The Summer Edition and a Giveaway

June 2, 2013

We are so thrilled to see the 2013 Summer edition of Rhythm of the Home now live. There are many wonderful articles, recipes and crafts to enjoy during this warm and lovely season.

In honor of the new launch, we are once again hosting a wonderful giveaway from many of our contributing authors. Below you will find the collection of giveaway items that are available. To enter, leave a comment with your preference and join us on our Facebook Page, and we will announce the winners on Wednesday, June 5th.

We hope that you enjoy every single bit of the new Edition as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

Shannon is offering a spot in her e-course. Mothering with heART is an online experience that will inspire and celebrate your intuition and creativity (while nourishing your children’s creativity, too). Through daily reflections sent to your inbox, weekly art projects for the whole family, mom’s art night out, videos, interviews and personal essays (and SO much more), you will awaken to the things that matter most to YOU, while connecting to an amazing online community of mothers from all over the world! Session dates: July 8th – August 2nd.


Shawn is offering one reader her summer e-book Lemonade and Fireflies: Inspiration for a Magical Summer. This e-book is filled with inspiration, recipes, family activities and mindful living journaling prompts to encourage you focus on what a meaningful summer would feel like for you, this workbook guides you through simple exercises that will lead YOU to have the best summer FOR YOU — and your family.


Meagan is sharing one reader one each of- Whole Family Rhythms Autumn, Winter and Spring Guides: 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.


Kerri is offering a hand-dyed “Mulberry Dreams” playsilk from her daughter’s home business: Enchanted Childhood Playthings.

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Brooke is offering a copy each of Raising a Son  & Raising A Daughter by Jeanne and Don Ellium.:: Raising a Son and Raising a Daughter are two books both found and often reached for in their home library. Written by a couple who are parents, educators and a family counselor, they are resources for thoughtful, hands on parenting.


Michelle is offering her guide :: The Parenting Primer: A guide to positive parenting in the first six years is an eBook that introduces the key components of positive parenting for new parents, or parents of toddlers and preschoolers who want to find a better way to interact with their kids. With a mix of research based findings and stories from the author’s experiences as a parent “in the trenches”, The Parenting Primer is factual, approachable and encouraging.


Alexandra is giving away a paperback edition of one of her family’s favorite books, “The Children of Noisy Village.”  It’s a great one to enjoy outside under a shady tree or inside a cozy nook on a rainy day.

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Brenda would like to share one gift certificate to two readers to her Etsy store Pail and Pie for $15 each.


Amy is sharing Magic Hollow is donating a Homeschool or Early Childhood Daily Planner in the edition of the winner’s choice. The planner provides practical framework to help you create a rhythm that works for your family, alongside beautiful, original artwork.

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Erin is kindly offering a $25 credit to her shop Tiny Dreamer Creative sells block printed, fair trade apparel.


Kathy Stowell is donating a spot in her ecourse Sew Blissful Mama. An online, take at your own pace, advanced beginner sewing class that includes all the patterns needed for an easy to sew handmade wardrobe.


Andrea and Danielle from Crafting Connections is offering a 1-year digital subscription to our quarterly creative magazine for little ones and their grown-ups, starting with our newest issue, Celebrate Summer. Perfect for children ages 2-9, our magazines provide the tools & inspiration for raising creative children, while learning a bit about yourself, as well, along the way.

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Kelly Dahl is giving away 3 spots in her upcoming Fulfill Your Summer e-course. Fulfill Your Summer e-course is here to help you design an amazing Summer — for YOU! Taking care of yourself and your desires means you can be there for your children and create memories to last a lifetime.

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Good luck, and thank you for your continued support of Rhythm of the Home.

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Liz June 3, 2013 at 1:42 am

I would adore the whole family rhythms :)

Linden Grieve June 3, 2013 at 1:57 am

I would really appreciate the Homeschool or Early Childhood Daily Planner! Thanks x

Caterina June 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

The Whole Family Rhythms looks lovely! What an amazing collection here!

sarah in the woods June 3, 2013 at 5:14 am

The Lemonade and Fireflies ebook looks perfect! What a great giveaway!

