Want to Chronicle Your Child's Life? Try This Clever Tip! by Cynthia Miller

Parenting
5 years ago
Want to Chronicle Your Child's Life? Try This Clever Tip!

I write emails to my kids – to be read much later, when they are adults – as a handy tool for journaling about our lives. Here’s an example:

"Dear [insert kids' names],

School ended, summer has begun and you all are growing so fast! D2 is riding horses, D1, you're playing soccer at a camp you love called..."

I write about the things they do that amaze me, funny things they say and a little bit about what it's like to watch their journey. I email the notes to myself – they all have the same subject line, so I can easily find them. I do it when I can, usually every few weeks. It's quick and easy!

Donna John
What a great idea, Cynthia Miller! My memory is horrible, so this would definitely help me. Thanks for sharing!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Love this tip, Cynthia Miller - especially helpful for us mamas who feel like their hair is on fire every day, thanks!
Tribe
This is so sweet

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