This is a prompted journal that a parent can fill out to have a complete childhood history for their child. It covers from when the mother is pregnant, until the child is 18 years old. Each phase and year of the child's life has custom tailored prompts to ensure quick but meaningful recording for the parent.
When founder and creator, Jayne Swallow had her first daughter, she could not find any journal system that she liked for documenting her daughter's life. She started writing her own journal, but she realized that one day, this journal would really be for her daughter. So, she wanted it to be clean, nice and organized. It got to be too time consuming. She next tried a mobile app which she used sporadically, then started putting everything on Instagram, but she had too much she wanted to put down. Does any of this sound familiar?
Feeling as though she has already forgotten so much, and knew she would regret it one day if she didn't figure out a solution. Then, with her second baby on the way, she knew she was running out of time to figure it out. In order for her to commit, she wanted a system that was doable - that she could start and finish completely. And not just with her first child, but for however many kids she had. A journal that was efficient but would record enough of the good details she never wants to forget. She also wanted it ALL in 1 place. And thus, Promptly Journals was born.