I'm still amazed that my mom managed to put together TWO complete baby books for me. Granted, I was her first child (and my siblings' books are definitely much shorter and less detailed), but that's quite the feat.
I don't know any parent who has enough time to keep on top of their laundry, let alone carve out an extra 15 minutes every night to fill out pages of a baby book. It's just not going to happen. I don't even have children, and I can never find enough time in the day to check off every single task I need to do.
But one thing most of us manage to do throughout the day is answer texts. Think about it. Typing up a few sentences, sharing photos of your kids ... you probably do that while you're laying in bed or (honestly) sitting on the toilet anyway. And that's where a brand-new kind of baby book comes in.
Qeepsake is a baby journal that's entirely based around text messages. Once you sign up for an account, Qeepsake will text you questions about your child. All you have to do is send a response, and they'll archive what you say and any pictures or videos you attach. And before you start worrying, yes, it's all private.
There are different membership options to choose from, but Qeepsake Lite is completely free. You can create an account online or download their mobile app for iPhone and Android to get started. While the company is based in the United States, their free programs and paid memberships are available to Canadians.
Once you start submitting anecdotes, baby photos and notes about important milestones, you can log in to your Qeepsake account to edit entries and create photo albums. You don't have to do anything right away, so it's okay if you need to save all that for when your child finally sleeps through the night – or is in high school.