Whole Family Rhythms {giveaway}


Today’s giveaway is from Meagan of Whole Family Rhythms, helping you to create seasonal, weekly and daily rhythms for your family in order to nurture the wonder, beauty and light in early childhood.


Whole Family Rhythms are a series of seasonal and monthly guides created and designed to help you maintain a steady rhythm in your home.  The rhythms include unstructured, child-led play both outdoors and indoors; early childhood stories and fingerplays; weekly bushwalking themes; daily art, handwork or creative projects; holistic baking and cooking recipes for the whole family as well as weekly caregiver meditations and projects for families of all ages and sizes.


Meagan began educating herself on play based and natural early childhood learning over four years ago when she stumbled across some Waldorf inspired blogs that resonated with her deeply. Since then she has passionately shared her parenting journey including her transition to a TV-free home, her parenting style and beliefs and delicious holistic recipes on her blog.


“I am ever inspired by my little ones and the way they live in so presently each moment. It is sometimes difficult for us as parents to protect the magic and wonder of childhood.  Modern and Western ways of life create schedules, endless to do lists and a constant sense of multitasking that often feels unavoidable.  By being very clear about our family values and then translating these into strong rhythms for my children I believe I am also creating a strong rhythm for myself –so that I am able to slow down, stay calm and be authentically present for my children.”


Each Seasonal Guide contains  over 70 pages including weekly oral stories and fingerplays, bushwalking themes, seasonal crafts, wet-on-wet watercolour painting, drawing and modelling activties as well as weekly caregiver meditations, monthly caregiver handwork projects and seasonal book recommendations.  Whole Family Rhythms was written and created in New South Wales, Australia however Meagan is originally from Canada in the Northern Hemisphere. She has created Guides for both the Southern and Northern Hemisphere so that no matter where you are there are relevant activities, crafts and themes to suit the holidays and season.


Meagan is offering two winners their choice of either the Whole Family Rhythms Northern Hemisphere Autumn Guide or the Southern Hemisphere Spring Guide depending on which side of the world you are from.  For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  For a second chance, “like” Whole Family Rhythms on Facebook and then leave a second comment, letting me know you have done so.  Comments will close and a winner will be selected on Tuesday, September 2.  The winner will be notified via email, and announced with this post.

Thanks, Meagan!

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Paperless Home Organization {giveaway}

Today’s giveaway is from Mystie, author of Paperless Home Organization.  Mystie is a homeschooled homeschooler, married to her high school sweetheart, educating their five children ages ten and under.  She writes at Simply Convivial and Simplified Organization about homemaking, homeschooling, and managing a home and family well.  You can also find Mystie on Pinterest and Twitter.  Today she is sharing a little about herself and her desire to help you get organized!


I love reading, writing, and list-making, especially when I can take big ideas and grand visions and make them practicable in real life. Born out of that desire and the desire to stop the paper-pile madness at my house, Paperless Home Organization walks you step by step, with helpful screenshots along the way, toward putting your gadgets to work for you so you can be organized and get rid of your paper clutter.


Paperless Home Organization will show you, in simple steps, how to put Google Calendar, Remember the Milk Task Manager, and Evernote to work for you as a mom at home. Additionally, you’ll get lots of great tips for managing your email inbox, keeping things synced, and learning solid organization habits along the way. You’ll be amazed at how much helpful guidance is packed into this little ebook! At $4.99 in either pdf or kindle, it’s a bargain, especially since all the apps recommended are free and cross-platform compatible. It will work with whatever you’ve got, even if it’s only an iPod with wifi.

paperless2And if you’re really serious about getting organized and learning how to manage the details of your life the best you can, you’ll also want to check out the Simplified Organization Self-Paced eCourse. In an easy-to-navigate, bite-sized-steps format, you’ll receive not only productivity hacks and best practices, but also encouragement and perspective as you learn to start where you are, accept circumstances and interruptions, and grow in grace along the way. Your life is full, and everyone’s current season looks a little different. Everyone has unique circumstances and needs. The Simplified Organization course is self-paced, allowing you to work mindfully through each module at your own speed, giving yourself time to establish intentional habits as you go for lasting change and high impact. Living an intentional life is about blessing others, and we can do that better with some help and encouragement along the way.


Mystie would like to give one Small Things reader a copy of Paperless Home Organization & Simplified Dinners together.  In addition, she is offering 30% off all of her products including her Simplified Organization course through 9/6/14!  Use discount code ‘smallthings.’

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  Comments will close and a winner will be randomly selected on Monday, September 1st.  The winner will be notified via email and announced within this post.

Thanks, Mystie!

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