Tips and Tricks: Take Notes

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Whenever I read a book in the Babywise series, I take notes as I go. The reason for this I am sure is because the practice is ingrained in me from my college days, but I have found it to be so helpful.

I keep a pen and small piece of paper with me as I read. I then write down anything that catches my eye, and reference the page number. I do this every time I read the book (every one I have read, I have read several times). When I am done, I leave that piece of paper in the book. Whenever I have a question about something, I can look over my notes to quickly find the answer. I also will review my notes on occasion to be sure I am doing everything I had intended to do when I read the book.

I will also mark pages I frequently visit with a Post-It note. I have found note-taking to be a very valuable time-saver. Writing stuff down also helps me to remember things I have read better.

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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