The Very First Page in My Household Notebook

We have young children who require supervision when we go out on a date night or for other events.  I wanted a one-stop information place for those who come and watch our kids.  So, the very first page of our household note book is titled, “You Are Here” and contains some important information.  I have listed here things like:

  • Our home’s physical address
  • Our home phone number
  • Directions to our home from the closest main road
  • Emergency contact numbers including our cell phone and a neighbor’s phone


Following this page is an Emergency Contact List. 


And then, I have a phone message log for an easy-to-find place to keep a record of phone calls we missed while we were out.


Then, I have a copy of our “Family Guidelines.”  Having it in this spot makes it easy for a babysitter to find.  Also, if I should need to, um, refresh one of my children’s minds about our guidelines, they are easily accessible.  Thanks to my friend, Jill, who came up with a list of guidelines that she was willing to share with me.  I just tweaked them a bit to reflect our family.


Check out the PDF templates in “My Shared Files” widget.  Feel free to download and use.


About Amy Caldwell

Home Work. It is probably the most important work we do. The time and energy investing in our homes can make a world of difference and a difference in our world. Juggling work, kids, groceries, church, husband, dinner, and cleaning may be a feat worthy of head-lining the circus, but as long as I have coffee, it's all good.
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