After Mother’s Day happens, and the chaos wears off, I do a little tradition of my own for my Little Diva. And it’s not a baby book.
Don’t get me wrong- baby books are awesome. And baby scrapbooks or picture boards are also quite impressive (and treasures of course!). However, I do something a bit different- and I hope you consider this idea for you or someone you know!
About a decade ago, I read about an idea that stuck with me up until I had a child of my own. Every year, I write a little message to my Little Diva on Mother’s Day in a dedicated journal. I discovered so many other people have done this- but I only realized it after I researched it. So, I hope at least one of you carries out this fun tradition.
WHAT I WRITE ABOUT
Here are a few things I talk about in my journal:
-What’s currently happening in the world
-Important milestones and teacher names, etc
-My Little Diva’s favorite activities/hobbies/interests
-A special note just from me
Sometimes, I add in entries for other special occasions. For instance, the day Little Diva started school- or when our team won the Stanley Cup or the Superbowl. I try to keep things positive and uplifting and focus on the good parts of life in my journal to my Little Diva.
IT’S JUST FOR US- BUT MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
For me, this journal is just between me and my Little Diva. That’s my choice- but you could have others add in entries or little poems etc. Any any person could do this for any other person! I aspire to give the journal over to Little Diva on an important day like graduation or her wedding day…but who knows; I could also give it to her on an ordinary day and make that day special. My hope is that she will understand that I took some special time out of the hectic life we lead to just focus on her and how I see her in specific moments in time. Here are some fun journals to get you started…click here!
P.S.- My journal writing also happens post my mommy vacation! Read here for what i mean!