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

Parenting
a year 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 All Schmitz 30Seconds
Love this tip, Cynthia Miller - especially helpful for us mamas who feel like their hair is on fire every day, thanks!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

The First Year As a First-Time Parent: Living on Coffee, Cold Medicine & a Prayer

Want to Minimize Chaos & Stress in the Mornings? Try This Clever Idea!

Wait Until 8th Pledge: 11 Reasons Parents Shouldn't Wait to Take This Pledge About Kids & Smartphones!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!