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parent's field guide to life

by Jason Thompson
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Leave Your Kids A Paper Trail

Not your everyday guide to life, this keepsake journal is a fun, non-traditional way for parents to record their experiences and share hard-earned wisdom with their teenage or adult child.

Each of the 12 chapters lets you tell a specific story and give advice about universal topics that might not come up in everyday conversations. Topics such as "blazing your own trail," "bumps in the road," "questioning authority," "friendship," "family," and more are accompanied by inspirational quotes and an instructional guide with examples, questions and prompts to help you tell your stories.

Four lined pages per chapter. Cotton cover. Hand-bound by Jason Thompson in Rhode Island.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
19672
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, cotton
Measurements
8.5" L x 5.5" W; 56 pages
  • the maker
Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson began making hand-bound books in 1991 after being inspired by one that his wife gave him as a birthday present. The original books were made with simple hand tools: a knife, bone folder, glue brush, needle and thread.

As his company grew, Thompson hired more people and moved the business to six increasingly larger studios. His wife Ilira eventually joined the team as general manager, and now, Thompson employs a team of skilled artisans who create quality albums and books from hand. collection

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PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE
 
4.0

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)

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3.0

Great product - but overpriced

By 

from Houston, Tx

About Me Value Oriented

Pros

  • Heirloommemories

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction
  • Overpriced

Best Uses

    Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

    We bought 4 of theses for all of our parents, as a way to learn about them. We chose this option in particular for it's open ended questions- and felt that our parents would be most comfortable with this format rather than some of the other journals on the market that have a more structured format.

    I like the product, but for what you get- a relatively small, simplistically produced "book" I feel it is overpriced. The pages are not glued to the binding, but strapped in place with a string that laces through the spine- very field guide-esque (and not expensive to produce). We purchased many other journal type products from Uncommon goods in this same order, and when I compared the products, the value of this one fell short.

    I don't want to return them, mainly becuase as I mentioned, I like the format and I really don't want to start my search all over again. :(

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Parents liked it

    By 

    from Jacksonville Florida

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good topics
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Small for the price

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

    The concept was well received by parents as a gift. It presents nicely, and brought up discussion. Its a little small for the price, but still a good buy.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Great Idea...way too small

    By 

    from Manassas Virginia

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Personal

    Cons

    • Notepad'ish
    • small

    Best Uses

    • Heirloom
    • Memory maker

    Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

    Disappointed.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery has always been great with uncommon goods.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great gift for parents to be!

    By 

    from Nova Scotia Canada

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable Construction
    • Quality Writing Surface
    • Thought Provoking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Journaling

      Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

      I this is a truly unique gift for any parent to be.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Unique, but expensive.

      By 

      from San Diego

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Looks old

        Best Uses

        • Gift for a great parent

        Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

        It would have presented better in a gift box; also the cover is old looking; doesn't look like a [$] gift.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I bought this for a gift for a friend

        By 

        from Vero Beach Florida

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable Construction
        • Great gift for family
        • Professional Quality
        • Quality Writing Surface

        Cons

        • Smaller in size

        Best Uses

        • Printing
        • Taking Notes

        Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

        gave as a gift for one year old to a family that will use it. Unique in its own right and the couple that received the gift was excited about it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Parent's Field Guide to Life

        By 

        from Coppell, Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

        My mother cried when I gave this to her for Mothers Day. It was exactly what I expected! Thank you!

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        great idea

        By 

        from Grapevine, Texas

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable Construction
        • LOVE IT

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

            Could make myself but who has time.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            Perfect Mother's Day Gift

            By 

            from NYC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Construction
            • Great starting points

            Cons

            • Doesn't feel substantial

            Best Uses

            • Mother's Day Gift

            Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

            Great for grandparents!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            fantastic idea to capture life

            By 

            from maryland

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative
            • Unique

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about PARENT'S FIELD GUIDE TO LIFE:

              Great idea and creative way to capture all those experiences and wisdoms to share with my son!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Awesome delivery as always!

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