Remember Last Year Without Feeling Overwhelmed (with Free Download!)Written by Stepper McCrery
I admit, I crossed the threshhold into the new year with the pressure of recording the last one still hanging over my head. So many things happened during 2013—so many lessons learned, so many adventures had and discoveries made—yet I only had a dozen journal entries, and even fewer blog posts. I didn't want to give up on telling last year's story, but the idea of trying to record all that happened after the fact (let alone remembering all that happened) felt too daunting. Nobody has time for that!
So I simplified.
I came up with 25 questions that ask about the experiences of last year. They can be used as interview questions for you and/or your family. I'm looking forward to asking my 6 year old what one of the coolest gifts he received in 2013 is (will it be his big, stuffed humpback whale or his robotic fish?) and my 4 year old what her favorite TV show discovered in 2013 is (will she say Magic School Bus or Pingu?). You can use the questions as prompts for blog posts or journal entries, or print them out for each family member and put them in your family book.
Go here for a free download of the prompts; and don't forget to keep telling your story!
Stepper grew up in the desert, but is a child of the rain. She lost her heart to Seattle (both to the place and to the boy who grew up there). She loves to write and draw, and used to get in trouble for doodling all over her homework. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in English Literature from Utah State University. She loves to sing, play the violin and guitar, and is learning the mandolin. She bakes a mean spice cake with pinoche icing, hates caramel, and has a real thing for old keys. But her very most favorite thing in the whole world is her cute husband and three amazing kids.
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