Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Today is my birthday. I’m celebrating 39 trips around the sun and I’m thankful for every single one, even the ones that left me with a few more wrinkles and white hair.
“It takes a long time to grow young.” – Pablo Picasso
Since today is my birthday, I wanted to do something that makes me very happy: giving gifts.
I can’t think of a nicer way to celebrate than to give away some of my favorite things to a Simple Kids reader!
This giveaway is for some of my favorite things. Included are:
Artterro art journal
We are pretty big fans of Artterro at our house. The company’s award winning (and eco-friendly!) arts and crafts kits are so much fun. If you have an older child, or perhaps your own inner child, who loves to create these kits are perfect. My eleven year old and I love their journal kits the best. Artterro very kindly sent us one art journal kit to giveaway and they provided a discount code for Simple Kids readers, too: use the code FAVEART20 for 20% off any order through January 2, 2013. Thanks, Artterro!
Heaven on Earth
There are a few books on my bookshelf that I read and re-read, marking up the pages, tagging things with post-it tabs, returning to their advice and ideas again and again. Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer is one of those books. I’ve been loving and referring to our copy since 2009, this book is full of advice on everything from daily rhythm and routines to chores to play. I know you’ll love it, too!
Naturally Fun Parties for Kids
Naturally Fun Parties for Kids: Creating Handmade, Earth-friendly Celebrations for All Seasons and Occasions by Anni Daulter and Heather Fontenot provided lots of inspirations for crafts, decorations, and recipes for our family’s celebrations this past year. I’m already marking some ideas for next year’s birthdays and get-togethers. I think you’ll be inspired by the ideas in this book, too. You can read my full review here.
Spot It! from Blue Orange Games is one of our favorite family games. Small enough to tuck away into the diaper bag, easy enough for our four year old to play with a little help, and fun for kids of all ages. Spot It! is a matching game, the object being to be the fastest person to call out the match between two cards. There are 55 cards in each deck, each card is decorated with 8 symbols, and there are more than 50 symbols in all. You can read my review of Spot It! here.
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raiser Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne has probably had a bigger influence on my parenting over the past few years than just about any other parenting book I’ve read. And I read a lot of parenting books. This is another title that I turn to time and time again and I think every parent should have a copy on their bookshelf.
One Simple Kids reader will win all of these things, my birthday gift to you!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me how you celebrated your last birthday.
This giveaway is open world wide (I don’t mind shipping if you don’t mind waiting for it) and will end at midnight EST on Thursday December 20, 2012. Good luck!