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#1 of 4 Old 12-31-2006, 08:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone ever think about doing this?

I once saw on Oprah (yeah, yeah... ) about a mom who was stricken with cancer, and spent most of her remaining time videotaping herself and writing letters for her daughter. It got me thinking about writing My Story for my daughters...you know, to allow them to know me better and to share some of the lessons that I've learned along the way.

I started it last night with an introduction, and I'm a little overwhelmed about what to put into it (there's so much!) or how to organize it. I want to include silly stuff (list of fun things I've done or want to do, favourite music/fashion of the time) to the serious things (what to look for in a life partner, the importance of loving yourself).

Anyone do one of these or think about it? Would love to share ideas.
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I've been doing this for my DC since they were babies. I record what is going on in the present, as well as neat things about their heritage and myself. I wish I had a journal ffrom my mother. I want my kids to know me, really know me.

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I'm keeping a pregnancy journal, besides my usual one (at least one, that is), and plan to show it to DC when he/she is older and will appreciate it, or when I'm asked, "Mommy, when did I...?" I've also written my autobiography, which isn't totally accurate, since my life isn't over yet LOL! What I mean is I keep working on it as I have events to add, but the early years and early adulthood are done. I think it's a great idea to keep a journal and/or write your autobio for your kids, and for yourself! It's amazing how much I've learned, or remembered, about myself and my childhood as I've written these things that seem/seemed so mundane at the time . . .
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I just started a *Kitchen Wisdom* journal, arranged by season recording recipes, healing herbs, homeopathy, thoughts etc... I have sons who aren't really interested knowing the *how or why* of all the nourishing *stuff* that comes out of my kitchen, maybe someday they will wonder and it will be there to share with generations to come.

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~Traci, wife to DH 4-88. Mom to 3 homebirthed sons, 22,20&17

The Blue Door Farmhouse & traci.mymomentis.biz

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