We all live in a fast-paced world where everyone is busy trying to raise children that hopefully become successful adults in the future. So much time is spent trying to get from one extra-curricular activity to the next.
However, how often do you sit down and make sure those little every day memories are recorded? I am sure if you pulled out your phone right now you could find thousands of videos and pictures of your kids. I know I have over a thousand on my phone right now!
Some people are great at making sure they design some type of online book with their vacation pictures and special events. I always say I am going to make one--and yes--I have only made ONE!
So, how do we keep record of the little accomplishments? There are many times the little things that children discover daily helps create their future personalities. How can we recognize these and save them for later? Of course, you can always post to social media where memories can be saved--but if you don't want to share everything to social media--what can you do?
There are 3 things you can do to help manage and store awesome memories about your child’s day to day life.
This is an easy one because we know all of you are pulling your phones out to record all types of things throughout the day. Make this like a vlog where you are actually talking to the camera. This can be something as simple as sitting down and just talking about your day. Talk about what you have done, or what your baby/child/teen did (and this can be normal activities). You can always add some insight as you do this, or simply record your thought for that day or week. If that is too much, then record one for the month!
Want something a bit easier?
2. Voice memos
This is a great tool that can be used just about anywhere. Even when you are in the car by yourself you can use your voice memo app to store recorded moments. This is something that I have found to be quick and easy. I usually like to record like I am actually talking to my child. It can be done while cleaning the house, or even when you take a bath!
See this is something so easy and can be done almost anywhere!
This is also something that you can decide to record for them now and give to your teen, or this can be saved to give to them at a special age.
Now, where and how are you going to store it?
I know many people put things on social media to make sure they don’t lose that special memory, but there is also an easy and free way to store everything.
3. Set up an email account for your child or loved one.
This can be done as early as birth. Set up the account and store the info somewhere safe. There are many different ways you can use this account. You could send pictures, voice memos, vlogs, and messages to the account.
You can decide what works best for your schedule as to how many times you want to send memories to the account—daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Make it a small goal that is attainable. I know I like to send things randomly depending on the day or week. Sometimes I may just be sharing my thoughts for the day, or it may be something I want them to remember about a loved one or a mentor.
Each of these are quick and easy ways to save memories or share inner thoughts. I have used it several times just to send a message to one of my college kids when they were having a bad week.
Go ahead give it a try!
Protect those memories for free!