This is the third day in a series: 31 Days of Memory Keeping, check out all the posts here.
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a long time know that I used to be a crazy scrapbooker.
In fact, before I had kids, I would often wake up at 6 am and scrapbook a layout or two before getting ready for work.
I went to scrapbooking conferences.
I taught scrapbooking classes.
I created hundreds of layouts.
I bought more scrapbook paper than I will probably ever use.
Now instead of waking up to scrapbook, I wake up, nurse, pump, shower, make breakfast and nurse again.
I haven't paper scrapped in about a year.
I miss it.
And I suspect that someday I will make some paper layouts again. Just not in the next few months. 🙂
But remember, paper scrapbooking does NOT equal memory keeping.
In the past year I have made at least ten photo books. I have journaled. I have taken thousands of pictures. I have made a Project Life album.
My memory keeping is thriving.
It just looks different.
So don't think for a second that if you don't paper scrapbook or if your first child has a bigger scrapbook than your second (or third or fourth) that you aren't memory keeping!
Perhaps you are just memory keeping differently.
Or perhaps, you need this series to give you a kick in the pants. 🙂