Web Log-in and Password Planner Sheet
As a wife, a mom, and the Chief Operating Office of our household, I feel like I am on information-overload most of the time. It seems like life speeds by and there is never enough time to accomplish everything on my priority list. My brain is always playing the zero-sum game: when I put in something new, something else needs to fall out to make room. So I am always devising new tactics to keep track of all the important information in my life; and to be okay with letting some things go.
I use a log in my Planning Binder to keep track of my web log-ins and passwords. I use more than 75 log-ins for personal and professional purposes. I am sure you have just as many if not more. To keep track, I write everything down in one place and refer to that one place each time I am on-line. My designed Web Log-in and Password Planner Sheet will help you keep all your information in one place. Print it out, 3-hole-punch it, and put it in your planner binder. Refer to it and add to it regularly. Or, save it electronically and revise it accordintly so you never forget your important information.
Remember to keep this printed log in a very safe place; especially if you have noted log-ins pertaining to financial or personal information. Or save your log electronically with password-protection–just be sure to remember this password!
Comments and suggestions are always welcome! Let me know what planner pages you would like to see here!
Baby Feeding Log
I thought the birth of my first child would be a moment of serene unsurpassed accomplishment. I felt prepared for childbirth. I had read numerous books about natural birthing, took private Lamaze classes with my husband, and had prepared myself mentally for labor and delivery. However, I had not prepared myself for everything after my beautiful son entered into the world. I vaguely knew how to diaper and burp him, but I had no idea how to breastfeed my new perfect baby.
Tyler and I had a very difficult first 8 weeks choreographing our feeding relationship. I remember crying in pain and frustration at 2 AM wondering if we’d ever, “get it. In my postpartum haze I reached out for the help of a wonderful professional lactation consultant. She gave me a regimented feeding schedule and tons of moral support and we began our journey to success. Tyler started gaining weight and by 4 month old he weighed 18 1/2lbs. (He was born at just 7 ½ pounds.) It is the most awesome thing to know I helped him grow.
I was more prepared for the birth of my daughter. Although Sydney faced a number of medical challenges common among premature babies, we happily nursed for more than 5 months. I used a breastfeeding log to track our progress and this information helped my professional lactation consultant design a feeding regimen that was exactly right for us.
I hope my designed Breastfeeding Log will help you prepare to embark upon this exciting journey with your new baby. Print out the Log and put it in your “going to the hospital” suitcase with a pen. Track your progress and then share your Log with your lactation consultant so they can best encourage your success. (My Breastfeeding Log will not teach you how to breastfeed, but instead will help you note your progress.)
If you choose to breastfeed be optimistic and remember each small amount helps your baby grow. If you choose not to breastfeed, I say “good for you.” With so much opinionated pro-breastfeeding persuasion, it is wonderful that you chose to make that decision for yourself. Your baby needs your love most. Please feel free to pass along this Log to a mom who is planning to begin this gratifying bonding journey with her baby.