The thick of motherhood can feel heavy. When I vent to friends it can sound like life is all bad with the housework and parenting loads we carry on the daily. But, I know the work is worth it. I can see in my children and family that every small moment we spend together really does make a difference in raising competent, quality human beings. It is hard work that is inter-mixed with small, magical moments.
I want to remember those memories. Babies don’t keep, but we can actively save the special moments to keep with us forever.
Written memories are something that, in this digital age, are rare. Our kids say something funny so we quickly access social media and post it to share with family and friends. To an extent it disappears unless the app shows it to us eventually in our memories.
Easy access to those moments on the tough days is hard on typical apps. The funny things kids say, the heartwarming comments they make, even the little traits they possess unique to them we want to recall. Being able to read those easily can only be done in written form.
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I have shared how beneficial it is for children to actually write with pencil and paper. Research supports this as a process allowing for more dynamic cognitive growth versus typing with a device.
Those truths apply to us adults as well.
When we write down our favorite moments in a journal or notebook, the act of writing helps stick that moment in our memory banks.
I saved the letters my husband and I wrote to each other when he was deployed to Iraq the first time. They are all in plastic page protectors in a binder. I can leaf through them, re-read the stories and connections we made through the written word.
It was all during a very trying season of life. These letters – recorded memories of part of our relationship – is a saved chunk of life that could fade away one day.
Memory may not last forever. However, a stored memory – written down in a safe place – can help it last longer.
It reminds me of the movie The Notebook. I love that scene where Noah is reading to Allie from her journal.
Being able to pass on those special memories is so valuable.
Reading through the saved magical memories of our lives will help us remember the sweet times we spent with our children and family.
The Quotebook is a journal designed for just that. The couple that created the Quotebook did so to help store the memories of their sweet moments together. As a married couple they sent notes to each other. After having children, jotting down the funny or heartfelt things kids say now and then became a desire. Having a family Quotebook allows those special moments to be saved in one place.
You can share the funny jokes your child said with their future children one day!
You and your spouse can re-read memories of parenting to reminisce and remember.
What to Write in Your Quotebook
We easily recall the big moments of life. The special little memories are such gifts too. That is what you can save in your Quotebook.
- Little details of life that you do not want to forget.
- Inside jokes shared by your family and friends.
- The things your kids say that make you belly laugh at the dinner table.
- The heartfelt comments kids make that bring a tear to your eye.
- The thoughts of gratitude you have in between the hard work of parenting.
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