Another meme…. Letters to my Kids

I had this great idea out of the blue yesterday and before I went ahead and implemented it I posed the question to Facebook. Yes… Facebook. You would have done the same thing too, right? I needed to make sure that it wasn’t off the wall or something like that and what I found out was that it’s a pretty good idea.

Another meme. I know.. it’s just what the blog world needs… another meme. But I wanted to write a series of posts called Letters to my Kids and I thought that maybe some of my friends would like to join in on the fun.


The majority of us have kids, want kids, have nieces  nephews, or are even grandparents and we all have things that we want to say to our kids or wish that we could. Often the trouble is that we don’t know how to say it best or maybe our kids are to young to understand what we’re saying. I know that this is the case with me.

Teens are hard to talk to and toddlers are even more so. Honestly, neither one of them really listen or often care what we’re saying to them half the time and as writers there is so much more that we could say in a letter. There is so much good, some bad, many  hopes, dreams, and expressions of love…anger…and so much more.

I would love it if you shared your letters every other Friday with me in this new meme. I think that it’ll be a lot of fun and there is much to be learned along the way about ourselves, our kids, and life in general.

I’ll post the button and the code over there on the right in the side bar and have the linky open at 6am when the first post goes live next week. I can’t wait to read your letters!

You’re joining me… aren’t you?

19 Responses to Another meme…. Letters to my Kids
  1. Mrs. Weber
    February 22, 2013 | 10:05 am

    I’m in! Those are my favorite types of posts to write, although I usually get a tad choked up writing them ;)

    Good thinking!

    • Jackie
      February 22, 2013 | 1:45 pm

      Thanks! I think that I will too once I start getting into the letters too!

  2. Shell
    February 22, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Such a great idea!

    • Jackie
      February 22, 2013 | 1:45 pm

      Thanks, Shell! I hope that you can join in once in a while.

  3. Katie
    February 22, 2013 | 11:51 am

    I LOVE to write letters to my boys! I do it often, and this gives me a reason to do it more regularly! I think this is a great idea.

    • Jackie
      February 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm

      Thanks! I should have started this YEARS ago when the girls were little but I wasn’t thinking straight back then!

  4. Kasandria Reasoner
    February 22, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Cute meme!

    • Jackie
      February 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm


  5. Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    February 22, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    I love this idea! What a fun project :)

    • Jackie
      February 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm

      Thank you. I hope that it has good turn out!

  6. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired
    February 22, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    What a great meme! Sometimes they seem to be just focused on fun but I love that this one has true meaning and can be used as a keepsake.

    • Jackie
      February 22, 2013 | 1:43 pm

      Thank you, that’s sort of what I was going for. I hope that you join in!

  7. Megan @mnmspecial
    February 22, 2013 | 4:07 pm

    Love this idea! Glad you were inspired to start it.

    • Jackie
      February 22, 2013 | 9:40 pm

      Thank you! I’d love it if you joined in next week.

  8. corisbigmouth
    February 22, 2013 | 10:33 pm

    Excited for this meme!!

  9. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    February 23, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    The kids will absolutely treasure these!!!!

  10. Kimberly
    February 24, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Love this! It will help me articulate my hopes and dreams for them as I let them grow up and out of my nest! Count me in!!!

  11. Kimberly
    February 25, 2013 | 8:41 am

    I love writing letters to my kids and this will push me to do it more often. Great idea!

  12. Kristi {at} Live & Love Out Loud
    March 4, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    What a great idea! You’re so right. Talking to teens can be quite difficult at times. But writing a letter? Awesome!

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