I discovered LifeCubby at a homeschool convention I attended. To be honest, it caught my attention because I saw a sign that said, “Free!” I don’t usually see a lot of free things at conventions, so I stopped to get more information.
I took a quick look to see what it was about, and saw that it is a way to organize your child’s information. I love to get things organized. Whether it’s information, photos, papers, homeschool books—whatever it is, I love to take a mess and get it organized!
I homeschool my children, but LifeCubby is definitely not just for homeschoolers. It is great for homeschoolers, but I can definitely see that it would also be great for families who don’t homeschool.
Okay, so how does LifeCubby help you get your child’s info organized? I’ll explain a little bit, and you might want to go to the LifeCubby website to learn more. First, you need to know that it’s an online site where parents and/or teachers can collect and store information about their children. Of course there is a place for a biography of your child, but there are lots of other categories too! Take a look at some of my favorites. (There are too many to list them all!)
Baby Book allows you to keep track of all of your child’s “firsts.”
CHIRPS, one of my favorites, is a place to keep track of those funny (and often embarrassing!) things your child has said (probably in public).
There’s a category for storing information about your child’s birthdays from year to year.
You can keep track of your child’s “jurisdictions” (chores, allowance, etc.).
For those of us with older children, there’s a place to keep letters of recommendation, report cards, transcripts, and even his or her first resume!
There are places to keep up with standardized test scores, and there are lots more options!
You can see that LifeCubby can be used for any age child, although I think it would be most useful to begin using it while your child is still very young in order to get the most benefit. I have a disabled child, and I sure wish I’d had something like this when she was small! (She’s 17 now.) It would have been so great to have all of her medical and developmental information all in one place! I can’t even remember the number of doctor visits I took her to where, time after time, I had to try to remember all of her early medical and developmental info!
For those of you who have children in preschool, it is even possible for the teacher to post observations and assessments to your child’s account (called a “cubby”). The teacher, however, won’t be able to see what you have posted, so your information is safe.
Another really neat thing is that there is now an app called LifeCubby Journal. I did not try out the app, but I think it’s a great idea to be able to use LifeCubby while on the go! I know that, when my children were small, it was very difficult to make myself stop to write things down.
I do think LifeCubby is a great tool for parents, and I encourage you—especially those who have young children—to check it out and give it a try! Visit the LifeCubby website to sign up – it’s free!
Wendy lives in the South with her wonderful hubby and 3 great kiddos! She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for more than 20 years. Her oldest child has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, a typical boy, would rather do anything than school! Her youngest child is a little social butterfly and people lover. Wendy loves reading and quilting and will hopefully return to scrapbooking some time soon. You can visit her personal blog at Homeschooling Blessings.