Jessica Turner
About the Author

Jessica Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive, and blogs on The Mom Creative. Every day is a juggling act as she balances working full-time, making memories with her family, photographing the every day and trying to be...

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  1. Thanks for the reminder! I have so many photos stored on my computer and so few actually out, ready to enjoy. This needs to change soon!

  2. just got some new awesome pictures of our daughter and family and with God’s help i plan to get them in print tomorrow. I say with God help for we live in Papua New Guinea and there is one place to get pictures made, it the machine working. you are given only choice, 4×6 or 5×7, nothing fancy paper, and I am praying they have just put fresh color in the machine. I may try to go on line and try the walmart, make up a photo book and have my friend send them over….you are so right these pictures are priceless. I made one for our little 2 1/2 grand daughter of her pope, her beloved grand pa and she loves it and carry it around all the time so i need to make one for the other little one. since we live over seas we don’t wants these kids to forget us. thanks for encouragement me to get on this project.

  3. As mentioned above, our children treasure the stories of their lives and those photo books make wonderful keepsakes! I love photos and do live with them daily. What stories a photo can tell!!!

  4. Thank you for the reminder… what a way to bring our friends and family closer…
    Have a wonderful afternoon…

  5. I totally agree. We can have the digital frame or tag with car keys or even regularly look at our computer archives and see what we’ve taken, but nothing beats a picture in hand, reachable and touchable, even if it’s up on the fireplace mantle.

    Here’s an experiment worth trying. Look up your photos and remember the moments. Then, get out a picture you can touch and remember the moments. I can’t prove it, but I think the in-the-hand connects with some part of our brains the digital screen cannot reach.

    Real beats virtual every time.

  6. I love to have photos all around me also! I have put printed digital photos onto muslin fabric and used them in quilts. I have 2 favorites, one is a memory quilt that I made for a friends husband and her daughter after she had passed away–I had no idea where or when the picture was taken they had given me. When I gave the daughter her quilt she told me the picture was of her mom from her wedding! My other favorite was a quilt for a young couple from Ukraine that our church sponsored so the husband could finish his degree here at CCU and go back to Ukraine to pastor. It was a picture from their wedding day and I surprised them when they came back to the states after their wedding!

  7. I love this! Thanks for posting. I bought one of those photo books off of Groupon a few months back. I think it is time I remember all the wonderful people in my life!