Share your family stories


We are excited to share that we’ve partnered with Holiday Retirement for its Bedtime Stories campaign to re-ignite cross-generational storytelling.

Digital media is now the predominant communications platform for Americans; and therefore, less time is spent telling and reading stories. In fact, the average American reads only 19 minutes a day, and teenagers spend a meager 4.2 minutes a day reading, according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This is exactly why we have partnered with Holiday Retirement to invite everyone, from seniors to children, to share their stories at A selection of the stories submitted will be published in an illustrated children’s book available this winter. And once on sale, all book proceeds will benefit the National Center for Families Learning.

How to submit

Visit to submit a story. All story submissions must be no longer than 600 words. All stories must be original; no copyrighted material will be accepted. Read the rules and regulations for the terms of the campaign. Individuals whose stories are selected will be notified at the close of the campaign in July 2015. For questions about the submission process, contact