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 more 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 irreverent 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 specifically 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 your child(rem) and more importantly – to do something that may fall outside your comfort zone 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! Somethings may be modified so we can do them together or they can include a broader range of ages, but the core ideas are coming straight from the book. Even if the activities 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 havne’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 activities, 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!