Weekend giveaway: $100 writing package from Gadanke Journals

Gadanke Journals for Kids

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, brought to you by Gadanke Journals (Jamie’s note: My kids love these!):

“Looking for a fun way to incorporate writing into your teaching? Need help encouraging your budding (or perhaps reluctant?) writer?

Gadanke’s handmade writing prompt journals for kids help you:

  • build writing skills
  • work on penmanship
  • promote creative thinking
  • make writing fun
  • encourage drawing and illustrating

Each journal includes writing prompts to get little minds going. They range from simple to thoughtful to silly.

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Consider some prompts from the Jump Up kid’s journal:

  • “The world’s most delicious pizza needs to have…”
  • “4 ways I can make the world a better place…”
  • “If I had a tail…”

Gadanke journals have space for drawing plus blank pages for free writing. The easy-open ring closures make it simple to tuck in treasured items, such as pictures, or brochures and maps from field trips.

For moms and daughters searching for a journal to bond with by creating a back-and-forth of meaningful letters to each other, Gadanke offers the My Mom and Me journal.

Each book of eco-friendly papers is handmade in a vintage airplane hangar in rural Montana.”

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You can find all of Gadanke’s great journals (plenty for grown-ups, too!) at Gadanke.com.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win a $100 gift certificate to create your own writing package!

Choose from the wide variety of kid and adult journal choices at Gadanke to inspire a love of writing in your home.

How to Win

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering this question: “How old are your kids and how do they feel about writing?”

(If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click here to leave your comment on this post at Simple Homeschool. Comments left elsewhere don’t count as entries.)

For an extra entry, “Like” Gadanke and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment on this blog post, letting me know you’ve done so.

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Special offer:

Katie from Gadanke is offering free shipping on US orders over $10 through April 4th! Just use the code “SCHOOLING” at checkout.

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. I have 6, 4, 2 year olds and 5 month old. My 6 year old loves to write stories about nature: oceans and creatures living in it, woodlands and animals and mythical creatures inhabiting the woods. My four year old is very new reader/writer but enjoys writing stories about drawings he makes. Today “elephant was carrying a cross and pushing a rock with his trunk.” :)

  2. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    My daughter is nine and likes to write when she chooses the writing. More that writing, she likes to draw.

  3. My daughter is 9 and my son is 7. When they’re required to write, they tend to do so reluctantly. During down time, however, they’ll often gravitate towards journal writing, creating colorful stories, and developing recipes together.

  4. My kids are 6 and 3. I’d love to try these with my older child. We don’t do much writing yet and it would be a fun way to start.

  5. My kids are almost 6 and 3. My oldest is enjoying learning to write, this would be great practice.

  6. My kids are almost 8, 6, and almost 2. My oldest loves to write and does so effortlessly. My middle child is frustrated by the writing process due, I think, to her school’s push for early formal writing (complete paragraphs in first grade). These might help her discover writing can be fun.

  7. My oldest is turning seven this week and absolutely loves to write! Sometimes she will start a book about a special holiday. So far she has written them about our adventures over Halloween and Christmas, using great illustrations. She would just love the prompts these journals have to start even more books.

  8. Ashley P. says:

    I have a 4 year old and she’s just starting to write!

  9. Michelle Travis says:

    My kids a are 6,5,4, and 18mo.
    My 6yr old daughter and I just started writing a journal together just usingn a plain notebook- Never knew these awesome journals existed! Would love to carry this on with my daughter using these!

  10. My daughter is 9, and she struggles with writing. She enjoys it, when she has something fun to write, but she is working to build better grammar and spelling. Having these great prompts will really help her get more practice!

  11. Meridith says:

    My kids are 10, 9, and 7 – and my middle one loves to write creatively – the boys, not so much. For my oldest, it is definitely like pulling teeth!

  12. Amy Mueller says:

    My daughter is 13 years old and she loves writing. We have used writing as a tool, not only to foster and build her imagination and as an outlet for her creativity, but also as a coping mechanism, as she has high-functioning autism and writing has served as a way for her to process her thoughts, emotions, and feelings or those of others, and relate it back to herself in a way that she understands. She also is a big reader and respects writing from that aspect and wants to pursue a career writing books for littles like her.

  13. I have a seven year old and a four year old. The oldest loves to create stories where he is the main character and learning cursive. My youngest is learning to write her letters and loves to write her name on every piece of paper she comes across!

  14. Rebecca Saylor says:

    My daughters are 12, 10, 8, 5 and 1! All of them, save for the baby love to write! My 12 year old has started writing songs, my 8 year old is an artist and lives to create. They would love to have a few of these!!

  15. Meridith says:

    I have liked both pages. :)

  16. My children are 11, 9, and 6. We just started homeschooling this year, and writing has not been a favorite. Hoping to change that for next year!

  17. My kids are 7, 3, and 1. My 7 year old is very creative but doesn’t enjoy writing. This looks like a great way to help inspire him to enjoy it more and get his thoughts down :)

  18. I have already “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook and am now also a fan of Gadanke!

  19. I have 8 and 6 year old sons and a 3 year old daughter. My boys hate writing and I really would love to find something that could help them enjoy it a little bit more. These look like they would be fun!

  20. Hannah Johnson says:

    My daughter is only 18 months old, but I know we would greatly enjoy these when she gets older! :-)

  21. My kids are 14, 13, 10, and 4. They are not big into writing, and I am trying hard to find creative ways to encourage them! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. I liked both pages on Facebook.

  23. Lindsey Hemphill says:

    I have 3 girls, 9, 6 and 3. My 9 year old is just getting into writing. She would rather tell a story as write it because she struggles with dyslexia. She has a fantastic imagination, though. The 6 year old is getting better by the day and I’m excited too see her learning more.

  24. Anne Downs says:

    I love to write! My kids are 10, 7, and 4. My oldest used to cry when writing time came up, but after finding a better writing program, she loves it now. My middle child likes the creative part of writing, but not the physical part of writing. My youngest…well, who knows?

  25. My kids are 10 and 9 and unfortunately is is a bit of torture for them! Work in progress!

  26. 8 year old daughter loves stories and telling them but dislikes the writing part. What a great way to get her interested in writing!

  27. My kids are 11 and 7. One loves to write the other detests it. I would love this to share with both of them! Thanks for the chance, friends.
    Rachel Wolf’s latest post: I will remember

  28. Hannah Johnson says:

    I have already “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook and am now also a fan of Gadanke!

  29. Michelle says:

    My children are 11.5 months, four, and seven. My four year old is starting to explore putting the letters she knows how to write together in “words”. She does it without prompting and seems to enjoy it. My seven year old enjoys writing to a point – she needs a definite purpose to get any enjoyment out of it. I’ve looked at materials like Gadanke before, but I just haven’t bought any. I know she would love a set like this!

  30. My daughter is 8 and we have a journal we pass that we made, this would be a great resource to add!

  31. Monica E says:

    I am home schooling the youngest two of my 6 children. Anthony is 11, and Maisie is 9. They both are reasonably good writers but I would like to do more. The journals look like a lovely and gentle way to increase writing!

  32. Anne Downs says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on Facebook!

  33. Milah Phillips says:

    I have an 8 yr old daughter who enjoys writing when it is on her terms. I think she would love these journals!

  34. I have a six year old. Writing is not his favorite, I think because his teacher is putting emphasis on neat writing and correct spelling. Making up stories he loves!

  35. Melissa R. Severson says:

    We have homeschooled for one year now. My 10 year old son NEEDS this! Writing is his least favorite activity. I love this! I also have a 12 year old daughter that would thoroughly enjoy this! :)

  36. Heather R. says:

    I have a 10 year old who loves to write. He is always making up new stories and drawing pictures to go with them.

  37. Nancy Smith says:

    My kids LOVE to imagine and come up with stories and songs but when it comes time to write them down they struggle with the process of getting it done. Looking for creative ways to make that happen!

  38. I have an 8 year old daughter who loves to write. My 5 year old son is just starting to write but enjoys it a lot.

  39. I have 2 beautiful daughters ages 8 & 10. Both of them grumble when I give them writing assignments. I know they have such wonderful potential and this sounds like such great encouragement to a young writer. Sometimes the beginning is the toughest part.
    BTW, I have liked both pages on FB.

  40. My daughter is 12 and loves to make up her own stories based on things that she has seen. We also enjoy writing a monthly letter to each other, letting us know our goals for the upcoming month. Her favorite type of writing at the moment is mystery.

