Good Reads and Good Deeds

By December 2, 2012General

Every Sunday I share some favorite reads from around the web and then I invite you to join me in a simple weekly challenge…welcome to Good Reads and Good Deeds.

Good Reads

an opportunity – I love this perspective from Naptime Diaries

More Than Candy: A 25 Day Christmas Countdown that Counts – Sarah Mae

Lazy Girl Fitness – Found this on Pinterest and it has some great, simple workouts you can fit into you day.

Printable Nativity Set – My daughter was really excited when I printed this out for her. A fun holiday activity.

Good Deeds

If you have a story from last week’s letter writing challenge, please share it in the comments!

This week’s Good Deed Challenge is to take your child on a date. If you’re a mom, that means surprising your child with a trip to the bookstore or icecream shop or even just a walk around the block. Kids love gifts, but they love one on one time with you more – whether they admit it or not.

If you’re not a mom, you’ll be a double blessing by taking a niece, nephew or young friend out for an afternoon and also giving their parents some quiet time.

Feel free to share your date ideas in the comments so that we can all plan something fun.

Everyone Is A Red Letter Ink Winner!

The prize package winner from last week’s Red Letter Ink giveaway is Kellie Z. Here is what you won, Kellie:

An 8×10 of your choice, a 5×7 of your choice AND a multi-pack of notecards

And for everyone else, Red Letter Ink is offering a 10% discount for anything in their shop! Just use the code INSPIRED10.

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  • Tehila says:

    My daughter and I go on weekly Saturday morning dates. We start out by going to local garage sales – an activity we both love, and end up with a tea for two at some local cafe (with a yummy treat, of course). It is quality time that we both look forward to and I know will be a precious memory one day…

  • Amanda says:

    This past Thursday, I got off of work early. I was able to pick up my daughter from school, which is a rare treat. That night was mommie and daughter date night. We went to a favorite place of ours and spent some time in the gift shop. Afterwards, we went to a few neighborhoods looking at the Christmas lights and singing carols. I absolutely loved my time with her. It seems that so much of our lives are rushed and busy, its when I slow down and listen, that I find out so much more about her, that I have never known. <3

  • Katie says:

    My 2-year-old and I go out for ice cream every few weeks when I pick her up from preschool. It’s so fun to surprise her and tell her it’s ice cream day!

  • Emily says:

    Really appreciated this week’s “good deed” – I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of doing this now because of preoccupation with getting ready to travel during Christmas, and yet, that’s precisely why one on one time with my oldest would be a blessing to both of us! Yesterday I went with him to a nearby coffee shop and shared our favorite mango smoothie. Honestly I was more excited than him! It was special because I have had less one on one time with him this past year after his baby sister was born 🙂