About Jill

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In 2013, I switched the focus of Journal Buddies from printed journals to journal and writing prompts. Since then, I reached an exciting milestone of offering over 13,000 free writing ideas for kids, students, teachers, homeschoolers, and writers in general.Journal Buddies Jill

My goal is to reach 16,000+ free writing prompts and then re-access what direction I’d like to take my blog.  See the writing prompts archive here and explore some of our fun, fabulous, and inspiring writing ideas.

Below are the author’s statement and biography from my journal publishing days. I love this information and decided to leave it for historical purposes. Take a read, if you like. If not, that’s ok, too.

Enjoy and remember to keep on writing!  😀

Jill Schoenberg’s Author Statement about Journal Buddies

The idea for Journal Buddies first came to me through a brief moment of inspiration in February of 2005. The journey from that first moment of inspiration to holding an actual printed and bound book in my hands has been challenging and enjoyable, exhilarating and exhausting, and I would do it all over again if I were asked!

I have long desired to make a difference in the lives of others, especially kids, and that desire is the very essence of this project. Journal Buddies is intended to shed light on the magnificent and excellent Spirit that dwells within us all and to help facilitate a fun and enjoyable process of self-discovery.

With the help of some wonderful and supportive buddies, I hope this book inspires girls and boys of all ages–even grown-up ones to focus on the many magnificent and excellent qualities, traits, and talents we all possess and sometimes forget to discover, share and celebrate.

(Read more about how Journal Buddies was born.)

Jill Schoenberg’s Biography

Jill Schoenberg was born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Studies and Sociology from the University of Minnesota.

She is passionate about creating tools for kids to help them develop their self-esteem. And she loves creative journaling! Her professional experience includes more than seven years of working directly with young people — helping them to understand and strengthen their self-esteem, creative talents, and life-skills.

Jill is an avid reader and journal writer. She loves horses, writing, nature walks, meditation, and her wonderful, supportive family and friends. Oh, and she loves her cat, too!

One of her favorite pastimes is savoring a breath-taking sunset and relishing the many joys of a painted sky. She currently lives in a small town in central Minnesota.

Create a Lasting and Powerful Self-Esteem Experience for Your Special Child

You do know that building a child’s self-esteem requires time, right? There is simply no more effective way to improve your child’s sense of self esteem other than spending quality, meaningful time together.

With Journal Buddies, you take the simple and fun self-esteem building activity of sharing what you admire and love about your girl and you take the time to formalize it once a day for 30 days in a journal.

Openly and actively sharing with your child all of the qualities, traits, and talents you believe make her so magnificent makes a lasting and powerful self-esteem building experience for your special girl. Creating a journal together creates a cherished self-esteem building keepsake that may be reflected upon time and again.

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You can begin building greater self-esteem in your child by sharing this kid and family-friendly activity together. The results will pay for the purchase many times over. That is my promise and my guarantee to you and to your precious child.

To life, love, and happiness…