I had spent a lot of time over the past few months trying to think of something I could do as a feature on this site. Something to encourage reader participation as well as give back to readers. I thought long and hard and it wasn’t until I realized that there was something that I needed too; and that’s what brought this idea to life.
I need opportunity and, more importantly, reason to get out of the house. Now, with two children, I have been facing slight anxiety with leaving the comfort of my house while toting a newborn and dealing with somewhat irreverant toddler.
I gave you a little teaser, a glimpse into the new weekly feature for temporarily me, and today? The cat’s outta the bag! This my friends, is day one!
Now, for those thinking this challenge is just for new parents, you’re wrong. Though the book was designed specficially for first time parents to carry them throughout the first year, this challenge is for ALL parents. It’s meant to encourage us to try new activities with our child(ren) and more importantly – to do something that may fall outside our comfort zones and even get out of the house!
No matter the age – well, unless they’re no longer living at home or are teenagers who are embarrassed to even be in the car with their parents – there is something for everyone! Some things may be modified so we can do them together or so they can include a broader range of ages, but the core ideas are coming straight from the book. Even if the activites are something that you normally do that’s GREAT it will be an easy way for you to have a chance to win! Just make sure to take a picture!
The best part?
There will be winners selected weekly. Each week I will draw a winner by random and they will receive a prize! Rookie Moms have been gratious enough to supply books for each week and I will also switch it up once and a while to provide something else – gift certificates, other books, or something I haven’t quite figured out.
But! There is really no reason to not wanna get in on this action!
Now, you’re wondering what you have to do, right? Well, I’ll tell you.
Each Monday morning I will post three activites, or versions of activities, from the book.
Your job is:
- Choose an activity
- Complete the activity within the week. (Monday – Sunday)
- Take pictures while doing said activity
- Write a post
- Include the button provided within your post
- Sign Mr. Linky so people can come see what you’ve done!
- Deadline is Sunday afternoon – 12pm EST
Sunday evening I will randomly pick a winner who will be revealed on Monday, along with the new set of activities!
This week’s challenges are:
Activity #224: Record your children laughing, babbling or telling a story
Carter has become obsessed with telling stories to the camera and then watching them back, try it out and see how chatty your child can be! (or get the baby cooing, the toddler chatting to themselves, the preteen performing somethingâ€¦itâ€™s up to you!)
Activity #159: Introduce your baby to the tupperware
Let them play with tupperware or pots and pans. Bang, sing songs and jump around the kitchen!
Activity #7: Get your calcium the fun way
Translation: Go to the local ice cream shop and get a cone! You can share one or have one each!
Prize for this week!? A copy of The Rookie Mom’s Handbook!
Go on! Have fun, then come back here and sign Mr. Linky when you’re done!
**Â UPDATE! **
There was additional coding that got its way into the text box somehow. They should all be working now, but please let me know if there’s anymore troubles! Sorry about that!