  41. Melissa Fowler says:

    My children are 8,9 & 11. My 11 year old son has just recently begun to enjoy writing. It has taken an online writing class to inspire him. He enjoys writing about history related topics. My 9 year old daughter loves to write about everything. She leaves notes all over the house and has several journals going at once. My youngest is my free spirit. She currently does not enjoy writing (or math, or spelling, or you get the picture). She enjoys drawing and telling us stories about her detailed art work. I am searching for a way to inspire her to turn her artwork into written words.

  42. Christina says:

    I have a 6, 4, 2, and baby. The 6 year old is slowly getting confident in writing.

  43. These journals look amazing! I have 3 daughters and I’d LOVE to start the mother daughter journals with them. Thanks for sharing!

  44. Melissa Weatherford says:

    My kids are eight and ten. My eight year old son enjoys writing and doesn’t seem to struggle with it that much except for maybe penmanship….But my daughter is another story…As soon as the paper is set in front of her she freezes. I have tried a ton of different things to encourage and help her, but I am always on the look out for more!

  45. Andrea Gardner says:

    My kids are 12, 10, 7, 4, and 11 months. I love writing! As does my 12 and 7 year olds. My 10 year old struggles with several learning disabilities that make writing very hard for him, but he has recently told me he wants to try journaling!

  46. Milah Phillips says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on FB :)

  47. My children are 8, 6 and 4. My older two are both reluctant writers, but have made progress this year. These journals look like a lot of fun!

  48. they are 4, 2 and 1 and we are starting journaling with pictures. this would be an awesome teaching tool.

  49. Andrea Gardner says:

    I like both pages on facebook :)

  50. Chalice Baker says:

    The journals are beautiful! I homeschool my 3 children, ages 12, 10 & 8. They love writing to a prompt because it gives them some sort of direction. I love reading their creativity. :) We would have a lot of fun with these!

  51. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. We just started homeschooling this year, and I would describe them as reluctant writers. I can see these journals being something fun and special to them. My daughter would love the Mom and Me journal. You should make one for boys also:)! Would love a chance to win the gift certificate. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  52. I have a 12 year old and a 14 year old. My 12 year old shres my love of writing but my 14 year old hates it.

  53. Dee Dee Estes says:

    I have twin boy/girl 8 year olds. My son is a strong reader, loves to draw and write. My daughter has had many hurdles learning to read. She has recently had some breakthroughs and her confidence is blooming and beautiful. She’s itching to write all the things she thinks, dreams, speaks and draws but reading has delayed written expression and spelling for her. I love your journals and think they will be an ideal way to capture her exciting new steps into writing.

  54. Our children are 12 and 9. Our 12 year-old loves writing and has a very vivid imagination when he writes. Our 9 year-old (daughter), not so much! It is a huge struggle to get her interested in writing anything. These journals look like something that would peak her interest!

  55. Diane Collins says:

    My kids are 15, 12 & 4. The oldest and youngest love to write. My 12 year old tries to get out of writing.

  56. Kecia Larkin says:

    My 2! year old is an avid writer, poetry and words of love are expressed to those she cares for. My homeschooled,12 year old son prefers reading. Once he begins to write he has a great imagination, that needs that push. I keep many of his writing.

  57. My son is 11 and thank you for posting this and what a great opportunity.
    Ginger Dawn Harman’s latest post: Sigrid Fry-Revere

  58. I have 5 year old twins they are just starting to learn to write. My daughter LOVES to write in my planner and write notes to friends and family.

  59. I have 4 children, 6, 4, 2, and new. My 6 year old enjoys writing a lot. He enjoys story writing mostly, but only if it was his idea to write at that time! We’re just going with that–I’m thankful he enjoys it!

  60. FB follower!

  61. Nicole B says:

    18, 14, & 11. I would really like to incorporate some extra writing since my kids all hate writing. Especially, my 11 year old.

  62. Gadanke fb follower. Intriguing stuff!

  63. I have a 12 year old who is just beginning to figure out that he doesn’t hate writing as much as he thought. I also have a 9 year old who loves to write and loves the *idea* of writing. (There’s a touch of Anne of Green Gables in this child.) These journals look like wonderful inspiration and so much fun!

  64. My children are 12, 10 and 8. They enjoy writing their own stories….but they don’t like it when they have to do a report/writing for our homeschooling! 😉
    Katy’s latest post: The Beauty of God’s Discipline

  65. My children are 5, 3, and 7 months (all three girls) and they love reading and drawing so I’m hoping they will also love to write! I personally LOVE writing and find it very therapeutic and just plain fun!

  66. Chalice Baker says:

    Following both on Facebook. :)

  67. Liked Gadanke on FB; already liked Simple Homeschool! :-)

  68. elizabeth vardanega says:

    I have a 5 year old son who I’m going to start homeschooling this year! I’m hoping he is as creative as me because journals were my favorite part of growing up! So far he loves trying to write and has shown a lot of interest.

  69. my daughters are 13, 9 and 5, my two youngest love to write and make up stories and my oldest use to love to write and maybe having some new material like those sweet journal could help with that:)!!!

  70. Angela Nelson says:

    I hae a daughter 9 and 7 and a little boy 4. We love books in our home but the kids have struggled with writting. Trying to finds ways in making it mor fun but I have not found the secret yet. I am grateful for new ways of learning.

  71. Melanie Hina says:

    I have 3 children, 2 boys ages 10 & 9 and a girl age 7. My daughter HATES to write! I have bought book after book about how to encourage your children to write. So far nothing has worked. Winning these journals would be a true blessings!

  72. Jamie T. says:

    My kiddos are 11, 9, & 6. They only enjoy writing when it’s something they are very interested in. These journals look like tons of fun and a way to get them to really love to write!!

  73. I have a 9 year old daughter and 10 year old son. We just started homeschooling his year, and I would describe them as reluctant writers. I haven’t found a way to get them to enjoy it yet. I tank Hess journals would be fun and special for them. My daughter would love the Mom and Me journal. They should have one for boys:)! Would love a chance to win a gift certificate for these journals. Thanks for the opportunity!

  74. Kristi Wilson says:

    Our school age children are 16(d), 10(d), 7(s), and 5(d). We are learning to love writing but some days are better then others.

  75. amy geer says:

    My daughter’s are 6 years old, and 10 months. My 6 year old has struggled with writing, but does love it when engaged. I would love to win this, as I think it would engage her attention and help her learn.
    ♡ Thanks for considering our family! ♡

  76. I also liked the Gadanke Facebook page:). I was already a fan of Simple Homeschool.

  77. tara garmon says:

    I have a 7 year old daughter and 2 year old twin girls. My 7 year old is starting to write and loves it!! I hope the twins will love it also!

  78. Danielle says:

    My Boys are 9 and 7 and our daughter is 4. Our 9 yo loves to write and is always writing stories! Our 7 yo is ok with writing but likes prompts best. Our daughter is itching to start kindergarten.

  79. Lewella Lomenick says:

    I have two girls, 3yr old and the other will be 1yr next week. I love to journal! I cannot wait until my girls are old enough to write so I can teach them the same way my mother taught me. I have never heard of a mother and me journal but I love the idea! Thanks for sharing!

  80. Ashley Grenier says:

    My daughter is 6,and while shes a wicked good speller and reader(seriously she picks it up in no time..it suprises me) she doesnt enjoy writing. Ive tried to sit with her and make up stories and write them down, but she second guesses herself and then wonders if her ideas are “stupid”. (I reasure her there not).I look forward to possibly winning this so I can slip her journal in her easter basket!

  81. I have a 5, and 3yr old. Both girls – and they Love writing! They love creating stories and making up new things. Our 3yr old loves writing her name, and our 5yr old loves composing new stories. These looks like great ways for us to grow our relationships and their skills of writing! Love the look too

  82. I have 4 children their ages are 11,10,8,and 1. The older 3 do enjoy writing.

  83. Denise DePietro says:

    My children are 11, 9, 6, and 4. They all love to write and make up some very funny stories to amuse us all! My 6- and 4-year-oldnarrate their stories and we take turns writing them down for them. I think they’d have a lot of fun with these journals!

  84. Stephanie King says:

    Cameron is 12 and he is not really all that interested in writing. I need something that will spark his interest!!!

  85. Kristi Wilson says:

    Have been a follower of Simple homeschool but am now a follower of both. Looking outward to learning more about these journals.

