Life According to me |Giveaway

Do you ever wish you could take a peek into your child’s young mind and see what it is that makes them think, feel and act how they do? Do you sometimes worry that you’re not communicating with them very well or that you might be missing a teachable moment to help them grow, feel safe, and feel loved?

Are you ready to spend time with them individually and no longer miss out on the details of their day?!?

I know parenting isn’t easy… but it is one of the most rewarding things any of us will ever be a part of! (So many ups & downs, am I right?!) We’ve shared plenty of fun activities on my blog that encourage us to spend time with our children, but the idea I am going to share with you today takes it even one step further.

“Life According to Me” is a darling child’s journal written by Stephanie from Somewhat Simple that will help you capture their youth and give you an inside glimpse of your child’s thoughts and feelings- all while having FUN!

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. If you can get your kid’s creative juices flowing and open the door for communication, you’ll catch a better glimpse of what is going on in their little brains.

Perfect for kids of all ages!

Older kids can write their thoughts, little kids can use the space to draw pictures or you can encourage them to do a combination of both!

One of the best features of this journal is the spot on each page for your child to write a letter to you and the space for your response.

{You’ll love this amazing portal into your child’s mind!}

They write about ANYTHING they want – from funny things that happened at school, to questions about their science projects and information about their secret crush.

Get ready to experience moments of their day that you would have missed and the small details of their lives you could have easily brushed aside.

Your response will show your appreciation for them, to make sure they know that you love them. Validate their thoughts so they know they were heard and share bits of wisdom when a moment presents itself.

These letters will create a place for you to communicate with each other frequently.

Keep It Fun:

You don’t want this magic passageway to close up or disappear, so keep journal writing fun! Stephanie has the following suggestion that she implemented with her kids:

“I decided I would let each of them pick one weeknight where they get to stay up 10-15 minutes passed bedtime and climb in my bed where we can write in our journals, together. It is amazing what a later bedtime does for a kid! They get to stay up while their siblings go to bed, and I get to spend some individual time with each of my kids learning more about them. It is a win-win!”

Want to get your hands on a copy for your kids?

Start creating precious moments within your home TODAY for only $5.95!

  • Create a closer relationship with your child.
  • Document their lives and capture their personalities
  • Offer comfort and support when they may feel alone or scared
  • Create a priceless piece of family history, a special keepsake to share with their future children.

This is such a small investment in money and time, but the “payout” is HUGE!

Start the new year with the best investment of your life- time well spent with your child!

Click HERE to purchase your copy.

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*This is a DIGITAL E-Book. It will not be shipped to you. You will receive a download code immediately upon payment.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED! Congrats to #22 and #101!

Two lucky readers will win their very own copy!

To enter, leave us a comment telling us why you’d love to have this book.

Additional entries:

-Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Pinterest (1 entry per follow)

-Follow Somewhat Simple on Facebook, Twitter and/or Pinterest (1 entry per follow)

We will choose the winner on January 21, 2013.

Good luck!

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  1. 1

    My daughter is in 3rd grade and just now starting to get into writing. She would LOVE this journal and I would love to WIN the giveaway to give it to her!!! :0)

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    I want one! My daughter is at the point where she says the funniest things :) I’ve always wanted to write it down and with this book, I would! Pick me!
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    I’m already a follower of Lolly Jane on Facebook!
    I’m already a follower of Somewhat Simple of Facebook also!!!

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    Raquel Braun

    I would love to keep track of all they have to say in their own words and own spelling! How fun!

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    Alesha

    I would love to have this book b/c my son is just 2.5 years old and he has so many little nuances about him and all the things he says, I would love to ask him questions and document them in this style.

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    Julie Schultz

    I have an 8 year old that loves to write, she would absolutely love this!

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    Raquel Braun

    I follow on Facebook.

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    Raquel Braun

    I follow Somewhat Simple on Facebook also.

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    stephanie edwards

    I would love one for my son. He turned 1 a few months ago and while I’ve been writing notes in a daily planner, this would just be so much sweeter.

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    Jacalyn Williamson

    I would love one of these my daughter loves to write in journals and books and she would love to have this as well as I would I love writing down all the great moments we share.

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    stephanie edwards

    I follow you on Facebook

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    stephanie edwards

    …and I follow Somewhat Simple on Facebook :)

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    Amy

    My daughter is 9 and loves writing. Would be so awesome if she won this! Im following all of lollyjane and somewhat simple! Love it!

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    Angie Spicker

    I absolutely LOVE this kids journal book!!! I have twins and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with them! I love the idea of them writing their own thoughts in a book like this. My 11 year old daughter wants to be an Author and I can see this also being a great tool for her to use. I have a 5 year old who always says the silliest things so it we be fun to look back at that too!

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    Kelly

    Low this. I think this would be perfect to spend a little extra time working on theis together!

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    I’d love to give this as a gift to my brother for my niece. What a great idea!
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    I follow lolly jane on FB
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    I follow somewhat simple on fb
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    teri pastorino

    what a great way to connect with my kids

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    My 4th grader would love this!

    Not sure if I have to do separate comments, but I follow Somewhat Simple on fb, pinterest and twitter, and I follow Lolly Jane on all three also!
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    Shannon

    I love to hear the things my boys say and this would be a wonderful way to capture it. Plus my first grader loves to write and draw so this would be a wonderful creative outlet for him.

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    Shannon

    I follow Lolly Jane on facebook.

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    Shannon

    I follow Lolly Jane on pinterest.

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    Shannon

    I follow Somewhat Simple on facebook.

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    debbi offenberger

    my son, 10, loves to write and draw. i think this would be a great place for him to keep everything together and for me to save it of course. i have countless sheets of paper in a drawer of his writing, from when he was learning his letters and asking me to spell EVERYTHING under the sun. love that guy!

