This next part is a little tricky, so you might want to ask a friend to help you:
Holding it all together so the crease of the cover and inside papers line up, open up your photo journal.
With the photo facing up, slip one side of the journal into your stapler. Place two staples on the center crease — the first one about an inch from the top and the second one about an inch from the bottom.
Don’t worry if the staples are crooked or not perfectly on the crease. You can always pull them out and try again — or just take a deep breath and say, Ah well, that’s okay.
Maybe your crooked staples can be a remember that nothing in life is perfect — in fact there is much beauty to be found in life’s imperfections.