Sunday 23 December 2012

Little Ladies Journal

I recently had the idea of creating a journal for Little Lady to keep her occupied during the holidays.  It was originally meant for half term break in October, but I never managed to get it finished at the time.

I had this lovely book full of thick plain paper which I had been saving for something special,  

I started with a message for LL

I found the inspiration for the pages from various places, including various journalling websites.  I thought it would be good for her to explore her inner world and learn to articulate her thoughts.

She started filling in the pages as soon as I gave it to her.  This was my favourite bit in the journal  (number six about her little sister).

I'm very interested to see what the letters below will look like, especially the one to her dad (as the two are always squabbling).

I know this will keep her occupied, now i just have to think of lots of things to do with the boys, although I am starting each day asking them what they would like to do so we can plan the day together.  

At the moment, they have disappeared downstairs whilst I feed the baby and type this with one hand and I can hear the hoover.  I asked Little Man what they are doing and he tells me that Little Lady is washing dishes and he is hoovering.  A pretty good start to the day I reckon!  Let's see how long this lasts.


  1. masha'Allah... on the journal and the house fairies lol :D

  2. Umm Sumayyah26 December, 2012

    Thanks for the great idea. copied the same idea and gave it to my 7 year old as a surprise and she loved it! JZK for the great offers. Now if only you could do one aimed at a grown up woman, so one could use the same idea for inspiration....... :)

    1. Sis Umm Sumayyah,
      I have been thinking about doing something like this for adults for years! Particularly aimed at Muslims. maybe your prompt is what I need insh'Allah.

  3. What a great idea!

  4. This is a FABULOUS idea!! Thank you!

  5. This is a marvelous idea! I wonder how I can tailor it to my 4-year old. Maybe a picture journal? Draw you favorite person, draw something you like doing... Yes! JazakAllah Khair for the idea :)

    1. Jazakh'Allah kahirun for your kind comments.

      Muslim Mommy - that would be an interesting challenge, to tailor something like this for a younger child. Pictures sound appropriate, or maybe collaging using pictures from magazines with simple prompts?