It all started with a sticky note.
There was a season of time when my husband's work required him to travel over 20 times during the year while I took care of our 2 daughters at home, ages 4 and 1. One day, Dan quickly wrote a short message on a stcky note to our eldest, Leyna, and left it at her place at the kitchen table on his way out the door. When Leyna discovered the note, she happily wrote something back (as best she could at 4 years old). When he returned, Leyna was so proud to show daddy her reply, and of course, we all cherished the sweet note and the moment they shared.
Having seen this brief, yet sentimental exchange -- and knowing we would eventually lose that sticky note -- I went out to buy them a blank journal to house their daddy-daughter notes. It quickly evolved into a regular habit, where Dan spent just a few minutes each morning writing to Leyna before heading out the door, and by the end of the day she would write (or draw) something back. When Dan knew he would be gone for a work trip, he would pre-write dated notes in advance so Leyna still received a note from daddy while he was away. Upon his return, they would eagerly catch up and read through their notebook together.
super simple method of connection with children in an organic and authentic way...
and stress-free tools for busy parents
Deuxlog provides blank notebooks formatted with dedicated space for two people to connect with each other in one book, along with separate guided prompts to inspire brief, yet meaningful topics along the way. It captures the experience of traditional letter-writing onto the pages of a journal-style notebook. Our hope is to share this super simple method of connecting with children in an organic and authentic way, and to provide stress-free tools for busy parents to get started on their own keepsake conversational journey with their kids, quickly and easily.
This habit also became a team effort between us as parents. I would suggest quick topics that coordinated with Leyna's personality, curiosities, milestones, schedule, or with whatever she was learning about, and Dan would run with the ideas. This meant we did not want prompts already typed out by someone else in their notebooks that felt like an unfinished workbook they had to complete. We realized that no existing physical product on the market centered around such creativity and flexibility for timely and valuable exchanges between parent and child. Thus, Deuxlog was born.
To send a letter
is a good way to go somewhere
without moving anything but your heart.
- Phyllis Theroux, American Essayist, Author, Teacher