Saturday, November 22, 2008
MOPS, everyday journal
I went to MOPS this week and wanted to share something that I learned. For those of you who don't know what MOPS is, it stands for Mothers Of Preschoolers. Basically, it is a bunch of moms with small children getting together for food, crafts, and gab time. And childcare is provided, so you can see why I would like something like that! It is a national organization with small groups held in churches. I started going to MOPS when I was pregnant with Laney in California. Then attended in Flagstaff and now here in Albuquerque. It's the best way to meet other mommies when you move to a new area. Now that I have four small children at home, MOPS gets me out of the house every other Tuesday. Anyways, this week another mom (also with four kids) was sharing that she had started a simple scrapbook of her everyday life. She photographed things that she did on a everyday basis, like laundry or helping kids with homework. She did this for a the month May. She logged how many miles they drove in their car and how many e-mails she received that month. So many times we want to log all the good memories or very fun times we have as a family. But I think in 30 years my girls will appreciate the everyday memories and will want to see pictures and journal of what our life was like at home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. In January, after the holidays, I will follow her lead and start a journal with picutures, of everyday life at home.