Thursday, March 1, 2012

magazine give-away

I while ago I was contacted by a woman who had a dream of starting her own magazine. One that would help inspire families by sharing good ideas and inspiring how-tos.

How many of us have had a dream like that and put it carefully on a shelf in our minds for later...some day we will get to it, right?

Well, this woman decided to make it happen. And make it happen right now. She asked me to write an article for it. She told me about the blog they already had up and running and it sucked me right in (click here to check it out...and there's a cool photo contest here). I'm always up for being part of something that has the potential to build up families and make them stronger, so I agreed to write the requested article. She assigned me the topic of "Being Enough" which sure has made me think.

A lot.

I'll have to write more about it when I get a minute.

The magazine made it's big debut a couple weeks ago and it is gorgeous: The photography is inspiring and it is filled with great ideas. Here's a little recap of some of the stuff in there from the editor: This issue is chalked full of fun articles. Come be inspired to get reading with your children. Gather new recipes that you'll want to try out for yourself. Get to know Denise Demarchis of Matilda Jane a bit better. Find some uplifting words from Shawni Pothier on "Being Enough." Read of the giving adventures of families in Atlanta as they went out to feed the homeless. All this and many more articles that touch upon raising and teaching our children. There is even a fun teen section where we meet some real teens and talk about their talents as well as some fun DIY projects. Each page of the magazine is filled with beautiful and useful content, never being interrupted with ads. Only useful content that can strengthen you and your families.

I get to give away TEN digital copies of the magazine.

So enter a comment to win one of these beauties. And if you want two chances to win, "like" them on Facebook (here) and come back to enter another comment.

I'll announce the winners on Saturday morning.

** This give-away is now closed. To see the winners click here.

282 comments:

  1. What a great magazine! Excited to see family oriented magazines that don't discount daddies. I hope - since I have yet to be able to read it.

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  2. And I "liked" them on Facebook.

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  3. I would love to win a copy! It looks great!

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  4. I also liked them on Facebook.

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  5. Wow, this looks like a really cool magazine. Would love to win!

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  6. I'm a mother who could use a little inspiration! And my kids can't cut up a digital magazine and make collages with it before I get to reading it!!!! Sweet!

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  7. I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy of this magazine. I applaud anyone that goes out and tries to make a difference in the world. I would love to offer my support. Thank you for sharing this magazine and getting the word out to many of us, like me, that may not have heard about it any other way.

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  9. Sounds like a great magazine. I'd love to get a copy.

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  10. What a wonderful idea! It looks great!

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  11. Yes please...always looking for inspiration.

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  12. Liked them on facebook, not sure if I should make a comment of that fact, but saw that others did, and I'm a sheep.

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  13. I "liked" them on facebook too!

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  14. I'd love a copy. It looks like a wonderful magazine!

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  15. This sounds like the beginning of something real special! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  16. I love these kind of magazines..good on her for going for it!!

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  17. yeah, i would love to win a copy too.. i love the front page, it sucks your right in.. yeah for a mom actually doing this!

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  18. yeah, i would love to win a copy too.. i love the front page, it sucks your right in.. yeah for a mom actually doing this!

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  19. Is this give-away open to those of us in the UK? If so, I would love to enter! I would much rather read a magazine about real families than celebrities and gossip.

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  20. Love a copy! What inspiring ideas!

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  21. I have also liked them on facebook :)

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  22. I'm always looking for "help" in family life. Thank you!!

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  23. I also went and "liked" it on facebook! Thank you! Looks like a great magazine.

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  24. I love magazines. Would be fun to look at one that encourages families.

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  25. This would be very fun to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  26. Looks like a great magazine, would love a copy!

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  27. I would love a chance to check it out! Thanks!

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  28. I'd love to have a look. Thanks for the chance. :)

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  29. Oh wow! What a great idea! I would LOVE to win a copy!!!

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  30. What a great idea for a magazine!

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  31. Would love to check out the new magazine. Looks lovely.

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  32. Looks awesome! I would love to win a copy as I'm always looking for materials that uplift the family!

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  33. I liked their page on Facebook. Thanks!

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  34. I love new ideas and inspiration to keep things fun and real with the family. I would love to check out the magazine.

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  35. what a wonderful Idea! I would love one!

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  36. Looks like fun! We can always use the extra help to make our family stronger.

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  37. This magazine looks inspiring! I would love to have a copy!

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  38. Oooh! I would love to win! It looks awesome!

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  39. I can't wait to win and get my copy!

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  40. I would love to get my hands on this for some new ideas. Thanks!

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  41. What an inspiring story of determination for an incredible cause. I know I would look forward to opening my mailbox to find inspiration every month! Where do I subscribe!

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  42. It looks like a great magazine!

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  43. This looks so inspiring! I "liked" them on FB too!

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  44. How exciting! I have a hard time finding magazines that relate to me - but this one looks like it's right up my alley. I'd love a free copy. :)

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  45. I "liked" them on Facebook too. :D

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  46. I would LOVE to win a copy of this new family magazine...:)

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  47. I have also "liked" their facebook page.....Thanks again Shawni

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  48. I'd love to get a hand on a copy and help this brave woman fulfill her dream.

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  49. Sweet mag and an awesome blog! I liked them on FB too. Looking forward to seeing what's in store!

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  50. Pick me! Love your blog - thanks for the giveaway!!

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  51. This looks awesome! I would love a copy!

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  52. This looks like TOO much fun! I would LOVE to read it!

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  53. Gorgeous magazine! Would love to win a copy.

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  54. I would love to win a copy! Looks awesome!

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  55. I would love a copy. So exciting!

