[tps_header]My kids know me as “Mom” but I also want them to know I’m Jennifer, my own person, and I’ve been living my own life and learning from my experiences. I’m hoping this little journey of writing exercises will be something I can share with them someday, to help them get to know another side of me. So remember that fun post I wrote a few months back? A pretty cool project I started for my offspring documenting 30 things my kids should know about me? Well, pregnancy got the best of me and I didn’t quite get around to finishing it. But, May is the month of mother’s day, and I’m now a mom of two… KidS versus just one KID, so this has more meaning for me now. Not only that, but I was just approached by an awesome woman named Erica who helped bring these babies to the next level with her graphic design skills. Now I’ll be working on an 8×8 printable book the same time I’m blogging these… So two birds with one stone! And a great Mother’s Day gift for myself when it’s all done! Well, eventually for my kids but I’ll hang on to it til they can appreciate it.[/tps_header]

[tps_title]30 Things My Kids Should Know: A Journal Prompt for Parents[/tps_title]30 things my kids should know about me - WOW, thinking about how this could have helped me if my own mother had done something like this. This will take some time, but it's perfect to kick off for/by Mother's Day.

Let’s do this!

I already shared 20 Random Facts About Myself but I’m sharing it again using the graphics for my book, and you can see how I used mine. Erica did her page much differently so there unlimited ways to go!

Here’s a preview of the graphics for week 1.

You can download them for free here. Again, a big thanks to Erica for designing them!

Week 1 graphics Week 2 graphics Week 3 graphics

Week 4 graphics

Week 5 graphics

And once again, here’s the list of prompts. I’ll add my new links as I complete them. Let’s do this!


1. List 20 random facts about yourself.

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears (graphic version)

3. Describe your relationship with your spouse. (graphic version)

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

6. If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?

7. What is your dream job, and why?

8. What are 5 passions you have?

9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.

11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.

12. Describe a typical day in your current life.

13. What’s the hardest part of growing up?

14. Describe 5 and weaknesses strengths you have.

15. Describe when you knew your spouse was the one or how I fell in love.

16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

18. What do you think your spouse loves most about you?

19. How did you feel the moment you became a parent?

20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.

21. Describe your relationship with your parents.

22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?

23. What’s your favorite holiday and why?

24. What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about parenthood?

25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?

26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?

27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?

28. What’s your favorite quality in your spouse?

29. What are your hopes and dreams for your prosperity?

30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Want to play along? I’d love to read your lists! Link to your blog journal in the comments!

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102 Responses to “30 Things my kids should know about me (revamped!)”

  1. Andrea says:

    I love this! I am going to give it a try.

    • Baby Making Mama says:

      I’m LOVING your work!! Keep it up mama!! Have you done digital scrapbooking long? I didn’t realize it at first, but your dream one inspired the one I’m sharing tomorrow.

      • Andrea says:

        Oh thanks! No I haven’t been doing it for very long. Just something I’ve been playing around with it lately.
        Can’t wait to see it.

  2. Grace says:

    I love this idea. I may have to start working on it today. It will give me something to do while I wait out the last few weeks of this pregnancy. Oh yeah, and on your #12, I personally think he passed. 😉

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hey, you can delete this after you read it but on the “30 Things My Kids Should KNow About Me” the word “should” is misspelled as “shold”. Thought you’d want to know!

  4. Laura says:

    Oh, I love this so much! I’ve been doing the 30 Things on my blog ever since I read it on yours (I actually found my way here from your picture about it on Pinterest) and I love the idea of making a book of them! I’ve been trying to think of a way to preserve these for my daughter (and eventually other children!) and a book is an awesome idea. I’ll definitely be borrowing that idea from you, too. 😉

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  9. Iiona says:

    So I am joining you , but I am doing the graphics later. I’m way too lazy to do it right now, I’m actually surprised I’m getting them done :-)

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    Do you have to have Photoshop to use the graphics? I’d love to do this eventually and love the graphics you’re using!

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  29. Stacia says:

    Really enjoy these, though as a single mom, I’ll have to pinch-hit for the ones that are focused on a spouse. :-/ I don’t know how to make those big block letters so my substitute pages are going to look out of place, but I’ll do the best I can. Love the idea of these. 😀

    • Kate says:

      I also had to decide what to use instead of the spouse questions. Here are some the things I came up with: #3. favorite quotes that make me feel inspired. #15. Favorite Bible verses. # 18. Favorite songs or singers ( with added lyrics) and finally #28. Favorite Tv shows or movies.
      Other ideas might be how times have changed as far as dating and entertainment since your parents, grandparents time.
      Hope this helps-

  30. T'onna says:

    Cool idea and cool prompts. I think I’m going to give this a try!

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    Thank you so much for these amazing prompts, I’m not a blogger, but I’m in the process of making an all about me scrapbook for my children to really know me when they are adults. You made this so much easier for me.

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