Joey's Journal

Joey's Journal


Welcome to Joey's Journal: Staying Strong When Far From Mom

12 year-old Joey chronicles his poignant 12 month journey through one of life's most difficult and increasing realities.

About Joey and his Journal

Sad, but true






My journal is dedicated to the kids who are sad because a parent travels a lot for work or is often absent for other reasons. I hope my stories make you smile, laugh, or momentarily take your mind off of your sadness. 

Sad, but true






My journal is dedicated to the kids who are sad because a parent travels a lot for work or is often absent for other reasons. I hope my stories make you smile, laugh, or momentarily take your mind off of your sadness. 

Journal Testimonial



"This book transports you into the mind of a young boy through the endearing stories about his daily childhood activities and how he balances being a kid and the emotions of having a mother across the country. I think more of us need to connect with emotions like this and realize the life lessons learned through others." -- Elise Pompei

Journal Testimonial



"This book transports you into the mind of a young boy through the endearing stories about his daily childhood activities and how he balances being a kid and the emotions of having a mother across the country. I think more of us need to connect with emotions like this and realize the life lessons learned through others." -- Elise Pompei

Joey, all grown up!






Joseph "Joey" Kaigler, Jr. is now a senior at Chicago's DePaul University where he is studying Digital Cinema.  His professional goal is to be a screenwriter.

Joey, all grown up!






Joseph "Joey" Kaigler, Jr. is now a senior at Chicago's DePaul University where he is studying Digital Cinema.  His professional goal is to be a screenwriter.