Today

“Amazing!”

“Studio-quality”

“Great for families”

“Memorable keepsakes”

“Sure to inspire tears or laughter”

The Wall Street Journal

“A creative way to commemorate”

Today

“Amazing!”

“Studio-quality”

“Great for families”

“Memorable keepsakes”

“Sure to inspire tears or laughter”

The Wall Street Journal

“A creative way to commemorate”

How it works

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Tell us all about your child

Try a free 20-minute interview. Only pay if you love it.

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Get an Artifact for every age

Part baby book, part home movie, pure magic. 
Warning: Grandparents may become addicted!

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Reply to fun, personalized texts

Your interviewer texts you questions each month. Your answers add to your child’s story.

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ONCE A YEAR

You'll have a thoughtful chat about your child with a professional interviewer

We edit the recording into a beautifully produced episode.

This annual interview helps you capture your thoughts and feelings about your child — and we make that process easy, by taking on all of the work. It feels like catching up with an old friend, and you can be confident that our editors will craft the recording into an amazing episode.

Interviews last half an hour (we schedule for 45 minutes, so that nobody feels rushed) and take place remotely, over the computer or phone.

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ONCE A MONTH

Your interviewer sends you a personalized prompt

You’ll receive it by text message and answer with a short voice note (add photos, too).

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ALL YEAR LONG

We share highlights from your child’s story

Warning: Grandparents may become addicted!

