This Creative Family Journal Is Going to Seamlessly Replace Every Baby Book You Never Finished
Every parent at one point or another has the intention to create the most beautiful memory-filled baby book for their little one. Not only do those efforts fail nine times out of 10 — life gets a little busy when you're taking care of humans — but they usually only cover baby's first year and rarely include other members of the family. As a simple solution to memory keeping and making sure the entire family can be included, author Bernadette Noll has created Look at Us Now: A Creative Family Journal ($16), which, when full, will feature tiny snapshots of the entire family at different moments in time.
The simple book — all its pages are white with black text — contains prompts in no particular order, such as "This is what we're into right now" and "The silliest things we do together." The prompts are directed at no one member of the family and have no specific timeframe, leaving the possibilities for what goes into the book and who creates each page completely open. "Some people will draw in it, some will just write in it — I don't want people to feel pressure to do it any particular way," Noll told POPSUGAR Moms.
The idea came, in part, from the fact that while her first child's baby book is full, her second child's is only half finished, and by the time her fourth child came around, she really wished she had kept a family book to reflect on everyone's little moments throughout the years. "I just really don't know many people that follow up on a baby book, so my hope for this book is that people will never feel bad for how long it takes them to fill it out. If you fill out a page every six months, so be it — doesn't really matter."
So whether you're the type to print photos out, color with crayons, or simply write down memories with your favorite pen, this book accomplishes what all parents want: to document the little moments of family life that sometimes get lost in the commotion of daily life.
Read through for a few page examples — including some finished by Noll and her family — and grab a copy of it to start documenting your family's little moments on May 10.