Gael Gilliland and her dad singing

Family Traditions – Music Memories with Five Minute Storytelling

Ah, family traditions. Those activities we do with the people we love, over and over again. Even when we tire of the activity and desperately want to do something else. This post isn’t about one of those kinds of traditions. For the next few moments, I’m going to regale you with one of my favorite traditions. It includes my dad …

baking ingredients

Baking Memories with Five Minute Storytelling

Cooking, in most families, is when the magic happens. People gather in kitchens no matter how pretty or inviting the rest of the house is. Asking someone about their favorite baking memory or cookie recipe will usually make them light up and smile like you wouldn’t believe. Be prepared for the sadness that may come if that memory includes someone …

Holiday Storytelling

Documenting religious memories and moments

In December, I thought it would be fun to apply the 5-minute storytelling process to the major religious holidays and events that occur during the last month of the calendar year. The inspiration came after being asked to create Christmas prompts. I felt it was important to represent as much as I could. This is a compilation of everything I created …