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. Today, my baby keeps growling at everyone (while he’s still smiling). It’s the funniest thing ever and is making all my other kids laugh hysterically, which is even funnier!

  2. Tina Pierzynski says:

    My 10 year old keeps making Mustache’s out of duct tape and wearing them around the house!

  3. Sylvia says:

    My kids entertain us all the time but what comes to mind is the fact that they call the faucet a “flawset.” I don’t know why that cracks me up!

  4. Evelyn R says:

    Every occasion calls for cake around here…..because as my little one says “cake is awesome!”

  5. Lorena says:

    I don’t have kids yet, but I would love this book for other kids I know!

  6. Conni Marleau says:

    This is so awesome!! I would love to start this with my 8 year old!!

  7. Conni Marleau says:

    Whoops hit submit before my funny LOL —
    My daughter is always doing funny things!
    Just yesterday she got into the car after school and says” Mommy I have a hangover.”
    “A WHAT??”
    “You know that little thingy on your finger by the nail — a hang over”
    “A HANG NAIL??”
    “Oh ya whatever”
    hahahahhaha

  8. Crystal says:

    My son lost his first tooth the other night & asked me if the tooth fairy was on a tight schedule like Santa :)

  9. Rebecca says:

    Would love to capture all the funny thing my daughters say throughout the day, Like yesterday my 5yo says “maybe not enough kids put ice in the toilet, that’s why it didn’t snow”.

  10. Jodi says:

    My son is at that age where he “wipes off kisses”. Last time I questioned him, “What?? You’re wiping off my kisses???” He said, “No, I’m putting it on my hand to save for later.” Ahh… How sweet was that?

  11. Heather G. says:

    Funny.. and humbling!
    We have a 10 & 4 year old and are expecting a little one. Last night we were chatting about how the baby can hear us–so we should make sure and talk to it. I also let them know that’s why they know their mother’s voice the best. My son (the older one) said “Well the baby is going to hear a lot of yelling..” It made me sad–but also, I realized we all yell at one time or another–so I just may have been feeling guilty. :)

  12. Shannon Lee says:

    My 5 year old learned the worm and had to show me on the kitchen floor. When he got up, he had soft fruit loops all on his shirt. I laughed so hard and then mopped! ;)

  13. Heather says:

    This journal looks so neat! My daughter would love using this during our school time!

  14. Noka says:

    My unborn baby is 16 weeks today. Everyone thinks she is a SHE. My husband and I will find out if our Little sweet tooth is going to be a baby girl. We have been calling the baby Baby Bug but, the little thing has the biggest sweet tooth ever. I CAN”T WAIT!!! July 5, 2013

  15. Kim says:

    My 6 yr old is in a dual language school, learning Spanish. My husband went to one of the local Mexican stores with her in tow. Normally shy, she goes up to the counter and starts having a conversation with the clerk in Spanish, as if they knew each other! LOL

  16. Jillian nelson says:

    Just this morning I woke up grumpy because I got very little sleep. My oldest son asked me was wrong I told him and he replied, Mom nothing exciting ever happens when you’re asleep.

  17. jamie bliss says:

    Our 3 yr old always says, “I love you 5.” and then waits for you to one up him by saying, “I love you 6.” To which he automatically responds, “You’re cute!” Love this little ritual!

  18. Rebecca T, says:

    My son keeps us laughing all day long. A friend of mine who drives him home from various events often reports that she has to pull over because he has her laughing so hard she is crying and can’t see to drive. He does many accents, but British is his favorite! Teaching Algebra takes a very long time here because we laugh so much. He has renamed his Thinkwell Math program “Burger & Fries” because the wonderful professor is named “Berger” and some days after the lessons my son says he feels “fried”

  19. Niki says:

    This would be so perfect for my 11 year old!! She loves scrapbooking and writing! This is such a cute journal!

  20. Stacie says:

    My 4 year told me the other day she wants to be a nurse like me. When she is she will come work with me so that we can share our work. Melted my heart!

  21. Susan Schaffer says:

    Mine child has been learning what words start with and so she goes around saying “M’ starts with mommy and so forth. So funny how she has her sentence backwards.

  22. Tisha says:

    Love this idea!!

  23. Tisha says:

    Oops, missed the funny part!
    Recently when my son get frustrated or upset he now says… “Grrr… You’re making me so serious!”

  24. Kalli Collins says:

    I love this idea! What a great thing for kids and parents. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  25. Desiree O says:

    We don’t like my 3- year-old saying “Oh my gosh!” so the last time I corrected her she yelled “Holy Guacamole!” instead. :)


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