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Author Meredith Jacobs writes:

So much is happening to girls at this age. And, unfortunately it’s happening so much faster than it used to. Sometimes [my daughter] seems so mature and confident, I forget everything she’s navigating. I’m reminded that she’s still  young girl trying to understand her physical and emotional changes when I read an entry in which she asks about something I know she’d be too embarrassed to say — and absolutely mortified to have to listen to my answer. Writing makes it easier to broach some topics — but I have found once we’ve “talked” on paper, continuing the conversation in person is comfortable.

“This journal is such a nice way for moms to strengthen the bonds with their daughters”—People Magazine
“Packed with writing prompts, it’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.”— Girl’s Life magazine


Have you ever wondered…
What your mom was like at your age?
Or what your daughter’s earliest memory is?
What your mom thought the moment you were born?
Or where your daughter would go if she could go anywhere in the universe?

Meredith Jacobs, author, and her daughter Sofie Jacobs have been sharing a journal since Sofie was nine, inspiring them to create this stylish journal to help other moms and daughters get to know each other in a whole new way.

Thoughtful writing prompts and entertaining mini quizzes pave the way to discussing everything from friends and school to crushes and growing up. Plenty of free space for writing about whatever comes to mind, plus pages for drawing and making lists, ensure this journal stays refreshingly open-ended.

With advice and perspectives from both generations, two lovely ribbon bookmarks (one each for mother and daughter!), and appealing illustrations, this deluxe hardcover journal has already established itself as a bestselling phenomenon.



I‘ve also heard great things about The Happiness Dare, if you are looking for a book for YOU.
A close up of a sign with text on it.No matter who you are or how you feel, chances are you would answer yes. And Jennifer Dukes Lee was no different. For years, she wrestled with a constant nagging sense that she wasn’t as happy as she could be. At the same time, she felt guilty for wanting something so “shallow.” After all, doesn’t God only care that we find joy in our circumstances? Or is it possible that God really does want us to be happy?

Determined to get answers, Jennifer embarked on a quest to find out whether our happiness matters to God and, if so, how to pursue it in a way that pleases him.

In The Happiness Dare, you’ll learn what she discovered, including how to:

  • Understand the five happiness styles and maximize yours
  • Overcome the four biggest obstacles that stand in the way of your happiness
  • Find your happiness sweet spot―the place, relationship, or activity that gives you the greatest sense of well-being
  • Discover what you can do in just five minutes a day to be happier
    Take the dare here. 


Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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      1. WHat about a mother son book??? You could do the same thing and change the names around!I would have bought 2!!! My boys and I call our nighttime talks “pillow talk” but I think a journal is an awesome idea especially for boys because they need to express their feelings too!

  1. Thank you Becky for your hope and insiptation for Motherhood, and making the most of what we have to give; simply ourselves.
    I really needed some hope, help, inspiration and loving truth from a Mother, who is not afraid to share the fears, mistakes, and realness of Motherhood. Being a Mother is the most important, the hardest, but definitely the best job in the world to a Mother. To a Mother, our greatest accomplishment is being a Morher, and our greatest joy in life is acommplishing this job through it all as well as we can, by giving our children the love and skilks to be well and do well,
    The simple things are important, and the generosity of another Mother willing to share is so simple, yet it is the greatest gift to another Mother. It is a gift of love that expands our hearts to be able to love and give as a Mother.
    Thank you for the gift.
    Leslie Tsirkas

  2. I have this and use it with my 8 year old daughter, It has been a valuable tool bonding with her and making sure she knows I am there to talk about whatever needs she might have..