Those completing these keepsake memoirs appear to fall into two categories.
They are either new mothers desperately recording all that happens, in between changing diapers and breast-feeding. Or they are old ladies, being asked the questions while there's still the opportunity to receive an answer.
This doesn't have to be the case. Mothers can begin their memoirs at any age or in any circumstances. Some details will never change; and the rest can be up-dated if they do.
For the frantic new mother, the five-second memory journal is most popular. It doesn't ask too much and can be filled in quite quickly, as the name suggests. This is perfect for those exhausted souls, trying to fit a life around a newborn.
For the older lady, then A Mother's Legacy, which tops this article, is the most popular of all. It is designed so that a child or grandchild can ask questions pertaining to themselves, as well as their mother or grandmother. It's about a whole life, not just the first few months of a new one.
However, it assumes that the mother is Christian. Questions are asked about favorite pieces of scripture and hymns.
The best plan is to shop around and find the journal most suited to your own family, instead of merely following the crowd.