Good idea alert!
Although some parenting milestones are forever ingrained in our minds, it’s not so easy to recall every little detail of our kids’ histories.
When it comes to celebrating all the firsts, many new parents go all out with the latest technologies to track their tot’s every move. But somewhere along the line, life always seems to get in the way.
I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible at creating baby books and scrapbooks. My first child has a detailed photo journal of his every move — from the first gassy smile, to the first real smile and everything else you can imagine.
Not so much for my second and third children. In fact, I don’t think there’s even one printed photo of them in existence, let alone a baby book celebrating their lives.
Needless to say, things really go downhill when you have to start keeping up with multiple milestones and achievements. So when I saw this simple idea, I knew I had to get my poop in a group and start recording the good stuff.
How great is this?!
Simply open up an email account in your kids’ name and record all their “kid-isms:” from their baby milestones, to their first day of kindergarten, to their first visit from the tooth fairy, to their academic achievements and everything beyond. Not to mention, here’s a place to send all those smartphone photos you’re always taking. At the end of the week, just send off the top 5 photos taken that week. So simple.
I love this idea because it’s quick and convenient. When I have a bit more time and I want to write a heartfelt note, I can do that as well. It’s brilliant because it’s not just about milestones, it’s about chronicling your kids’ lives and capturing their essence over the years.
The best thing about this idea is that you can tailor it to fit your needs given your schedule — it can be as elaborate or simple as you want.
Happy emailing, my friends. Let the gmail accounts live on forever!