Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Momma and Me Journals

Momma & Me Journal's is something I've been wanting
to do for some time now and just kept
forgetting about it...

What is a Momma & Me Journal you ask, well
I learned about them a couple years back and I loved
the idea.  It's a journal or notebook
you keep with your child/ren.  Each child
has their own they share with you.
Mama Jenn describes it like
Pen Pals but without the envelope & stamp.
Yeah it's like that.  It a journal that your child 
write letters in with questions, thoughts, songs, poems,
ideas, hopes, dreams and sometime things
that bug them.  And you in turn
respond to their letter. Or you write down
a poem or song that you cherish.
It's another tool to help
build the relationship, to cement the
bond between the two of you.
To strengthen the cords of love!

They are real easy to make, just purchase a comp book,
create a label, print it off, glue it on or use db back tape (which was my choice)
and then cover it with clear contact paper.
Mama Jenn has a couple of
labels you can print off
if your not into creating them or
just don't have the time too

Momma Jen has posted an intro letter:
Dear (your child's name),
Would you like to be my pen pal?
Instead of mailing letters to each other, we can keep them here in this notebook.
Does that sound like fun?
I will write to you and then leave the notebook on your bed.
Then, when you want to write me back you can begin writing on the next page and leave the notebook on my bed when you are done.
You can write about anything! It can be funny or serious!
Just write about whatever is on your mind! :-)
I am so excited and I hope that you are excited too!
P.S. Write back soon! :-)

I put their journals in a place they were sure to find it.  And at the top
of the intro page I wrote...
Shhhhh..... don't tell anyone this is just between me and you

So each girl was hiding the journal from the other, it was so
cute.  Each one felt very special and both were
so excited!

They have written in them twice now, with questions and statements, one even
asking for advice :-)

This is really GOOD!!

1 comment:

  1. I loved this when Bobbin and I did it, I miss it really! Wonderful Idea!