Emmie June 3, 2013 at 5:28 am

Ooooh, the play silk or the digital subscription to Crafting Connections. Thank you so much!

Jessica June 3, 2013 at 5:58 am

So many great gifts! Lemonade & Fireflies would be awesome for our summer.

Sommer June 3, 2013 at 6:39 am

Suprise me! Thanks for another great season of inspiration.

Elena grover June 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

Thank you for the chance to win! I would love the Whole Family Rhthyms

Nina June 3, 2013 at 7:15 am

Lemonade and fireflies is my choice! Sounds so fun! Thanks!

Jenn June 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

Love it all. Lemonade and Fireflies looks wonderful and so does the sweet handblocked shirt!

Kellie E June 3, 2013 at 7:33 am

I would love to own a copy of The Children of Noisy Village!

Katrin June 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

I would like to join the sewing e-course….have the fabric for that shirt sitting here ready to go!!!
Thanks for the chance.

Mary June 3, 2013 at 7:45 am

Would be so grateful for the Raising a Son, Raising a Daughter books. I have one of each, ages 2 and 4. Thanks for the opportunity!

Marnie Armstrong June 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

I would love the Whole Family Rhythms! Thanks for the opportunity.

Gae June 3, 2013 at 8:05 am

Yes I would love the e
Whole Family Rhythms thanks

Eliz.K June 3, 2013 at 8:06 am

Lovely! I’m so glad summer is just about here, and I always look fwd to Rhythm of the Home!

Whole Family Rhythms or the playsilk would be fun!

lynn June 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

Our family would certainly benefit from the Whole Family Rhythms Autumn, Winter and Spring guides. I would love to incorporate the guides into our homeschool rhythm.

Stephanie June 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

Once again a wonderful inspiring issue. It would be fun to win the gift certificate to pail and pie.
Thanks so much!!

Cynthia June 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

So excited for this new issue!! I just love Rhythm of the Home!

All of the give aways look fantastic but I would especially enjoy the Crafting Connections or Whole Family Rhythm selections. Thank you for the opportunity!!

Molly June 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

Whole Family Rythms or the play silk would be nice.

Anne June 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

Would love Tiny Dreamers Creative, so cute!!

Melissa Anthony June 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

I have been looking for a homeschool planner – I think the one from Magic Hollow looks great!

carol June 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

I really love the idea of the little block shirt. Its so adorable, but all are great.

Nina June 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

yay, I am so excited to go through this. And what a wonderful sharing from everyone, thank you! so hard to chose, everytime as they all sound lovely! I think the Fulfill Your Summer e-course by Kelly Dahl would be most beneficial for me. I am trying to do more self-care and think this would be a lovely boost to that goal. thank you!

Ami L June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

oh I would love to win the Pail and Pie GC!

Aimee June 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

So excited – now I need to carve out some time to sit with the latest issue. And oh my, the giveaway offerings are beautiful! It’s a hard choice, but the “How to Raise” books would be my pick! I have boys. And struggle daily with “are we raising them right?” questions.

Kristin L June 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I would love to win Amy’s Magic Hollow Homeschool Planner!

NT June 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

raising a son, raising a daughter… thanks, can’t wait to read the new summer edition

Goldie June 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

I’d love to win one of those gift certificates from Tiny Dreamer Creative

Natalie June 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

My daughter would love that gorgeous playsilk!

Aimee June 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I would a chance that the Sew Blissful Mama course. We will be learning how to sew next school year and would love to add this to our day.

Cristin June 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I would love the Sew Blissful Mama course! It looks fantastic :)

Courtney June 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I would love to have the Raising a Son/Raising a Daughter books- I have a 2yr old son and an almost-5yr old daughter, and any insight into what we’re doing would be so incredibly helpful!

Thank you for the great opportunity!

Tonia Jeffery June 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Everything looks so fun and amazing!

Melissa June 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

These are all lovely prizes! I think I would like the Mothering with heArt online experience. Thank you for the opportunity!

Lisa June 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm

What w onderful selection. The sewing e-course could give me the kick-start I’ve been looking for.

Mountain Girl June 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Wonderful giveaway! I would love the playsilk for my 5 year old daughter!

