Mom, the double booker

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I’m a double booker. Yup, I’m the Mom that gives a verbal RSVP to one party, and then checks the schedule to see that we’re already expected someplace else.  I’ve even double booked at the Pediatrician. I’ve made an appointment for one kid, thinking it’s for the other, and then re-booking yet another appointment; that’s my MO. Luckily, we have a great Pediatrician that ended up expecting this from me my first few years as a parent. Lately, I’ve wised up and become reliant on online or digital schedules. Whether it’s my calendar right on the computer, the one on my phone, or even the dry erase one in our hallway, I have to use tools to keep it all together.

While our Pediatrician does a great job of keeping us informed and prepared for anything that will develop with our children in the coming year, I take pride in knowing this information myself and keeping it in a safe place. Usually I’ve just written down upcoming milestones as a note in my phone, or on a piece of paper, always wondering if there was an online tool I could use. Well, now there is, and it’s called Countdown to Growing Up.

Let’s face it: even though we live busy lives, education about our children’s health is top priority. It’s essential to their development as a little person and our development as great parents. Countdown to Growing Up was created by It provides a place where we can document milestones, track growth compared with the “average” child, while giving ideas to help development and suggesting questions we can ask the Doc next time we visit. And yes, it’s information you can save, and print! 

Stop by Countdown to Growing Up, fill out the super quick survey and give your opinion of the tool. They are looking for genuine feedback and constructive criticism, if need be, so help them become one of the best resources for parents. And don’t be shy: use the heck out of this tool. I plan on doing the same.

A big thanks to the National Fatherhood Initiative for creating this wonderful tool. If you are new to their work, make sure to check out their blog, like them on Facebook, follow them on twitter, and sign up for their email newsletter.

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  1. 10.3.12
    Brenna said:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who double books. I did it for a birthday party this Saturday. I will definitely check this site out. My first thought was it would be good to keep all this info in one place in case something was to happen to me, the hubby would have it. Is it morbid that that’s what came to mind.

  2. 10.3.12


    No, that’s not morbid, that’s smart! I think we need to take better advantage of the internet that never closes, when it comes to parenting. There are so many different sites and tools that can help us stay on top of things, if we only use them. He’ll always have the tool to go to if something ever happened to you. Genius!

  3. 10.9.12

    I try my best not to double book but sometimes it just happens. It seems like we have nothing going on for weeks and then all of a sudden there are multiple parties on the same day. I hate that feeling.

  4. 10.9.12


    I know exactly what you are talking about! After I wrote this, my Mom reminded me that I double booked us AGAIN for 2 events later in the month! I need professional help. Ha!

  5. 10.9.12
    Jennifer said:

    Very cool. I wish I had something like this when mine were babies. I didn’t do a very good job of keeping track of their milestones.

  6. 10.9.12
    Danielle said:

    I think most moms (especially with more than one child) are THAT double booker. I know I have done it more than once!

  7. 10.10.12

    Interesting, I’ll have to check it out! I’m terrible at recording milestones.