To be honest… I’m a bit of an organization nut. A tad neurotic. When my first daughter was born, I could not find a system I liked to document her life. 

I started writing it down in my own journal, but then realized I'd like to give it to her one day without my ramblings included. Then, the blank journal was too time consuming, so I tried a mobile app. But then I wasn’t diligent enough to write consistently in the mobile app either. Then I started putting everything on Instagram so I could print out books (which I still love). But to really document everything, I’d have to post way too much, and I’d become “that” mom. Does any of this sound familiar?

I know the importance of journaling because I've already forgotten so much. I felt the guilt of not doing anything and knew I would regret it one day. And now with my second baby on the way, I knew I was running out of time to figure it out.

In order for me to commit, I wanted a system that was doable - that I could start and finish completely. And not just with my first child, but for however many kids I have. A journal that was efficient but would record enough of the good details I never want to forget. I also wanted it ALL in 1 place. And being a designer, I wanted a beautiful product that would stand the test of time and outlast trends.

So I made my own journal. Promptly Journals. 

Thanks for stopping by.

- Jayne Swallow