Karen June 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Wow what wonderful giveaways! Thank you to all for them. I would love to have the chance to win the Whole Family Rhythms Autumn, Winter and Spring Guides from Meagan or the subscription from Crafting Connections. Thank you for the opportunity for these wonderful goodies! =)

Lauren Frazerhurst June 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Wow so many amazing giveaways, I would be so greatful to win any of them, however my top pick would be the mothering with heart ecourse.

Maria June 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I’m excited to read this summer’s edition!! The credit to Tiny Dreamer Creative would be lovely to win!!

Gerri June 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Shannon’s Mothering with Heart course sounds wonderful!!!

Aubrey R June 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I would love the Mothering with HeART ecourse. Thank you!

Amy Pignatella Cain June 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

All of these prizes sound fantastic! I am already enrolled in Shannon’s Mothering with HeART e-course, and Kelly’s Fulfill Your Summer e-course, and I’ve read Shawn’s Lemonade and Fireflies book. I would love to win the whole family rhythms! Thank you!

Daphne June 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I would love Whole Family Rhythms or the credit to Tiny Dreamer Creative!

Stacey June 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I would love any of these beautiful offerings, but I’m especially interested in Shannon’s Mothering with HeART course. Thanks for all you guys do!

Andrea from ziezo June 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Great new issue! Crafting connections would be a welcome gift in our family!

Jennifer Tilston June 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I’d love a gift certificate to Pail and Pie or Tiny Dreamer Creative please!

So inspired by this beautiful community! Thanks!

Karen June 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

My 8yr old and I were both immediately drawn to the cover of Lemonade and Fireflies. It sounds like a lovely book!

Jeanette June 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I would love to win the Whole Family Rhythms guides – this lady is very inspirational indeed and I enjoy reading her delightful blog.

Katie June 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I would love the Whole Family Rhythms!

Mary Grace June 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Love the Pail & Pie GC idea! So many lovelies on that site!

Dawna June 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Oh my- what deliciousness! I would love the ‘Mothering with HeART’ or ‘whole family rhythms’. Thank you for the opportunity ;)

Sarah June 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I would love to win the Whole Family Rhythms Autumn, Winter and Spring Guides. This sounds like just what I have been looking for :o )

Amber Ballentine June 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I would love all of them but if I had to choose I’d like Whole Family Rhythms or Lemonade and Fireflies. These would really help us while we have just stared our journey of homeschooling and have loved it so much so far. :) Thank you to all who have generously donated for the giveaway!

Kirsten June 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm

They all look amazing, i would love to win the subscription to crafting connections mag :)

Becca June 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Wow. love all of them! I think I might choose the Pail and Pie etsy shop gift certificate. I also love Erin’s shop, Tiny Dreamer Creative. Thank you! Can’t wait to check out all the amazing Summer projects and articles.


Ashley Hensel-Browning June 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Whole Family Rhythms sounds delightfully dreamy… as do all these incredibly personal giveaways. Any would be treasured.

pamela wyn shannon June 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Wonderful summer edition and blog. Thank you for the chance to win a treat.
I love Megan’s Whole Family Rhythms Autumn, Winter and Spring Guides or
Whole Family Rhythms Autumn, Winter and Spring Guides. Either will help me
to enrich my baby Elfyn’s world. Cheers!

Sara June 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I would love “The Children of Noisy Village.” Happy Summer!

Jenny June 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm

My girls are big fans of Astrid Lindgren and would love the chance to own The Children of Noisy Village.

Sara R. June 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Whole Family Rythyms would be welcomed and used!

Eryn June 3, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I would love to win the Sew Blissful Mama e-course. I have a bunch of fabric and desperately need a new post partum wardrobe!

Nanette June 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

So hard to choose but after I saw the elephant shirt, I’ve decided that I’d most love to win the gc to The Tiny Dreamer collective. Thanks for a beautiful magazine and a great giveaway.

Stella June 3, 2013 at 9:50 pm

The Lemonade and Fireflies looks amazing! (Well everything does!)

