Tips for Keeping a Mommy Journal
The moment you become a mother, time starts moving so quickly. Small everyday moments get lost in the hustle and before you know it, you are counting monthly and yearly milestones. Your little one’s first smile, first tooth, and first word come and go quickly. Soon your baby is toddling around, then running and talking.
Mama, we know that you are busy, but it is so important to take time to document special milestones and memories. As your family grows, you’ll lose track of all the milestones your little ones reach. Plus, if your mother kept a journal of any sort, you know how neat it is to read stories and notes from her perspective.
So, how do you get started? And how do you find time for a mommy journal? While it’s easier said than done, you just take it one day at a time. Remember: your little one won’t hit milestones every day, so you won’t have to commit to writing that frequently. Here are our tips for creating a journal of your own:
Just get started. Don’t try to plan the perfect baby book. No need for special pens or special paper. Just do it! Start writing and make a commitment to write something at least once per week or month. The hardest part is always actually starting. Once you get going, it will be easier to maintain.
Do whatever works. You can buy a premade baby book that was designed for tracking milestones. Or you can pick up a spiral notebook at the grocery store. Or you can create a note in your phone or download an app. Choose an option that you know you will be most likely to keep up with.
Be creative. Include photos, drawings or anything else that will be fun to see in the future. When she’s old enough, let her color on a page or ask her questions and write down her answers. Include details like favorite outfits and silly things your little one says or does.
Keep it simple. Don’t get carried away. The more complicated your journaling becomes, the less likely you are to stick with it. If you have time for milestones, simply write the milestone and date and go back to add details when you have time.
One final tip is to have the journal nearby so it’s easily accessible to update. Keeping it in your purse is a great idea because you can write in it if you’re waiting before an appointment or have a few extra minutes.
And remember, there’s no pressure! Your little one will absolutely LOVE any memories you share with her. Of course, you will also cherish these memories to look back on after your little one is grown. As always, we are here to be of support to you. Please contact us anytime Care@theollieworld.com.