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1st Person Review

I have reluctantly accepted that my mother is getting older and I had come up with an idea to have her put her life and memories on pen and paper so that my own children will be able to read about their beloved Nana in the years to come. The only problem was that a plain notebook seemed so impersonal and I wasn’t sure what questions to have her answer in the book so the project was put on hold.

I got really excited when I learned about 1st Person which is an excellent resource for collecting the life story of our loved ones. I selected the book set with timeline, “The Life of” and “As I Remember It”. These two spiral bound books are printed using neutral colors which I really like because it puts the focus on the person and not a flashy book. The paper is nice to write on and the cover is made of heavy duty board stock. Each book has 100 pages giving you plenty of space to journal.

“As I Remember It” guides you through the completion process with suggested questions, starting with a Table of Topics, Fill-in-the-Blanks, Notes and Tips section to give you ideas regarding getting started, recording and suggested length of the project etc.

“The Life of” is the accompanying book to help complete the person’s life story. It also offers suggested topics to give you lots of good ideas for questions such as scariest moment, favorite foods/recipes, best travel adventure, significant life events etc.

The Timeline is an excellent way to keep track of major life events and the corresponding timeline to organize all the stories you have collected.

I am really excited to sit down with my mom and start chronicling her life story. This treasure is sure to be an important family heirloom that I will pass down to my own children in the future. 1st Person is a great idea for a special gift or to start collecting your own favorite memories and life stories. You can purchase complete “Our Story” kits or the book set by visiting 1st Person

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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