Andrea June 4, 2013 at 2:01 am

Great selection of giveaways. Hard to choose, but i’d love Lemonade and Fireflies even though we live at the other side of the world and summer is far away. It will give us something to look forward to.

erin June 4, 2013 at 4:10 am

Excited to dive into all the wonderful summer articles. I’d love to win either Mothering with Heart or Lemonade and Fireflies.

tracy alverson June 4, 2013 at 6:51 am

Everything looks glorious BUT I’d love the chance to win Lemonade and Fireflies (the E-book)

Dana June 4, 2013 at 6:51 am

Everything looks wonderful! But I would choose:

Erin is kindly offering a $25 credit to her shop Tiny Dreamer Creative sells block printed, fair trade apparel

Thank you for the chance to win!

I ‘liked’ you on fb too!

Hallie Lindal June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

These are all wonderful giveaways but if I had to pick it would be Tiny Dreamer (
LOVE their shirts!) or Pail Pie ( That toy truck would be such a hit with my little girl who is car crazy!!)

Lela June 4, 2013 at 11:25 am

I agree – the gift certificates to Tiny Dreamer or Pail Pie look so fun.

Sara June 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Pail and Pie shop looks super cute! I would love a chance to win. Thanks!

Miet June 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Would love the Whole Family Rhythms guides. But really, I’d be happy with any of these!

Emily June 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Oh, the Whole Family Rhythm guides would be wonderful but I would also like the gift to Tiny Dream Creative. Thanks for the oppertunity

Danielle | Crafting Connections June 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Oooo! What a fun selection you’ve got going this round!!! I’ve long admired Erin’s work and would so love to get a shirt from Tiny Dreamer Creative!!!

Jillian June 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm

They are all great items, but the book of rhythms or the mama sewing beginners’s course would be awesome for me to win! Since moving into a new house this last week, I need to get back into a groove with all these new changes and start knitting us some lovely house hold items! Crossing my fingers!

Syndi June 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Whole Family Rhythms and Sew Blissful Mama sound interesting!

Tanya June 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Amazing magazine and giveaway as usual!!! Thank you – can’t wait til summer break!

Julie Afflerbaugh June 4, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Whole Family Rhythms or Tiny Dreamer, please!

PamJWM June 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I’d love to take the Sew Blissful Mama course – I’ve eyed it for some time now. Looking forward to the new edition

Amber Jeansonne June 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I would love a spot in the Mothering with HeART e-course, looks like just what I need! Thank you again for Rhythm of the Home…I look forward to it every season!

Katie June 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I would love a spot in the Sew Blissful Mama eCourse! Love this new blog:+)

Tricia June 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm

The parenting primer or Gc to pail and pie- too hard to choose which I would enjoy more!

Marlo June 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm

So many lovely choices!! I’d have to choose the Whole Family Rhythm Guides. Looks wonderful!

~ joey ~ June 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Wow, it’s so hard to choose! We love Astrid Lindgren so adding The Children of Noisy Village would be a tremendous thrill!
~ joey ~

Kathleen June 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

These are all lovely and I could surely use Raising a Son (or two) right now. Thank you!

Gabriela June 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I love all of them, but I’m choosing Mothering with Heart. Thank you!

Kristine June 5, 2013 at 6:46 am

I would love all of these but I think I’ll choose the Tiny Dreamer. Thanks!

Kelly June 5, 2013 at 7:15 am

I would love to read through and try Lemonade and Fireflies ! Thanks !

Melanie June 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

Thank you for all of the hours you collectively put into making Rhythm of the Home. Reading everything takes a few days for me as I run a home daycare and have to read in snippets before breakfast and before bed. It’s honestly nice to read it in bits because it gives each piece a while to sink in before I read a new part. I am always looking for new ways to bring enchantment and delight into the lives of the children in my care, and I think that the collection of Whole Family Rhythms would be a major inspiration for me!

Anne in NC June 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

We’d love The Children of Noisy Village! Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandy June 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I would love the Whole Family Rhythms guide. Wonderful gifts and issue. I can’t wait to dig deeper into it.

Fiona June 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I would love the Whole Family Rhythms!


