Over the past week or so, I have been busy journaling... but not just any sort of journaling. I have been documenting bits and pieces of my life for my children. I was given a copy of "Between Me and You Mom- A Few Things I've Been Meaning to Ask You". This spiral bound book is a keepsake journal from mother to child.
Inside, each page has a poignant question a child might ask their mother about her life. It's even broken up into categories: When you were a kid, Your youth, My dad, What about me, You (now), Other stuff.
One of my favorite questions is, "What are your memories of being a teenager?" My response?
Sleepovers, late night giggles, boy talk... (has anything changed?) playing sports, winning championships, destroying my knee sliding into home... A car accident, ICU, 2 weeks in the hospital... A break up, tears and more tears... Toilet papering my Math teacher's house... Senior year and getting out of school at noon, Baskin Robbins frozen coffee drinks, slurping and driving with the top down in the "Barbie Ferrari" while blasting No Doubt and singing at the top of my lungs...
We all have memories like this... what better way to share them with your child than in a journal? The journal is hardback and spiral bound. The "Mom" version is in a lovely shade of lilac... Which I happen to love. :) Not only is this a quality journal... It's affordable as well.
The best part of this journal is... It's not just for Mom. There's a keepsake journal to give to everyone in your family: Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle, Brother, Sister, Daughter, Son... even your "Honey" and your best "Girl" (Leah... I may send you one! Haha!). There is also a special journal that can be passed around at your next family reunion! How fun would that be? Everyone together... sharing memories of the past and where they fit in the family tree?
I need more than one of these for sure. And so do you! Winston at Sand Dune Publishing has generously given us a special code to receive FREE shipping on the purchase of 2 or more Between Me and You Keepsake Journals. (Expires July 29, 2009) Just type in "Bookieboo" at check out!
Please take some time to visit our guest's website and checkout his product. I promise you that you will want these journals. Now excuse me, I need to move on to the next question... "Do you remember your first date?"
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