  86. My kids are 17 (enjoys writing but needs some help), 15 (proficient writer), 10 (proficient), 9 (cries when I ask him to write), 7 (also a crier), 6 months (she tries to eat the paper) :-)

  87. We have 5 kids and will start hs this coming fall :) 2, 5, 7, 9, & 11 yr olds. My oldest three love writing stories, making lists, as well as just jotting down random thoughts :)

  88. I am a FB liker :-)

  89. peggy killham says:

    I have 5 kids ages 18,14,10,8 and 19 months. The oldest likes to write but the younger ones are boys and they don’t like to write at all. The 14 and 8 year old struggle with penmanship also which makes writing a challenge.

  90. 2 and 6. My 6 year old is just starting

  91. Monica Zhelyazkova says:

    My kids are 2&4 and they are not writing yet, but the pretend to and love drawing:)

  92. I just ‘liked’ Gadanke on FB – and have ‘liked’ simple homeschool :)
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  93. Mine are 12, 9, 6, and 9mos. My oldest is passionate about writing fiction, my 9 year old is starting to get the bug, and my 6 year old is starting to get curious!

  94. Jerriann Mullen says:

    9 year old daughter and two twin boys age 2. Boys are just starting to show interest. Daughter is a reluctant writer and I am looking for new waxy to inspire her.

  95. My only child is a 7-year old girl who’s the sweetest daughter in the world! (I know, I’m biased of course :)) I just started homeschooling this year. I’m from the Philippines and we were among those affected by typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda). I took a leap of faith, pulled out my daughter from school in the middle of school year and transferred to another place where she can forget the trauma of the super typhoon that hit us. We lost almost all our belongings. My daughter loves to write short notes on pieces of paper to cheer me up and when she wants to say sorry for hurting my feelings when she forgets to be a “good girl” for a while. I appreciate her love and passion for reading and writing. A few days after the typhoon, she found a way to find a dry piece of paper and a pencil to write me a note. It said “We have each other mommy…. we can always start again….” That message was all I needed to gather myself together and really find a way to “start again”. Just a few weeks ago, she asked me to buy her a notebook and I almost said “no” because I was saving the money for the week’s budget. But she said “Mommy I will use it as my diary. I want to write about the things we do together so we know we have so much to thank God for.” I was only able to buy her a small notebook but she smiled as if I’ve given her a fortune. She hasn’t missed a single day writing on her diary …. when she’s too sleepy to write, she just writes “I had the most wonderful day today…. with mommy”…. ^_^
    joy’s latest post: A Birthday Message for my Little Angel

  96. Monica Zhelyazkova says:

    I liked both pages on FB.

  97. peggy killham says:

    I subscribe to simple homeschool on facebook

  98. Lewella Lomenick says:

    I “liked” both pages. Thanks!

  99. I have a 12 year old reluctant writer – it is painful for both of us. Our 9 year old is the exact opposite. She fills pages. Love the idea of a mother daughter journal with her! We also have a 7 year old who is starting to write and a three year old. Thanks for letting us know about this product.

  100. I have 4 kids. Three boys 9, 6, and 4. And a 15 month old girl. My oldest likes to write if he has something he is very interested and he is excellent at it!

  101. My kIds are 7 loves writing,7 loves writing,8 hates writing. , and 14 this is her first year liking it. In the past she had struggled, but now had improved and loves it.

  102. Oooooh…these are so awesome!! My kids would love these, as they’re slowly but surely getting interested in and enjoying our writing times. My brood are 9, 7, 5, 4, and 9 months. 😉 My oldest 2 girls have lots to say but don’t appreciate the writing process too much, though they are improving when we have freewrite time. My 5 year old loves, loves, loves to tell me things to write down.
    Gina’s latest post: How to Get Things Done…Or Not (But be at peace about it)

  103. My daughter is 6 and she loves writing. She loves lists- she is very practical and detail oriented! But she also loves poetry! Thanks for all you do at Simple Homeschool and best wishes to all!

  104. Kimberly Riehm says:

    I have a 5 year old little boy and a 2.5 year old little girl. I will be encouraging both kids to write in journals and letter writing like their mommy. Homeschool starts later this year and these will come in handy for sure!

  105. I have a 12 year-old and a 13 year-old. My 13 year-old son writes really well when the topic is science! My 12 year-old enjoys some creative writing, but seems to panic at blank pages. We’re always looking for new ways to light the writing spark.

  106. Esther Bailey says:

    My son is 7 and likes to write but has a difficult time getting started. I think this journals would make it so much easier!

  107. Karin Fulgham says:

    My children are 9 and 10 years old. My children are intimidated when it comes to writing. I like how these journals make writing enjoyable.

  108. Shala LaTorraca says:

    I have two kids. One is age 3 and he loves to work on his letters. The other is age 6 with beautiful penmanship. She is loving to write letters to her friends and I hope that she will grow into loving other forms of writing, too.

  109. I already “liked” Simple HOmeschool and “Gadanke” =)
    joy’s latest post: A Birthday Message for my Little Angel

  110. I like simple homeschool and gadanke on Facebook!

  111. I have a 13 yr old daughter with many special needs, a 10 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter. My son loves to help our 13 year old with her diary. He isn’t a fan of doing his own writing for school but will spend hours creating his own stories about his Lego guys. : ). Our three year old has been “writing” ever since she could hold a crayon. LOVE these journals. Thanks for sharing.

  112. I have 3 amazingly different kids. Jackson, 13, Savanah 12, and Dawson 7. I’d say all 3 are pretty reluctant writers. I had them pick out their own journals, and told them to have fun with them. Write silly things in there or whatever is on their minds, but I’m still seeing more blank pages than ever. I even told them if they simply can’t think of something to write to draw a picture. I’d love to win, but even if I don’t I’m going to order some. This was my first time ever seeing these and I love it. I especially love the mom and daughter jornals! I love homeschooling and staying connected and close to my kids. This is our first full year for all 3 and I think they are enjoying it as much as I am. No stress and laid back. Even though it does get a little stressful and hectic for me every once and awhile. 😉
    I still wouldn’t put them back in public school though!

  113. My daughter is 6 and she loves to write. She makes up stories with pretty interesting characters and sends them on funny adventures.

  114. This is a dream come true. Since your last post about her journals I haveade an entire wish list!!! So here I go!! My kids are 12, 11, and 8!!! This is our first year home schooling and I’m struggling with getting them to “love” writing! It always seems to be a chore, I love the creative idea that we could use these to write to each other and pass it back and fourth. Thanks for the chance and I already like both of you on Facebook!!!

  115. My children are 12, 11,, and almost 9. My girls enjoy writing, but my son is more reluctant.

  116. I like both pages on facebook – thanks for the extra entry.

  117. Michelle hutto says:

    My daughter is 10 and my son is 12. Neither of them like to write, especially my son. My daughter likes to write in her private journal but it is more like comments or notes not actually writing that I would like her to do. This would probably help.

  118. I would love a chance to win a journal. My husband is away for work. My daughter and I would really enjoy exploring this project together. I liked both facebook pages. Thanks for the chance, Emily.

  119. Julia Reeb says:

    8 and 10… one loves writing and one doesn’t. ..these are gorgeous and I love that they are interactional!

  120. I “liked” Gadanke and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  121. My 13 year old daughter LOVES to write. The mom/daughter journal would be a great way for us to connect doing something she loves. The Jump up kids journals would be great for my 9 year old son who is a reluctant writer. This might make him want to write more.

  122. I have a 7yr old son, 5yr old daughter, 3yr old daughter and 1yr old son. I love journaling, and recently my son has had a strong desire to journal together. We couldn’t find his journal that he started years ago while we were traveling in an RV, maybe it’s time to get a new one…Gadanke sounds like a great fit!

  123. Susan Dusenberry says:

    My daughter loves writing. I LOVE the idea of a mother/daughter journal.

  124. My 7-year-old has always liked to write but her creative writing has blossomed somewhat while taking a creative writing class. Her preference is drawing…My 4-year-old has been practicing letters and would love to be able to write.

  125. Allyson Cort says:

    My son is 8 and writing is not his favorite thing. My daughter is 6 and she loves writing. My last daughter is 4 and she can only write her name and she does a pretty good job at that.

  126. Jessica Sell says:

    I have 3 daughters 9,7 and 2. My 9 year old loves to write and has a bday coming up I think she would love these journals!

  127. Jill Patel says:

    I have a 10, 9 and 7 year old. Writing seems to be their least favorite thing to do.

  128. Sarah Anderson says:

    My girls are 7,6 and 4. My oldest likes to write a lot, it gives her a sense of accomplishment. My younger two like to come up with creative stories and pictures.

