This weekend, we celebrate Mother’s Day in the UK. We have met and come to know many inspirational genealogy mothers over the past few years who have a real passion for preserving memories and sharing their family stories with their children.
At Twile, our mission is to make family history more engaging and interesting for younger generations, so we love reading these mums’ articles and often use their advice with our own children.
Here are a few of our favourite family history mummy bloggers and some of their recent articles that stood out to us:
- Hilarie Robison at Legacy Tale: “Why you should hold an intentional family planning retreat“. As fellow entrepreneurs whose children have an awareness of the family ‘business’, this was such an interesting read. An interesting way to explore things that the whole family wish to accomplish together in the long term. We are delighted to be supporting Legacy Tale’s storytelling retreat in April.
- Amie Bowser Tennant at The Genealogy Reporter: “Trying to Stump Big Grandma and other Family History Fun with Kids“. A great article about using every opportunity to tell children their family history in short little conversations. I remember fondly little snippets of the conversations I had with grandparents and often try to pass these memories on to my kids.
- Melissa Finlay at The Finlay Family Blog: “May I introduce to You…Melissa Finlay“. I loved this Geneabloggers interview with Melissa. She really is an inspirational lady and makes me feel positively lazy! As well as developing genealogy apps and maintaining her blog, she is also home-schooling her children – a real Wonder Woman.
- Nicole Dyer at Family Locket: Nicole hosted the very first Family History for Children Blog Link Up this week. What a brilliant idea! We are looking forward to joining the link up in April – “Family History Research for Busy Parents”.
- Jana Greenhalgh at The Genealogy Kids: “Little ones love stories and pictures“. Definitely true! Our daughter especially enjoys looking at the wedding pictures of her grandparents and great-grandparents on our Twile timeline.
- Jana Last at Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog: “Favourite Family Recipes – Grandpa C’s Peanut Clusters.” Definitely worth trying as they are so simple, although the core ingredients are not so easy to find in the UK and we had to improvise! I have a hand-written cook book that belonged to my grandmother – it was collated by children in the neighbourhood and each of the mothers who had provided recipes were referred to with a title (e.g. Mrs Johnson’s Lemon Cake). Engaging in family food traditions is really a way to pass on little slices of the family story.
- Allison Kimball at AllisonKimball.com: “Remembering“. I love the idea of children within a family picking up a photogaph of someone – an ancestor – that they want to know better.
To all the inspirational mothers, whether you’re in the UK or not: Happy Mother’s Day!