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  56. Thanks for the link! I liked them on Facebook and can't wait to spend time reading thier blog and hopefully magazine!

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  57. Thanks for the chance to win - it looks lovely!

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  58. Congratulations on making her dream come true...what an inspiration! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  59. I'd love to win, this looks great

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  60. Looks like a great magazine!!

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  61. sounds great! would love to try it!

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  62. What a great idea for a magazine!!!

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  63. Count me in! :) I would LOVE a copy of this! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  64. It looks like a fabulous magazine. It's great to get fresh ideas that can help bring more fun into everyday life. Would love to win a copy and see what it's all about.

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  65. I would love to read this magazine. What a fabulous idea!harecr

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  66. i would love a copy and i would love to read your article. i really admire the way you mother your children.

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  67. i liked the sandbucket on facebook!

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  68. Wow, what a great magazine! I would love a copy!

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  69. I also liked them on Facebook!

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  70. I would love to win a copy! The cover is gorgeous by the way.

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  71. I want to win! j.c.humrich@gmail.com

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  72. I would love a copy! Looks like a fun magazine with great ideas!

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  73. What beautiful photography! I would love to win one!

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  74. Looks adorable! I would love a copy!

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  75. Wow it is beautiful! I'm so excited to learn more about the magazine

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  76. Love the name of the magazine! Would be fun to win a copy.

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  77. I WOULD REALLY LOVE THIS!! I NEED IDEAS FOR MY SOON TO BE FAMILY AND PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS!!

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  78. Love magazines! Always looking for ways to bring our family closer together and parent with intention! How wonderful to follow your dreams! :)

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  80. I would love to win a copy!!!!

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  81. I would love to win a copy as well!

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  82. I would love to check out this magazine.

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  83. This magazine looks so inspired!

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  84. Looks fabulous. Always looking for ideas.

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  85. this is awesome!!! I am so thrilled that good things like this are being created:)

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  86. That is so cool! Would love to have a copy!

    Stephanie James

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  87. I would LOVE a copy of this! I have run across the site in the past, but had forgotten about it. Can't wait to see the magazine!

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  88. How fun to get to be part of something so creative.
    Happy Day

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  89. sorry I keep commenting, only meant to do it once!

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  90. Sounds like an awesome magazine! (: How fun!

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  91. What a fun cover and thanks for your wonderful blog - it is so inspiring!

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  92. Ooooh, this looks like a wonderful magazine, and I love that they don't have any ads, thank you!!!

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  93. Your family and all of their resources has helped me be a better mom. Whether it was the NH power of moms retreat with Sadie and Saren...many of your parents books, your blog, they all inspire. This looks right up my alley. I am heading off on a vacation with just my husband next week and this would be a lovely beach read I am sure.

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  94. I would love to read this, it looks like a wonderful magazine.

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  95. Looks Fun, I'd love to give it a try!

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  96. I would love love to read that! Sounds so inspiring.

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  97. This looks like a lovely little magazine! we need all the help we can get!!!

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  98. Looks like a fabulous magazine and I can't wait to read it.

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  99. Looks like a fun magazine! Would love to win a copy!

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  100. like you said - i'm so impressed she had an idea and went for it!! i'd love a copy.

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  101. oh, and i liked them on facebook

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  102. I've never responded for a blog giveaway before, but this looks like it's worth trying. It would be fabulous to "win" a copy. Thanks for the offer!

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  103. It sounds like a great magazine!

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  104. I'd love to win a copy! Looks great!

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  105. And I liked them on Facebook

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  106. what a great idea for a magazine! way to often parenting magazines are just for practical reasons. It is so nice to think there is something out there that brings the fun back into parenting. I would love to win one!!

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  107. That is inspiring. I love it! I'd love a copy.

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  108. I would LOVE to win a copy! Anything good for famiies is great!

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  109. Looks fun to read. I'd love a copy.

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  110. It sounds wonderful. I hope I can win a copy of it, I would love to see it :)

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  111. I would love to win a copy. I'm always trying to think of more creative (and beautiful) ways to build up my family!

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  112. This looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing it (and carving out the time to be involved!).

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  113. How exciting! I'd love to check out this new magazine!

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  114. Also, I just 'Liked' the magazine on FB!

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  115. Also, I just 'Liked' the magazine on FB.

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  116. It looks great! I'd love to win a copy!

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  117. Sounds awesome! I'd love to win! Is it alright that I'm in Canada? (Sometimes it's US only).

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  118. What a great idea for a magizine! Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

    Jenn M
    Builditsewitloveit (dot) blogspot (dot) com

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  119. I could always use a little inspiration!

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  120. And I "liked" them on Facebook.

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  121. I liked on facebook, would love to win a copy!

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  122. I liked on facebook, would love to win a copy!

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  123. sounds like something i'd love...thanks!

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  124. Wow, now THIS is some good stuff! Who couldn't use a little more uplifting ideas to draw from? LOVE IT!

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  125. I would love to look at this magazine and soak it all in!

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  126. Yes please!
    I am in Australia though. Is that ok?

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  127. Wonderful Idea! Great to see positive publications of and for the family!

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  128. Fun idea. I'd love to check it out.

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  129. Ok - just 'liked' their page on FB - hope that gives me a better chance!

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  130. What a cool magazine. I can imagine it's full of inspiration!

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  131. Looks like an amazing magazine! I would love to win :)

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  132. Count me in. Looks like a lovely magazine.

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  133. What a wonderful magazine. Super inspiring and just what I was looking for to add to my addition to the Family fun Magazine.

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  134. Thanks for the intro to a great mag!

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