Kids. They grow up fast don’t they? As parents, we are always finding ways to document our kiddie’s lives. Whether that is in the form of a photo or a Facebook status. But, there are some great ways that you can document your child’s life. After all, they are always changing and developing. One minute they are a tiny babe in your arms, the next minute they’re leaving to go to college! It all happens in the blink of an eye.
So, if you want to make sure that you are capturing those all-important years, there are some brilliant things that you can do.
Let’s take a look...
Newborns don’t stay that way for long! One minute they are squishy and entirely dependent on you, the next they are colouring in the walls. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But, if you want to make sure that you are documenting your child’s life, why not opt for professional photo shoots? You can take your children there on a quarterly basis or every month if you prefer to capture the changes as they happen. This can be a great way to see how they are growing and developing. What’s more, you have a perfect keepsake for your family.
Invest in a Scrap Book
Scrap books are important. You can collect ticket stubs, shells, postcards and receipts from your day trips out with your kids. Get them to write a diary extract for the book so that you can see how they feel about the day. Turn the scrap book into a family affair with everyone writing memories within it from their travels. This would make a perfect gift once they turn 18! They will love to see all of the treasured family memories in one place.
Cards, badges and banners don’t have to thrown away. Create a memory box and keep their valuable cards and birthday memories within the box. After all, memories are powerful and birthday memories, in particular, are the most prevalent in a child’s mind.
Save Their Drawings
Kids draw all of the time, so it’s not feasible to keep everything. But, if there is something special about you, that they have drawn, keep it and store in the scrapbook or memory box. It’s a cute way to see how their skills have developed. But, it’s also nice to have some memories of when you are a child as you grow up.
Blogging is one of the most fulfilling and cathartic things that you can do. Document your child in a unique way. You can write a blog when they have been good, naughty or funny. It’s a great way to engage with other parents too. What’s more, you will love spending the time showing off to an engaged audience about your kids. What could be nicer than immortalising their life in the published word? Wordpress themes are free too, so you don’t have to spend any money on this important memory-maker!
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