M is 3 months old now. I had to go back to work eventually. I am still paying for that degree that got me here after all! Finding the right place for her was a challenge but I finally found a wonderful friend staying home with her own young son willing to keep her with them while I’m with my students.
The first day going there I took a notebook asking for when she ate, how much she ate, when she slept, and all kinds of other things a Mamma needs to know. M’s wonderful sitter immediately used the notebook I made but at the end of the day asked if I would mind if she used Google Sheet to keep me updated. I said of course I did not mind. Little did I know how much more incredible using a Google Sheets would be.
This has been a life changer. I am able to comment to the sitter immediately, see what is happening and when it is happening. I don’t have to wait until I pick her up at the end of the day to see what she has been up to. I can’t tell you the relief it has made me feel and it is so special to me to be able to see her moving around on the spreadsheet. I feel like I am right there with her. Google Sheets has my vote! It’s free, easy, and quite the super sanity sustainer!