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Friday Share: Make a Memory Library

Happy Friday friends.  Did everyone have a good Valentine’s Day?  Any big plans for the weekend? It’s my dad’s birthday today (Happy birthday Dad!) so we’re loading up the kids and making the two hour drive to see my parents for the weekend.

We don’t do much TV at home but on the road… a total Godsend.  The plan is to eat dinner, zip the kids into their footie PJs, bundle them up with blankies and lovies, put in Brave and sail smoothly down the road.

Before that though, I’ve got lots of good stuff to share plus the question of the day in an extra cool format – please take a second to weigh in, it’ll only help make MPMK better!


When I first spotted these duvets my jaw just about hit the ground (thanks Kid Crave for the find!).  I only have one small suggestion: double-sided, two-for-one options.  I would love to give S the option of being a princess one day and an astronaut the next.


We wrapped up our first book club selection this week, Buddhism for Parents of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent.  Reader Andrea summed up a lot of my feelings on the book and my own parenting – it’s less about the kids’ actions and more about my responses.



There are a plethora of inventive ways to preserve memories but this is BY FAR one of my all-time favorites.  Use these free bookplates from Kate’s Creative Spaces to document what makes your kiddos favorite reads so special.  A little diligence and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind memory library that grows with your little one.

Question of the day

This one’s simple – what was your favorite MPMK post this week?  Click on the photo to vote and tell me why in the comments. Happy weekend!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Amber Parker February 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

I was just thinking the same thing. I wish they were reversible, too. I’m most likely to get the Astronaut version for my four year old obsessed with astronomy, but she does have days where she wants to be a princess, too.


gina February 15, 2013 at 8:58 am

I cant vote for some reason (I am sure its an issue on my end) but anyway….. Its hard to pcik my fav as I love every post of yours – this is one of my fav blogs!
But if I HAD to pick one it would be the keepsake garland – my oldest is 4 and I love to craft with him and preserve memories at the same time! In a similar notion, at Christmas he colored in a Christmas tree and I dated it and plan to hang it up each Christmas along with the new tree he colored for that year – I get “meaningful” decorations and they are free =)

Those duvet covers are awesome!!!!


mpmk February 18, 2013 at 3:52 am

Thanks for the sweet words, the idea of “meaningful” (and multiplying) decorations is a great one.


Shana February 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

iPhotography, because I fail miserably at getting myself (mom) in the pics; thank you.


mpmk February 18, 2013 at 3:51 am

Me too Shana – but I vow to do better!


Jessie S February 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Man! Do they have duvet covers like that for adults? You know, really thin hot bodies in classy undergarments? To make you feel young and attractive after a day of food in your hair, boogers on your pants and long lines at Target? Now we’re talkin.


mpmk February 18, 2013 at 3:51 am

Jessie – I read this comment on my phone in the car and it made me laugh out loud. The “classy” undergarments were a nice touch.


Brooke February 19, 2013 at 6:50 am

Thanks for the link back!


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