I love notebooks. Planners, journals, whatever you’d like to call them!
I’ve been keeping pretty busy the last few months. Really wracking my brain about what I could create to better serve you mamas. And then it hit me. Something that would have helped me a ton. A planner. Not just a normal, boring old planner with dates, places for phone numbers and crap like that. A planner for a new mom.
When Peyton was young, trying to keep track of things like doctor/midwife appointments was crazy. I had a ton of appointment cards flying around my diaper bag at all times. The intention to put it in my phone was there but was rarely executed.
Having one book, to put everything in from nap lengths, breastmilk storage and more would have been really helpful.
Aside from planners and such, you should also check out my post about my favorite sleep tool, Woombie. It, along with my sleep training post is certainly worth a browse if you’re already looking for help.
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Sure there are lots of apps out there. From my trial and error, I must have installed, uninstalled and reinstalled well over two dozen apps. Some I would like to use for certain things like nap timing, or milk storage, or appointment keeping. But nothing was really seamlessly everything I needed all in one.
While I don’t have the brainpower, yet, to make an app, making a planner would be the next best thing. By the way, if you know someone with app making skills who won’t charge me an arm, leg and a liver for creating one, please send them my way!
Anyway. How gratifying is it to make a list, check things off, add to that list, and check things off. And so on. Pretty damn gratifying. I’m talking about a perfectly smooth, shaved leg gratifying. You know what I’m talking about.
I included things for you like family allergies, emergency contacts, important contacts (yes, there is a difference!). Also, things like daily baby journals, a journal to clear that mommy fog.
Need a growth tracker? It’s in there. Need a milestone tracker? That’s in there too! Those and so much more. In fact. Check out the list below of all of the pages offered in this free download.
So, with all of that in mind. Please be gentle. Please be kind and please give me your feedback! I want it! I don’t have a new squishy baby to try it out on, so I want your input. Email me, comment below. Regardless, tell me if you love it if you hate it. What would you change? I want all of that.
Okay, I get it. I’m asking a lot. You’re already up to your elbows in sticky baby poo, or you will be. I’m sorry for being hard on you. So, all I ask is that when you receive an email from me, a week after downloading this handy, dandy, first draft planner – Please, please, please tell me the good, the bad and the ugly. I can take it. After all. I had a colic baby who literally made me cry just as much, if not more than he did. That shit gave me thick skin. So lay it on me, mama!
The feedback I receive from you all will help me make a better-rounded version of the Mommy Minder. So, without further ado, get your planner below!
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