The following is a guest post about Qeepsake, an easy way to organize your child’s memoirs from regular contributor, Rachel.
I’m so excited to bring you a new organizing resource I recently found! There’s no compensation for this, I simply want to share what has proven helpful to me as a Mom. I think you’ll find it useful too when it comes to organizing your children’s milestones. Some days, I think I live under a rock. :) That said, if I’m the last one to know about this organizing trend and you’ve already heard of it, please share your experience in the comments below!
I’m terrible at keeping up with baby books for no other reason than, like most parents, I’m running different directions and don’t have enough hours in the day to accomplish all I desire. We make loads of family memories and genuinely live “in the moment” of my girls’ little years but it’s always a struggle to get those milestones documented. Until now!
Let me introduce to you my pressure relief valve, the tool that has eased my mom-guilt, my motherhood virtual assistant… it’s called Qeepsake. Have you heard of it? It’s phenomenal and it’s free (well, you can upgrade if you want but the basic level is free).
This is the most effortless baby journal I’ve ever experienced. After you sign-up, the company texts you questions about your children. You answer (via text message) and the response is stored digitally in a private “baby book” online. Photos can be added to the book as well.
What I love the most is the convenience. I don’t have to remember to record anything. No more sitting down to review months of neglected memory writing and wondering if I have the dates correct. The company prompts me each day and I answer as much or as little as I want. I can add pictures that correlate to the questions or reply with a simple statement.
It allows for multiple children, so I can do the same style of memory keeping for each child. Finally, I can print an official book once memories have been accumulated (I think a minimum of 20 pages). The books are expandable, allowing for more memory pages to be added along the way.
This is a quick explanation I found on their website, “With Qeepsake you get a journal for each of your children. A journal contains the questions and responses you save to Qeepsake, plus any other text you send to Qeepsake about your child.”
The questions sent by Qeepsake are age-appropriate to each child. For example, an infant would get typical baby book questions about height and weight, first smile, etc., while a four year old would get older developmental prompts.
If I send a random text to Qeepsake, it will file the memory away in my child’s book automatically based on the name and information I provide in the text. If both my girls are in the picture or message, it will automatically get added to both memoir books. This is a helpful feature, especially to parents of multiples! Of course, all entries can be reviewed and edited online. It’s very user friendly!
So, all my like minded busy parents and grandparents, give Qeepsake a try this season. You might find it a pleasantly surprising way to accomplish your memory keeping goals amid all the hubbub of the holidays. Even those who prefer traditional memory albums can find this useful! It’s a great resource to fill in forgotten gaps or dates that were missed if not written down promptly.
I wish you the best this time of year and Merry Christmas!
In the professional world, I’m a nurse by trade. But, around our house, I’m known as Mommy to our young daughters. I offer you motivation to keep your home healthy, organized, and welcoming. My goal is to share what I’ve implemented in my home to inspire you with fresh ideas and to encourage you to keep up the good work in yours!