Giveaway: Simplicity Parenting e-course
Oh, this one’s hard to resist. Have you been feeling like there must be a way for parenting can be more fun, peaceful, and less overwhelming?
Are you wishing for simpler times as the world seems to speed up and encourage us to cram more stuff into our lives? Wanting to find time to connect with loved ones competing with an influx of activities, screen time, and outside commitments? Daydreaming about having the support to implement simple but effective changes to your family’s rhythm and flow?
These are the reasons why Kathy Stowell decided to get certified as a Simplicity Parenting Workshop Leader. Kathy writes: “After reading the book Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne, I realized that my desire for a slower childhood for my kids is a normal, healthy mama-bear instinct reaction to the hectic, materialistic culture we find ourselves raising our children in today.”
Kathy is excited to offer this four week e-course centered on the principles behind Simplicity Parenting. With much support, she walks you through simplifying your home life by touching upon these realms throughout the month of June; environment (clutter), rhythm and scheduling (activities, pauses), adult content (media), and tending to soul fever (meltdowns).
The class will be held via videos and blog posts in a password protected blog with discussions held in a private forum as well as an optional weekly conference call that will be recorded for later listening at your convenience. And with this held space, small steps will be taken toward your vision of a peaceful family flow in attune with your consciously crafted values and ideals.
The course runs from June 1 through June 29, 2012. To learn more, click here.
To enter our giveaway, leave a comment on this post with a note about any steps toward simplification you’ve recently taken or would like to take! How would you like to see your family life simplified? The drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at 8:00 pm eastern time. Good luck!
I’m looking forward to the summer with my kids, and am hoping to strike a balance between the active-go-go of summer fun and peaceful, rhythmic mornings focused on time at home. I’d love to discover how to nurture my two kids’ interests simultaneously and harmoniously, because that seems to escape us at times. And I’d love to be able to deal with potential meltdowns (theirs and mine) with more grace. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
I’d love to win this. I have two boys ages 7 & 10, and an infant daughter. I recently began homeschooling with them. We have a move planned for Oahu, where I hope to get some chickens, garden, and continue homeschooling. I’ve recently changed some of my parenting approaches & am seeking tools to simplify our life. Connection trumps everything is my mantra I am trying to live up to. Thanks for offerring this!
I am looking forward to having some days with nothing on the schedule this summer, so Olivia and I can enjoy some carefree time to just “be,” play, explore, create, and garden. We are cancelling our Dish Network, and are going to spend as much time outside as possible. It will be a gift to feel a day go by slowly, as we take our own sweet time, barefoot in the yard.
This is a great offer and a wonderful resource. Our Waldorf school has hosted Kim a few times and his work and writing are hugely informative and positive. I highly recommend this offer. I will pass on the contest, as my kids are teens now. I do believe in slow time and in kids living a gadget-free life for as long as they can. Do they really need a phone in elementary school? I saw a kid texting the other day, eating ice cream, sitting on the ground facing sunset and missing it totally….I know it is inevitable, but while you can have an impact on your young children, I say do. Thanks Miranda and Kathy for this great offer. I will share it. xo S
We have downgrade my phone to a simple one, no internet, only texting and calls. A small step but in the good direction. Our family wuld love to win this course so please…choose us 😉 🙂
I have a deep belief that motherhood is the meltingpot for real political and creative innovation, I enact this within my family by growing a food garden, using waste to making beautiful art with my children & reigniting ritual which gives real meaning to the lives of women (i have 3 daughters). I curate exhibitions on birth & motherhood, & I am a graduate midwife who works in the community within a empowering public health context. Despite my best intentions I get overwhelmed by my anger at a patriarchal consumer capitalist society & I try to do too much to define myself & family outside of these overriding themes. This leads to me yelling at my kids! Yes I blame capitalism! I will create much beauty with the tools I learn in this course, should I be successful!
I would love to take this course. When my children were younger, I think I wasn’t bad at keeping things simple, peaceful and routine (not perfect but not bad). I am not successful at it now that my boys are 12 and 14. And its something I struggle with every day as we navigate massive amounts of homework, strong need for downtime (mine and theirs) and sports/band activities. I’ve never heard of this book. Thanks for sharing – I’m heading to the bookstore for it today.
June is going to be a busy month for our family. I’m traveling for work and the kids are going to visit my parents for a couple of weeks. I’ve been trying to take 10 or 15 minutes each week to declutter and pull things out to donate. I’d like to do it everyday but I won’t be too hard on myself. With summer coming, I have to figure out how to juggle working from home (late at night) and making sure I’m present for my kids. I’d love to take the course!
as a teacher who feels like i just uncovered rhythm with my fam during the final week of school, this sounds amazing!
And our winner is….(as selected by Random Thing Picker)….
We were on a treadmill since our struggle to conceive our child. It was such a milestone and we were so happy to be parents, we overdid it for awhile. Now our daughter is in fewer activities and seems more happy. Our lives are simpler and less hectic. Going nearly seven days a week was too much.
I read Simplicity Parenting this winter and felt a deep resonance to a slower more peaceful flow in parenting. I have two young beautiful babes aged 2.5 and 4.5 who keep me really busy dancing crafting and making them healthy vegan dishes! We live on an acreage in the country and although all of this is wonderful it is at times also exhausting and challenging. I am planning on homeschooling and am looking for more support as I move into a new confidence in trusting my intuition to homestead and homeschool etc. I feel that having more familiarity, practice and support in this area of simplifying and being present and blissful is exactly where I am at in my life and what I need to continue on a balanced path as a parent and person. I am also hoping to incorporate my work (I am an acupuncturist, massage and yoga teacher) back into my life and am wanting to transition in a smooth and positive way. Thanks for your consideration in the giveaway! I am glad I found you as we live in the same area so I hope to connect with you soon one way or another!
Juliena, I’m sorry but our giveaway took place last May! Hope to see you “around” at Studio Mothers, regardless 🙂