By Stacey A. Shannon—
MUNCIE, Ind. – Local mother and daughter, Stacey and Lexi Shannon, have released their first book together, “Connecting with Grace: A Mother and Daughter Shared Journal.”
Stacey, a freelance journalist and blogger for nearly 20 years, and her tween daughter, Lexi, saw a need for a faith-based approach to a mother and daughter shared journal. So they decided to create one together.
“Connecting with Grace,” which is now available on Amazon for $12, has 50 different writing prompts and 10 one-on-one activities to help bring moms and their daughters closer together. Topics include funny experiences, relationships, womanhood, friends, family, school, faith and more.
Each prompt has a page for the mom to write and a page for the daughter to write. A Bible verse or inspirational quote is on every page, even the blank pages dispersed throughout the journal for moms and daughters to write about whatever is on their mind.
“A shared journal like ‘Connecting with Grace’ gives moms and daughters a safe space to share their thoughts and communicate in ways they don’t usually get to,” Stacey said. “It can be easier to be more open through writing than speaking face-to-face.”