January 18, 2013

Giveaway! Life According to Me

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The Divas were given the AWESOME opportunity to review Somewhat Simple Stephanie’s new E-Book! {Diva Tara wanted me to put a plug in here for Stephanie – she is one of Tara’s FAV Blog Land friends!! So you definitely need to read on!!}  This ebook is called “Life According to Me” and is a FABULOUS way to get those kids of ours journaling! Not only is writing good for them, but it is SO FUN for us to go back and read later all of the cute things that were going on in their head. I was really good at keeping journals for my kids when they were toddlers and I am so glad I did now because they LOVE to hear stories about themselves. It makes all that writing worth it!

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It’s more than a boring journal with lined pages- it is fun & interactive with 30 pages of daily prompts, fill-in-the-blanks, and spaces for kids to draw and doodle. 

Older kids can write their thoughts and little kids can use the space to draw pictures OR you can encourage them to do a combination of both!

Over the holidays, we went home to visit my parents.  While we were there, my mom had a few boxes of things for me to go through.  One of the boxes had journals I had written in growing up.  It was so fun to read what I had written about myself decades before.  There were so many details in these journals that I had long since forgotten- friends I’d had, activities I had been in, and my opinions about all sorts of things.  Reading details of my life made me reflect on how I have become the person that I am. I want my own children to have this same experience and that is why I think this book that Stephanie created is so great! 

“Life According to Me” could also be a great addition to any homeschooling lesson plan. It encourages children to express themselves in a non-threatening, no pressure way, and allows an opportunity to teach writing content. At our house, we printed out the e-book, then took the title page and glued it to the front of a folder with fasteners. We then took all the pages, ran them through our three-hole punch, and inserted them into the folder. Each child has their own “Life According to Me” journal and have been writing in them daily. It’s so fun to read what’s on their mind! And with the note sections included on each page, they can write a note to Mom, Dad, one of their siblings, a friend, or even themselves! 

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From my daughter’s journal…

“A note to: myself. I need to try and remember if someone is mean to JUST BE NICE!”

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I learned from her writing that she also thinks her four-year-old brother is the silliest person she knows, and according to her… I’m the best mom in the whole world! Gotta love it!

Order your own copy HERE for only $5.95!

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WANNA WIN???

TWO lucky readers will win their very own copy of Stephanie’s “Life According to Me” printable e-book journal for kids! That’s two winners!

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91 Responses to “Giveaway! Life According to Me”

  1. AnnMarie says:

    I have 3 kids. And of course, I can’t think of anything funny at the moment! BUT my husband is putting our home videos on DVD’s and my now 11 year old was caught using a calculator as a phone one day. She was sitting on a chair in the back yard and hubby grabbed the camera. We can’t hear the “conversation” but she is laughing and chatting into the calculator. You can even see her hit a button on the “phone” when she is done, and flip it to “text” someone. We all chuckled as we watched that one. Kids are too funny.

  2. When my little girl was about 4 years old, I heard her singing the Folgers jingle and this is how she heard it. “The best part of waking up is ‘Vultures’ in your cup” I laughed so hard… it was the cutest thing and she was very serious.

  3. Leah says:

    My 2 y/o sometimes giggles in her sleep. If she wakes up in the middle of the night she comes in and gets in bed with us. One morning while we were getting ready we noticed her giggling. We started laughing and the more we laughed the more she laughed! It was hysterical and she was completely out the entire time.

  4. melissa says:

    My daughter sat watching t.v. the on a Sat. night. She was covered up so I did’nt really notice at first .
    She and her puppy were lying on their back watching t.v. The best part… they were both asleep with the covers pulled up to their chins

  5. Heather says:

    Love love love this idea! I want simple ways to help my daughter learn to write creatively and also to have something to look back on. So adorable!

  6. Cat says:

    When my son got in trouble the other day, he looked up at his daddy and sweetly said, “Your hair looks nice.” Nice try, cutie! :)

  7. ellen says:

    At a Hanukkah party my son (2 yrs in Feb) called a man in red with a white beard, “Santa”

  8. I TRY TO DO A BLOG BUT AM JUST SO BUSY IT WOULD BE NICE FOR MY 4 YEAR OLD TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL THE SILLY THINGS HE DOES! HIS GRANDPA USED TO TELL HIS DADDY THAT HE SHOULD BE A COMEDIAN WHEN HE GROWS UP AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE TELL OUR SON NOW!

  9. Jenny says:

    I love reading all the great ideas and have pinned some for future reference. Thanks!

  10. Kathy says:

    My youngest loves to sing. We came back from church one Sunday and I heard him sing” the father gave the son, the son gave the Spirit and the spirit gave us LICE and it goes on and on and on”
    I cracked up thinking Lice does go on and on and on.

  11. Kathy says:

    My youngest loves to sing. We came back from church one Sunday and I heard him sing” the father gave the son, the son gave the Spirit and the spirit gave us LICE and it goes on and on and on”
    I cracked up thinking Lice does go on and on and on.

  12. Sara says:

    Whenever I have to get stern with my 3 year old he tells me “calm down, my child.” Makes it impossible to keep my “mean” mommy face on after that!

  13. Heather says:

    My 8 year old BOY gives me ‘air quotes’ when he wants to make a point.

  14. Alisha Trapp says:

    My son makes up dance moves. Yesterday he came up with the Kung Fu Robot. It was hilarious.

  15. Terri Cannon says:

    Being a single parent my daughter has started to see the struggles I have to go through sometimes to be able to provide for her. So we make sure that sometime during each day we laugh. Each day is something different with her – crazy dance moves, changing the lyrics to songs to make them silly, the list goes on and on.


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