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    Shannon

    I follow Somewhat Simple on pinterest.

  27. 27

    My son is still a little too young for this but I would love to get this for my Mom and my little brother who is 6! Seems like the perfect age for something like this!
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    This would be so much fun to do with my little boy when he’s a bit older!
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    I’m a follower on Twitter!

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    I’m a fan on Facebook!

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    Krista A.

    My daughter would love this book!

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    I would love to win this! This is the coolest thing ever need I say more ! :)

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    I follow Lolly Jane on f b

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    Amanda

    My kids are really enjoying writing right now – they would love to write in this and I’d love to connect with them through it – Thanks for the chance to win :)

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    I “like” y’all on Facebook

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    I follow y’all on Pinterest

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    Amanda

    I follow Lolly Jane on FB :)

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    I would ♥ to win this b/c it’s my daughter’s birthday today and she is turning 6. I do Project Life, but think it would be great for her to have something like this to do for her “Project Life”. Plus, Kindergarten handwriting is just so darn cute!
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    Amanda

    I follow Lolly Jane on Pinterest :)

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    Amanda

    I Follow Somewhat Simple on FB :)

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    Amanda

    I follow Somewhat Simple on Pinterest :)

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    Krissy Quilter

    This would be great to work with my son as I am trying to help him open up and talk about some real emotions. He is adopted and with it comes with many challenges. This is just one and I think it might work as some mom-son (non)therapy. I especially love the space for notes back and forth.

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    Krissy Quilter

    I follow on FB

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    Krissy Quilter

    I follow on twitter

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    Krissy Quilter

    I follow on pinterest…yeah regular groupie that is me!

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    Crystal

    Wish I would have had these when my girls were growing up. They would have LOVED them.

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    kesha

    This would be great for my daughter! She has been wanting to journal and this would be very helpful for her!

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    kesha

    I follow you on twitter

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    kesha

    I like you on Facebook

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    kesha

    I follow you on Pinterest

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    kesha

    I Follow Somewhat Simple on Facebook

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    kesha

    I follow Somewhat Simple on Twitter

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    kesha

    I follow Somewhat Simple on Pinterest

  54. 54

    Having 6 children ourselves and homeschooling, We love to have fun and Special ways to document the wonderful things we take for granted and so easily and quickly forget, while the time races by so quick!! This would be a GREAT win!!!
    xo
    Angelina
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    Amber C

    I would love this fun book for keeping track of life’s events! It is adorable! I already follow Lilly Jane & Somewhat Simple on Facebook.

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    Linda

    I am on your e-mail list and like on facebook. What a fun way to capture memories. Memories written down lasts a life time.
    Please enter me in your giveaway.

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    Annalea

    I’d love to have a copy of this book because my daughters would LOVE it . . . and I can use all the help I can get in staying close to them in this crazy world. :o)

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    Sunnie

    Id like to win it for my family just for memories.

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    Sunnie

    I follow you on pinterest

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    Sunnie

    I like you on facebook

  61. 61

    My daughter would absolutely love to have this when she is older. She is finally enjoying writing, It is about time considering she is a 3rd grader.
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    I follow you in pinterest
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    I follow on facebook
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    I get your emails sent directly to my inbox:)
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    Jen E.

    This is an adorable book! I think it would be great for my youngest kids b/c they would still be excited to do it. Love it :)

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    Jen E.

    I like you on FB (http://www.facebook.com/JensCre8tivity)

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    Jen E.

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    Jen E.

    I follow you on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/jenevang/)

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    Jen E.

    I now follow Somewhat Simple on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jenscre8tivity)

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    Jen E.

    I now Follow Somewhat Simple on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/jenevang/)

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    polly

    would love to record our 4 year old grandsons cute & precious comments to us

  72. 72

    My daughter is 13 and would love to make this book.
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    I follow Lolly Jane on Facebook
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    I follow Lolly jane on Pinterest
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    Megan Parsons

    I’d love to win this for my 8 year old daughter. She loves to write and doodle, so this would be great for her! I’d love to see what she writes and draws!

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    Megan Parsons

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    Michelle Kaley

    I thought the journal was so brilliant I just went ahead and bought it ;) I can’t wait to get started on it! What a cute idea!!!!

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    Jen

    I would love to get help connecting with my kids. With 7 of us, life gets overwhelming and I forget to give them individual time.
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    Shealyn

    I would love the bonding opportunity. I agree that alone time can make a difference.

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    Shealyn

    follow you on facebook

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    Shealyn

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    Shealyn

    like somewhat simple on facebook

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    Shealyn

    follow somewhat simple on pinterest

  86. 86

    Hi! I already follow you & somewhat simple on pinterest and facebook. I’d really love to have one of these to document my daughter’s life from her perspective. I already keep a journal that I have written in to her since she was born, I’d like to have something for her to “give herself”. This is a great way to inspire them to write, and as a blog writer I think it’s very important for kids to develop a love for writing (Especially because she’ll be stuck doing it all through school anyway, she might as well enjoy it from the get-go! Furthermore what better to write about herself and what she likes best!) Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Mara Yager

    I’d love to have this book as a fun activity to do with my son :)

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    Mara Yager

    I follow on FB :)

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    Bidisha Banerjee

    My sister would love to read this book. I want to win this Giveaway to gift this book to her.

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    Thank you for the lovely Giveaway.

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    Julie

    I’d love to win a copy of this to give to my grand-daughter!

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    Julie

    I follow Lolly Jane on fb!

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    Dezi A

    I have 5 boys who I would love to do something like this. Love the idea!!

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    I’d love to have this book – my 3rd grader LOVES this type of thing and I’ve found that it is so fun for her and I to do together!
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    I follow Somewhat Simple on Twitter
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