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Keeping memories

Written by Heather Starr Fiedler. Posted in PittsburghMom

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I've never been particularly great at keeping memories. I blogged about it a few weeks ago when I was looking at my memory box of pictures and outfits from when the boys came home from the hospital. 

Every year I include something in my resolutions that has to do with taking more pictures, organizing pictures, making memory albums, etc.  But like most other resolutions it usually doesn't happen.  

One year I actually made a digital photo book of the year, with a two-page spread representing every month, along with notes about what we did that month. It's wonderful. It still sits on my end table. I vowed to do it ever year.

I've never done it again.

I suck.

I've come to a point in my life where I have started to learn to work with who I am rather than try to make changes. And apparently I am not a scrapbooker.

But I want to make sure that I keep memories of my kids' childhood, in some way shape or form.

I think I may have found a good/creative way.

Earlier this week, my PittsbughMom Carpool Lane blogger, Joline, recommended a book she found at Marshals. I googled it and could get it from Amazon.  So i ordered two. 

It's called Q&A a Day for Kids.  The book is a 3-year journal with a question for each day for the kids to answer.  

We started it tonight and I'm in love.The questions are simple, ranging from "What are you excited about" to "What animal do you feel like right now".  Matthew is old enough to think critically and write a lot about each question. Ben is just learning to write so everything is spelled phonetically and it'll be so much fun to see how his answers and spelling changes next year.

I'd most definitely recommend it to anyone looking to do something unique with their kids as a keepsake.

So how do you "keep memories"?

 

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