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This page is probably my favorite so far. I really liked the look of chalkboard scrapbook pages so I ran with it, downloading some new brushes and fonts. I thought pictures were taking up tons of space on my computer but soon, they’re gonna be fighting scrapbook embellishments over gigabytes.

This was Day 8 of the installment of 30 Things my kids should know about me.

My kids know me as “Mom” but I also want them to know I’m Jennifer, my own person, and I’ve been living my own life and learning from my experiences. I’m hoping this little journey of writing exercises will be something I can share with them someday, to help them get to know another side of me. So remember that fun post I wrote a few months back? A pretty cool project I started for my offspring documenting 30 things my kids should know about me? Well, pregnancy got the best of me and I didn’t quite get around to finishing it. But, May is the month of mother’s day, and I’m now a mom of two… KidS versus just one KID, so this has more meaning for me now. Not only that, but I was just approached by an awesome woman named Erica who helped bring these babies to the next level with her graphic design skills. Now I’ll be working on an 8×8 printable book the same time I’m blogging these… So two birds with one stone! And a great Mother’s Day gift for myself when it’s all done! Well, eventually for my kids but I’ll hang on to it til they can appreciate it.

30 Things My Kids Should Know: A Journal Prompt for Parents30 things my kids should know about me - WOW, thinking about how this could have helped me if my own mother had done something like this. This will take some time, but it's perfect to kick off for/by Mother's Day.

Let’s do this!

I already shared 20 Random Facts About Myself but I’m sharing it again using the graphics for my book, and you can see how I used mine. Erica did her page much differently so there unlimited ways to go!

Here’s a preview of the graphics for week 1.

You can download them for free here. Again, a big thanks to Erica for designing them!

Week 1 graphics Week 2 graphics Week 3 graphics

Week 4 graphics

Week 5 graphics

And once again, here’s the list of prompts. I’ll add my new links as I complete them. Let’s do this!

THE LIST:

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears (graphic version)

3. Describe your relationship with your spouse. (graphic version)

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

6. If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?

7. What is your dream job, and why?

8. What are 5 passions you have?

9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.

11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.

12. Describe a typical day in your current life.

13. What’s the hardest part of growing up?

14. Describe 5 and weaknesses strengths you have.

15. Describe when you knew your spouse was the one or how I fell in love.

16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

18. What do you think your spouse loves most about you?

19. How did you feel the moment you became a parent?

20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.

21. Describe your relationship with your parents.

22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?

23. What’s your favorite holiday and why?

24. What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about parenthood?

25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?

26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?

27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?

28. What’s your favorite quality in your spouse?

29. What are your hopes and dreams for your prosperity?

30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Want to play along? I’d love to read your lists! Link to your blog journal in the comments!

As many of you know I work as a reporter. Most days I like my job a lot, but days like today I LOVE my job, because I don’t know how else I would meet such wonderful people and children.

I work as an anchor and education reporter in Austin. I came across a Craigslist ad begging for awareness for a school in Austin created specially for young children diagnosed with Autism. It’s not far from closing down because of lack of funding.

I’ve been around people with Autism before but never to this degree… But it wasn’t just the kids who grabbed my heart and held tight, but their mothers. Never have I seen such love for a child, never have I felt that close to how a mother must feel about her child. A story has never given me the opportunity to sit down a just talk to a woman about her pride and joy–Her child.

I’ve been told several times that once you hold your baby in your arms it’s a miracle when you realize how much love you can hold for a single being.

Hearing the struggles from these women brought tears to my eyes and tugged at my heart strings like never before. I don’t think I’ve ever cried on location of one of my stories before, but today I did. Today I wanted to reach out and hug every mother in the world–Every mother who has a child with disabilities–Every mother who worries about her child day and night–Every mother who cries daily wishing she could do more for her family–Every mother who loves her child.

Cheers to you mothers. I can’t wait to join the club.

To watch the story I’m still boo-hooing over click here. (It takes a moment to start playing after the anchor speaks)

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