Mother Daughter Bonding Is An Amazing Journey of Self-Discovery

My teenage daughter and I are very close. We do everything together, including mother+daughter lunch dates, cosplay, playing video games, watching movies and anime cartoon shows. We’re almost inseparable and I love watching her grow into a beautiful, smart, and talented young lady. I can’t imagine never having a daughter in my life because although boys are easier to raise (trust me on this one mommas, my boys were a breeze), there is something about daughters that just make being a mom completely and utterly “REAL”!

Me and my daughter, Nova out on our monthly lunch date
Me and my daughter out on our monthly lunch date

But as much as my daughter and I spend so much time together and share everything, as she gets older, I tend to see more of myself and less of myself. Meaning, she is a mini-me, but she’s also her own self and sometimes when I think I know everything about her, she surprises me with more talents and more inspiration. She really does shine all on her own.

So the other day we got this journal called Like Mother, Like Daughter (A Discovery Journal for the Two of Us) and in this journal, mothers and daughters can spend time together, get to know each other better in a more specific discovery, and have fun at the same time.

Some of the features include:

  • Easy prompts allow them to share favorites, wishes, pet peeves, much more.
  • Compare family memories, plan the perfect trip, dream about the future, tell each other a story, plan time together, and record what you did!
  • End up with a shared chapter in the story of your lives to enjoy again and again!
  • Start or reinforce a lifelong journaling habit.
  • Journal is written by a mother-daughter team.
  • For daughters ages 9 and up, with their moms.

What you will learn about each other is more of a memory than you could ask for in pictures.

One of the pages had my daughter and I compare our basic favorites. She was a little unsure about some things as she had so many, but that was OKAY because she’s a growing teenage girl and we all know that what we liked when we were 14 is totally different from what we like now at midlife. Still, it was nice to see some things were similar and some things were different. I didn’t even know my daughter knew what a Dragon Lily was to be honest! It was really an eye opener!

motherdaughter-comparison-likes

There was also a section Called 20 Questions for my mother/my daughter. It had some really neat questions that made me think about myself as much as it made me think about my daughter.

I loved this journal because my daughter and I were able to share things that we would have never known. As a mom you simply don’t ask some questions, not that you don’t care, but because they just slip your mind. You’re too busy being mom and you should be! But there is no reason you can’t be mom and her best friend (being mom is first of course). This journal really helped us iron out who we were and how much we were alike or different. But not only did it help us figure each other out, it really helped both of us understand ourselves and that was a great thing!

Me and my daughter Nova out for an evening coffee
Me and my daughter out for an evening coffee

Do you have a daughter and if so, what are some mother+daughter things that you do together and what is your fondest memory?


Get your copy of Like Mother, Like Daughter (A Discovery Journal for the Two of Us) today and start that mother + daughter bonding.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. rogershipp says:

    The journal sounds grand!

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    1. Kat M says:

      It is definitely fun! 😄

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  2. anne leueen says:

    My daughter and I had a tough time of it during her teenage years. Then in her twenties she came round to thinking I was not just some idiot out to spoil her life. Now she is a mother to a young son and we are very much on the same page. Circles and cycles of life all moving as they should be. Thanks for your post I enjoyed it. I wish that journal had been around in the 90’s it would have helped us communicate better.

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    1. Kat M says:

      Completely understandable Anne! I was not close to my mother either, though we both loved each other, we just didn’t bond. The important thing is that you’re bonding now and now is better than never! I wish you and your daughter many more years to come of mother+daughter bonding!

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