Just Between Us

I stumbled on a book the other day and bought it on a whim for my tween. She's all about writing these days - stories, notes to friends, songs, you name it. So when I saw the book "Just Between Us, a No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms" I knew I had to get it. 

She'll love it. You'll love it. 

She'll love it. You'll love it. 

 

She loved it, loved that I gave her something that would be just ours (and all the better that her sister doesn't have one). Each time you turn the page there's one side for Mother, one side for Daughter. There are journal entries and pages of "free space" where you leave notes to each other. You can tell about a boring day, a hurtful moment, a secret easier shared on the page. It's also a place of truth where apologies and forgiveness can be given. Truly, whatever the day calls for. 

There's also fun stuff. Questions they answer about you, questions you answer about them. Lists of favorite things. Drawing spaces (her's will no doubt be better than mine). Endless communication tools that will hopefully help us to sustain our relationship as life shifts these next few years. And unlike my mother who used to read my sister's diary (no secret, obviously!) and broke the trust between them, hopefully this will do entirely the opposite for my girl and me.