Comments on: Family Stories Lead to Health & Happiness http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 13 May 2014 21:56:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Family Stories Lead to Health & Happiness | Treasure Chest Products http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-753140 Family Stories Lead to Health & Happiness | Treasure Chest Products Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:00:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-753140 [...] How are you sharing your family’s history with your kids? Read on… [...]

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By: Happy Friday! http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-457247 Happy Friday! Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:04:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-457247 [...] Family stories lead to health and happiness [...]

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By: You don’t say! | dual personalities http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-457120 You don’t say! | dual personalities Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:33:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-457120 [...] something very interesting I found on the wonderful Design Mom blog. This article in The New York Times tells us that new research shows that “the single most [...]

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By: Polly Scott http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456292 Polly Scott Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:05:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456292 Amy! So nice to meet you. I love your writing:). Can’t wait to hear/read more!

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By: janssen http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456275 janssen Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:10:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456275 I read his book a few weeks ago and loved all of it. But this recommendation, especially, resonated with me.

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By: KelliO http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456226 KelliO Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:04:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456226 I first met my grandfather when I was 18, but had a short tape growing up of him telling the story of his father immigrating from Czechoslovakia to Chicago. I wish I’d had years to get more stories out of him and to explain the family photos he left.
I love the stories and heirlooms! When my grandma died, I received some of her dresses. She made a plaid, princess-seamed, dropwaist pleated-skirt dress in highschool or college, I think. I amazed she stuck with it to match the print and all!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456168 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:27:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456168 Oh Amy, I just loved this! Family stories are the best. They were our favorite bedtime stories growing up (if you listen to how grand the stories got by my littlest brother, my dad single-handedly laid the railroad from Pennsylvania to California – all while he was in law school) and are the things I’m most excited to pass on to our own brood. WONDERFUL post.

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By: Maria B http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456059 Maria B Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:57:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456059 My Grandpa tells the most amazing stories from the Korean War. Just incredible tales of good guys, bad guys, terrible weather, misery, joy, laughter. It’s such a privilege to hear him tell them and it’s stunning the details he remembers. I’ve been thinking for the past few months that the next time I see him I’d like to record them. He’s nearly 80 now and I’m terrified that when I lose him I’ll lose his amazing stories too. That the details will fade and then slowly they will be lost. I cannot let that happen. I’ll probably have to be sneaky though, because if he knew I was recording he probably wouldn’t talk! I’ve long had in mind a photo project combining his stories and my images. I’m going to have to get on that right away. Thanks for the kick in the pants.

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By: Loni http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456048 Loni Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:05:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456048 Amy, fantastic article….so meaningful and important. My father led a remarkable life, but I knew so little about it because he was a private person. But, when I ASKED, he would talk. I treasure the small bits and pieces I do know. I found it amazing that stories of the past help a child have confidence and have an impact on behavior. What an easy and simple thing to do to share stories with our children!!!!! This is such a very significant post. Every parent in America should be made aware of how important sharing stories is with our children. This is MAJOR stuff! Thank you.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456045 Amy Hackworth Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:56:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456045 Rachel, how nice that the stories you know have been comforting to you already. Good luck with your challenges!

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456044 Amy Hackworth Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:56:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456044 Julia, that will be so much fun! I’d love to hear how it goes!

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456043 Amy Hackworth Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:55:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456043 Ha! Nothing wrong with saving family stories for a later date… :)

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456042 Amy Hackworth Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:54:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456042 “We need family literacy.” I love it, Gabriele. So cool that you’re recording those stories for your children, nieces and nephews.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456040 Amy Hackworth Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:53:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456040 Tiffany, Loni shared your article with me. Small world. I love what you wrote, and love that you have all those fun stories about your awesome parents and grandparents!

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456039 Amy Hackworth Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:52:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456039 Wow, an amazing story for your little guy to have. Incredible.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456038 Amy Hackworth Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:51:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456038 What a fun notebook, Rachel, and what a beautiful desire you have to get them all down. Good luck!

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By: Gabriele http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456023 Gabriele Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:24:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456023 What a wonderful post and thank you for connecting us to these two articles. I certainly feel the need for family knowledge to be passed on and I see it most needful for the generation younger than mine. My children and nieces and nephews are hungry for these life affirming stories. I put on my blog as stand alone pages and I know they come back to read them over and over again. We need family literacy.

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By: Tiffany Lewis http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456017 Tiffany Lewis Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:16:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456017 Amy, I just wrote about this same topic last week:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577841/Family-stories-have-power-to-help-shape-lives.html

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By: Angela http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456009 Angela Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:47:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456009 Thanks for pointing out this article. True story: our eldest child was adopted at birth (the others are biological). In second grade, the class had to research an ancestor and report to the class. Our kid very proudly reported on his g-g-grandfather, who shared his name and was an army hero to boot. Later the teacher said (privately to me) what a fantastic job he had done – and did we talk much about adoption, that this guy wasn’t his “blood” relative etc. The teacher meant well & was genuinely interested – I was not offended. :> And I was happy to tell her that g-g-grandfather had been abandoned at birth and raised in an orphanage in Italy. :> There is SO MUCH value in sharing our stories – and I know they aren’t all pretty, and they don’t always fire-on-all-cylinders the way this one does (and always will) for my kid. For better or for worse, our families make us who we are.

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By: Rachel http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/family-stories-lead-to-health-happiness/comment-page-1/#comment-456008 Rachel Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:40:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34387#comment-456008 I just found this notebook on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/89202872/personalized-notebook-journal-daring?ref=shop_home_active

I’m giving it to my Dad for Father’s Day. He has the most amazing stories from his childhood – him and all of his brothers. He has always wanted to record them. I’m giving him the notebook to write down some of his memories and then when I go to visit or talk to him over the phone I want to just spend hours of him telling stories and me writing them down. I definitely want to save and remember them all.

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