Some of you have asked me, doesn’t blogging tend to replace writing in my kids’ journals? After all, I’m recording a lot of memories right here. Why do I still need to journal?
Here’s my answer. I probably do write less in the kids’ journals since I wrote Chasing Superwoman and started a blog. But their journals still serve a different, important purpose. The journals are my private notes to my kids. Yes, there are even some things that I would not put on a blog.
There are certain things I want to say to my kids without an audience. Like when I’m proud of a new accomplishment, I know they’ve had their feelings hurt, or we’ve discovered something special together. These are the kind of things I write in their journals – our special secrets.
So, even though I may not journal as much as I used to, I intend to keep the kids’ journals in full swing. For those of you who haven’t written a journal to your kids, give it some thought. What could be better than to record those private memories?
(For a discussion about starting a journal, see Keeping The Memories.)