Jennifer June 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

The choices are always so amazing! This time around Fulfill Your Summer and the creative connections and the planners look awesome. Thank you.

debbie hines June 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

these are all such wonderful giveaways! i am especially drawn to the ecourses…any one of them would be fantastic! thank you for this opportunity!

Kirsten June 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Oh, we love playsilks around here! I don’t think a day goes by that the basket isn’t raided…..and that mulberry playsilk looks like it would be a favorite.

heather June 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm

wow! amazing what fun

EMilia June 6, 2013 at 3:26 am

I am really eager to try the Whole Family Rhythms! thx

Donna June 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

Oh so many wonderful choices!! I would love love love the Sew Blissful Mama, or The Children of Noisy Village, or the Mulberry Dreams playsilk…..I can’t decide which I would love the most!!! Thank you so much!!

Gesche Kyabu June 7, 2013 at 8:57 am

I love all those generous giveways but my heART is beating mostly for the Mothering with heART e-course <3

Dayna June 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

I would love to win the family rhythms!

Tracy June 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

The Mothering with HeART e-course would be fantastic – as we start planning for number two to arrive this fall!

Thanks for the chance and all of these amazing prizes!

Nicolette June 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love The Children of Noisy Village or Mulberry Dream playsilk or the Tiny Dreamer credit. Thank you all so much for the opportunity!

Miss-E June 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

I would love the Sew Blissful Mama class. So many great items of possibility! Thanks for the opp.:)

Rebecca June 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

Such wonderful giveaways! I feel that my family and I would really love and make useful the Whole Family Rhythms collection.
Thank you for having this great community to share.

Kirsty S June 7, 2013 at 9:15 am

I would like to win the ‘Fulfill your Summer e-course’…sounds great.

Gabrielle June 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

I would be thrilled to win the play silk. Thanks for another wonderful addition!

Jennifer June 7, 2013 at 9:32 am

I would love the gift certificate from Pail and Pie!

natali June 7, 2013 at 9:42 am

I would love to win the crafting connections digital subscription or the whole family rhythm guides. Can use the inspiration either one of them would offer! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lindsey Lingenfelter June 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

Lord knows I need the Raising a Son and Raising a Daughter books!!

Kathleen June 7, 2013 at 10:03 am

Lemonade & Fireflies sounds amazing! Always look forward to spending summer with my 4 children!

Liz June 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

“The Childen of Noisy Village” would be a great addition to our home library! Thanks for the giveway.

Sarah June 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

Been wanting the “Raising a Son/Daughter” books for a long time! Thanks you for the opportunity!

~ Sarah

Heather Adama June 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

Would love the beautiful play silk:)

Alicia B. June 7, 2013 at 11:46 am

Oh, how we’d love to win the “Whole Family Rhythms” guides – we could really use this in our lives right now! Thanks for the chance!

Cynthia June 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm

“The Children of Noisy Village” book looks perfect for us!

Kelly @ The Homeschool Co-op June 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I’d love a Lemonade & Fireflies. It sounds so magical!

JennP June 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Love everything! I would love a surprise!

Daniela June 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Loove the giveaway! Lemonade and fireflies sound amazing! Thank you for the opportunity

Christine June 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I enjoy the blog very much. If the contest is still going on I would like to enter. I am interested in the book raising a son. There are a lot of great gift ideas here.

Emma T June 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I’d love the sew blissful mama e-course. Thanks for another lovely competition.

Kristin June 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I would love to be part of the Mothering with Heart class!!

Heather June 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm

If it’s not too late, my preference would be the Sew Blissful Mama class. Thank you!

Sharon June 8, 2013 at 5:48 am

I would be grateful for any of these wonderful prizes. Thanks for the opportunity to participate and for a wonderful magazine!

Kelly June 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

These prizes are all amazing! I think my top choice – oooh, tricky – would be Lemonade and Fireflies. Can’t wait to read the summer rhythm of the home!!! :)

Jennyroo June 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm

We love Astrid Lindgren but haven’t read the Children of Noisy Village! My boys and I would love to read that together this summer!

Nicole June 11, 2013 at 1:26 am

I would love a subscription to crafting connections! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Cyndi June 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway.

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