In Susan Cain’s new book, Bittersweet, she briefly discusses epigenetic research and how we pass down trauma from older generations to younger ones. In studies of multiple generations of mice, those who are exposed to trauma can pass down trauma to their offspring and beyond, even if they don’t raise the mice as their own.
Are you wondering what to get for children, grandchildren, parents or even grandparents this holiday season? Look no further! I have the perfect idea that can fit every budget and that’s bound to be a hit. It’s a Family History Memory Game. No holds barred, the year that I gifted this to my parents andContinue reading “An Amazingly Meaningful Family Gift: Family History Memory Game”
I’m all about the family traditions, so when I was writing about my Danish heritage and the paper hearts we like to make to put on the tree, I realized how cute a Valentines day paper heart craft would be for putting candy inside! You can download my free Valentines Paper Heart template here (makeContinue reading “Valentine’s Woven Paper Heart Template”
I expect that most families light up with joy when you ask them what Christmas traditions they enjoy. Something about this season is absolutely magical! Traditions make me feel so connected to people, both past and present. My grandma comes from the “old country” and she and my dad made sure we valued and understoodContinue reading “Danish Christmas Traditions”
What is Frog Eye Salad, you ask? It’s like the fruit salad of awesomeness. It’s fresh and different! It’s like a little bit of desert snuck onto your plate. The pineapple and mandarin pair perfectly with whipped cream and marshmallows. It also freezes well for leftovers.
This quote feels like a huge guilt trip, am I right?? We let little frustrations about people sometimes obscure the love we feel for them. I think especially it can be hard to do this with the elderly or family members who we do not feel we have much in common. For years I feltContinue reading “To Love in Memory: Old Yearbook Photos”
The well-known science fiction writer, H G Wells wrote “The Time Machine” in 1895. If I’m being honest, I never read it, but I do remember watching a Wishbone episode about it when I was a kid (maybe that dates me a little?) I love the thought of a time machine being my memories, andContinue reading “Of Memories and Time Machines”
Family history is one of my passions, so I have spent a lot of time and energy figuring out the best ways for me to fill my home and life with curated memories of ancestors from the past. Without a doubt, pictures are one of the best ways to teach children and family members aboutContinue reading “Custom Family Tree with Pictures”