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The latest on the blog! That yellowed, torn photo you carry around in your wallet may be just what you need to jog your memory and tap into a treasured family story.
http://www.modernheirloombooks.com/new-blog/2016/5/12/how-to-use-photographs-as-prompts-for-writing-life-stories
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when you actually attach words to a picture it gains even greater value. Photographs jog our memories, and as such make excellent prompts for writing short life stories, or as I call them, vignettes. Here are easy tips to get you started writing about your photographs and memories. By elucidating the stories associated with your family pictures, you leave a visual AND narrative history to you...
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Our fall trip to Coney Island—tips for others (and some cute pix : )
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There's ALWAYS something to do in my favorite season of the year—doing it with kids makes it all the more appealing!
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Some great ideas and inspiration for parents who want to get crafty and do something more creative than a typical photo album (or, for that matter, let the pictures languish on your iphones!).
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I LOVE this idea as a wedding gift for a bride-to-be, especially from a father to his daughter.
Your daughter is engaged. Celebrate the girl she was and the woman she has become before she walks down the aisle. Or honor your own relationship with her and how it has evolved over time. Our Heirloom Original is a wedding shower gift that is as personal as it gets, destined to be cherished by the bride-to-be.
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Cool opportunity this morning for free tickets to WTC observatory opening on May 28!
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Parents to surround NYC schools next Thursday to symbolically protect teachers. Protests in response to Cuomo's proposed education reform, specifically how teachers are evaluated...
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Homework, sports, family dinner, screen time, tutoring, outdoor fun, oh my! It IS possible to strike a #balance! 
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   New York Aquarium, normally the only Coney Island attraction open to the public every day of the year, opens its doors again today after having been closed since Hurricane Sandy hit our sho...
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