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How to Preserve Memories Before Things Change

How to Preserve Memories Before Things Change

Usually we focus on recalling—and sharing—events from the past. Sometimes, however, we have the opportunity to preserve memories before things change. In fact, that’s why we keep travel journals and scrapbook about our children.
Life Transitions
Times where we sense that we’re on the precipice of change are bittersweet. We know the moments are special and we want to live in the more…

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Throw Back Thursday Everyday

Throw Back Thursday Everyday

I keep seeing my life—well at least the last eighteen to twenty years of it—flash before my eyes.

It’s probably because my nest is emptying next week, as my youngest heads off to college. Everywhere I go, sweet memories creep into my peripheral vision, denying me focus. Part of me is sad that they’re just memories, that times have changed and more…

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Reminders of Home: 5 Things to Send to College

Reminders of Home: 5 Things to Send to College

As kids embark for college, we want to provide them some reminders of home for their dorm rooms. It’s not only for their benefit. As much as we want them to be happy and successful, we also want them to think fondly of the home we’ve provided them for the last 18+ years.

When I was a college freshman, my mom more…

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Where to Start Telling Your Stories

Where to Start Telling Your Stories

Interviewers frequently ask me, “Where should people start if they want to write down their memories?” Although I sense a little disappointment with my “It depends…” there’s no pat answer on where to start. It is—and should be in my opinion—a personal decision.

That said, it’s easier to start some places than others. Here’s a list of good ways to start
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11 Things You Should Know About Writing Your Family History

11 Things You Should Know About Writing Your Family History

Keep these points in mind to make writing your family history more fun, rewarding, and doable.  Each of these is probably a post of its own, so stay tuned!
1. Writing Your Family History Isn’t Just About the Research
Don’t get me wrong; research matters. A lot.

But you don’t have to be a genealogist to start writing your family history. If you’re more…

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Follow Friday Friends in High Places

Follow Friday Friends in High Places

Whether you’re searching for ancestors, recording your family history, or writing your personal and family stories, friends come in handy. Commrades in arms (or pens or keyboards) will keep you inspired, grand you a fresh perspective and provide an enthusiastic audience for your content. If you haven’t found them right near your home, there are plenty online. That’s why I’m more…

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