• Family Story

    Important Announcement: Closure of Remember Keep Share

    I have mixed emotions at closing this site as it has been a part of my life for the past six years. Thank you for supporting me for the last few years. I started Remember Keep Share at the beginning of 2018. I have loved the experience. For the last year I have felt my focus split and after much consideration I have decided to close this website. To help with the transition I plan to leave the site up for at least the next month giving you the opportunity to access any content. Again, thank you for your support.  

  • Family Story

    Looking to the Past

    Looking to the Past Find Connections to Your Ancestors Looking to the past to find connections to your ancestors can be an enlightening experience. A few weeks ago, at a request, I gathered information about the women in my maternal ancestry line. The project ended up being larger than I had originally thought it would be. It wasn’t difficult, but it was more involved. Having less knowledge, the further back the line went, I turned to my mom for her help. She in turn turned to her mother, my grandma. The similarities we found in the many women going down the line was remarkable; it was more than physical similarities.…

  • 5 Simple Steps to Create a Family Gallery Wall
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    Easy Family Photo Gallery

    5 Simple Steps to Create a Family Gallery Wall Here are some easy-to-follow steps to create your own family photo gallery wall. While I have been thinking about writing this post for a while, initially I hesitated to follow through on it. One reason is that there are better curated home galleries that have already been shared. That being said, I thought other people might share a similar perspective to my approach and the steps I used proved simple to follow. Also, I really do like my result. It is what I was aiming to create. 5 Simple Steps: Set aside or create a space for your gallery wall. After…

  • Intentional Prayer Journal
    Family Story,  Life Story

    Prayer Journal

    Create a Prayer Journal to Help Increase Intentional Prayer Why create a prayer journal? Keeping a prayer journal may help you to increase intentional prayer. Personally, using a prayer journal has helped me become more intentional by: Firstly, writing down questions or concerns in prayer allows me to see them. Second, and more importantly, I record answers to prayers and recognize blessings that have come through prayer. I’m more aware of the answers when I’m looking for them. Also, to help answers to prayers stand out in the journal, consider circling them or putting a star or something else that helps differentiate them by or around them.  Additionally, writing down…

  • World Family Dinner
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    Around the World Dinner

    Family Dinners from Around the World Gather as a family for dinner (or dessert) to enjoy a new cuisine from around the world. For myself, the main goals of an around the world dinner are to enjoy a family meal together (or dessert), open up a conversation, and possibly learn something new. Also, it’s a simple and inexpensive way to introduce the family to new food and possibly a new location. What is an around the world dinner? A dinner inspired around a specific cuisine, either a country, or possibly smaller (or larger) demographic, depending on your preference.  How to include an around the world themed family dinner into your…

  • Ancestor Inspired Dinner
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    Family History Dinner

    Ancestor Inspired Dinner (or Dessert) Creating an ancestor inspired dinner (or dessert) is a fun and inclusive way to involve your family in their family history. What is an ancestor inspired dinner (or dessert)? It’s a planned dinner or dessert inspired by where your ancestor(s) lived, or maybe a recipe they used that was passed down (if you’re blessed to have one). Creating Family History Dinner (or dessert) takes just a few simple steps: Select an ancestor (or ancestors) of yours to share. Next, look to see where that ancestor is from. Look up food ideas for that area. Afterwards, look up recipes that are inspired by the area. Most…

  • Who's who for a bride or groom
    Family Story

    Family You’re Joining Album

    Who’s who for a new or soon-to-be bride or groom A new or soon-to be bride or groom also gains additional family. Thinking back, I can remember how confusing placing new family members was at first. A Family You’re Joining Album can help alleviate some of the guess work of how your new relatives are related. Recently, I came across my husband’s Family You’re Joining Album. My mom gets the credit for this idea. Shortly before my husband and I were married, she gifted my husband with his album. After he’d meet family member’s, of mine, it was easy to later look up and see how they were related to…

  • summer learning activities
    Family Story,  Summer Vacation

    Summer Learning Ideas

    Ideas to get you Started Planning some simple summer learning activities can create lasting memories. Find ideas that spark your children’s interest and utilize skills you have (or would like to grow). Moreover, you don’t need to be skilled in a subject to learn more about. I’ve included a list of possible ideas. Starting with, some of our past planned learning activities.  Past learning activities we’ve enjoyed: Art: I started with basics of art. We did a few separate lessons, including: the color wheel, shading, texture, line, space, perspective. My kids really enjoy art lessons and so this summer we’ll have a day dedicated to art. We may go over…

  • mapping family
    Family Story

    Mapping Family

    Involving the family in family history Mapping Family is one way I’ve found to help my family connect to family history. My goal is to make learning about family history engaging and relatable for my children. That can be challenging when the past can feel distant for them. I want to help close that distance. Enter Mapping Family. Challenge: How might I help my kids relate and connect with their past? I’m excited when I’m able to find an idea that does hold their interest. Mapping Family is one of the ideas that I’ve found that involves the children and gives them a good visual to connect with.  What You’ll…

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