Moms, as babies

Happy Mothers Day 2017

I am experimenting with digital scrapbook pages in order to come up with something nice to use as Ancestry.com shares. I am just getting started and have found several “quick page” scrapbooking templates, mostly via Pinterest, that I used to make some embellished baby pictures. I thought I’d compile a few of them into this little video, but first the credits:

“25 pastel kit” via Granny Enchanted

“Memorykeepers mini” via Alexis Design Studio

“Pretty Shabby” and “So Madly Deeply” via Kim Brodelet/Kimb’s designs

“Histoirede free” via meldesigns

“No Reimer Reason” via Amber Reimer/No Reimer Reason designs

“Vintage Rose Elegance” via Creative Elegance Designs

Music is “Prelude No. 21” by ┬áChris Zabriskie, via Free Music Archive

A few moms as babies from Barbara Pahlow on Vimeo.

25 Interview questions for kids

12 March 2017

If you interview people to get material for your family stories, don’t forget to interview some of the kids in your life. They might find it interesting to look back at the interview someday and see how much they’ve grown and changed.


  1. What is your name, age, and where do you live?
  2. What was the best thing that happened this week?
  3. What songs are on your playlist right now?
  4. Tell me about a dream you’ve had.
  5. What is something you’re excited for?
  6. What story character would you most like to be?
  7. What is something you are proud of?
  8. Describe an imaginary party you’d have, and tell me who you would invite.
  9. What is your favorite subject in school? What is your least favorite subject in school?
  10. What do you like to do on the weekend?
  11. Do you have any hobbies?
  12. What are your favorite TV shows?
  13. Who is your favorite music artist?
  14. What is your favorite color?
  15. What one superpower would you like to have?
  16. What woudl be your superhero name?
  17. What is your favorite place to go out to eat?
  18. What do you like about your room?
  19. What do you hate about your room?
  20. What is the best day of the week and why?
  21. What would you do if you had a million dollars?
  22. Name something you have that makes you happy.
  23. Name three things you do well.
  24. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  25. How would you like people to describe you?
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