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. Jeanine says:

    My older boys are in karate and my 18 month old love to punch the air and yell “hiya!”

  2. Lauren Roberts says:

    Using “The Tickle Monster” book and furry gloves, my 2-year-daughter Alaina proceeded to “read” to and tickle our dog. He was a little less than thrilled! :)

  3. Stephanie says:

    This is the best review I have seen of this journal! Thanks so much for all your kind words- I really appreciate it!

  4. Megan W. says:

    My husband was going to eat a hotdog, and as he put it up to his lips, my 3 year old lil girl yelled out “CONSUME IT!” We were all rolling on the floor laughing.

  5. kelly says:

    My daughter would love this. My kids made medieval coloring pages today. for art.

  6. Becky N. says:

    My 4 yr old little man seriously makes us laugh everyday at his antics. I cant even narrow down the funny stuff he does! This is such a great idea! I wish I had been better at writing in my journal growing up. Hopefully I can be better at getting my kids to do it!

  7. Mylissa says:

    Our daughter dances around and makes funny faces at her 7 month old twin cousins and it just make me laugh from the reaction that the twins have, and she loves making them laugh. And she also makes me smile and laugh when she preforms the “truffle shuffle” from the movie “The Goonies” funniest thing ever!

  8. Kenzie S says:

    Lately my two year old’s speech has really been soaring, his lastest blooper – dropping his toy off of the table and saying “gosh damn it”. Looks like momma really needs to watch what she says!

  9. kristi says:

    I told my 2 yr old today that she needed to wait to do something. Her response was ‘Ok, mommy that’s fair!’. No clue where that came from but it made me laugh since soon everything will be ‘that’s not fair’

  10. Stacey says:

    I am currently 33 weeks pregnant. When we first told our 4-year-old that she was going to be a sister again, she informed me that my stomach had to get bigger before our new baby could come out. The other day, she pointed to my belly & said, “It’s getting bigger. Bean (our nickname for baby) will come out soon!!”

  11. Mandy says:

    My daughter is always saying funny things. Her older sister was texting a boy she didn’t really know & we were all giving her a hard time about that. I had asked why someone would text you if they didn’t know you. My younger daughter than spoke up and said, “because if he knew her, he wouldn’t want to text her.” I was caught off guard with that one & did have to address being kind to one another but everyone was laughing including her older sister. Good thing they love each other.

  12. Oh that would be perfect for my daughters to record all sorts of fun memories in! :)

    • Whoops! Forgot to the funny story :) My 6 year old daughter is obsessed with the idea of flying! She will grab a plastic bag to use as a parachute and jumps off the couch. Another time she had a feather in each hand and started flapping her arms as fast as she could and jumped off the end of the couch. She was sure she was going to be able to finally fly :)

  13. Alyssa says:

    My 8 month old daughter has discovered raspberries and her favorite time to do them is at mealtime…So whoever is feeding her gets a green bean or sweet potato shower.

  14. My daughter started saying the word, “sick” for gross things or things she doesn’t like the taste of. She’s 21 months old.

  15. Pamela Udy says:

    I’ve been looking for a way to get my kids into journal writing. this looks fun!

  16. Angie C says:

    My 2 y/o started speaking in sentences! Other than yelling, “No, MA’AM!” at anyone who she thinks should be in trouble (her brother, the dog….) she now says things like, “There paci IS.” ; “There Mommy-O IS”; and she puts E-O on the end of things, like “Paci-O”, “Mommy-O”, “Daddy-O”- and no one taught her to do it?!

  17. Christa says:

    My 3-year-old son told me he was “detected” (elected) Resident Minister (President or Prime Minister) of his preschool class!

  18. Raelynn Anderson says:

    I was talking to my 2 yr old about peanuts yesterday & for the rest of the day he kept asking for peanuts. The funny thing about this story is the way he said it was “penis” so everyone gave me weird looks all day due to my child running around saying “penis”. Proud Mommy moments!

  19. Tiffani says:

    My little one said today, ” Whoa, you are having a bad hair day!”

  20. Carrie roberts says:

    Would love to win!

  21. Rita says:

    My hubs and I were chatting about the price of mice traps the other night because we use them to catch bugs. We were talking while I was cooking over the stove so we sounded a bit loud. My 2 year old came running into the kitchen, put up both his arms to “separate” us then said, “whoa, whoa, whoa guys, whoa”.

  22. Erin says:

    When I was commenting about someone (aka gossiping), my four year piped up and said, “But Mama, that’s none of our business”

  23. Christine says:

    When my son was 8 we went on The USS Constellation for “Family Day”. On our way back after a day spent onboard watching the jets and helicopters my son saw the shoreline in the horizon. In his loudest most proud voice he said,”Mom, look…Earth!” Guess our day out to sea with all the other Navy men was ‘out of this world’ :-)

  24. Terressa T. says:

    hmmmm. which child? ha! I have a very active three year old. it seems funny now, but wasn’t then…she found my stash of sprinkles (you know, the little colorful beads) and took a brand new bottle into the bathroom with her. next thing I know she is yelling for me. I opened the door and she had opened the cap and spilled it all. over. the. floor!!! It was like confetti covering the entire floor of the bathroom. I had to take pictures instead of getting mad. she was distraught, it made it that much more funny!!!


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