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Your child's story

Reviews from moms and dads

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Carol B
January 25 2023
I felt really at ease with Stephen. It was easy to work with him and he was very attentive to what I was saying. Very enjoyable. Thanks!
Bob B
January 27 2023
Colby presented questions with a professional, energetic, and personal approach; was an excellent listener; and managed the conversation/interview exceptionally well.
Suzie
January 27 2023
Great! Loved the questions Mike asked! It was easy and didn’t feel nervous!
Molly B
January 04 2023
The conversation with Lindsey felt very natural and fun!
Bailey W
December 29 2022
Talking with Debbie felt like talking to an old friend. She was so kind and seemed genuinely interested in hearing about our lives and our son.
Andy C
December 28 2022
It was a really fun conversation with Marci and she brought out a lot of great memories of our daughter.
Nicole A
December 13 2022
Lindsey made me feel so comfortable. So sweet and kind, it was a great experience.
Zaida V.
September 22 2022
Anna was well prepared with small insights about the family members we were doing this for. She knew exactly how to tease out more info to keep the conversation going. She was great
Yasmine B.
September 5 2022
Sarah is a great interviewer who makes you immediately feel good and who has a great approach. Loved the conversation!
Vannessa L
October 05 2022
Lindsey was AMAZING! She guided the conversation well and made us very comfortable
Richard C
December 07 2022
An excellent interview!! Will schedule more!
Trisha I
December 12 2022
Debbie did a great job of knowing when to lean in and probe in our conversation and also when to just let us chat!
Steven O'Dell C
November 15 2022
Sarah was excellent. Friendly, welcoming and well-prepared.
Stephanie C
December 03 2022
Lauren was very easy to talk to, helped my 7YO and me work through flubs, and offered to rephrase questions when we were a little bit stuck so that our answers would flow more smoothly. I would definitely enjoy working with Lauren again!
Saad B
December 12 2022
It was great talking with Sarah. A great interviewer
Rhian S
October 06 2022
I loved talking to Stephen. I was super nervous but he made me calm down and it made the interview fly by. I wanted to keep talking
Randi P
October 06 2022
Jon was phenomenal! So easy to talk to and open up to! Such a great addition to the Artifact team! Thank you for pairing me with him,
Nicole S
November 08 2022
Loved chatting with Lindsey! She felt like she was a good friend who I was “catching up” with. Very professional and warming.
Raechel M.
September 25 2022
Anna was a great interviewer! She made my husband and I feel super comfortable and guided us through the conversation!
Nicole R
October 10 2022
Stephen was so wonderful and it couldn't have been easier or more enjoyable!
Morgan A
November 12 2022
Lindsey was absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Natalie S.
September 10 2022
Lauren could not have been a better interviewer for my Artifact! Love her!!!
Michelle
November 25 2022
Kevin was very personable and easy to talk to. He made us feel comfortable and have us just enough instructions to get going quickly for a great interview!
Mary Kelly D
December 09 2022
I thought that Colby was great and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable during the interview, was very well prepared and friendly with a great sense of humor. He came across as truly being interested in my story.
Margaret R
November 21 2022
Lindsey was great! We really enjoyed our conversation with her. She created a warm and happy environment that made us feel comfortable being ourselves and chatting up a storm about our little girl. Thanks Lindsey!
Liz M
October 10 2022
Carter was warm and made the whole thing easy! I was nervous, but the whole thing went great!
Louise T
October 21 2022
I was very comfortable sharing my story with Colby. I thank him for being a good listener!
Linda W.
September 28 2022
I so enjoyed talking to Lee today! She made me feel so comfortable and she asked questions that really helped me to open up about my love for my daughter!!
Lauren M.
September 21 2022
Absolutely loved our conversation together. He was great at tying ideas together that I spoke about and I love how he asked about my pregnancy & birth story so if I continue to do more artifacts down the road, I won’t feel like that time was lost. Colby also got me with a real good one to end our session, had me in tears. Thankful for our time spent.
Laurie And Rick H
November 28 2022
Mike was great! He was easy to talk with, asked good questions and was very pleasant. He made us feel very comfortable and he was very friendly. He made the process fun! Great job! :-)
Kristina K
November 21 2022
Colby was a fantastic interviewer! He immediately made us feel comfortable and it was such a joy getting to talk about our son. What a wonderful experience!
Kristy K
October 26 2022
Lindsey was so great at calming me down and making it a conversation. I highly recommend her and Artifact.
Kira B
November 19 2022
Friendly and engaging, brought out my son’s humor and made him feel comfortable and excited to share — not easy for a shy 6 year old.
Julie J.
September 21 2022
Lovely interviewer! I felt we could have talked for hours.
Kaitlyn T
December 07 2022
Lindsey was great! She made us feel so comfortable & the conversation flowed so easily!
Julie H
October 27 2022
Great listener and helpful at guiding conversation and staying on track. Informative when I asked questions
Julie B
October 03 2022
Colby was great! He seemed genuinely interested in our story and easily guided us in conversation. I really believe that this will be a keepsake that our families will treasure.
Jim D
November 15 2022
so wonderful and thankful that we had Lee for our interviewer.
Jill A.
September 27 2022
She was patient, sweet and knew exactly what questions to ask !!
Jen J
December 06 2022
It was such an amazing experience. I felt so comfortable. Colby took the time to really understand my daughter and asked great questions. I’m so excited to get the final product
Hussein E
December 10 2022
Carter was fantastic - she was warm and engaging, and made the whole conversation feel very natural.
Hayes C.
September 26 2022
Carter made us feel comfortable and came fully prepared with well thought out questions.
Hannah C
November 21 2022
She was so sweet and genuine. Also has the most beautifully calm speaking voice! We really enjoyed the experience.
Diane A
October 26 2022
Charles did a great job! Made all of us feel comfortable & asked all the right questions! thank you, Charles!
Emily June K
October 29 2022
Lindsey was amazing!!! She came prepared and was such a joy to work with! I can’t wait to hear the final product!
Emily E.
September 1 2022
Dominic asked thoughtful questions and made the interview process comfortable and fulfilling!
Elaina H
October 29 2022
Lee was amazing. My kids were up by the middle of the interview and she she made it so much better when she told me to get them and how much more authentic it would make it with them I’m there. She spoke to them and it was so comforting.
Diane S
November 20 2022
Charles really knows his job! It was a lovely warm experience , and in an effortless manner covered all the areas I had mentioned.
Destinee B
October 08 2022
Lee was such a joy to speak with! Friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process, as it was my first time doing an artifact. Great interviewer and professional!
David K
November 30 2022
Colby is a great interviewer. Very warm, friendly, yet non-intrusive. I felt like I was talking with an old friend.
Charles K
November 28 2022
Colby has a sharp ear for detail and awareness of a story’s themes that beautifully facilitates turning an interview into a conversation and story. Excellent. CK
Danya E
December 07 2022
Was super easy to talk to and made me feel really comfortable throughout. The interview went by super quickly too and he was great at connecting different topics and asking questions that I could speak a lot about.
Ashley W
October 29 2022
Lee was incredible! She was able to interview my three year old, which is a very difficult and chaotic task. She was patient and left plenty of space for the magic of toddlerhood to arrive. We weren't sure what to expect but the process itself has been worth it. Thank you Lee!
Colin H
December 11 2022
Lauren was great--thoughtful, prepared, and inquisitive.
Cecilia B
September 30 2022
I loved the experience! Wanda’s questions helped us to open up and talk about the special moments with our son!
Andrea J
November 21 2022
Lee was great! She was easy to talk to and created a friendly atmosphere to get comfortable!
Bianca H
November 15 2022
Stephen was incredible! He was well prepared, and honestly, going into the conversation I was a little nervous. It felt like I was having a convo with an old friend. What an incredible experience this was! Thank you, Artifact and thank you Stephen!
Andrew R
December 03 2022
First conversation! Lee was easy to speak with, and very personable. Her voice is perfectly suited for an intimate interview like this type.
Ben G
November 21 2022
Carter was great! Super easy to talk with and was obviously very prepared. I really enjoyed it

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Our interviewers ask questions like...

