and wonder came out of a bad situation
- Calling out the things that make you smile (aka little moments of wonder)
- The scientific and physiological benefits of being more wonder-filled (expert voice)
- 5 Ways to Find Wonder in the Monotony of Motherhood
- A specific instance of when you found wonder in forgiveness
- How Wonder Makes Us Better Moms
- How Reigniting Wonder Healed Old Wounds
- Studies say a sense of safety is essential to wonder – how might creating boundaries cultivate wonder? What are your top 4 boundaries for your children?
- 5 Creative Ideas to Inspire Wonder in Your Children’s Lives
- 3 Pacts You’re Making With Yourself to Restore Wonder In Your Life
- How to Practically Cultivate Wonder in Your Community
- A story of when you discovered something for the first time
- 10 specific examples of how awe and wonder play out in the intellectual and spiritual
- How wonder humbles us
- We live in a culture that idolizes magnitude (big moments). How might finding wonder in both the mundane and momentous affect our health and happiness?
- We always love a good laugh or tearjerker!
Submission Deadline – September 14, 2016
For more information about the tone of our materials and our submission process read our writer’s guidelines (Insider hint: We take these very seriously, so it’s important you take a peek before submitting.)
Just so you know, all articles are received on speculation. We will respond to all submissions when they are received to confirm submission with the submission agreement. If your article is selected for publishing, we will email you in advance with the date we will be publishing and the permalink for your records.
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, but we should tell you up front that since we’re a theme-based magazine, we only publish a few.
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