  129. Sharon Savage says:

    Wow! These journals look quite wonderful! Truly, I always say, “I need to journal more; I need to write down my thoughts, capture this moment.” Do I do this consistently? In my dreams! :) I am always looking for products that inspire me; I can’t wait to check out Gadanke’s website. Thank you for sharing this opportunity! Smiles…

  130. My daughter is 6 and my sons are 5, 2, and 1. My daughter is just starting to enjoy writing but is still timid and not very confident in her writing yet. I WOULD LOVE TO DO THE MOTHER DAUGHTER JOURNAL WITH HER,

  131. Just liked Gadanke on Facebook! Thank you for sharing about this great company.

  132. My daughter is 2.5 and loves to draw/color on anything she can get her hands on. I saw mommy/daughter journals about a year ago and I CAN’T WAIT to start something like this when she gets older. I want to learn what drives her and she can learn what drives me all while being creative. I love these products and they are such a great idea!!! Especially in a world full of technology where penmanship will soon be a lost art. I already like Simple Homeschool on facebook and I just liked your page as well. thank you for this offer.

  133. My boys are 7 & 8. My 8 yr old enjoys writing but my 7 yr old struggles with penmanship so he isn’t too fond of it. This sounds like a really fun way to engage them both and a neat keepsake to look back on for years to come! :)

  134. Rachel Ritter says:

    As an aspiring writer myself, these journals are exciting to me. I had never heard of them before so thank you for sharing them! My kids are 8, 5, 5, 3…My oldest had been a reluctant learner until we began homeschooling and now he loves writing stories. His skills are still delayed but we are getting there a little more each day. My middle two LOVE to read and write and my youngest is just beginning to learn phonics and letter writing. The skills of writing and reading are of the utmost importance to me in our homelearning enviroment.

  135. We have 8 daughter and 6 yo. son. Our daughter loves to tell story, she always have something to tell/ write and discuss. Our son, on the other hand, use drawing more to let his thought out.

  136. My kids are 10, 9, 8, & 6 1/2 and only my oldest enjoys writing.

  137. Michelle L. says:

    My 13 year-old loves writing. She has entered and won several writing competitions, and is a confident writer. My 11 year-old only writes when he has to. He is not a strong writer or speller, but he is creative.

  138. My 11-year-old is just discovering how much fun writing can be. My 4-year-old loves writing her letters and putting them in the mailbox we made for her. These would really help them continue their writing journey in a fun and meaningful way.

  139. Michelle L. says:

    I like Gadanke on FB (Michelle Lofton).

  140. My kids are 7 and 5, and we’re just now getting serious about writing. Up until now most of writing has been copy work. My daughter does not see the fun in that. She does, however, like to leave sweet notes of love and encouragement around the house for me to find.
    My 5 year old son with autism just learned to write his name. We’ve got a while before he’s ready for journaling.

  141. My kids are 7 & 5, one likes writing, the other i’m not sure. What a great experience this would be!

  142. We liked both pages.

  143. Michelle L. says:

    I’m already a fan of Simple Homeschool on FB! (Michelle Lofton).

  144. I “liked” Gandanke and Simple Homeschool on fb. :)

  145. My kids are 10,7 and 2 and love writing! Their favorite part of school is journal time.

  146. My son is 7 (third grade in the fall). He does not like to write, but I am hoping that bringing a sense of adventure to it will change that. Creative writing prompts are what we need!

  147. I would love to win this giveaway!!! I have been journaling for many years and introduce this great opportunity to my daughter. She has started many journals, but has stopped. These journals would be awesome!!!

  148. I model creative writing in my daily life. I think that makes a difference for children. To see mom writing for fun, often, is a powerful example.
    My children are:
    20-creative writing major in school
    17-fills journals
    14-not so much
    12-loves to write creatively, but needs prompted
    10(twins)-not so much
    8-loves it
    What a great idea!

  149. Tina Stein says:

    Awesome journals!! My boys 8, 7, and 3 are not big writers but maybe this could inspire them. :)

  150. My kids are 5 and 7 and really love writing. They would love these journals

  151. My lovely children are 5, 2 and 6 months.

    My daughter loves to write, and uses it along with pictures as a way to make stories with what she is interested in most, which is zombies at present. She does not like dolls, refuses anything Barbie, but will sit for hours writing and drawing to send for her family and friends…. She is the quirkiest 5 year old i know, and i absolutely love capturing that on paper!

  152. I liked both pages on Facebook too :)

  153. Our oldest is 9. She likes to write. Our 6 year old is not a fan yet. And our 4 year old is just learning how to write.
    These journals would be great for writing practice and keeping the lines of communication open.

  154. My kids are 12, 10, 5, 4, and 2. The oldest is not a writing fan and could use the inspiration! The 10 and 5 year olds LOVE creative writing, and the younger ones enjoy telling me their own stories.

  155. I have liked both the simple homeschool page and the Gadanke page :-)

  156. My children are 18, 13 & 12
    The oldest is a journaler & doodler, the two youngest are always crafting stories and comic books. Creative writing & journaling has always been part of our schooling.

  157. Susan McKenna says:

    My girls are 10, 8, and 2. My older girls love to write stories and in their the journals.

  158. My girls are 12 and 9. The 12 year old writes easily and enthusiastically, the 9 year old struggles more!

  159. 7 & 4 – my oldest loves pretty things to write on- these would be wonderful =} it would make her enjoy writing that much more!

  160. I follow simple homeschool & gadanke on Facebook!

  161. Susan McKenna says:

    I already follow and liked Simple Homeschool, but did like Gadanke.


  162. Melissa Webb says:

    My kids are 14, 12, 10, and 20 months! None of them especially care for writing, but we’re working on it! The girl, in particular (12), just wants to speed through her work just to say it’s done! Makes this mom crazy! :-)

  163. My kids are 10, 8, 6, and 4. My 10 year old hates writing but the mother-daughter journal looks like it could ease the pain. My boys love to write stories.

  164. Melissa Webb says:

    I have also ‘liked’ both Gadanke and Simple Homeschool on FB. They’ve been ‘liked’ for some time now! 😉

  165. My girls are 11 and 5 and my boy is 8. My son doesn’t like to write at all right now, but I’m working on sparking his imagination. My daughter 11 loves to journal and my daughter 5 loves to write letters to family and send them in the mail. I think this would be a great gift for my kids to inspire them to keep writing.

  166. My children are 8, 6, and 3. Writing has been a bit of a struggle. These may be just what we need.

  167. I have a 14 yr old son and a 7 yr old daughter. My daughter loves to write, but my son really struggles with it. These would be so great and so helpful for him. We recently began homeschooling him because the classroom setting was to distracting for him and he was totally unable to focus. These would be great for that.

  168. My kids are 9 and 11. The younger one loves to write and is very elaborate with all of her stories. The older one would answer everything in two words if he could!

  169. My daughter is 7 and my son is 10. Neither have shown a great interest in writing, but both love to doodle.

  170. Kara Brown says:

    My daughters are 7, 5 and 6 mths. My 7 year old is just a budding writer but I could see her really growing with one if these. Especially the mother/daughter journal. I may need to buy one anyway… But I would be thrilled to win!

  171. I also have been a follower of simple homeschool facebook.

  172. Also, liked both on FB.

  173. My daughter is 15, and writes beautiful poetry. However, she struggles writing “what she’s told to write.” This sounds like it could help!

  174. Kara Brown says:

    I liked Gadanke on Facebook!

  175. My children are 12, 10 and 6. My oldest two like to write. They keep their own journals and write in them regularly. My oldest is even writing his own book and keeps a list of ideas for books that he wants to eventually write. I’m hoping he never loses that desire. My youngest is not a fan of writing. She likes to write her name and a few words but that’s a about all for right now, which I am fine with.

  176. I follow both Facebook pages, too. Thanks!

  177. My kids are 6, 8, and 11. My two younger kids are open to writing, but if you even mention the word around my oldest tears appear! Writing is our biggest struggle.

  178. Stacy Barrow says:

    I have a 16 year old who loves to write(on her own terms… Like feelings, lyrics to songs, etc.). I also have 9 yr old twins, who differ in there thoughts on writing. Mason, not so much and Madilyn whom loves to write stories and illustrate them.

