Archives for August 2011

Back to School Parties

The following is by contributor Vanessa Brown of I Never Grew Up.

I am trying to distract myself from the fact that in a couple of weeks my first child will be entering school. As soon as she enters those doors I will, without a doubt, break into some pretty embarrassing sobs and heaves.

I know that in order to not give my daughter a complex I need to get myself busy preparing for something that will show my excitement for her entering school.

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Playful Learning Giveaway – and the Winner is …

Thank you to everyone who entered the  book and e-course giveaway!  I really do think this is a book that every parent should have on their bookshelves and I”m excited that a Simple Kids reader is going to win a copy as well as a spot in the e-course.

So, without further delay … the winner is:



“Great ideas! I”d love to read the book!”


Rachel, check your email for further instructions and we”ll get you all set up with your prizes.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and thank you to Mariah Bruehl for allowing Simple Kids to be a part of the Playful Learning book tour.  If you didn”t win,  I encourage you to check out the  book as well as the for more ideas and inspiration.

Weekend Link Love (and some Baby Love)

Whoops!  I need to apologize to you, dear readers.  Evidently I”m not as clever as I thought I was when I was setting up posts for my blogging break and I didn”t get yesterday”s Ages and Stages: Preschoolers post up for you.  The post will run tomorrow, and I”ll try to be more on top of things in the future.

(I can”t even use sleep deprivation as an excuse, since I set up the posts before baby Mia was born.  Can you believe she”s almost 4 weeks old?)

In the meantime, while I haven”t been doing much blog reading lately, there are a few links I”d love to bring to your attention today:

  • Tsh, Simple Mom, released her new e-book One Bite at a Time, which is full of projects to help you make life simpler, in 52 “bites” (as you know, slow and steady is my favorite way to make changes, and at $5 the book is a bargain)
  • launched this past week.  I encourage you to head to the site to see how you can help with their current projects.
  • You”ve got until midnight EST tonight to enter the Playful Learning book and e-course giveaway
  • I”ve add a few new craft ideas, recipes, and inspiration for children”s spaces to my Pinterest boards

Have a fantastic Sunday, my friends!

Now, I”m going back to snuggling on this baby …