I would love to be the mom who makes the scrapbooks, records all the milestones, and keeps all the childhood memories crystal clear. Alas, this is not my calling. Oh, I try. I have the materials, the scrapbooks, the clear plastic containers with a heap of artwork and notes scrawled with things like “First step!”–and no indication of which child or which date. And with two kiddos, that’s a problem.
Moms like me need a scrapbooking shortcut. I’ve found two that work for me:
1. Take a picture. Capture the ease and expertise of your digital camera or phone camera. With their instant editing capacity, date notation, and tags, you can document a moment in an instant. Memorable moment. Click. Insta-edit! Upload. Tag. Voila!
2. Put it on the calendar. Baby’s first word? Kiddo started reading? First soccer goal? Put it on your online calendar, and set it up as a repeating once-a-year event. Not only have you saved the date, you’ll get a prompt down memory lane next year too.
Maybe when the kids are older, and I have loads of extra time on my hands (bwahahaha!!), I’ll pretty up my calendar notes and photos and collect them into a sweet memory book. Until then, I’m all about the shortcuts!