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Know Thyself – Discover Who You Are With These 50 Questions

This beautiful, full color, printable 15-page guided journal can be used by women and tween and teen girls. The page templates guide the writer through a series of 50 questions, designed to get to know yourself and your desires for your life. Can be assembled with a binding for a full color journal. Simple, fun ideas for recording your thoughts on a variety of life subjects. Awesome inspiration for students, teachers, and homeschooling. Get to know yourself with these deep questions for reflection. Understand your thoughts and feelings about life. Discover truths about your happiness.

I have been having a series of strange dreams over the last couple of weeks. In the dreams, I am still a high school teacher (something I have not done for over 8 years). I’m also a full-time business analyst (something I have been for 5 years), and I’m having trouble deciding which career path to take. A friend in the psychology field once told me that you shouldn’t analyze the content of your dreams, but rather the feelings the dream invoke. Going along that line, the dream leaves me feeling confused and conflicted, unsure which path to take. Looking … Read more

How to Start A Journaling Habit

How to start a journaling habit - Whether you need ideas and inspiration for journaling for anxiety, depression, or just because, here are thoughts on improving your mental health by writing in a journal daily. This awesome creative guided journal is great for older children and students.

Eight years ago, as 7-week-old Allie lie in a hospital bed, struggling to breathe and fighting off RSV, I sat in her darkened room, praying and designing journal pages in Photoshop. My intention at the time was to start an indie business, creating and printing journals for shipping all over the world. I finished 68 journal pages that long week, each with a prompt and some kind of graphic, and bought fancy 32 lb premium paper in a specialty paper shop, and then – nothing. I never got around to actually making the journal prototype. Some other shiny thing caught … Read more

7 Tips for Helping Struggling Writers

  Grace and I have long used a journal during our homeschool time. When she was much younger, she wrote just one sentence and dictated the rest to me. That worked pretty well. All along, I have helped her to sound out her words and reminded her to put finger spaces between the words and add the capital letters and periods. She’s in second grade now, and I think she should be taking on more of the responsibility for the writing (spelling, format, and punctuation), and that is causing a lot of friction between the two of us. In fact, … Read more

Grace’s Kindergarten Journal

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Go to this post if you’re looking for advice on how to use a journal in kindergarten. Last week, I feared I’d have to quit homeschooling Grace. I tried to wrap my mind around the logistics of sending a 4-year-old to kindergarten in the public school, and whether they’d even accept her as a transfer from the cyber school at this point in the school year and at her young age. I was all torn up. Grace was refusing to do school. She didn’t want to do it; I couldn’t make her. The point of contention was her kindergarten journal. … Read more

How To Use a Kindergarten Journal

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Do you know that I have a master’s degree in teaching and curriculum? I do. The focus of my studies was on teaching writing. Despite our initial troubles with the kindergarten journal, I know a thing or two about teaching someone to write. How We Use Grace’s Kindergarten Journal Each school day, we write the date in Grace’s journal. I let her choose whether she’d like to write the date or I should. After the date, she has to write one sentence. We just started kindergarten in January, so one sentence is appropriate right now. We’ll increase the length as … Read more