This tab allows you to create your own tracking categories to meet the specific needs of your child, from medical data and exercise logs to reading and homework.
For example, if your child has diabetes, he needs to check his blood sugar level several times a day. So you would create a Custom Data tab for blood sugar, which will chart readings by date, time, what and when he ate prior to the test, letting you see immediately where changes in his diet or schedule need to be made. Detailed records such as this will be invaluable to his physicians, teachers and advisers, too.
Recording all of your child's accomplishments, such as a math award, aced spelling test or classroom art project, does more than make him feel that his achievements are being appreciated. This long-term data bank will provide valuable clues to his interests, talents and skills. You can then concentrate more on those areas, give advise about career choices based on facts and help him be the best person he can be.
In this space you can store your thoughts about your child's growth and development, memorable things he said to you, special moments in his daily life or any information about him that doesn't fall into any of the other categories. You can also illustrate your thoughts with uploaded pictures, scans or documents.
Hobbies, extra-curricular lessons, club meetings and sports can all be logged here. Anything your child participates in on a regular basis, along with the associated costs, are tracked, It's a great way to stay organized and your child an incredible keepsake when he grows up.
The activities costs you add here will also be shown in the Expenses tab, as part of the "big picture" of how you are spending your money on your child. If you have more than one child, the Expenses trend charts let you compare activity costs between them and ensure that you are spending equally on each child.
This allows you to track expenses by category and by user. You can also log all your tax exempt expenses for the year and generate a report before tax time. Any expense you add in the Activities, Doctor Visits and Purchases tabs will also be automatically added to the Expenses tab.
To further analyze your expenses, go to the Trends tab, where you can generate various charts and graphs that clearly show you how your money is being allocated.
This tab is a record of your big-ticket purchases, such as computers, that might need documentation in case of tax exemptions, theft or damage. It makes lost receipts, insurance contracts or warranty certificates a thing of the past. Simply scan and upload them all, along with photos of the item, and they'll be right here when you need them.
Purchases you add in this tab will also be shown in the Expenses tab, which charts all the outlays related to each child. These charts reveal trends, such as whether amounts spent are increasing or decreasing, which categories you're spending the most in, and whether you're spending more on one child than another.
Ensure that your child gets the best care by logging each doctor visit, diagnosis, treatment, medications and costs. This is especially important if your child sees more than one physician, to prevent duplications and conflicts such as drug interactions. The record of medical costs will also help you stay on top of insurance deductibles, claims, etc.
An invaluable timeline of your home addresses throughout your child's life. This record is especially important if you move frequently. Not only will he have the emotional satisfaction of knowing where he grew up, he will also have a complete address history that he might need when he's an adult.
With this record, your grown-up child will be able to relive every trip he went on, even the ones he doesn't remember himself. It includes dates, destinations, reasons for the trips, trip expenses and links to photos.
Trip costs you add in this tab will also be shown in the Expenses tab as part of your total spending chart. There you can easily see whether you are spending too much or too little on trips with your family.
Keep a record of all the schools your child has attended, with any essential information such as addresses or teacher/principal names. This is especially useful if you move often. Maintaining a complete and accurate list is essential, not just for registering at his current school and obtaining past grade reports, but also to give you an overall picture of his education.