  179. Claudia Matthews says:

    My kids are 7,4,2 and 4 months old.
    My oldest loves to write stories in which he is a superhero :) these look like a great prompt to encourage more writing :)

  180. I have “liked” both pages on Facebook!

  181. My daughter is 6, she is not a fan of writing. I kept a journal for her since I found out I was pregnant with her. With something like these maybe I could spark her interest. Thank you

  182. What a great way to journal!!!

  183. Our kiddos are 17, 15, 12 & 9. They love to write and so do I! Our twelve yr old has written his first novel and is working on the second. Would love to do the mommy/daughter journal with my 9 yr old daughter.
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  184. Jenny Cunningham says:

    My girls are 13 and 11; my 11-year-old loves to write, but my 13-year-old is a bit more reluctant. I also have a son, 8, who is really at the beginning stages of writing, but he shows an interest in it.

  185. My kids are 4, 9, and 10. My 4 year old loves to write her letters, but her older brothers aren’t too fond of writing, unfortunately.

  186. Myou daghters just turned 3 and 5 my 5 year old loves to draw and I think these would help encourage her to write more

  187. Jennie Brookes says:

    My boys are 13 and 11. My 13 year old loves to tell stories and write and draw. My 11 year old hates to write, draw or even color! He needs a lot of inspiration.

  188. All of these journals seem really excellent!

  189. My kids are 13,12, and 9. My daughter enjoys writing and my youngest son does too. My middle boy would prefer to never write. I’m hoping this changes soon because I think he has talent…when he buckles down and does it!

  190. Melissa Herrin says:

    My son is 7 years old, and he hates to write. He loves to tell stories though. Maybe one of these journals would help him put pencil to

  191. Heather M says:

    My boys are 7, 6 and almost 2.

    They are not crazy about writing, but they love to do copy work that they pick out!
    I love to write in journals, hoping to inspire them!

  192. Melissa Herrin says:

    I already liked both pages! Thanks for the opportunity.

  193. I use 2 email addresses I am signed up to your blog under hml1976@gmail.com but my Facebook is under this one

  194. Jennie Brookes says:

    I liked the Gadanke’s Facebook page and I have previously liked your page

  195. My daughter is 8 and she loves to write about her world and imaginary things but find the technical part a little tedious. The journal would be a good place to save all her little work in one place. Thanks!

  196. kirsten w says:

    Twin boys age 11; writing was not their favorite; but they are learning to enjoy it thanks to IEW and NANOWRIMO!

  197. Sara Sythoff says:

    My son is 7, and my daughter is 4. At young ages they exhibited fascination with learning to name and write the alphabet. Their curiosity and self- motivation are inspiring. My son writes pages of stories, and my daughter likes to send letters and cards in the mail to friends.

  198. kirsten w says:

    liked you both on FB!

  199. I have 6 kids…3 which are school age. We have just started homeschooling. My daughter likes to write and loves journals but could definitely use some inspiration to stay consistent. I would love to start a mother daughter with her, she will be 10 in a few weeks and it would be perfect timing. My 8 year old son is resistant to writing But this seems like a great way to get him motivated! My 5 year old could also benefit from this because he is also starting to take interest in being able to read and write.
    I liked Gadanke and simple homeschool on FB :)

  200. My daughter is five and she would love to do this with mommy. My son is 3 so he is too young yet.

  201. 3 kiddos ages 1, 3 and almost 6! My oldest is finishing up kindergarten this year, and has really blossomed in her reading. Now she tries to write little stories whenever she can! I love it!

  202. Christi Anderson says:

    My daughters are 10 and 7. My 10 year old LOVES to write. She begs me to buy empty notebooks just so she can write stories. Currently she’s working on two chapter books. I love her enthusiasm. My 7 year old is not a fan of writing. She wants to do the least possible to make the writing assignment count. I would love to find inspiration for her that would encourage a love of writing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  203. My kids are 3, 7, and 10. My youngest is not writing yet and my other two really dont care for it. It is a struggle and I have been searching for ways to make it more fun!

  204. My children are 12, 10, 8, and 3.
    I have never enjoyed writing until this year. We have had a year of revival for our family. Learning to enjoy “learning” has opened new doors for us all. For me, writing has been one of those new doors I was never able to enjoy before this year. Seeing how The Lord uses language to speak to us through His word has helped me appreciate it’s beauty. I see my children following suit in many ways. Thank you Lord for this sweet year!

  205. Our girls are nearly 7, 5 and 2. My big girls, Naomi and Keira, both really enjoy writing cards to friends but don’t particularly enjoy their copy work for school :). We’ve just started doing some ‘journal’ entries through our curriculum but it’s challenging to get them started and completing their full thoughts. I’d love to see their creativity and cute thoughts transferred to paper to enjoy for years to come and grow a love of writing in them.

  206. maya johnson says:

    Three kids 11, 8, and 6! The like writing!

  207. I just liked Gadanke on FB and I already follow Simple Homeschool on FB.

  208. Cassandra Boyd says:

    My daughter is 8 and isn’t really fond of writing. We are working on it but she tends to put very littl effort in lol.

  209. Jackie Henneberry says:

    Ages 14, 12, 9, 7, 4. They don’t like writing.

  210. Esther Pagh says:

    Hi Jamie,
    My daughter is 7 and I have just been doing a lot of research on writing and how to encourage a love and enjoyment of it. She has recently told me it’s her least favorite thing to do! Seeing these amazing journals, I believe they could really be a step in the right direction to helping her! Thank you!

  211. Cassandra Boyd says:

    Liked both pages on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win!

  212. Brenda Owen says:

    My children are 9 and 6. My 9 year old does not like to write, but I am hopeful that these wonderfuly prompted journals will be the inspiration to change her mind!

  213. nadya Elistratov says:

    My girls are 7 and 10 , and it depends on their mood that day – if they feel like writing… We are working on it 😉

  214. My daughter is 7 and she avoids writing because she wants things to be spelled correctly and I want her to do her best to get her thoughts on paper.

  215. My children are six years old and nine months old. My daughter is currently in the first grade at our local elementary, but we will be beginning homeschooling this June. We are already dipping our toe in with some weekend and day off learning.

    She loves writing and writes in a journal every day. She loves to write about what has happened in her day or something she read about or learned. Ive noticed a huge improvement in her penmanship as well as her spelling.

    My son, being only nine months old, enjoys a good journal too. It would seem, their texture feels good on his gums. :)
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  216. My daughters are 5 and 3. My oldest LOVES to write! Any notebooks we have are quickly filled with all the words and short sentences that she knows, and one of her favorite things is to dictate stories for me to write for her. She mostly writes about princesses (named after her sister and herself) and her imagination combined with her ability to fluidly tell a story really make me proud! I cannot wait to read her writings as she grows older and see the progression!

  217. danielle drown says:

    My 7 year old is having trouble with his writing. It is legible and clear but he dreads writing. These would be so handy to help him!

  218. danielle drown says:

    I like you on Facebook already

  219. danielle drown says:

    I like gadanke on Facebook

  220. I’ve also liked both Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on facebook! :)

  221. My younger daughter is 2 and my older is about to turn 5. She already tries to write little stories and would just adore to have a journal like this.
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  222. I already like both on FB.
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  223. My children are 14,12,10 and 8. I myself have never loved or liked writing. I have now learned the tools for writing which has now change how I feel about writing. I like writing on a small scale. Our whole family writes everyday and help each other to become better at it.

  224. Ule Logue says:

    My kiddos are 11, 8, & 5 – they love to write, I think this would be an amazing opportunity to connect with them in a unique and fun way!

  225. Stephanie says:

    My children are 8, 4, and 3. My 8-year-old loves to write stories for her friends and families. She has reached a point where she can do this pretty much independently. As I look to our next school year, one of my goals is for her to keep telling stories with her writing while also growing her writing to include a discussion of her thoughts, feelings, and goals. These journals would definitely add an element of delight to that process.

  226. Jen Morgan says:

    My kids are 2, 3 and 6. My six year old likes to write once she gets started, but it takes so much coaxing and prompting to get her there. She is in first grade now. Next year we are going to homeschool.

  227. Paige Pecoul says:

    I have 3 daughters, ages 10, 6, and 6. One of my young ones loves writing notes (with her inventive spelling, so cute!). The other little one loves to tell stories and have me write them. She doesn’t attempt to. My oldest resists writing. She won’t journal and complains she has nothing to say which I know is not true. It makes me sad! I’d love to help her grow to understand what a joy it is to express yourself in writing, even if no one ever reads it!

  228. Elizabeth says:

    My children are 9,7,4, and 3 months. I am currently looking at ways to encourage writing which is not my love. I have been eyeing Gadanke journals but which one? I like both Facebook pages.

