A five second baby book for moms – when five seconds is all you’ve got

Mom's Five-Second Memory JournalLeave it to a mom to know exactly what other moms want – a baby book. But not a time-consuming baby book. And maybe it’s not really a baby book at all, because that just opens up all sorts of expectations about what goes inside and just how perfect it has to be.

Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal is
a wonderfully clever effort from writer and mom Lambeth Hochwald and
designer Alison Oliver. It’s filled with fun prompts, checklists and
fill-in-the-blanks to help you remember some of those moments as a
parent that you might be otherwise too busy to jot down. Things like the
five best children’s books you tell your friends about. Or Since I’ve become a parent, I have been able to sleep late ____ days a week. (Ha.)

can start it before the baby’s here, and keep it going when the kids
are old enough to jump in and add their own scribbles. But it’s not
actually chronological, which means you can crack open any page and jump
right in to whichever prompt inspires you. What a smart baby shower gift when you’re looking for something “for the mom.” As in, not a diaper cake.

One other super cool thing: it’s an equal-opportunity mom journal. It
doesn’t matter if you’re married, single, or live in a two-mommy
household. Think of it like a blog on paper, no html coding required.

Find Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal online from our affiliate Amazon


Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.


  • Reply July 5, 2011


    now that i am pregnant with my 3rd baby i need a new pregnancy journal – this may have to be the one i get. i kept a pregnancy journal for my other 2 so i want to keep one this time around also.

  • It’s better than most of the baby books out there, but it still requires you to fill in a bunch of formatted questions. I like the Mom’s One Line a Day journals that allow you to simply write down one thought or memory from each day – your choice, no pre-fab questionnaires to deal with.

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