146 Miles this Summer for Love146 (update)

Fleck Feet for Love 146 June update | SimpleKids.netThis summer, the kids and I have even more incentive to walk than usual. We have extra pep in our steps because we’re raising money for Love146 and have pledged to walk 146 miles this summer in order to raise awareness and funds for the fight against child trafficking.

May saw our feet hitting the pavement (and the trails and the fields) for a total of 19.7 miles. That was pretty good, considering the weather didn’t exactly cooperate with us (we don’t walk on stormy days).

However, so far June has seen us log in even more miles. The skies are sunny, we’re eager to get out and about, and there are plenty of fun things to do and see in June. I think it’s going to be our best walking month yet!

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Worthwhile Reads, Lovely Things

ash tree seeds | Worthwhile Reads, Lovely Things | SimpleKids.net

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Welcome to my new readers and to those of you returning to this space! It’s a pleasure to have you here and I’m happy to share some of the things that I have found lovely and worthwhile lately. You might notice that a central theme in my life and likes lately is organizing and decluttering. I guess the spring cleaning bug hit me better late than never (or, at least reading about it did).

First though, I want to mention that if you’re reading this on Friday, the Big Tractors book and toy giveaway still has a few hours left, so head here to leave a comment and enter if you’ve got a farm fan at your house.

Now, let’s get right to some more good stuff! Here are this week’s worthwhile reads and lovely things …

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Giveaway: Big Tractors book + toy

win a copy of Big Tractors plus a CASE toy | SimpleKids.netThe kids and I were very excited to receive a package a few weeks ago. Inside we found author and illustrator Holly Dufek’s latest in her series of books for young tractor fans, Big Tractors.

This giveaway  has ended. Thank you.

Note: we received a review copy, but we are not being financially compensated for hosting this giveaway and all opinions are my own.  I did include an Amazon affiliate link at the bottom of this post if you’d like to purchase your own copy of Big Tractors and help support this page. Thanks!

This is a neat book for little tractor and farm fans and was developed by an author with nearly fifteen years of experience writing with and working for educational curriculum publishers.

The content in the book is bright, colorful, and was developed to show how the biggest, most powerful tractors can handle the demanding jobs they must do on the farm.

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