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. beth blackburn says:

    My 2 kiddos make up the funniest make-believe/role-playing games. So much fun to watch and video.

  2. Aimie R. says:

    I was informed today that my 4 year old daughter Gianna has a special rule book…I was making rolls and Gianna asked if she could help. I was in a hurry to get them done so I didn’t want her to help mix but was going to offer to let her knead it if I had the time, so I said “I don’t know” she gleefully said “Yay!” then ran to the bathroom to wash her hands. When she returned she dragged the step ladder to the counter and informed me she was ready. I said “Wait a minute, I didn’t say you could help right now.” Gianna replied “I know, you said “I don’t know” and in my rule book that means yes!” ….hmmm, I must get my hands on this rule book so I can learn how to work it to my advantage!!!

  3. Kari VanNoy says:

    This is adorable…great way to get kids talking and journaling. Beautiful and brilliant!

  4. Candi says:

    My boys put the IPOD on the docking station to listen to their Daddy’s preaching. My 2 year old keeps screaming at it saying Hi Daddy, Hi Pastor. So cute and so funny!

  5. My girls were just asking me to buy them journals. How fun!

  6. Alisa says:

    I want me son to start journaling.

  7. Joy Boyer says:

    Love the journals! I am going to start home schooling, so these would be great as my son starts reading and writing!

    Now for my funny!

    My daughter (17 mos.) got into the fast food bag while we were all out of the room the other day, grabbed a piece of chicken, and went to the bathroom to hide and eat it! Silly nut!

  8. Camille says:

    I’m always smiling when my kids are dressed up and in character. They take being a cowboy/girl and superhero so seriously its so fun. Lately though my son will look at me, cock his head, smile his goofy smile like he has something really funny to say, and say in an asuming tone, “I love you Mom.” It catches me off guard every time. I live my 3 year old boy.

  9. Tonya says:

    I recently got new glasses. I wasn’t sure if I liked them or not. My 11 year old daughter informed me that I looked awesome in my new glasses, and she really liked them. “Mom, I really like your new glasses, they are awesome. Your old glasses were just kind of small and you couldn’t notice them very much. Your new ones are bigger and just like BAM, there! You can really notice them!” She makes me laugh, love her!

  10. stephanie says:

    This morning my almost 2 year old son was sniffing every seat in the house! and going “ewww”. and laughing! Silly boy and then my 10 year old girl she requsted that wednesday night be waffle night and that she will make them and that every week will be a new flavor. Should be interesting!!

  11. Annika Dohrman says:

    My 2 year old son is obsessed with tractors. Well my father in law has one, and Austin likes to go to his house to ride it. I mentioned that we were going there, and Austin says, “Drive… Tractor” . I was a little confused, so I just asked, “Are you going to drive the tractor when we get there?” Austin goes, “Yep! Drive, tractor!” We all just started laughing, it was too cute! :)

  12. Alyssaz says:

    My baby girl just literally let out a stinky that lasted 15 seconds. My hubby and I were cracking up!

  13. Julie says:

    This is such a great idea!

  14. Julie says:

    My daughter told the doctor yesterday that she just didn’t have “that Jolly ‘Ole feeling that I usually have!”

  15. Audrey M. says:

    The other day I needed to run into a store and get just a couple items. I proceeded to tell my son that he didn’t need to take his jacket off, we would only be inside for a few minutes. He responds by pulling the hood over his head, pulling his arms out of the sleeves and “flying” through the store as “Super Joshua!”

  16. Barbara says:

    Great giveaway!!!!

  17. Tanya P. says:

    My 7 year old son likes to take a dollar to school to pick something out from what they call the buck stop. Well he wanted smelly erasers that day and he told me before he left for school – “Mom, when we go out to recess, I’m not gonna play, I’m just gonna smell my erasers!! I thought it was funny, I just kept picturing him sitting in the corner smelling erasers while all the other kids were playing. Lol!

  18. Rebecca O. says:

    My 6 year old son talking with my mom at dinner… I don’t remember how the topic came up but my son had asked her if she wanted a candy after dinner, She said “no thank you” & he looked astonished, how could anyone not want candy! So she was telling him how too much sugar & sweets aren’t good for your body & too much can cause you to gain too much weight, & how she has a hard time not eating too many sweets. He so innocently replied, “Oh, that’s why your fat!”

  19. Alisha says:

    My kids were play just dance on the Wii. My daughter bless her heart has no rythum( Her brother had to point that out). She said that ok, I just like having fun. I don’t care how silly I look. I hope she stays this way, not really caring what others think and just be who she is.

  20. Kim says:

    This is such a great idea! I would love for my son to start journaling.

  21. Tara says:

    My six year old always says the funniest things and keeps us laughing every day. When my little one was tiny, Reece said “the baby is awake and it wasn’t my big mouth.” Ha-ha…where’d she learn that?

  22. Jenny says:

    I love it when my 7 yr old asks for a favor – “Mom will you do me a favorite?” after 5 years I STILL can’t bring myself to correct him! It sounds so cute!!!

  23. Lindsay says:

    I love this, as soon as Grayson can write I am sure this would become a fun activity for him, and a treasured memory book for many years to come.

  24. Kailey Larsen says:

    My little 6 year old says the funniest things. Last week my sister was talking with him, and said, “you silly kid!” His response? “You stinkin virgin!” (He does not know what that means)

  25. Julie W says:

    Cute journal!! I love the idea of this. My four old was telling us what he learned at church and he said, “John the Baptist, lived in the desert, ate bugs, and babatized many people even Jesus.” He went on and on about babatizing and I tried so hard not to laugh at the sweet way we was talking about God’s word and babatizing. Thanks!


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