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Have you ever thought about using a journal to create conversation between you and your boys? It can be hard sometimes to get these young men to talk, but sometimes once you get them going they don’t stop. Isn’t it marvellous when that happens? Now imagine you had a journalling type book to help you? A book that takes happenstance and fun, history and future plans and turns them into a chance to talk… sometimes on paper, but allowing for the spillover in talking. Come, let me walk you through this no-stress, no-worries review book called Just Between Us.
What I am Reviewing
Just Between Us: Mother & Son: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal has 144 pages of connectedness. There’s no other way of putting it. Meredith and Jules Jacobs have done a fantastic job of pulling together fun ways of making mom and son think together. Sometimes they are just plain silly (like how (to escape a volcano) and other times more serious (Like times when you feel strong). Geared for moms of any age, and boys 10 and up. This journal is completely meant to be shared. I am reviewing this hardcover book on behalf of Raincoast books.
What you get in Just Between Us
Colour fills every page, colour with ample room to write or draw. The colours are mostly based around blue and pink. You’ll find orange highlights throughout as well. Don’t you think it would be fun to fill a brain with your daily thoughts?
Two book marks are made available, one in blue, the other in orange. These make it so handy for mom and son to track where they are in the journal. After all you aren’t the same, why do all the pages at the same time? Keep it all interesting you know?
There is ample room for writing and frequently you will discover “free writing space” so that you can wax eloquent over whatever fills your minds. There is an introduction for both moms and sons. Even pages with lines to fill leave ample white space if you fill inspired to add more details.
Should you get it?
YES! If you can convince your boy child to join you in journalling! 🙂 Not all boys will, some would fight tooth and nail, but others… others would join you and you’ll have good laughs and conversations. My lad is a bit beyond doing Just Between us: Mother and Son with me, but I asked him about the volcano scenario, anger, and comic hero creation. He was intrigued but that’s about as far as it went. 🙂
As a 10 year old would he have done it? Not all of the book, particularly the parts that ask him to pick a favourite thing. BUT the story telling, the looking back into my history, and the looking forward, and fun scenarios… definitely. So don’t feel like you’d have to do everything, but to make conversation with your son… I think it’s a winner.
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Other Journals I have Reviewed
The Family Adventure Journal, a hard-cover book to take with you on your adventures not matter how big they be! Take a trip to the park, the zoo, or to visit a friend. It is a pleasure to bring this review to you. With loads of space to record your adventures and pockets in the back for storage, it’s the perfect take-along.
Ellie Claire Art Journals are designed to help you meditate on God’s Word.
Things I love, is a sticker, drawing, colouring book to inspire your imaginative side.