Long before we ever had children, we had enough self awareness to know that keeping a baby book up to date was not within our capabilities. Two kids later, we've never beaten ourselves up about the fact that baby books are not a part of our life. And we sleep pretty well about it. Still, even we are tempted by the idea that Liz at Lovely Little Lovelies posted for keeping an untraditional baby book. It's the perfect marriage of stream-of-consciousness journalling and low-tech techiness...
After a year of being consumed with an overwhelming feeling of regret and guilt, I decided it was time for a change. No more lying awake at night, ruminating over every pesky little detail that wasn't written down (and surely would be forgotten.) I came up with a solution. I kindly refer it to it as the "lazy mama's method of memory keeping."
Eli found this great vintage typewriter and gifted it to me for my birthday several years ago. We kept it on the table and wrote silly stories and random quotes in passing. A while back, I moved it to my great-grandmother's secretary table that was handed down to me. We now use it to record important kid-related stuff. Maybe someday we will make it into a book.
What a fabulous idea. If you don't happen to have a vintage typewriter kicking around, we could also imagine doing something similar by keeping a beautiful notebook and pen available in a specially designated place in your home.
Read Liz's full post at Lovely Little Lovelies.