keeping a memory box {recording memories}


This post is fifth in a series on how we keep and record memories.  You can check out the main page for links to all the posts!

This is the simplest post in my recording memories series.  Basically.

Get some boxes.

Put stuff in them.

Walk away.


Okay, it’s a little more than that.  Each family member has a box {just like each family member has a medical folder, right?!}.  I put random cards, birthday cards, notes my husband wouldn’t keep now, but would like to remember in two or five or ten or twenty {okay, I’ll care about them} years.

I personally have two boxes that are already almost full — skimmed down memories dating back to high school.  One for cards, one for “random” notes and other things I just can’t let go.  And I have definitely parred things down.

This feels good to just have a place for the kid’s cards or special drawings from friends.

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Don’t keep everything.

But intentionally keep what you love and want to remember.

{ps — extra photos have their own big box too!!}

So, there you have it. In a {big} nutshell.  Our recorded memories and pictures and time and love.  Check out our complete recording memories series to read about every step!!

How do you keep memories?


how to use essential oils


It has been over two months of using our therapeutic grade essential oils and every month, I want to share how we are using them and loving them.  I use essential oils every day.  And so does my family.  Please always feel free to ask questions if you are thinking of starting using essential oils. For my kids… 

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How to make a Felt Flamingo


Here is our next letter in our felt animal for our series: ABC Felt Animals!  Both my son and daughter love these animals, and though they take some time and effort, it has been well worth it to see the phonemic awareness that these felt creations are reinforcing too!!  I hope you enjoy learning how to make a… 

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preschool leaf math


We love being outside in the fall.  Leaves are constantly making their way into our house.  And I’m not complaining!  I love having natural items on our nature table, and even on our floor.  I love finding natural ways to encourage mathematics learning.  I thought of six very simple ways to encourage early counting and… 

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my children’s project life albums {recording memories}


This is the fourth post in my how we keep and record memories series.  I hope you click over to read all the posts! So far, I’ve explained how I put our digital photos into every-six-month-photo books from Shutterfly.  I also shared how I put my children’s tot school and preschool work in their own school notebooks.  And thirdly,… 

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reggio-inspired math table


The Reggio-inspired math table encourages children to create one to one correspondence with numerals and small natural manipulatives.  Our little table, a second hand find, is in our kitchen, and I regularly change out the materials we use to entice the kids to count and match numbers.  They absolutely love it and are often working… 

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How can I help my hyperactive child


My child can be impulsive and highly active.  He is a hands on and very physical boy.  And when I ask him to “stop,” sometimes the behavior even escalates.  Is he disobeying?  How can I help him just calm down?!  Sound familiar?  Or should I be asking how can he use up his energy?  His… 

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