As a homeschooling mom, I rely heavily on photos and other recordable moments to keep track of my children's progress, as well as to provide our family with memorable moments. I've talked before about how each year I create a "yearbook" for my kids so that they have something to share with their family and homeschool friends, as well as a keepsake of their yearly accomplishments. I think it is important for kids to see a record of their work and the fun they've had in school.
In the past, I've labored through the process of sorting through pictures and uploading them individually to an online software program that lets me resort them and arrange them in an album. But now, there is a new site that is helping me streamline the process.
Lifeables is a new company that is the first service that automates the entire process of capturing, sorting through, organizing, and displaying your family stories. I connected it to my personal FB page and it went through and found photos and status updates related to my kids, then organized them in chronological order in an online album. I have the option of sharing this album with specific people (family) IF I want to. I'm very particular about my kids' privacy, so I like that what I create online is kept secure and no one can see it unless I invite them to do so.
In addition, the company is in the process of creating a shop that will allow you to create personalized gifts, including albums, posters, and even coloring books from your own pictures just to name a few. I think by the end of this school year, I'll play with creating an album/year book for the kids using Lifeables.
You know what I like best? I was able to register for an account for FREE. And so can you.