Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
We have been using resources from Byron's Games for a couple of years. They have always been made to last and fun for our family. The Family Journal by Byron's Games, did not disappoint. We were so happy to be able to receive it and review it over the last few weeks. We have had a great time talking through the workpages and re-visiting our family mission statement.
This beautiful book is a hardback. It is so shiny and pretty. It has 3 bookmarks inside to help you mark your places each day. It is 289 pages and each section is different and many are thought-provoking. You will be visiting multiple pages each day or week. You will want to keep the planner open to see what is on your schedule and each week you will be meeting together to go over the Meeting Workpages. It will last an entire year! The contents include:
- Introduction Guide
- Missing Statement Guide
- Mission Statement Workpages
- Yearly Goals Guide
- Monthly Planning Guide
- Monthly Planning Workpages
- Weekly Meeting Guide
- Weekly Meeting Workpages
- End of the Year Review
- Thank You
- Additional Pages
Years ago we made a family mission statement, but we haven't really looked at it much over the last few years. You know how things keep you busy and sometimes even will distract you from what you should be doing on a daily basis. It was good to get that out and go over it again as we talked through the Mission Statement Workpages.
We also enjoyed making out our monthly planning pages together. We had some fun with my planner stickers and got to plan some family days for the month of March. This Family Journal is just so versatile. You will be encouraged as you work through it together as a family. Conversations will happen. You will be able to discuss how you can be better as a family. You will be reminded to be grateful. The talking points will spark some new topics and the activities will bring you closer.
I think my favorite Talking Point so far was week 4. During that week we were prompted to talk about our Family History. My parents have both passed away, so it was nice to reminisce about them. I was able to tell my younger kids some stories they may not have heard before. They are now interested in learning more through an ancestry site. They are 13 and 16, so it is becoming more and more interesting to them to learn more about where they came from. If it wasn't for this book, we may not have even discussed it. The activity for that week was a Family Tree which we will be working on more in the future.
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