Writing Prompts for Keeping a Grandmother Journal
Keeping a Grandmother Journal is a way to preserve those precious times, feelings, and details you experience as a Grandmother. Writing prompts for a Grandmother Journal will make it easy to get started. Here are some things you should write in your Grandmother Journal.
Types of Information to Include in your Journal
Now it’s time to think about what to include in your Grandmother Journal. Journaling is a very personal thing, so you, yourself, should decide how much information you’d like to share. Here are some writing prompts for your Grandmother Journal to use as a starting point.
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Getting the News
In this section, write about how you were told you would be a Grandparent, where you were, and how you felt. Include any shopping sprees, celebrating or burying your head in the sand episodes that may apply. After all, you may not FEEL like a Grandma yet. I know it took me some time to adjust to the idea!
You can read more about becoming a Grandmother here: Being a Grandmother is an Adventure.
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The Birth Details
Introduce this baby. Record information about the time & date, weight, height, hair color (if any). Make note of anything unusual about the birth, and how you’re feeling now that your Grandchild is here. Are you still struggling with the idea of being a Grandma?
The First Meeting
Describe your feelings when you met and held your Grandbaby for the first time. Include the details – where you were, when it took place, what happened.
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The First Weeks
As the first few weeks pass, make note of any visits you make, special events, and milestones. Have you made any purchases for this little one? What did you get?
The First Birthday
Baby’s first birthday is usually a big deal. Describe the party, who was present, the theme, the gifts, the refreshments. Now is also a good time to start any Birthday traditions you would like to have with your Grandchild. There are some ideas here.
As We Grow
As your Grandchild grows, you will have a lot to write about in your journal. When crawling began, what you did to child-proof your house, first steps, words, and actions. Make a record of interactions, and any feelings you are having as a Grandmother. Here are some tips for being the best Grandmother: Tips for a New Grandma
Visits and Trips
Include the first visits you had with your Grandchild and any trips you’ve taken together in your Grandmother Journal. As this baby grows into a child, then a teenager, your perspective, feelings, and remembrances can be shared together.
Kids say the darndest things. As they begin talking, keep track of the first words, the first time you hear “Grandma”, or the funny things they say.
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Write a letter to your Grandchild before and around the birth, as you watch them grow, as you see things happen in their lives. Tell them how you feel, what you would want them to know, and any words of wisdom about life that you’d like to share.
This section would include things like christenings, birthdays, holidays, family reunions, a first car ride, etc. Include times spent as a family, your traditions, and history that you would like to pass on to your Grands.
Be the Memory Keeper
Keeping a Grandmother Journal is a great way to preserve memories for your Grandchildren long after you’re gone. They will have insight into who you were, the things you did together, and how much it meant to you to have them in your life. Use your Grandmother Journal to be a family memory keeper.
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