Your Assignment, Should You Choose To Accept

There’s a new movie coming out that I’m really excited about because it encompasses two of my favorite things…being a mom….and blogging. :) (I swear my husband falls in that category somewhere too…somewhere) The movie is called Motherhood and Uma Thurman plays a mom named Eliza who gets so caught up in the demands of motherhood she fears she’s lost herself.

When she starts writing she begins to realize what is truly valuable in her life. I think a lot of us can relate to that…or maybe it’s just me. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I laughed through the entire trailer. I think we should all “cyber” see the movie together…what if we all went to our local theatres at the EXACT same time…it would feel like we’re really together.

Only not.

The best part is that I somehow managed to make it onto a list of bloggers invited to work with the film and get to do fun things like sit on conference calls with the director and stars of the movie. I’m pretty sure when Uma’s interview comes up I’m supposed to ask her about movie stuff, but I think I’m going to ask her if she reads my blog first and foremost…than maybe invite her to get coffee or something?? I don’t know. I’m nervous…she’ll totally do coffee with me, ya think?

The second best part is that “Eliza” is one of us. A blogger. And she has an actual blog! Kind of cool that blogging has become such a sensation that it’s even made it to the big screen! We are a source to be reckoned with people!!

So! In honor of Motherhood, this week’s prompts will be all about your mom and what it was like for you growing up. Next week’s prompts will loosely be based on what life is like for you as a mom and if you don’t have kids you can answer the prompts as if you are a mom. Ummm…or just sit that one out.

For you newbies it’s never to late to jump in!! Here is what you must do. Choose a prompt that inspires you most. Write. Come back this Thursday and paste the URL to your actual post (do this by clicking the title of your post after you hit publish, an extended URL will come up in the address bar. That’s the URL you want to use) into the Mister Linky that will be up…this way anyone can click on your name and head over to your place to see what you wrote.

Feel free to write on more than one prompt if you so desire. I do it all the time, but it’s my game…and I don’t know how to shut-up…so it should be expected. And remember the more comment love you give, the more comment love you get so comment comment away.

The Prompts:

1.) Interview you mom…questions might include, How has motherhood changed you? What ages were your favorites? Do you miss having having kids in the house? What was the most difficult part of being a mom for you? What was the most rewarding part? etc… I think I’ll ask my Mom if I’m her favorite child and when she dodges the question (again) I’ll scream, “DAMMIT WOMAN! Answer the QUESTION!!” Feel free to steal my idea.

2.) Tell us the story of your birth.

3.) How did you parents choose your name? What does it mean? What would you change your name to if you could?

4.) Describe a moment when you realized your mom was more than just a mom.

5.) Write a poem for your Mama.

Which one will YOU choose??