Keep a Notebook- Not a Journal
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Journals can seem intimidating to some, but this idea is much simpler. Have a spiral notebook (or a pretty journal) for each child and write down funny things they say or do- all those things you think you will never forget but often do. An entry of only a sentence or two at a time is the goal here. Can't think of anything to write? Date the entry and write a top three list about your child on that date. What are their top three toys, games, jokes? You get the idea; just write something short when you get a chance. When you have more time you can write about things you remember when they were younger- start with their birth!
Capturing memories for your children is too important to overlook, but this method is easy to duplicate if you have more than one child.