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The average parent has approximately 950 weeks with a child before he leaves home. If they have a seven-year-old, they have 400 weekends left. How can families maximize this dwindling time? They can’t eliminate the distractions of modern life. They can’t give their kids a pill to keep them two forever. In fact, no amount of praying or repenting will give them the meaningful family they desire. What’s the solution? Create regular traditions that bring joy, significance, and memories to family life.

Popular blogger and mom of three, Jessica Smartt explains why memory-making is the puzzle piece that today’s families are longing for. She highlights 10 tradition-gifts kids need most and offers practical encouragement to modern parents to keep on adventuring - even when they are fighting distractions, are budget-pressed, and exhausted. 

A rich resource of 200-plus unique traditions and beloved family recipes available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jessica Smartt (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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  • 19-06-2019

Some good Ideas - But too Religious for me

I thought this book was pretty good. It has a lot of good ideas for memory making traditions that I hadn't thought of before- some I will try to implement in my own life. The author seems very sweet and I think has good intentions for writing this book, although I was a little bit annoyed that it came across as the "mamas" job to make traditions. I believe memory making and traditions are important for any parent or guardian (mom, dad, grandparents, etc.), Overall this book was a little too religious for me. I am not Christian so a big part of the book didn't really feel like it could be applied to my life, and some spots felt a bit preachy - however I was able to listen to with a grain of salt and still appreciate her perspective.

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  • Blake
  • 29-01-2020

Thought provoking

little did I know this book would change my life. I thought I would listen to a pinterestish book about traditions. instead we're changing how our household runs. God sent me this book at a very important time in my life!

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  • Angela
  • 13-06-2020

Sweet and Beautiful!

This is a very sweet book. I love the idea of traditions, and this solidified why they are so important. Now I'm motivated to make beauty in my home ❤

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  • Karla Menendez
  • 01-06-2019

eye opening! life changer!

I loved this book! made me think a lot about my childhood and the things that I remember and why I remember them. I have a one year old son. my family was not a tradition family, and that is probably why I remember only a few things from my childhood. This book gave me a new perspective to approach my little family.

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  • Michael R Vitullo
  • 19-11-2020

Such an encouragement!

This book was such an encouragement to me, full of great memory making ideas to love on your children and family. I was encouraged by how many things we were ALREADY doing to create lasting memories for our family and spurred on to improve in areas that I can.
Lessons that I am taking away from this book are to, in general, play to my strengths when it comes to memory making, look at the children in my life who are very different from me and be purposeful to do something they love (I love to stay home and create memories but I can especially love the extroverted members of my family by planning the occasional outing), and to slow down and savor these precious moments with my family before they are gone. Thank you for these reminders!!!

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  • Ali
  • 15-09-2020

Really great

I love the narration. Really got me inspired to create traditions and making memories in my home. Thank you for the encouragement.

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  • Nicole
  • 12-06-2020

What an inspiring, no-pressure, encouraging book!

I loved this book. It gave me so many ideas without feeling pressured. I reccomend it to all parents!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-02-2020

Must Read!

If you're a mom who thrives on making moments with your kids, this book has so many ideas!! I enjoyed the whole thing!!

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  • The Hollander Family
  • 15-10-2019

I love it!

I loved the book! Will have to listen again! So many wonderful ideas, so many wonderful stories! I can’t wait to continue being a memory making momma!

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  • berenice
  • 12-07-2021

Me encantó

Un libro que te ayuda a ponerle un extra a tu familia.
Da muchas ideas que si pones algunas en práctica, tus hijos serán más felices.

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