:Tips for tracking the race horse pace of your child's life:
With kindergarten looming on our horizon I've been a bit nostaligic lately. Trying to remember the sound of his baby coos, what his first words were and how they sounded, the first time he dressed himself, those first free thoughts that I had nothing to do with.... you know the moments that count in their life that never make it to the doctors chart or records.
I started a small journal I keep by my bed when he was still in the womb. Now every few months it seems, I pull it out before bed and try to catch up. Or when something really funny happens I try to write it down. I'm so bad at remembering to do it and I feel those memories slipping away. Both equally disappointing. And the second child is worse off than the first, my own fault I know, but still a burden I can't seem to lift.
So for those of you just starting off, or wanting to catch up, here are a few great products to help you get writing and stop having to spin your wheels remembering those "adorable-nesses" of your little ones.
- Baby and Toddler Tales by Tiny Tales [Perfect for jotting down quick thoughts, any event, anywhere! We heart Lara at Tiny Tales.]
- Baby Gift Book Set by Loralin Design [Stylish journals for tracking events, feedings, and gifts]
- School Years keepsake book by Chronicle Books [I had a book almost identical growing up, and I've got this one on it's way here for each of my boys.]
- Baby's Life Calendar by Pulp Factory [The most stylish yet affordable baby calendar I've seen on the market- no sheep, no ducks, just coolness and a simple way to mark daily or special events.]
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