Blog Link Party sponsored by Life, According to Me Journal for Kids

Today’s blog link party is sponsored by Life, According to Me- a darling journal for kids with daily prompts and fun fill-in-the-blanks.

Do you ever wish you could take a peak into your child’s young mind and see what it is that makes them think, feel and act how they do? Do you sometimes worry that you’re not communicating with them very well or that you might be missing a teachable moment to help them grow, feel safe, and feel loved?

Are you ready to spend time with them individually and no longer miss out on the details of their day?!?

I know parenting isn’t easy… but it is one of the most rewarding things any of us will ever be a part of! (So many ups & downs, am I right?!) I’ve shared plenty of fun activities on my blog that encourage us to spend time with our children, but the idea I am going to share with you today takes it even one step further.

“Life According to Me” is a darling child’s journal I wrote to help you capture their youth and give you an inside glimpse of your child’s thoughts and feelings- all while having FUN!

It’s more than a boring journal with lined pages- it is fun & interactive with 30 pages of daily prompts, fill-in-the-blanks, and spaces for kids to draw and doodle. If you can get your kid’s creative juices flowing and open the door for communication, you’ll catch a better glimpse of what is going on in their little brains.

Perfect for kids of all ages!

Older kids can write their thoughts, little kids can use the space to draw pictures or you can encourage them to do a combination of both!

One of the best features of this journal is the spot on each page for your child to write a letter to you and the space for your response.

{You’ll love this amazing portal into your child’s mind!}

They write about ANYTHING they want – from funny things that happened at school, to questions about their science projects and information about their secret crush.

Get ready to experience moments of their day that you would have missed and the small details of their lives you could have easily brushed aside.

Your response will show your appreciation for them, to make sure they know that you love them. Validate their thoughts so they know they were heard and share bits of wisdom when a moment presents itself.

These letters will create a place for you to communicate with each other frequently.

Keep It Fun:

You don’t want this magic passageway to close up or disappear, so keep journal writing fun! Here is an idea I implemented with my kids:

I decided I would let each of them pick one weeknight where they get to stay up 10-15 minutes passed bedtime and climb in my bed where we can write in our journals, together. It is amazing what a later bedtime does for a kid! They get to stay up while their siblings go to bed, and I get to spend some individual time with each of my kids learning more about them. It is a win-win!

Want to get your hands on a copy for your kids?

Start creating precious moments within your home TODAY for only $5.95!

  • Create a closer relationship with your child.
  • Document their lives and capture their personalities
  • Offer comfort and support when they may feel alone or scared
  • Create a priceless piece of family history, a special keepsake to share with their future children.

This is such a small investment in money and time, but the “payout” is HUGE!

Start the new year with the best investment of your life- time well spent with your child!

Click HERE to purchase your copy.

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*This is a DIGITAL E-Book. It will not be shipped to you. You will receive a download code immediately upon payment.


The winners are comment #6 Ashley and comment #7 Donnie


About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. This would be so much fun to do with my just turned 7 year old who is discovering his love for writing and drawing!!

  2. Thanks so much for the great party Steph! LOVE the journal!!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win this journal! My husband and I are in charge of the Marriage and Family Ministry at our church and I’d love to check it out to see if there’s a way we could use it in our ministry. :)

  4. Thanks for the link up…hope you have a great day!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  5. Thanks for the party! I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I would love to win this! I have two little boys (can I win both copies, lol) they are just getting to the age where they start to have conversations and say ridiculous stuff, I really need to record it so we can all have a good laugh and fond memories when they are older.

  7. I have 3 grandchildren but one is very introspective and I think this would help him to verbalize his feelings plus he enjoys writing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I’m a follower of yours on Facebook.

  9. I follow you also on Twitter.

  10. Thanks for the party!

  11. I also follow you already on Pinterest.

  12. Thank you for hosting. Great giveaway!!!

  13. Thank you so much for hosting Steph! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and Happy New Year! I am so looking forward to all the goodness of Somewhat Simple in 2013! Angie xo

  14. What a neat idea! Jackjack loves to write stories and he watches me journal all the time. This would be a wonderful way to capture some of his 7-year-old wisdom!

  15. Kristy, Life-n-Reflection says:

    Loving this concept, thanks for hosting!

  16. Thanks for hosting Stephanie, I am now following you on pinterest and bloglovin!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  17. Would love a copy of this journal as I will have 4 daughters very shortly. My current 8 and 6 year old often ask me of stories from my past and I have a hard time remembering. This would be a keepsake for all future generations.

  18. What a cute journal!

    Thanks for hosting this link party :-)

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

  19. Nicole H. says:

    This reminds me of a great feature they used to have in Wondertime magazine – It always gave me the excuse to get it done. Sadly we haven’t done anything like this since the twins were born…yikes!

  20. Thanks for hosting a fun party, Steph! :)

  21. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful day : )

    Love Always,

  22. Thank you Stephanie for hosting. Have a great weekend!

  23. I brought over my Summer Squash Soup. I have been saving this for the January cold season. Thanks for hosting. Great party. Drop by my kitchen for a cup of soup.

  24. I would love to win a copy! I think it would be a great tool for my son to get things down on paper and we can look back at it down the road. fun!

  25. I’d love to win a copy of this. I’m a scrapper but I’d love to get some direct input from my son, particularly since he LOVED a SMASH book “class” we took this summer.

  26. Life According to Me Book

    I love to hear what my kids think about things. It would be nice to have a place that they can write things down on what they are thinking and then we can look at it years later and share the memory all over again. Great idea!!

  27. I’d love to have this book so me and my girls(2 & 7) can create memories! I think it’d be fun to go back and read what we’ve written! Its also a creative and fun way for my older daughter to express herself and perfect her penmanship!

  28. I follow you on fb. (melinda.thao.5)

  29. I follow you on twitter. (@melt003)

  30. I follow on google+ (melinda thao)

  31. I follow on pinterest. (melt003)



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