Sunday, 24 August 2014

Parenting using Evernote

Just a quick post on how I have been using Evernote since the birth of my son 6 weeks ago:

Firsts things first - Journalling
Brett Kelly (@inkedmn) gave me the idea for this first one when he was a guest on Mac Power Users. Everytime my son Archie does something I wish to treasure forever (for example first smile etc): I make a note of it in my Journal notebook. Great for revisiting for embarrassing future girlfriends.

On this day in 2014
When the birth of my child was imminent I started a new note and began listed all the things that I wish I had know about the day I was born. Some are obvious but others not so:

  • No 1 in the charts
  • Midwifes names
  • First photo
  • On this day in history
  • The weather
  • etc

Keeping my bubba healthy
Every appointment gets a new note in the health notebook. Before the appointment I list the questions my wife and I need to ask. During I take notes of any results, answers and future appointments. Then After I ensure the actions are placed in my Todo system and tag is appropriately. I don't just do this for my child but also for me....

One extra free
My wife came up with a unique usage where she has taken pictures of all the presents grouped by the giver so she can work through them one by one sending thank you cards.

Interesting? Why not read more about Why I use Evernote