On Moving and Military Kids: Here Comes Juliet + Echo
This post is dedicated to moving and military kids. If you haven’t heard, April is the Month of the Military Child. So in honor of honoring military kids, I’m highlighting an awesome military spouse owned small business aimed at helping military kids through PCS moves…Juliet + Echo!
How is Juliet + Echo helping military kids through PCS moves? Through Journaling! Journaling isn’t just a self-care activity for adults.
Want to check out their journals right now? Head over to their Etsy shop.
Juliet + Echo are currently offering 10% off children’s military move journals until the Month of the Military Child is over (April 30th). Just enter code kids10 at checkout.
Want to try your luck before you purchase?
I’m excited to announce that I’m giving away this Juliet + Echo girls diary to one lucky military kid (or rather his/her parents). Just opt-into my mailing list to be entered.
Give away rules can be found here.
The Juliet + Echo Mission
The masterminds behind Juliet + Echo are two military spouse Jessica and Elaine. These two navy wives and long distance best friends teamed up after the birth of Jessica’s first child in 2017. Their goal was to create a simple, straightforward, and elegant paperback journal to help Jessica’s daughter remember all the wonderful friends she makes each time the family PCS’s.
If you can’t find a journal that suits your child’s personality, fear not! The dynamic duo also have plans to release additional designs this year.
Personally, I am hoping they will expand on the military couples line.
Military Move Journals are Awesome!
Before I get into how these diaries prompt kids to journal…Can I just say how awesome of a gift these are! Giving a military move journal is like saying “I love you. I’m excited to hear about all your adventures when I see you next.”
Giving a military move journal is like saying “I love you. I’m excited to hear about all your adventures when I see you next.
It’s a powerful message for a child to gift to another child upon PCS. And it’s a powerful message for a friend to gift to another friend as a wedding gift. Children and spouses don’t enlist into military life. And the friends and family that love them along he way may not even be part of the military community.
The gift of a military move journal is a great way to help a friend through a PCS transition.
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Moving and Military Kids: How often does it happen?
According to DoDEA, military families move 6 to 9 times during a child’s K-12 school career. That means 6 to 9 different duty stations, 6 to 9 different cities, 6 to 9 different groups of friends, and at least 6 to 9 different schools!
How does a Juliet + Echo Journal help?
These journals help kids to organize and share their life story. They prompt kids to embrace military moves from a positive perspective.
Each journal comes with either 5 (or 10) sections. The sections can be for 5 (or 10) military moves, or for 5 (or 10) grades/different schools. I love the latter idea!
Each section is 12 pages long and contains fill in the blank journal prompts to get kids writing about their current duty station.
Your child will be prompted to write about:
- The duty station
- How long you lived there
- What your house was like
- The school he/she attended
- The grades he/she completed
- His/her teachers and favorite subjects
- Where you traveled
- All your local favorite places
- His/her favorite memories
- The friends made along the way
Your child will also be prompted to:
- Add photos, and
- Get friends to leave notes pre-PCS.
Are you a milspouse looking for help on PCSing with kids?
Have your kids tried PCS journaling?
What else do you have to say about moving and military kids?