Keep a Journal

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Becky posted this 05 April 2019

One of the most priceless things ever is to keep a simple journal of all their interesting and touching remarks and comments.

 Even if you only make 4 entries a year it adds up and is fun to look back and reflect on their changing perspectives.

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Renee posted this 05 April 2019

When I write tidbits in my kids journal I always picture my kids reading it one day.I make record of all the sweet nicknames I had for her while she was in utero and the little songs I used to sing while I was pregnant with her. Just thinking about it gives me tingles. 

America posted this 08 April 2019

That sounds like a fun thing to do, though I don't know if I could commit to it lol.

Carrie posted this 08 April 2019

Oh my god yes! Make it into a scrapbook so you can be even more creative!

Janet posted this 12 April 2019

Thats a great idea! Im Gonna start one right away! Omg I can just see reading them back in the future!!

Mary posted this 15 April 2019

I totally wish I did this with my first child. We started a baby book for her, but I didnt keep up with it very well after she turned one. 

I plan to do better this time around!

Amelia posted this 15 April 2019

My mother kept a journal for me from the time I was born until my 18th birthday. It was the best gift I ever received. I started one for my little one right after he was born.

Brenda posted this 26 April 2019

I wish I had started doing that before I had my son.There are so many things he has done already that are absolutely hilarious. I guess now is a better time then ever to start!

Natalie posted this 29 April 2019

I love that you shared this! I have been keeping journals my whole life and started one for my son when I found out I was pregnant. My mother did the same for me and gave it to me as a high school graduation gift. Nothing can compare to that gift!

Lilz posted this 03 May 2019

The saying is "Keep a journal and one day it will keep you." 

I love this idea and I love how all the cool memories will come rushing back when you read old entries. Journaling is also a good mental health strategy!

Gloria posted this 06 May 2019

I need to do this! I always say I’m going to and never get around to it. 

Lisa posted this 06 May 2019

I wrote a letter to my daughter on her first day of kindergarten and included everything she told me about her first day. I have pictures and awards since then in this little book and I’m hoping to give it to her when she graduates.

Kirsten posted this 07 May 2019

We write down all our daughters funny sayings. Looking back we still crack up!

Betty posted this 07 May 2019

I really want to do this, and always say “oh I should write that down” but in practice I totally fail

shonta posted this 08 May 2019

This was one of the reason I created a YouTube channel. Lookin back on my 4 year when he was so much younger is PRICELESS. 

Autumn posted this 10 May 2019

I love this idea! Another idea if you aren't sure you can commit to finding the time to hand write things is to create an e-mail address for them, and then send them e-mails. 

Aisha posted this 10 May 2019

Just this week my son told me he was going to marry me and so told him I was already married to his Dad. He didn’t seem too concerned. That needs to go in as an entry because it was so sweet and funny. 

Fiona posted this 07 June 2019

That's a great idea..  I'll keep this in mind for when my baby reaches that age. Sometimes, even now, I think of keeping a journal to record little milestones.

Kayleigh posted this 09 June 2019

Such a great idea! I kept one for my older daughter and love pulling it out sometimes to remember those memories. I wish I had done one for my younger daughter too!

Tracy posted this 11 June 2019

This is such a great idea. After my little one was born, he was such a challenging baby, that I completely forgot about doing any part of the memory book. I just started working on it once he turned 1! This is such a great idea!

Marcy posted this 19 June 2019

I agree so much with this! I wish I was more consistent . I did this a lot when I was younger. I do want to journal now especially that I have my daughter. It'll be so awesome to pass these along in the future when she's older no matter how personal I get. It's important for them to know that I went through some of the same things they're probably going through <3 

Raine posted this 06 July 2019

I have never thought about this. Great idea! I keep a journal for myself so it only makes sense. Thank you for the inspiration!

Mary posted this 10 July 2019

What a great idea. I have been guilty of this too, but I am sure there are a lot parents out there who rely on digital technology for those touching reminders. 

Destiny posted this 10 July 2019

I love this idea! I take pictures of my son everyday, and one day I'm going to get them all developed and have my favorites framed. I haven't gotten the chance to buy a keepsake box or anything, but I have a picture box that you hang on the wall, and inside I have his first socks and my sonogram pictures. I try to take pictures and videos of all the cute things my son does. As months pass I love looking back at them. I get emotional but I cant stop him from growing )': lol

Sam posted this 19 July 2019

I completely agree with this and have done it for all my kids! Not only  can you yourself reflect on how things went when they are younger, but it would make a wonderful gift to when they are older 😍  

Angela posted this 19 July 2019

When my first one was born, I made her an email account and if she does something cute or I take a good pic I send it to her....I figure I'll give her the password she she's a teenager sometime, she'll have lots of fun mail to read :-) Kind of like a journal

Lila posted this 12 August 2019

Yes, we started a journal after they babies were a month old!  So glad me did.  We started it as a google document.

Monica posted this 12 August 2019

Yes, I agree!  This and photos/videos are my favorite for looking back!  Plus the kids will love it when they are older!

Natalie posted this 23 August 2019

I use the TinyBeans app to upload photos and comments daily. It's like a private social network to whomever you give access to so close friends and family can also see everthing and leave comments. 

Nancy posted this 29 August 2019

I have a book that I write down all the feelings I am feeling postpartum and as my daughter ages. It is full of letters and quotes and thoughts of the day!

Lynn posted this 29 August 2019

One of the best things I ever did was create an email address for my kids before they were born and I will periodically email them pictures and updates and just fun stories of things they did! I can't wait to give them the password when they are older!

Tanya posted this 31 August 2019

I regret not keeping a journal as soon as I got pregnant with my oldest child. I started a journal with my second baby but it's not as thorough as I wish it was. I just have a hard time sticking to the habit of writing in the journal.

Aisha posted this 17 September 2019

The best time to journal is in snippets right before bedtime. Literally 2 mins of writing once or twice a week. You will not regret it!

Joanne posted this 18 September 2019

This is such a great idea!  I wish I would have started that sooner! 

Lilz posted this 27 September 2019

Perhaps keeping a journal in the kitchen or by your bed will make it easier. I literally write in it maybe once per month for less than 5 minutes. You'll know when a funny story comes up that is worth recording. You could even write it on a post it note and transfer it or tape it in your journal later.

Kassie posted this 29 September 2019

I did a blog for my first child for about 18 months.  I love looking back and reading it. The bonus is that there are pictures with it.