Hi everyone, hope spring is treating you well! Even though it's still chilly, it seems as though warmer weather is on the horizon. I've been feeling the "mom" guilt about journaling, or rather the abscence of journaling, particularly about those "cute", or "never want to forget" comments/moments etc. I just can't seem to find the time or energy at the end of the day to sit down with pen in hand to jot down all the happenings that I want to capture. For 2 years I've been telling myself that I would NEVER forget all of the endearing things my kids say or do. But I have; the memories have been trampled down by work, activities, sleep deprivation, busy schedules and more.
I actually was experiencing some anxiety around it, as I realized fast time goes and how blurry my memory has become. And then... I went to a meeting a couple of months ago and learned from a colleague that she had created an email address to quickly record those precious, "unforgettable" peices of her daughter's childhood. I thought this was a great idea and quickly set up an email account for my boys, each child has a folder and as I move through my day, if I think of a funny moment or story, I just email it to that account! It is a great, easy, and quick way to make sure the most important memories are captured and can be shared or revisited over time!