"The Mommy File" is the perfect way for the new or veteran mother to organize all the helpful articles, clippings, and pamphlets she reads that make her think, "I need to save this for later." It's the best parenting advice book ever, because she decides what goes into it!Moms receive a deluge of helpful advice. From the moment they announce their pregnancy, they are flooded with articles from friends and family, pamphlets from the doctor's office, and stories and research they clip and save themselves. With so much paper, it's hard-if not impossible-to track down that great article on potty training they read during pregnancy by the time they actually need it. "The Mommy File" is an organizational system for saving the best parenting articles, clippings, and handouts to help busy parents through each stage of their child's development. This handy file is colorfully illustrated by artist Tracy Rumpf. Sturdy file pockets with pullout tabs hold all the articles parents need. The page of preprinted and blank stickers allow every mom to personalize the file in the way that works best for her. Some may choose to organize by developmental age and others by topic, but the important thing is they can find what they seek in seconds, instead of hunting for days. As the child grows and new subjects become more pertinent, moms can simply resticker the tabs. "The Mommy File" is an invaluable tool for any parent. It's the gift of organization, and what mom couldn't use more of that?
Erica Salmon graduated from Cornell University with a degree in communications. Her first book, "Dogma: A Way of Life," was published by Andrews McMeel. She is also the creator of the Fantasy Fashion League, an online fantasy game similar to fantasy football. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and her copy of "Mommy File" is filled with articles that help her raise her son and daughter. Tracy Rumpf is the creator of The Mommy Journal and Mommy Photos and cocreator of The Mommy File. Her product line was created to help parents capture moments from their children's lives with gifts and journals. Tracy lives with her husband, Tim, and their four children, Christopher, Kylie, Brogan, and Brennan, in Missouri.