  229. Since we have been reading the Little House books I’ve wanted to have my girls keep a journal. I have an almost 8yr, 4, and 1 year. My oldest is ending 2nd grade and has a difficult time writing. She dreads when I say it’s time to write anything. I don’t really know how to make writing exciting for her. This is a really cool idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

  230. Paige Pecoul says:

    I liked Gadanke on FB, and I liked Simple Homeschool a looooong time ago. :-)

  231. My kids are 10 months, 4 yrs, and 7 yrs. My 7 year old is the only writer at this point. She loves to write on her own terms — when she is inspired — but not so much when it is asked of her! These journals would be right up her alley.

  232. My school age kids are 7 and 5. My 7 year old is a natural story teller and has been writing stories ever since she could spell about 100 words! Those she couldn’t she made up! My 5 year old loves to tell stories as well!

  233. Tamm Mcgriff says:

    My girls are 19 and 13. I would love to win and think these would ba a excellent way to share with my girls!

  234. I liked both pages!

  235. I’ve “liked” your fb page and Gadanke’s.

  236. My boys are 9 and 6. My 9 year old has just started writing more at one sitting, which has been encouraging to see. These journals look great for igniting creative writing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  237. Renee Moore says:

    My girls are 14 & 11. They enjoy writing assignments. We would love to try these journals!

  238. Wendy Reyes says:

    Daughter (11) and son (13) who both think that writing is a form of torture prohibited by the Geneva Convention. She will fill pages and notebooks with drawings of everything around her. Her cursive is beautiful, but her spelling atrocious! He has near perfect spelling skills yet struggles with putting even basic ideas on paper. What an interesting (aka: challenging) duo I’ve been blessed with!

  239. Kristi Newman says:

    Ok, here goes:
    10yo – loves writing her own stories, and we used to have a mother-daughter journal (just a composition book)
    8 – he writes but prefers drawing
    5 – he loves learning to write letters for short periods of time
    4 and 2 – not writing yet :)

    Great giveaway! I’d love to win! I’ve been eyeing these for awhile!

  240. Renee Moore says:

    I liked both pages.

  241. My kids are 7 and 4. MY eldest loves writing. He loves adding words to his artwork and he had fun writing in his travel journal this past month. My little guy isn’t into it yet.

  242. I’ve liked Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on Facebook!

  243. I have two daughters, ages six and three. They LOVE writing and are always looking for paper and new notebooks to write in! My six year old is starting to read and write andv these notebooks would be an exciting way for her to build her confidence and get inspired about her new skills!

  244. My girls are 10 & 14. Neither of them likes to write. My 10yr old has a hard time writing. I feel like this is the perfect tool for ALL of us to connect. We are new to homeschooling and the 14 yr old was bitter at first but as time has passed I can see God working in our family to bring us together as sisters should be. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. I will be purchasing 2 if we dont win. Looking foward to getting this started!!! Blessings!!

  245. My kids are 8 & 11.
    I can’t say that they LOVE to write. But, these prompts look like a fun & easy way to get thinking about writing. I especially love mother/daughter books; something we can do together & share later!

  246. My girls are 15,14,9 and 3. I have always enjoyed writing stories or journaling about things our family has done, my kids have always wrote about their travels and adventures. I feel this would help to bring out their writing skills in so many ways.

  247. 7,3, and one on the way.. My oldest loves reading, especially notes I leave for her. She is just learning the importance of writing. And I am looking for creative ways to get her mind going on paper.. She is so creative, and her stories are amazing, but when she gets paper and cries!!

  248. Cory Curry says:

    5, 7, 10yrs.
    5 yr-old boy still learning to write words but eager. My 7 yr-old girl LOVES to write anything (Stories, journal, etc.) these journals will be perfect for her. My 10 yr-old boy loves to dialog about writing but hates the actual task (even to tears). I hope that this will be just the thing for him to find breakthrough. THANK YOU!!

  249. Cherie Trisler says:

    My boys are 13 and 6. The oldest hates to write and struggles with dysgraphia. The youngest is learning to write letters and words. He’d rather not sit still and write for any length of time, at this point, but I try to make it more interesting.

  250. My daughter is 5 and my son is 4 months. He’s not so crazy about writing at the moment (typical boy), but my daughter loves her knew ability to put letters together to form words and can often be found writing in various spots throughout the house.

  251. My kids are 12 and 10. They do not mind writing as long as they are writing about things that interest them like video games and dancing. lol.

  252. I have 1 son age 10 and getting him to write anything is harder than pulling teeth :) his handwriting is horrible and he is a lefty. The only thing he enjoys writing is his diary of a wimpy kid journal. Hoping these journals will be same idea

    • Has he tried using ‘left handed’ notebooks? They sell them at the community college here. They open on the right instead of the left to make writing more comfortable for lefties.

  253. I “like” Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on Facebook.

  254. Stephanie Rapp says:

    What a great idea. These journals look terrific. I have a 14 year old who is a reluctant creative writer but kicks it with reports and a 10 year old who loves the creative approach but hates reporting. I also have a 2 1/2 year old but we haven’t discovered get abilities yet. :)
    I already like simple homeschool on Facebook and added gadanke today.

  255. Christina Perera says:

    My kids are 11,4 and 9 months old. The oldest doesn’t really enjoy writing at all so I bought a journal and am finding that he is finding his passion. My second child LOVES to learn to write so I would love to win these for them to inspire more writing of memories.

  256. Christina Perera says:

    I have already liked both gandanke and simple homeschool pages a long time ago now.

  257. Writing has been instrumental in keeping in touch with my 17 year old, who is in another state.

    My 9 year old with Down syndrome LOVES writing in journals and reading/writing letters.. this had been a huge help in teaching her to read and write!

    My 3 year old wants to be just like her older siblings!

    And me? Lifelong journaller.

  258. Hello! My children are 9 and 12. My nine year old daughter is very creative and LOVES writing! However, I don’t think my twelve year old son is very interested… Unless it’s about something he’s really into, but even then I don’t think writing is his thing! (He does pretty decent when he does write though!)
    My daughter would be SO surprised if I presented her with something as cool and creative as this giveaway! It’d be a great way of bonding for a busy pair. :)

  259. I liked Simple Homeschool a while ago and also gave Gadanke a like too! Thanks! :)

  260. SerenaKate says:

    My children are 5 and 8 and not quite into writing yet. I love Katie’s journals, thank you for the chance to win!

  261. Tasha Meakin says:

    My girls are 2,6 &7 but it’s the seven year old I struggle to do writing with. My 2yo will draw pictures and then tell me exactly what to write on them. My 6 yo is loving writing now that she’s finally understanding how to build words. My 7 yo however would rather die than do journal. I think the mommy & me journal would be perfect for us!

  262. Tasha Meakin says:

    I liked simple homeschool on fb!

  263. My children are 12, 8, 5, and 3 . The two older kiddos are great writers, but my 8 year old LOVES to write. She has written several cutie little short stories. It is a self -motivated passion that we are so proud of! :)

  264. Jaylene Smith says:

    My children are 11 and 8. I am always looking for ways to make it more fun for them. We would love to try these!!

  265. My 5 year old LOVES writing, but she is still working on knowing how 😉

  266. Jaylene Smith says:

    I also Like Gadanke & Simple Home school on FB.

  267. Just liked Gadanke!

  268. Also just liked simplehomeschool on FB:)

  269. Our kids are 11, 9, 7 and 3 months. The oldest enjoys creative writing and it comes naturally but the two middle don’t love it- still searching for a fun way to “teach” it. Love these products- totally would inspire and encourage creativity!

  270. My kids are 15, 10, and 8. My oldest doesn’t enjoy writing much though he did when he was younger, while the middle loves it and the youngest is just beginning to find his way. This is an awesome give away, we would truly appreciate these lovely journals.

  271. Already liked Simple Homeschool but also just liked Gadanke Face Book page :)

  272. I already like both Simple Homeschool and Gandanke on facebook. I enjoy both of them.

  273. My daughter, age 6, writes whenever inspiration strikes. Her most beautiful writing is usually done on a legal pad or scrap paper in the backseat of the car while on a two-hour drive to visit Grandma. If I sit her down to write something to turn into the state for auditing, she draws a blank.

    My son is four and “writes” stories all day long. His voice, in many ways, is only starting to surface. After “writing” a story, and including as many actual letters in the text as he can manage, we all love to sit and listen to him “read.”

