For Christmas I asked for and received the book/journal One Line a Day: A Five year Memory Book. I have always wanted to keep a journal, but with two little ones it is has always been a good idea but never fulfilled. Well, last year I saw the One Line a Day book somewhere and thought that this might be something I could handle. You see, you don't get much space to write...only about 5 small lines or so. The really cool thing about this journal is that there is space on each page for five years! The top of a page lists the date and then on the side is spaces for five years. You fill in the year and your entry. I think this will be neat way to see how many different things we do on a particular day over the course of five years.
The really neat thing about this is that I feel like I am doing a better job at documenting my children's childhoods than I ever have before. Both of the girls have "baby books" but only Miss M's is filled up to about 3 years or so. Little C's book is an utter disgrace. I was supposed to write in it every month up until she turned a year. Um, yeah, that didn't happen. I think I have it filled until she was maybe 5 months. Sad. Of course, I could try to go and fill it in but I would really be lying and fudging on things that I honestly do not remember when they happened. This little book (and did I mention that it is indeed small?!) helps to solve this problem. I write in it every night before I go to bed. Sometimes I will write down something funny Miss M said or something new that Little C did but for the most part I just document the events of the day, kinda like my Granny did all those years ago.
I encourage new parents and not so new parents to get one of these books or start one of your own. You will be providing not just your children a gift for the future but also their children and their children....
I didn't receive anything for writing about this book...just wanted to share a great product!