Parenting is busy. Taking care of children wonderful and exhausting at the same time. How can parents who are already feeling overwhelmed with work, volunteering, homework, play dates, sports, laundry, and meals find time to share family history with their children? In last month’s link up, 15 moms and 1 dad told why telling kids about their heritage important, and this month we’re giving tips for how to actually learn about your family history. As you start making discoveries, you’ll be ready to share with your kids when they need it.
“I want to learn about my ancestors but genealogy seems overwhelming to me. Maybe when the kids are older.”
“I researched for an hour and didn’t find anything. It seems like it was a waste of time.”
“What should I work on? There’s so much to do in my family history and I only get to it every 3 months.”
“I love family history, but I’m swamped with church, work, and family stuff, so I’m taking the ‘every thing has a season’ approach, and saving it for another season.”
We’ve all felt the time crunch before. Here are ideas from 10+ bloggers for how busy parents can do family history.
How to Join
Submit your photo and link by April 17. Here are the steps to join:
1. Create a post and square image (preferably 600 x 600 pixels) to share in the link up.
2. Join this google photo album.
3. Upload a 600 x 600 px image from your post.
4. Include your post title and link in the info / description section.
5. Set your post to publish on April 19th and link back to this page.
6. On April 19th, share the link up on social media using #FHforChildren. If you’re feeling extra social, share 2-3 of your favorite posts from fellow bloggers in the link up.
Thanks for joining the link up! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or suggestions for future link ups. See all the link ups here: Family History for Children Blog Link Up
May Link Up
The theme for May is going to be Mother’s Day related. Stay tuned for that announcement later this week. Thanks!