  274. We “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook; we “LOVE” it in our hearts.

  275. Dorothy McDowell says:

    My kids (I am raising grandkids) are Kianna, 10 and Kaleb, 6. Unfortunately, writing is the plague of my existence with these two and any help in this area is welcomed EAGERLY! The worst part of it is that I am a long-time writer and love it, so their dislike of it is an enigma to me. It is the subject all of us dread the most and I really think these journals with the prompts in them are an INGENIOUS idea. I hope – hope – hope to win! Thanks for the opportunity! both for the chance to win this G-R-E-A-T! package AND to vent! LOL Thanks!

  276. Dorothy McDowell says:

    I am already a subscriber! and a liker :)

  277. Melissa G says:

    My kids are 17, 10, 9, & 6, they enjoy writing plays and occasionally journal.

  278. “Liked” Gadanke. “Like” and follow SH.

  279. Melissa G says:

    I like Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on Facebook

  280. My kids are elementary age and like to write about their interests. The mother and daughter journal looks great.

  281. Katrina Martins says:

    My daughters are 7, almost 6, and almost 4. Judging from all the scribbles and beautifully lopsided letters found all around our home, I am hoping my girls see themselves as writers and find joy in the written word! Love, love, love that Mother/Daughter journal.

  282. Leisa Stokes says:

    Hi. I’m Leisa. My daughters Jill and Anna-Grace are both ten. Yes, twins! :-)

    I personally love writing and worked as both a corporate and freelance writer for years before my children were born. Teaching writing? Yeah, that’s different. To my kids? Oh that’s a whole ‘nother ball game. :-)

    That’s why I love journaling for them. It’s a way for them to write and express and create without being “graded” or corrected. Their best writing happens when they journal, and that makes me happy. :-)

  283. Leisa Stokes says:

    Like both pages now. :-)

  284. My kids are 14, 12, 10, 9, 7. I’ve been wanting to start a free writing time with them, and these journals would be perfect! Thanks!

  285. Katrina Martins says:

    Ps…already like Simple Himeschool (and recommend it all the time!) Now a “liker” of Gadanke too.:)

  286. Also, I liked both sites on Facebook.

  287. Deanna K. says:

    We have two daughters, ages 7 & 10. They both enjoy writing, but it’s often difficult to get them to write more than a few sentences. I’m hoping these journals would prompt them to expand their thoughts :)

    • Deanna K. says:

      And I also already like Simple Homeschool and am heading over to like Gandanke right now! :)

  288. My children range in age from 2 up to 14… of all of them, my 6yo enjoys writing the most. Unfortunately it seems like the older ones find it to be a bit of a chore.

  289. My kids would live this! I have a 9 year old and a 14 yr old – both girls so this would be great!

  290. I “like” both pages (Simple Homeschool and Gadanke) on Facebook.

  291. My 19 year old daughter always enjoyed writing. My 12 year old son would rather do anything except write.

  292. My dd is 14 and loves writing.

  293. My kids are 9 and 11, and writing can be difficult for both. Thanks for this lovely giveaway, these journals sound wonderful!

  294. I like Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on facebook

  295. Heidi Bauman says:

    My daughter is 7. She does not like reading or writing. It has been a real struggle with her. I have tried so many different things to make it less painful! Recently I bought her just a plain journal and she actually got excited about it but it does stump her sometimes. At least she is starting to want to write! My son is 6 and is following in his sisters footsteps!

  296. Liked Gadanke and Simple Homeschool 😉

  297. Katie Emmons says:

    My daughters 13, 11, and 9 are mixed about writing. My lovely 13 & 9 year old daughters love to write stories…so much so that we are close to having a book by my oldest. My middle daughter does not like writing so I purchased the Mother & Daughter journal by Gadanke. It has been a great way to ask her to write in a way that is not intimidating. I would love to win so I could afford a journals for all my girls. <3

  298. Katie Emmons says:

    I “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  299. Natasha bowers says:

    I homeschool 4 kiddos; Sky age 12 – 6th, Rusty age 8 – 2nd, Jada age 6 – 1st and Dani age 4 – pre-K.
    My kiddos typically enjoy the idea of writing but struggle with the motivation to get the project completed. I’m excited about the possibility of some new materials that might spark their interest!!

  300. Katie Emmons says:

    I “liked” Gadanke on Facebook.

  301. My kids are 7, 4 and 1. The 4 year old loves writing, the 7 year old, not so much! these journals look great

  302. Natasha bowers says:

    I have “Liked” both Gadanke and Simple Homeschool on Facebook : )

  303. My kids are 5, 4, and 3. My son cringes at the word “write.” I would love for him to find inspiration/motivation. :)

  304. Liked Gadanke and simple homeschool on FB!

  305. My kids are 10 & 7. My 10 year old loves to write. My 7 year old not so much. I have to get really creative with his writing assignments. Thanks for the chance to win.

  306. Liked Gadanke & Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  307. I liked both and will probably order even if I don’t win. Love the mother daughter one. Thanks

  308. Carrie Carlson says:

    My children are 10 and 7, boy and girl, respectively. At this point in their lives they enjoy writing because they don’t know they should “hate” it. We follow the principles of TJed in our home and the are both knee deep in Love of Learning. These journals would certainly help me to “Inspire, Not Require” and be a welcome addition to our homeschool closet. LOVE!

  309. Our boys are 11 and 7. The 11 year old loves reading but cringes when it comes to writing he has great imagination in play. The 7 year old enjoy handwriting some days but likes it more when there are pictures to go with it. Thank you.

  310. Carrie Carlson says:

    I liked Gadanke on FB. And I’ve liked Simple Homeschool for a few years now! Thanks for the daily inspiration.

  311. My 5 and 6 yr old girls love writing their own stories and writing notes ro me, so this would be fabulous!!! Jane

  312. I already like your site on FB! :) jane

  313. Liked!

  314. Childrwn18, 13,11,7 the oldest loves to write. He is finishing his first book:) The middle two are apathetic. Sadly . The youngest lives to tell stories.

  315. My kids are 5, 7, 9 and only one of them loves writing. I bet these would help, though!

  316. Angie Milligan says:

    My kids are 9, 7 and 4. My oldest child, my only daughter, loves to write, but often gets bored with my topics for her. My middle child, my first son, doesn’t like to write at all. My baby, my youngest, also a son, is just beginning to learn to write. I would love one of these awesome journals!! :)

  317. My 6 kids range in age from 9-1. My oldest has just discovered the joy of writing and is currently spending most his free time writing a book. These would be prefect for him. I love my she journal.

  318. Amanda Wylie says:

    My kids are 12, 9, 8, 6, twin 2 1/2 year olds and 11 months. My 12 year old is a good writer and seems to enjoy it, my 9 year old would rather do something else, my 8 year old seems to enjoy it, and my 6 year old is “creative”. I struggle with wanting writing to be fun and trying to come up with assignments that fit that! These sound cool!

  319. My children are 6, 5, 4 and 1. The older two like to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings verbally but really need guidance on how to transfer them on to paper for it all to make sense to another person. My almost-4 year old son is just starting to trace letters and numbers, and my 1 year old loves to scribble with anything she can get her hands on!

  320. My kiddos are 6, 4, 2, and 1 on the way… My oldest is the only one really writing and I would love for her to write more than one sentence before being “done.”

  321. Danielle C says:

    I like you both on Facebook

  322. Just ‘liked’ Gadanke on facebook! (Already liked your blog on facebook)
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  323. Amanda Wylie says:

    I already like simple homeachool on facebook – but I “liked” gadanke!

  324. I would love to win these for my girls!

  325. My kids are 17, 15, 12 and 5. These would be great in our house.

  326. My daughter is turning 1 in a week! I would love for her to grow to LOVE writing as much as I do, and not see it as a chore! :)

  327. Our five year old writes with passion. Stories, cards, signs, instructions… everything and anything that can be written about. Three year old follows along imitating with scribbles. :-) Five turning six soon. Writing books would be the perfect birthday gift.

  328. Liked both!

  329. Liked both of them Facebook!

  330. Carla Carey says:

    My daughter is 6 years old. She will be 7 yrs in April. She has just started taking a strong interest in writing. She started journaling her strong feelings about her brother in her journal. Now whenever she is upset at one of us she writes us a note. I just bought a nice sketch pad to start mother/daughter journaling as a special way for us to bond. When I opened facebook I was literally wondering “I wonder where I could find ideas for meaningful, fun, and creative ways to journal with each other” and then I found this post! I love it! My son is 4 years old and he is frustrated because he cannot draw what he sees in his head. His fine motor skills are still developing. I am no quite sure how to help him yet. Looking for a perfect idea to encourage him.

