Once you become a mom, it rarely seems like you have any time for yourself—I get it. All the things that you once seemed to manage on your plate have become scattered. The things that once brought you joy now seem like a task. How you once poured into yourself has fallen to the wayside. Again, I get it. But being intentional with your self-care is important, mama. And what better way to do that than with a guided journal?
Journaling has always been a love of mine—something that has helped me connect with my inner self and navigate through many emotions. Perhaps now that I’m a mom, journaling is even more important to me than it has ever been. Yet, as many mamas know, it has often been a challenge making time for myself and the things that I love.
But that’s when my love for guided journals was discovered. Guided journaling has many benefits, and I find that it has been quite easier than freestyle journaling. Having focused prompts already laid out for me has made my journaling process much more rewarding—and much more manageable amongst all the other tasks that I have on my plate.
And what makes it even better is having a mom journal that’s specifically catered toward the pregnancy and postpartum experiences. These guided journals have helped me not only connect with myself on a deeper level, but also navigate this newfound identity that I have gained as a mama.
While most moms likely own a baby memory book to document their child’s first few years of life, guided journals for the postpartum period can be used to document the mother’s journey—and can serve as a cherisable token to look back on years down the line. I took the liberty of putting together a list of guided journals for mothers. And mama, my advice to you? Treat yourself—because you deserve it.