17. I am thankful my mom taught me to write things down. I have a fun book of her memories and my milestones from when I was a kid. Now I'm writing them for my kids. I'm thankful for this idea to jot down funny things they say and do, my feelings about them getting bigger, and every once in a while we trace their hands. Not only does this preserve these memories for them & their kids, it helps me remember all the reasons I love staying at home with them.