Title: A Memory a Day for Moms
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
“Each day of the year contains thoughtfully curated prompts, verses and prayers to encourage you to enjoy this present moment,” the back jacket states in the book by Thomas Nelson, A Memory a Day for Moms: 5-Year Inspirational Journal.
~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-eighty-four-page hardbound targets mothers devoted to daily writing in a small book that covers a five-year period of every day in the year. Approximately four inches wide, six inches tall, and one inch thick, it can easily be carried in a purse or briefcase or set on a small table. It has a sturdy cover with rose gold accents and a matching gold ribbon for marking a spot. Mainly using the New International Version of the Holy Bible, also the ESV, NASB, NKJV, and NLT are referenced.
After a title page with a place to write in the owner’s name and information as well as a written-out Bible verse, every date in a calendar year has a dedicated page. At the top of the page is the numbered day of the month in bold on the outside pages’ edges.
Each day has a short question at the top of the page, followed by five sections for five years, each containing four lines to write in the answer for that year. The bottom includes a written-out Bible verse and a short prayer.
Example topics include:
How is your child changing you?
What is your wildest dream for your child?
What is your child’s favorite treat?
In what way has God been setting you free lately?
What do you wear around the house when you want to relax?
Write down a memory from your child’s birthday.
What Bible story has your child learned lately?
What makes you happy?
~ Why ~
The concept of having a five-year journal is engaging for those who want one location to pen memories or ideas throughout the years by looking back at the past and recalling what happened from a mother’s viewpoint. Although some of the questions are quirky, silly, or mundane, some of the more thought-provoking ones may help a mother write down her thoughts, expectations, or dreams about her children in one or two sentences.
~ Why Not ~
Mothers who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not be impressed with this book. Other moms may want a devotional that covers only one year at a time, not five, as there is limited spacing to write. Some may not have the time to devote to daily writing for five years or forget to write memories down routinely.
I found it frustrating that some of the questions would not be applicable for every day of writing. If a child’s birthday is in February and the question asked in the Fall is about the child’s birthday, a mother may not remember.
~ Want ~
This book would make a lovely gift for the mother who enjoys keeping track of her everyday happenings, emotions, or feelings involving her child or children and see how time can stand still through memories.
Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for furnishing this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-memory-a-day-for-moms-thomas-nelson/1126657488