Having recently come back from a trip, I’m remembering more Business of Motherhood tips for fellow moms. This one was a lot of fun and a great memory/keepsake. I took along a blank black and white composition notebook and kept a family journal of our trip. Up front, I wrote our basic itinerary (yes, plan to paste the handy spreadsheet of stops/lodging as well), and each day, made highlight notes of what we did, where we ate, etc. Believe it or not, we saw 28 family & friends on our 10-day trip (!), so I also kept a list of those people. We also kept a “funny quotes” page which the kids loved, where we kept track of the offbeat and funny things we said or heard (“Hey, that RV has a mailbox!”). Then, I started writing, and writing. My husband and kids also made entries, so it became a great collaborative effort. We also had each kid trace their hand & illustate a page including their favorite parts, meals, experiences of the trip. We wrote on all of the right-hand pages, and I plan to add souvenirs/keepsakes like tickets, brochures, etc. to illustrate the book. I’m the least artistic person you’ll meet, but this was a fun, simple way to capture the moments together. What have you done to keep track of your family trip memories?