Curated to your child (newborn to school-age) and you can suggest your own.

What has parenting Jonah taught you about each other as people?

Pria M.

Public radio, iHeartMedia

Take me through a typical day with Oscar — how do you split the baby duties?

Drew D.

Public radio, PBS

Sarah, every parent has a poop horror story — what’s yours?

Julie C.

Twin Cities PBS

Can you remember a moment when you looked at Sasha and thought, ‘Whoah — it’s me.’

Ruthie F.

Playbill, Why We Theater podcast

Let’s talk about what it was like to go back to work after maternity leave after three months with Zoe…

Stephen W.

McSweeney's, Paste

Think of one thing about life with Frannie that you NEVER would have guessed six months ago?

Anna C.

Public radio

Can you talk about something that Penny has struggled with in the last few months?

Carter B.

Public radio, USA Today

Harry recently became a big brother — how is that transition going?

Raul V.

NY Times, The Guardian

What have you learned about Anna by watching her play with her friends?

Drew D.

Public radio, PBS

What does Emma say when she really wants something from you?

Lindsey F.

Late Late Show, Story Pirates

Tell me about Ollie’s first grade teacher.

Kevin K.

Esquire, Vice

Who is Janie’s best friend right now?

Sophia Q.

French Morning, Le Parisien

What is one sure-fire way to get Jacob to do what you want?

Carter B.

Public radio, USA Today

What has parenting Jonah taught you about each other as people?

Pria M.

Public radio, iHeartMedia

Take me through a typical day with Oscar — how do you split the baby duties?

Drew D.

Public radio, PBS

Sarah, every parent has a poop horror story — what’s yours?

Julie C.

Twin Cities PBS

Can you remember a moment when you looked at Sasha and thought, ‘Whoah — it’s me.’

Ruthie F.

Playbill, Why We Theater podcast

Let’s talk about what it was like to go back to work after maternity leave after three months with Zoe…

Stephen W.

McSweeney's, Paste

Think of one thing about life with Frannie that you NEVER would have guessed six months ago?

Anna C.

Public radio

Can you talk about something that Penny has struggled with in the last few months?

Carter B.

Public radio, USA Today

Harry recently became a big brother — how is that transition going?

Raul V.

NY Times, The Guardian

What have you learned about Anna by watching her play with her friends?

Drew D.

Public radio, PBS

What does Emma say when she really wants something from you?

Lindsey F.

Late Late Show, Story Pirates

Tell me about Ollie’s first grade teacher.

Kevin K.

Esquire, Vice

Who is Janie’s best friend right now?

Sophia Q.

French Morning, Le Parisien

What is one sure-fire way to get Jacob to do what you want?

Carter B.

Public radio, USA Today

FAQs

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What are “My Child” interviews like?

Your interview will feel like you’re catching up with a friend about what’s going on in your child’s life: the latest milestones, the funny things they’re saying and doing, that super annoying thing they just figured out. In other words, it's a place to talk about the real stuff of being a kid — the stuff you'd give your right elbow to hear your own parents talking about when they were figuring out how to raise you.

How do interviews take place?

Remotely, either over the phone or on the computer.

How long are "My Child" interviews?

Each My Child interview lasts 20 minutes per child. For parents with multiple children, we schedule all of the interviews as part of the same session, so the length of your session will depend upon how many children you'll be speaking about.

How quickly can an interview be scheduled?

As soon as tomorrow!

How many people can be included in an interview at a time?

Up to two guests are included in the price of each interview. (Most parents do them together — it's a fun way to reflect together on how much they've grown.) And if your child makes a cameo, that's fine!

Who asks the questions?

Our interviewers are predominantly moonlighting journalists whose work has appeared everywhere from national publications to local airwaves. Others come from the fields of comedy and entertainment. If you have specific questions or topics you’d like us to discuss, you’ll be invited to provide as much guidance as you like after purchasing your Artifact.

How do I prep for a "My Child" interview?

