Archives for February 2012

A Fresh Perspective on Mothering: Mindset for Moms (and a Giveaway, too!)

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

First of all, I have to admit to some bias in this review: not only is Jamie C. Martin a friend of mine, she is also a mother I admire and look up to.  My copy of her first book, Steady Days, is a well worn and rarely makes it back to the bookshelf.  I am encouraged by her writing on Steady Mom and Simple Homeschool as well.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

Not only that, there have been moments in my life where it was Jamie’s kindness and wisdom, either through a  sentiment written on her blog Steady Mom or a through a word of encouragement exactly when I needed to hear it, that have buoyed my spirits or helped to turn a bad day around.

So, when Jamie announced that she had a new project in the works, something that expressed her heart for moms, I knew that it was going to be good.

I was wrong.

It is fantastic! (Judging by the reviews the book has been getting, I’m not the only one who thinks so.)

Mindset for Moms: From Mundane to Marvelous Thinking in Just 30 Days

Mindset for Moms begins with Jamie sharing about her own journey as a mom and how her personal evolution took her from wondering if motherhood and life with young children was to be endured to firmly believing it is her dream job and calling.

Her circumstances didn’t change, but her attitude did.

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Spin the Bottle: A Fun Family Conversation Starter

The following is by contributor Mariah Bruehl of .

How was your day at school? How many of us have asked this question to our children and received an ambiguous and uninformative response?

As parents we have an innate desire to connect with and understand our children, yet it can often seem difficult to come up with the right question at the right time.

The bottom line is sometimes we need a little help.

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Sparkle Stories: And the Winners Are …

The winners of last weekend’s Sparkle Stories giveaway are:

Andrea H “We would love to win a 3 mo subscription. I keep trying to find new, interesting ways to entertain my kids.”
Angela “Sparkle Stories are wonderful! We would LOVE to win a subscription!”


Congratulations Andrea and Angela!  Check your email for further information on how to get started enjoying your Sparkle Stories.

Coupon Code

For everyone else, the kind folks at Sparkle Stories have created a generous coupon code for Simple Kids readers!

The lovely folks at Sparkle Stories are offering a wonderful discount to all Simple Kids readers — $1 for the first month! Choose from one of three Sparkle Stories story packages, and try four weeks of Sparkle goodness for one dollar. Go to: Use the magic code 6E32 to receive your discount!.

Happy listening!