When Carter was born, my sister gave me a baby book to write down and capture all of those wonderful baby milestones. Being the procrastinator and lazy journalist that I am, I had a hard time keeping it up-to-date. A friend had suggested keeping it by the bedside and taking 10 minutes each day to write down my thoughts. I took her advice, kept it by the bedside, and every night, I silently vowed that I would update the book the next night.
When Carter approached his first birthday, I started a blog to keep our friends and family from across the country apprised of our lives. Despite its haphazard state, it has been the best way for me to capture his babyhood. Now that I have two boys, the blog is even that much more useful. Aside from the blog, I take a couple dozen of digital pictures a month, and less frequently take videos of the kids. Here’s the dilemma. The digital age is great, but I’m swimming in a sea of digital photos and boxes of unsorted print photos. How do you sort your photos (digital and print) and videos so they are organized and accessible? What systems have you created so that it doesn’t become overwhelming?