Meredith and Sofie's book, "Just Between Us: No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms"

Moms and Girls Get Journaling

Meredith and Sofie's book, "Just Between Us: No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms"

Jewish mothers and daughters will begin journaling throughout Boulder this week.

Shalom Family brought Meredith and Sofie Jacobs to the Boulder JCC, talk about their book, “Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms.”  The book consists of quizzes, journal pages and questions, as well as space to draw.

The crowd consisted of preteen-aged girls with their mothers. An assortment of snacks was served alongside tea.

Meredith and Sophie, who is in 9th grade, have been sharing a journal since Sophie was 9-years-old, and they found it to be an easy communication tool. The mother-daughter pair said they agreed that journaling has made their relationship stronger.

Today, Meredith and Sophie say that they do not journal as often, but still journal on occasion. Sophie’s younger brother, Jules, also uses journaling as a communication tool with his mother, Sophie and Meredith said.

Meredith Jacobs has also written, “Modern Jewish Moms’ Guide to Shabbat” and is a columnist for the Baltimore Jewish Times.

Jules Hauch came up to the event with her 12-year-old daughter, Kali. “Our friend sent us an e-mail,” Hauch said. “She thought we’d be interested in going.”

Skylar Schutter, an 11-year-old student at Louisville Middle School, said that she initially did not want to attend the event, but her mom made her go.

“It’s kind of fun and different,” Schutter said. “I keep a journal at home. I bought [“Just Between Us”] today.”

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