Hello, and thanks for visiting. I'm Narelle, mum of three and creator of The I CAN Journal.

Back in 2019, my eldest Daughter Chloe became really poorly and things that she used to find easy suddenly became a real challenge. Life changed, and a lot of time was spent in and out of hospital. It was hard to know exactly how Chloe was feeling about everyday life, and when we asked her, we were generally told that she was ‘alright’ and felt ‘okay’ however, our parental instincts told us otherwise.

My Husband and I would spend hours on a night thinking of ways to help her express herself and after researching various methods, we found that writing down her thoughts and feelings could be a great way to help her realise her true emotions. We decided to give it a try, and we were amazed by the results. At last, we knew her worries and we were able to help her overcome these. We could also identify her sources of happiness and were often surprised by these.

Since then, I have often thought about different ways in which this could be implemented further for the benefit of other children, and towards the end of 2019, I entered a competition with The Open University. Having studied business with them for six years, I put my idea forward and was fortunate enough to be chosen to receive a grant, from thousands of entrants. This has given me the step which I needed to bring The I CAN Journal to you today.

The I CAN Journal is here to help children believe in themselves, help them through tough times and be the best that they can possibly be.

After the successful launch of The I CAN Journal, I had many parents asking for something which could benefit younger children. From these requests, I worked tirelessly researching and designing The I CAN Affirmation cards which help teach self love to children from an early age and promote mindfulness. 

I am currently working on new projects that will benefit children's mental health, so please subscribe to the mailing list so you don't miss out on any new releases!