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?!) w’ve shared plenty of fun activities on our blog that encourage us to spend time with our children.  In fact our own Kirstin has designed an app, Kid Chatteroo, around this idea of staying in touch and communicating with your children.

The idea I am going to share with you today is another fun step into developing a lasting relationship with those special children in our lives.

“Life According to Me” is a darling child’s journal written by Stephanie from Somewhat Simple that will 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! Stephanie has the following suggestion that she implemented with her 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.

Two lucky readers will win their very own copy!


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Good luck!


  1. I think this would be great for my son. He is very creative, but very private. This would be a good way for him to be able to capture his thoughts and then when he is older he can look back at this time in his life and see what he thought and felt.

  2. Kristin PG Says: January 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I totally love this. It’s adorable, and I would love to know what is going on in my kids heads. I think it’s too young for them now (my daughter is 4 and my son 2) but I would love to buy (or win!) it and save it for when they’re just a little older.

  3. Deloris Sherman Says: January 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    What a wonderful idea. My youngest granddaughter (5)is living with me while her mother is finishing school. Using this journal will be perfect for her mother to read and keep up with everything in Dally’s life. We can’t always remember everything we want to share with her mother, using the journal we will. Also this will make great memories in years to come.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy

  4. Lisa Cantwell Says: January 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    This is a great idea. I am always trying to find ways to communicate with my kids and get them to write more. This makes both so much easier!

  5. Katelynn Roberts Says: January 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    That is so darn cute!!! I am going to be a new mommy soon and that would be so fun to have to start with my child.

  6. Would love one of these! My little boy turned 4 and has so many ideas and funny thoughts, it would be nice to have them all in one place. And as the years go by, it will be fun to see how he changes and matures.

  7. Susan Benson Says: January 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Its always a lovely idea to have the kids work in one place for easy reference. Thanks for opportunity.

  8. This book looks adorable! I would love this book to record the cute little things my kids say. If you don’t record them they are so often forgotten later. This would be such a precious keepsake.

  9. This is so cool. My kids love to draw and write notes but they always seem to get bundled up and dumped. This would make such a neat keepsake and give them a way to write about what they are feeling! Wow!

  10. So cute! My kids are growing up so fast, it would be fun to have them do it.

  11. Raquel Braun Says: January 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I would love to keep track of my three little boys and all that their imaginations have to offer!

  12. I would love this for my 4 year old son!

  13. Would love to have this from my daughter to look back on! She is just starting school so it would be aesome to get her journaling from the start!

  14. This would be perfect for me to use with my son!

  15. I would love to use this with my kids and help me remember their young years!

  16. My daughter would love this book!

  17. I know some girls who would love this! Some fun pages. Love all the color!

  18. My daughter would flip over this. It’s like a written remember when…

  19. I’ve been thinking about how to get my niece to start journaling. This looks like it could be a great entry for her.

  20. We are preparing to welcome baby #2 any day now in our home. I think this would be a great activity for Mommy and Big Brother to work on together. It could give us some special time for just us and leave him with a cool memento of his childhood.

  21. It’s adorable. I love the opportunity to write letters.

  22. Michelle T Says: January 17, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Looks like fun!

  23. I’ve been on the lookout for a journal like this for my kids -perfect!

  24. This woils be so great for my high school daughter. I love it. Thanks!

  25. What a great way to capture life from the kids point of view. How wonderful for them to be able to read this when they are ‘grown’ or to share with their future children. . priceless!

  26. This would be great for my daughter!! It’s something we could do together! 🙂

  27. I love this for working with struggling writers as a teacher!

  28. This would be perfect for my daughter! It would help her to journal

  29. Michelle H Says: January 17, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Wow! What a fun journal for kids!

  30. I write a letter to my kids every year for their birthday. This journal would be a great way to communicate with them and have it written down to enjoy as they get older. Love it!

  31. What a great way to connect with your children. I’d love one!

  32. what a great giveaway. I would love to win

  33. What a wonderful idea! My boys are so much fun to listen to when they are remembering bits and pieces of events they’ve loved. My oldest is an artist at heart. It would be wonderful to have a place that is all theirs to capture and collect all those thoughts, moments, stories and memories.

  34. Love, love, love this! I have three little girls and they would love to have their very own journal

  35. This is such a cute idea! I would love to try this with my oldest child, though I wonder if he really would fill it all out? haha, maybe I’d save it for my daughter instead 🙂

  36. This would be perfect for me to use with my son! Also it’s going to be a good way for him to practice his writing 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win this.

  37. Fun idea!

  38. What a great idea.

  39. This would be a wonderful journal for my grandson! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  40. Adriane Schrauben Says: January 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I love this idea! My girls love to write and this would be perfect for them!

  41. I love this idea! I have a 6 yr old boy and a 4 yr old girl, who just started really getting into details when she communicates with us!. I think they would both love it!

  42. Yeah, another fun project to do!

  43. I have seven kids, and have tried passing journals back and forth between me and my girls. But this just looks way more fun- have bookmarked. Would LOVE to win!

  44. LOVE this idea! Thank you. I will print it out and begin with my oldest son today!

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