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Hilarie

Hilarie’s podcast interview for Miss Genealogy

  We are honored to be featured on the latest Miss Genealogy podcast by Jessie McKinley! Follow the link below and listen to Hilarie share how motherhood made her a memory-keeper and her personal goals of intentional family life. They also discuss the power of family stories to strengthen our children right now and for generations to …

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Holiday how-to: 5 steps for fewer photos with more meaning

Overwhelmed with the countless holiday photos you’ve snapped already? What about the dozens or even hundreds more you’re going to take on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning? How do you manage and enjoy them instead of drowning in what are supposed to be happy memories? That was the subject of our first-ever “live” video broadcast …

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#LIGHTtheWORLD by interviewing parents and grandparents

FREE PRINTABLE for interviewing parents or grandparents! We’re excited to participate in the LDS Church’s #LighttheWorld campaign for December, and TODAY’s focus is “Jesus honored his parents and so can you.” We’re making it easy with a printable for children (or grownups!) to interview their parents or grandparents. It’s just a simple ten questions that …

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Who’s your hero? Why answering this question matters

Who is your hero? Pondering and answering this question for yourself is a meaningful exercise, and asking loved ones the same question can provide amazing insight…   My daughter taught me a priceless lesson when she presented this partially-completed masterpiece. I could tell right away who she had drawn (though, admittedly, her portrayal of me …

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Using holidays as writing prompts for personal and family history: Easter traditions

When teaching classes and talking with clients, I always tell them there are two methods of making time to journal or write your personal history: 1. Make a routine of writing consistently. AND 2. Write when you’re out of routine, especially on vacation, at holidays or special occasions. Routine is great for getting in the habit …

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Using funerals to gather family stories

Funerals are a delicate subject and a difficult time. In some cases, grief may be too all-consuming to do anything other than survive. But in other cases, they provide a golden opportunity to gather family stories. Be prepared. Be respectful. Depending on the particular funeral format, there may be several ways in which stories of loved ones …

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Celebrating Grandparents- interview and activity for kids (free download)

Interview Grandparents FREE PRINTABLE for kids to interview grandparents! [maxbutton id=”4″ ] We’re making it easy with a printable for children (or grownups!) to interview their parents or grandparents. It’s just a simple ten questions that will get them talking together and learning more about their lives. Celebrate and Honor Grandparents In our family, we are …

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4 Reasons You Should Be Recording Family Stories

You’re missing out if you’re not capturing the stories of your life and family. By recording family stories, you gather the wisdom of generations past and empower the generations of the future. Recording family stories brings benefits now and later, for you and those you love. Here’s why in a nutshell.   If you don’t, …

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