Having a newborn again has reminded me all too quickly of how fleeting it all is.
How quickly you forget about all the teeny tiny noises and the funny faces they pull.
I am notoriously bad for keeping up to date with baby books. Rory has one that has never been touched and Elin has nada. I’ve always relied solely on my blog updates as a reference for when they’re older.
Elin being my last ever baby, I knew I wanted to hold onto these moments. When they’re bigger and no longer live us I want to be able to dig out these moments and wrap myself up in them.
I want to remember Rory’s “goina…goina…goina” sound he makes when he’s tired. To remember how Elin always goes to sneeze but doesn’t need one, so she just lets out the cutest little sigh.
I want to remember the moments that will always be special to me but perhaps not anyone else.
I needed something accessible. Between balancing two very young children, a household and being a work at home Mum, I don’t really get downtime.
I don’t get time to sit with a baby book and fill it in.
I do however get a lot of 1 on 1 time with my smartphone!
That’s where TimeSpring comes in. My new favourite app.
Have you ever heard people discuss the idea of creating an email address for your kid, emailing moments to them and giving them the password when they’re older? TimeSpring is a much more sophisticated version of that.
You create profiles for your family members and then send them little messages. You could send a milestone, a cute little thing they just did or you could just send a message to them for when they’re older.
It’s the perfect way to document the little moments. The moments that mean the most to you.
I’ve found it very therapeutic. It gives me downtime to reflect on the little moments that make you strong as a mother.
The moments that hold you together when times are hard.
The moments that are the reason you get out of bed every morning and keep on keeping on.
When Rory is at nursery and I miss him, I pop his future self a message to let him know of something funny he did recently, or a reason that I am proud of him.
When Elin is keeping me up at night, I pop her future self to tell her how much she means to me and how I am so excited to see the human she’s evolving into.
The days are long, but the years are short. This is the time for building memories.
TimeSpring makes sure that keeping those memories is as easy and convenient as possible. It makes sure that you all of the important people have access to those memories with ‘time- released messaging’, it’s super easy to use and with unlimited recipients, you can get the whole family involved. It’s free to use (you can pay for video messages) and can be downloaded in the app store, so it’s really accessible.
It also has a new ‘send to self’ feature which is fab at reminding you to do things. I’ve tied it in with Elins feeding times to remind me to drink water whilst shes nursing.
Have you heard of TimeSpring? What do you think? Will you be giving it a try?
Let me know in the comments!
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