S and I started a journal together. I think it will be fun for her to have when she gets older. She will be able to look back on things I have written and stories she has told. Sometimes I draw and she colors it in, sometimes she draws and writes (or tries to.) My hope is to continue this idea through the years with her. I have never been very good at keeping a journal myself, so my hope is that this will inspire me also. So far we are both having so much fun with this. If there is one thing (among many) that I have learned from motherhood about myself, it is that there is no better time to create than in the moment. There was a time, before becoming a mother, that I would spend countless hours creating and making every last detail perfect. Those days have gone (for now) and it has been an amazing lesson to learn from my little one, that creativity need not be perfect, or even a smidgen close to perfect. The important thing, what will fill you up with joy, is to just do it. There is no better time to create than now.