An online baby book that lets you plant sweet memories

Easy online baby bookSo this adorable thing happened the other day with my preschooler and baby. It was really adorable. It happened and I said to myself, “Self, remember this so you can write it down after they’re in bed.” 


….Yeah. If I could only remember what that adorable moment was.

But I think I’ve found a way that might help me record these memories before they’re forever lost to the baby-post-bedtime fog.

Moment Garden is
pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a virtual garden where you
“plant” milestones and baby memories. At first, I wasn’t totally sure
about the idea–I mean, I have baby books for that, right? But then I
realized that I, uh, don’t always update the baby books as often as I
should. So I created a free account and started writing in some memories
about my babies’ early lives. And you know what? It was awesome.

It’s
as simple as it could possibly be: you click on the date for which
you’d like to log a memory and add a picture (or not, if you’d rather
just have text). Your family and friends can add thoughts, too, which
adds a whole other dimension to the idea of a baby book.

You
can even add thoughts directly to your garden via email, which is kind
of perfect for when inspiration strikes but you’re nowhere near a
computer. Or your computer has been taken over by Elmo games. -Lexi

Get your memories down on paper–er, online–at the online baby book Moment Garden.


Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for Glamour.com, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

9 Comments

  • Reply March 5, 2011

    Cathy

    This is a great tool for someone like me who is a new mom & is easily distracted from updating my daughter’s baby book…ok let’s be honest I haven’t even started yet! At least I have all my pics stored so now I can just go to Moment Garden & update! Thanks!

  • Reply March 5, 2011

    LEM

    Totally cool….I have scraps and scraps of paper with funny things my son has done or said..this will make it much easier and more convenient to keep track of those memories! Thanks!

  • Reply March 5, 2011

    Shannon

    I love this! It is the technology component of our Baby clothing line! How cool! Maybe there should be a collaboration ; )

  • Reply March 5, 2011

    Katherine

    Good – but I’m looking for something more intuitive that can capture audio files, and have a list of milestones you can check off. I downloaded the ibearbaby app for my iphone before my first was born in 2009 http://dailyappshow.com/ibear-baby-iphone-app-review i like it – but it’s not friendly in some of its interface (and clunky when you add a second baby). it also does not allow for smart and easy export of all content. but what it does better than moment garden is give you more canned lists, uploading different file types (audio), etc. Looking for more if people have other suggestions!

  • Reply March 10, 2011

    Jennifer

    Moment Garden looks like a great, quick way to “remember” milestones, but I agree with Katherine above. As a soon-to-be new mom (a baby girl is on the way…due May 17!), I wanted a place to start storing all of her memories…video, audio, photos, etc, including all things prenatal. So I started using a site, cubTales.com…the site is really intuitive and has allowed my husband and I to start sort of a “virtual scrapbook” for our baby. We don’t have any real baby pics up there yet, but we have added pictures of my growing belly and sonogram shots. The coolest thing is that we have been able to add and share actual video clips from our ultrasounds and even an audio file of our baby’s strong heart beat from our last visit to the doc!

  • Reply March 31, 2011

    Chris

    Hi, I’m one of the co-founders at Moment Garden and it has been great to hear all the feedback! We’re excited to launch a number of new features today including videos and a new timeline! Shannon, we love your number shirts!! Jennifer, if there is a way we can make it better we’d love to hear it. Also, you can store any file type in a Moment Garden. Thanks!!

  • Reply June 25, 2011

    Tracy

    Katherine, came across totspot.com last night. It might work for you, and it’s free.

  • Reply April 10, 2012

    Chris

    Hi from Moment Garden again! Today we are very excited to launch our iPhone and iPad app! Happy Planting… http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/momentgarden/id499969127

  • Reply June 13, 2013

    Dave

    Hi, I am writing to let you know of my experience with MomentGarden. I checked out the iOS app then the web site for the company. I noticed that the registration form was not using https (was not secure) and that my password was being sent in plain text. This is not good because anyone else on the network I was using could have easily seen my password and use it to access my account and the photos of my kids! I contacted MomentGarden and let them know about this issue. They said that they were in the process of converting all pages to use https. I responded that they should have done that before they launched their site and allowed parent’s to upload photos on their site. Instead of replying, they decided to take down my facebook post. I then told them that just adding https to their site was not good enough and that they should notify all of their users that they found a security hole and that they should all be allowed to change their passwords and/or delete their accounts. They also took down this post. They have since added https to the registration page (which is great), however, as far as I know, they have not publicly acknowledged that there was an issue with security. I am a web development and proud parent of 2 and this really made me sick. They advertise that they are secure, people posted photos of their kids, and then they try to hide the fact that they were not actually secure.

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