This Is Me

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. 😀

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


  1. says

    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.

  2. runningbetty says

    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?!

  3. baileysleaf says

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

  4. says

    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.

  5. Linda says

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

  6. LindaKish says

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

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. jessyneil says

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

  8. Egare1 says

    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!

  9. talonsmom731 says

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

  10. says

    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.

  11. says

    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