Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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MommaT's picture MommaT

What a great idea!

When S. was a baby, I created a scrapbook for him that had pictures and the names of each of our family members (near and far). It's called his Everbody Loves You book. The main idea behind it was to help him learn family member's names. We still use it for that but we also use it to share memories about them. It's his favorite book that he grabs each night.

I always try and involved him on family history stuff, especially in the kitchen. I recently got some of my Grandma's old recipes. One is in her handwriting (it's part of a letter). I love that!!! The recipes is for pecan pie, which I hate but we'll make it for the holiday just because it's her recipe.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think it's so important to connect our kids with relatives they love and miss. Kids really need us to make those connections for them, since they live so much in the here and now.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it. I will be back to get the instructions again, we'll have to try it. My little man always points excitedly to the sky, moon! Moon! Especially on days when he can still see it in the morning. This will be a fun treat!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Let me know when you make them--I'd love to hear your kids' reactions!


beck's picture beck

And now I am sad, because I will never, ever find black bean paste. But this is such a lovely, lovely post.
I often wonder how many friends I'll need to have before I lose that Lonely Joe feeling? I spent the morning shopping with a friend the other day and the SECOND my foot hit my porch on my return hoe, I felt lonely again. THE HECK!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Beck you can use cherry jam or raspberry jam or even almond paste! I think they would be delicious, either way.