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Journal for Kids – Life According to Me

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A darling journal for kids with daily prompts, fun fill-in-the-blanks, and spaces for them to draw and doodle!

journal for kids

kidsAs a mom of 5 little kids, I often wish I could take a peak into their young minds and see what it is that makes them think, feel and act how they do. Do you have children? Nieces and nephews? Students? You get it, right?

I adore these kids more than anything in the world, but sometimes I worry that I’m not communicating with them very well, like I might be missing a teachable moment or something to help them grow and learn and feel safe, valued and loved.

While expressing my thoughts on the matter one night in my own journal, I had an idea to create a journal for my kids where they could express their thoughts too.

…But it needed to be more than a book with lined pages- it needed to be fun, interactive, and something they would want to share with me. My thought was if I could get my kid’s creative juices flowing and open the door for communication, the conversation would freely flow and I could catch a glimpse of what was going on in their little brains.

And so I created this:

“Life, According to Me” is a darling child’s journal written by me and designed by Hayley Castle. It is 50 pages of daily prompts, fun fill-in-the-blanks, and spaces for them to draw and doodle.

It is perfect for kids of all ages! My 9 year old writes his thoughts, my 4 year old draws pictures and my 6 year old does a combination of both!

On each journal page, I left a spot open for them to write me a letter and I left a place for my response.

{This has become the amazing portal into my child’s mind that I was looking for!}

Journal For Kids

They write about ANYTHING they want – from funny things that happened at school, to questions about their science projects. We’ve had conversations about the class bully, Santa Claus, the reasons my 9 year old absolutely “needs” a new bike, and their secret crush of the week.

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

Then, I get to show my appreciation for them, to make sure they know that I love them. I can validate their thoughts so they know they were heard and I even get to share bits of wisdom when a moment presents itself.

I love that these letters have created a place for us to communicate with each other frequently.

Keep It Fun:

It is important to make journal writing fun so they don’t get burned out. (I don’t want this magic passageway to close up or disappear!) I let each of them pick one weeknight where they get to stay up 10-15 minutes passed bedtime. They 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 + I get to spend some individual time with 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!

  • 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!

Life, According to Me – Journal for Kids

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

Click HERE to get the Child’s Journal

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