This Is Me

by Erica

I am a sucker for keepsakes. I used to be an avid scrapbooker, back when my oldest was my only child. But after adding two more kiddos to the bunch, scrapbooking has been put on hold. It’s sad, really. I have boxes and boxes of photos along with several empty albums just waiting to be transformed into precious treasures.

On the other hand, my 5-year-old daughter loves to be creative and has all the time in the world it seems, since I am always being reminded about just how BORED she is ALL OF THE TIME. :D

That is why the This is Me keepsake journal is PERFECT!

Filled with writing prompts, drawing spaces, and frames, the This is Me journal gives your child the creative control for what might be their very first journal.

It is perfect to start at the beginning of a new calendar year, on a birthday, or even at the beginning of a new school year.

My daughter, Audrey, started kindergarten last week, and received her This is Me journal this past weekend. We have already started filling it out together.

Since she can’t write yet, we discuss the writing prompts together and I complete those pages for her. I then hand the journal off to her, so she can draw pictures of her friends and favorite things.

Here are a few of the entries we have made so far in her This is Me journal:

  • My Favorite Color is Bright Blue.
  • When I grow up I want to be a doctor because I want to take care of children and help them to not be sick.
  • When I grow up I want to look like Cinderella because she is pretty and wears blue.
  • My favorite thing about being 5 years old is I can paint!

We are going to have such fun this year completing her This is Me journal. There are special places for holidays, many places for photos and mementos, and a special pocket to hold Audrey’s most important things (art work, greeting cards, report cards…etc).

I think that the This is Me journal may become a yearly back to school tradition. I look forward to presenting Audrey with a brand new This is Me journal next year on the morning of her first day of 1st grade.

Would you like to win a This is Me Journal for your child? We have one to give away to one lucky reader. The retail value is $18.00

This giveaway open to both US and Canadian shipping addresses, and is part of our 2009 Back To School Giveaway Event. Simply leave a comment on this post to enter (US and Canadian addresses) and, please, be sure to read our Back To School Giveaway rules.

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing editor Erica



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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Creative2xmom August 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

The scrapbooker in me is screaming out for this. So cute.

2 Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) August 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Erica, that is soooooo sweet!!!!! I LOVE IT!

What a brilliant idea. I want one for Julia! I agree that is a brilliant idea to get one at the start of each new school year.

3 Suz August 24, 2009 at 5:22 pm

I would love this for my 5 year old stepson. I want these first years for he and I to be remembered.. perhaps it will help us with our relationship in the future.

4 Rachelle August 24, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Super cute!

5 julie August 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

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9 chyk August 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm

how cool

10 thefarmerfiles August 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I would like to win!

11 thefarmerfiles August 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I am subscriber.

12 lisainme August 24, 2009 at 7:56 pm

That is VERY cute! Love it!!! ;-)

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15 lisainme August 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm

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16 runningbetty August 24, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I would love one for my daughter. we are discussing goal setting the 3rd weekend in Sept. See, we already made the discussion a goal?!

17 holly0216 August 24, 2009 at 9:01 pm

So cute! This would be nice for my daughter who just started pre-k!

18 amyfinerthings August 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm

My 1st grader would have so much fun with this journal!

19 amyfinerthings August 24, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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20 ElliK August 24, 2009 at 9:08 pm

what a darling idea!

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23 MamaKat August 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm

This is awesome! A perfect journal to begin the year with!

24 MamaKat August 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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25 MamaKat August 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I receive the newsletter as well!

26 baileysleaf August 24, 2009 at 10:47 pm

How much fun! I would love to do this with my daughter. Thank you so much! We have your button on our sidebar.

27 baileysleaf August 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm

A great craft to do with my daughter on an on-going basis. Thank you so much!

28 Staci August 25, 2009 at 12:53 am

What a great idea! I've been struggling with ways to get my little one into drawing and writing, and this looks like a great motivator. It definitely looks like it would make for a great tradition.

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31 Lisa - CT Coupon Chic August 25, 2009 at 6:37 am

My little scrapbooker would love this – great contest – thanks ladies!

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35 Mel4Him August 25, 2009 at 8:42 am

This is Me Journal sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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40 Linda August 25, 2009 at 12:43 pm

My daughter would be giddy about this! He whole life is about drawing and making things so I can rembmer when she was young!

41 tambee August 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I do! I do want one of these. well, 3 actually but if i win one i only have to buy 2!

42 Rachael August 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm

This looks fun!

43 Rachael August 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm

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44 SarahA1204 August 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm

WOW! This would be great!

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46 Clair August 25, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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47 jillheller August 25, 2009 at 4:58 pm

What a wonderful idea to keep DD busy, and started on scrapping on her own!

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50 LindaKish August 25, 2009 at 5:55 pm

I would love to win this. It may be for kids but my sister would love it.

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52 faerylandmom August 25, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I wouldn't mind having one…

53 jessyneil August 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Cute! I love stuff like this – my eldest has something similar, but my neglected second child doesn't! oops!

54 jessyneil August 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm

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56 kathy August 25, 2009 at 7:27 pm

so cute!

57 kathy August 25, 2009 at 7:28 pm

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58 Angela August 25, 2009 at 7:32 pm

This is such a great idea! I would love one for my sister and I so we write things we don't have the guts to say!

59 taowyn August 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm

This is such a cute idea and would be a fun back to school tradition.

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62 noreen August 26, 2009 at 1:43 am

my daughter would adore filling this out

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64 Mozi Esmes Mommy August 26, 2009 at 2:35 am

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66 hminnesota August 26, 2009 at 8:24 am

I want to win this.thanks

67 idahomom August 26, 2009 at 9:45 am

I would love to see what my son who write.

68 cinni August 26, 2009 at 10:45 am

what a cute idea!

69 mogrill August 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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70 lisafoerter August 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I hope I can win this for my daughter!

71 sunnyview99 August 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm

This would be a great gift for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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78 Mozi Esmes Mommy August 26, 2009 at 10:09 pm

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79 lifewithtlc August 26, 2009 at 10:38 pm

My children would love this!

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Looks like fun!

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87 Egare1 August 27, 2009 at 1:09 am

I'd love this for my niece! She's at the “I'm always bored!” stage too, and this would really channel her energy into something creative!

88 wwe11 August 27, 2009 at 7:30 am

This would come in handy.

89 Kelsey August 27, 2009 at 7:41 am

I started journaling as soon as I could write, I would love to get my own daughter started!

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great giveaway I love gifts like this

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96 Jennifer Hedden August 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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97 talonsmom731 August 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm

This would be so fun and awesome for my son! It would be something the whole family could enjoy for generations.

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102 Petula August 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I would love to give this to my middle daughter. She is so creative and smart that I think this will spark a lot of thought in her.

103 facebook-1301953776 August 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm

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122 brooke August 27, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Oh this would be perfect for Wee Man.. He starts Kinder tomorrow and they are going to be working on journals… Plus what a wonderful memory to look back at

123 Annette W August 27, 2009 at 8:11 pm

This sounds like a wonderful writing tool!

124 stampedwithgrace August 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

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127 osheima August 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

This would be perfect for my 5year old!

128 jennifer57 August 28, 2009 at 7:22 am

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137 Robyn Popham August 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

I love this keepsaje. I can imagine me and my daughter filling it out together!

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142 susansmoaks August 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY SON!

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149 tmf315 August 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

This would be great for my oldest who loves journaling.

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Please enter me :)

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