When you schedule your interview, you'll answer a few basic pre-interview questions. Otherwise, it can be helpful to scroll through your phone’s camera roll for a little reminder of all the stuff they’ve been up to recently — and don’t forget to earmark your favorites so you can add them to your Artifact once it’s ready to share!

What languages does Artifact support?

We currently conduct interviews in English, Spanish, and French. We plan to support additional languages in the coming months. If you would like to purchase an Artifact in another language, please share that with us by emailing [email protected].

Can you help me think through what my Artifact should be about and/or who I should invite to interview?

Of course. An Artifact coordinator is standing by to help you think through how Artifact can help you capture whatever story you have in mind. Give us a call at 415-792-4001, chat with us here, or shoot us an email at [email protected] to get started.

Life happens — what if I need to reschedule?

Guests are free to reschedule up to 24 hours before an interview. If a guest reschedules within 24 hours, we charge a $20 fee — 100% of which goes to the interviewer, in order to compensate them for having reserved the time on their calendar.

What happens after my interview?

After your interview, we’ll ask whether you’d like our annual, seasonal, or monthly interview membership plan. Once you choose, we will deliver your first episode to your account, where you’ll be able to add photos and share with family and friends. You’ll also begin to receive monthly follow-up prompts from your interviewer by text message (every member receives the monthly prompts regardless of interview frequency).

How quickly are Artifacts ready for listening?

Typically within two business days.

How will I receive my Artifact?

In your Artifact account, which you can access here. Each episode lives on a beautiful listening page, where you can add photos and share.

Who can add photos to Artifacts and is there a limit?

You and people you invite to listen can add (unlimited!) photos. And if you prefer, you can control permissions, blocking any listener from adding photos.

Can I share Artifacts with friends and family?

Absolutely — we make it very easy in your account.

Can I cancel my membership?

Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time. Just make this request to [email protected]

If I cancel my membership, what happens to my Artifacts?

You’ll retain access to your Artifact account for one full year (365 days). During this time you will be able to download your Artifacts to your computer, phone or cloud storage provider (e.g., iCloud, Google, Dropbox, etc.). Of course, you’ll be able to restart your membership at any time or convert to worry-free hosting with Artifact ($2/month).

What if I want a refund?

If an interview is never scheduled for an Artifact episode, we refund 100% of your payment for that episode, no questions asked. If an interview is scheduled for an Artifact episode, we refund your payment for that episode minus a $35 cancellation fee. This fee compensates the interviewer for reserving time on their calendar, and covers the administrative costs of preparing the interview. Refund requests must be made to [email protected] within 180 days from purchase.

How are gift cards delivered?

Before checkout, you'll be able to add a gift recipient and set up delivery by email — either immediately or at a future date of your choosing. You may also print the gift card that will be attached to your confirmation email.

Will my gift card ever expire?

No, your gift card doesn't expire.

What will my gift recipient receive?

We'll deliver an email (at the date and time of your choosing) with a gift card code and instructions for getting started or, if you prefer, we provide an Artifact Gift Certificate for you to print out.

What if I want to buy gift cards for multiple recipients?

For the time being, you'll have to go through payment multiple times to buy gift cards for different recipients. Each purchase yields one gift card code.

What if I want a refund for a gift card?

If an interview is never scheduled with an Artifact gift card, we refund 100% of your payment for that gift card, no questions asked. If an interview is scheduled with an Artifact gift card, we refund the gift card balance minus a $35 cancellation fee. This fee compensates the story guide for reserving time on their calendar, and covers the administrative costs of preparing the interview. Gift card refund requests must be made to [email protected] within 180 days from purchase.

Can I download my Artifact?

Sure. You'll be able to download the audio after your Artifact is delivered.

Does Artifact allow me to back up to Google Photos, Apple Photos, Dropbox, OneDrive, and/or Amazon Photos?

Yes. Artifact integrates with any of the major cloud storage systems.

Who owns the Artifact that I purchase?

You own your Artifact, full stop. Furthermore, we never sell your data.

If Artifact is sold to another company, what happens to my Arifacts?

Artifact is a three-year-old, fast-growing company, so we totally understand where this question comes from! In the event that Artifact is sold, and upon informing you over email, we will provide you with 365 days (one full year!) to download your Artifacts for safe keeping to your computer, phone or cloud storage provider (e.g., Google Drive/Photos, iCloud/Apple Photos, Dropbox, etc.).

Can I password-protect my Artifact?

Of course. We offer three levels of security, from password-protected to entirely public.