Back in May we started a Family Journal. We fill it in a couple of times a week at lunchtime and Z loves to have me reread the past entries. It is a great little memory keeper and I hope to one day go back and add photos to it.
We had tried this last year and drew little pictures with each entry. I could not keep up with the pictures so the journal fizzled after about three weeks. This time around I bought a blank journal at the bookstore, decorated the front and have kept it really simple....just words :) We don't write about every day but try to make sure we write about the important events that happen. It has been a great model for Z in the purpose and joy of writing and he was inspired to start his own journal :) Lil' C has even gotten in the action and I gave her a blank composition book which she works to fill with her own "writing".
It has been a great thing for our family and it really gets the conversation flowing around the lunch table....lunch is often the meal that is the quietest around here. We have even had S write a few of the entries when he is with us on the weekend. I hope that this is the start of a long lasting tradition :)
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.