Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I swear that ever since I've had kids, my memory has been shot. If I don't write it down (sometimes in multiple locations), I won't remember it. I don't want to forget some of the crazy stuff my kids do and say, when they got their first tooth, or what their first day of school was like. Not to mention all the pediatrician visits with heights and weights. When my kids were born, I bought them both a black spiral bound hard covered journal and made it into a Memory Book. I started with their birth (height, weight, apgar). Since then, I've added in other doctor's visits and information about them. I bring the book with me to all doctor's appointments so I can just write it in then and not forget by the time we get back home. I also have an envelope taped to the back cover with their shot records in it, so I don't forget/lose that either.

Some examples of what I put in their books are:
  • First words
  • First steps
  • First haircut
  • Colds, fevers, cuts, other illnesses. I also put in copies of any prescription labels.
  • Information on doctor's visits (height, weight, number of shots received)
  • Funny stories
  • Petting a baby alligator at the zoo
  • Petting a shark at the aquarium
  • Birthmarks (along with photos of the birthmarks)
  • Vacations (where we went, if we went with anyone else, if we drove or flew, what we did)
I bought mine at Barnes and Nobles. The journals always seem to be on the Bargain/Clearance shelves. Amazon carries a similar one here.

Envelope Taped To Back
Cover With Medical and
Shot Records

Memory Book

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog from the UBP!! I can see by your header that your kids like to make messes the same way mine do! lol

    It's nice to "meet" you!! :)


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