How to Make the Process of Gathering Family Info a Special Experience

Derek’s grandma has done an incredible job preserving her family’s history since her children were little. She’s saved cute letters her kids wrote when they were young, wedding invitations when they got married, and as they had their own children, she started collecting awards and more letters from her grandchildren. She’s made binders full of […]

‘Love Story’ book for Valentine’s day (and our ‘how we met’ story!)

Valentine’s day is coming up and it has us feeling all kinds of love-y feelings. While many choose to create Cuento books about ancestors or family members who have recently passed, we also see some pretty sweet “how we met” love stories. Parents sharing the story of how they met and fell in love with […]

How to Gather Your Family’s Stories

  If you’re like me, you have one or two stories about one of your relatives that you know almost word for word as it was told to you countless times over family holiday gatherings or family dinners. For me, that story is about my grandmother’s near death experience where she would tell us about […]

5 Ways to Share Family History with Your Kids

1. Family Photo Book or Memoir Family photo books are so popular because they allow you to visually experience your special memories in a very accessible way. You can turn more recent experiences into photo books to enjoy with your children and future generations or you can create a memoir/biography type of book of a […]

How books teach your children important life lessons

  One of my favorite books to read to my son is The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. I love the simple illustration style, but mostly, I love the lesson it teaches. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story, Ferdinand is a Spanish Bull who prefers to sit under his favorite […]

Tips for Writing Your Family Story

Having a tough time writing your story? Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get started:   1. Remember your audience Keep in mind the age of your reader. Try to point out any details that might be interesting to children, such as an animal in your story, an interesting or […]

How to Make Family History Stories Interesting to Kids

  Kids may hear the words “family history” and think boring. It’s unlikely that these stories will include flying superheroes or talking animals, but we should not shy away from sharing the important stories of our families to our children because we think they might not be interested. Or we think they may not yet be […]

The Impact Sharing Family Stories Has on Your Kids

  Growing up, every time we went to Miami to visit my Dad’s side of the family, I’d hear the same story. My grandfather would tell us how he took his family and escaped Cuba in 1960, leaving everything behind. Even as a kid I loved hearing the story, it never got old. My grandfather […]