  331. also liked both on FB! :)
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  332. Dawn Merritt says:

    My daughter is 7 and she would love a mommy + me journal as would I! She’s not too confident in her writing skills but we are working on it. This would be great! :)

  333. Carla Carey says:

    I liked Gadanke on facebook. I already liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook awhile back. I enjoy following your posts!

  334. My daughter is almost 12 and loves writing if she left to her own devices, but hates writing assignments! so I am looking for ways to encourage writing without making it feel like schoolwork.

  335. Sandra Denney says:

    My children are 12 and 9. My son has resigned himself to do more creative writing, which is not his strong suit. My daughter loves to write all kinds of things! She would absolutely love, love, love the Mommy and Daughter journals :)

  336. My kids are 6 & nearly 5 (he reminds me often.) They both love to write, and I’m hoping that lasts!

  337. I like both on fb!

  338. My kids are 10 and 7. The 10-year-old enjoys writing, the 7-year-old could use some encouragement. I’d love to try these journals for myself, also!

  339. My 4-year-old loves to doodle and draw anywhere and everywhere. In the shower when the shower door fogs up she loves to have me teach her the letters of her name, we have the M and A to Maddie down now. :-)

  340. Sandra Denney says:

    I’ve also liked Gadanke and SimpleHomeschool on Facebook :)

  341. I liked both pages on FB!

  342. Karina L says:

    My girls are 7, 5 and 3. My 5 year old loves to write, 7 year old not as much. I think she would really enjoy mother/ daughter journal.

  343. 8,7,5,3 months. 1 loves it (7 yr old) , 1 is sort of into it (8) 1 has no interest at all (5, just learning to write anything). Such a great idea!!

  344. My oldest son, age 9, is a prolific writer of fantasy fiction. My daughter, age 8, is still developing her skills. My 6 year old son illustrates his stories, even if they’re not written down.

  345. Crystal Riedel says:

    My Children are 16, 10, 8, 7, 6, 4, and 2. Writing comes naturally to my oldest, and the rest have great ideas. We are working on getting ideas to paper. I loosely use Writing Strands, and have been wanting to get the older children into daily writing in a journal. This looks like fun.

  346. Jody A. Jones says:

    My 10 year old loves to write creative stories. My 7 year old is my reluctant writer. My 4 year old is just starting to write and enjoys writing letters to family and friends.

  347. Jody A. Jones says:

    I already liked simple homeschool Facebook page. It has been a great help in researching homeschooling. We start our homeschool experience this next school year. I also liked Gandanke!

  348. My kids are 7, 5, and 2. My 7 year old loves writing! A mother-daughter journal would be a lot of fun!

  349. I also “like” both on Facebook!

  350. Mine are 5,3, and 1. The 5 year old is very excited to be writing and his sister loves to pretend that she is

  351. I like you both on fb

  352. I “liked” both pages on Facebook!

  353. Eunice B. says:

    My oldest (9) loves to write endless stories about warriors and Pokemon. My 8 year old is just beginning to get into writing.

  354. My kids are 6 and 8. These would be perfect for both of them as one is a reluctant writer, and the other adores special letters. :) and PS, I “liked” you on Facebook.

  355. Thank you for introducing these wonderful journals to me. They look amazing. My children are 6, 4 and 1.

  356. 7 & 4. Dd is starting to get into writing stories and she likes writing in her secret diary. Ds is learning and likes writing notes for the family. :)

  357. I have a nine year old. She likes to write sometimes but easily gets bored with it and wants to go play.

  358. Liked both

  359. Our children are 14, 12, 7,4 and 1. Our 14 year old daughter loves to write and has notebooks full of stories and poems and also has several journals.

  360. And liked both pages.

  361. 9, 16, and 19 they all love to write!!

  362. This would be a wonderful project for my 10 year old and me!
    She loves creative writing, journaling, and is always looking for special ways to spend time together.

  363. selena melicks says:

    My two are 6 and almost 11 . Want to find a way to get them writing and to enjoy it . I want them to explore all the different and creative ways to write . Liked on here and fb .

  364. I have five kids but only two are writing age. One loves it the other dislikes it. Trying to find something to spark a change in the one that doesn’t care for it. These look fantastic.

  365. I like you both on fb.

  366. Jennifer says:

    My kids are 10, 8, 8, 7, and 3 little ones. They all love writing on their own, but don’t like anything assigned.

  367. I’d want them for personal notes, …etc! They look beautiful!

  368. Jennifer says:

    I like you on FB.

  369. Liked.

  370. My 10 year old son is not a fan of writing. My 9 year old daughter likes to write in her journal. My 1 year old son likes writing the most. But only if it’s with crayon, on the walls or the coffee table.

  371. Liked on FB!

  372. My daughter is six and says she doesn’t like to write. I try to let her chose topics, write plays or songs ,or even make maps to encourage her to write. One of these journals could be a great new writing experience for her! I hope we win! :)

  373. Oh and I already “like” you on fb. :)

  374. Gaye Smith says:

    My children are 13 and 11. The 13 y/o girl loves to write what she wants to write but not necessarily what is assigned for her to write. The 11 y/o boy does not like to write period.

  375. We are in prewriting stages here. Ages 2 and 4. Love your page and these look like fabulous journals! Thank you.

  376. Like both!

  377. My daughter is 6. She loves writing stories, but I think her creativity is often stifled by the fact that she wants to spell every word perfectly, make her letters just right, and use perfect punctuation. I feel like there’s plenty of time to focus on those things later, and wish she would just let her creativity flow. Maybe I’m wrong? Oh well. I’m just learning as I go! :)

  378. Liked you both on FB!

  379. My daughter is 11 and she enjoys creative writing and just writing notes. These would be so fun for us to do together.

  380. I have 3 kiddos, 8, 6, and 4. They are slowly becoming more comfortable with writing. I think these journals would really be a help to them!!!

  381. I like you both of FB!!!

  382. My children are 5, 4, 2, and 9 months. Only my 5 year old writes and he loves it! He taught himself to write and spell when he was 3 and has been writing ever since :)

  383. My daughter loves to write, my son does not.. These could be a great tool. These look like fun!

  384. such a cute question… my 9 yr old loves to write.. we’ve moved quite a bit so she writes letters to her friends, makes books for them to write in and send back to her. she’s a champ writer. my 6 yr old twin boys on the other hand hate to write.. they came home the other day and said their best part of school was that they got to read all through writing workshop :). thanks for the giveaway! xoxo!

  385. i have previously liked your site, and the gadanke site on facebook :).

  386. My kids at 1 year and 5 years. My five year old likes to make journals from a book we read each week. He likes tracing and writing in his scrapbook but only with help. I write his thoughts and the letters out in big yellow handwriting and he traces.

  387. I have an eight year old son who loves writing–when it’s his idea!

  388. I like you both on fb!

  389. I have twin 6-year-old daughters, a 4-year-old daughter, and a 19-month-old son. The girls love to write! This would be great for them (and me!).

  390. Valerie G says:

    These are just lovely. Exactly what I am looking for!

  391. My daughter is 6 and she loves to write. She writes me notes all the time saying the cutest things. Always makes this mom’s heart melt. She says she wants to be an author when she grows up. Thank you for the chance to win. A mother / daughter journal would be a great present for her upcoming birthday!

  392. Carolina Vega says:

    My oldest is almost 9, she is going thought this awesome momento where she writes poems and letters, she más tres cursive and she loves princess jourmaling, my youngest is 6 and is a natural artist, she is now startibg to read and write properly.

  393. Summer Brannon says:

    My boys are Gunner (4) and Draper (2). Gunner is becoming more interested in writing. Recently learned to write his name too. Draper enjoys a good scribble. :)

  394. Summer Brannon says:

    Already had liked yours on Fb. Just went amd liked gadanke.

  395. 5- loves storytelling and “journaling”. Like both pages.

  396. Liked on FB :)

  397. 9 yo daughter would love these. 8 yo son might find them motivational. Me, as mom, would love to share with my children :)

  398. M&M is 5 and loves to write! Me too.

  399. and I have “liked” you both!

  400. My kids are 9, 5, and 1. My oldest has really struggled with writing. Its such a personal subject and she has a hard time feeling comfortable voicing herself. My middle is only just beginning to write and doesn’t seem to have strong feeling about it one way or the other but she LOVES to read. And my littlest, well she is an aspiring graffiti artist. :)

  401. I have 4 boys, ages 12, 10, 7 and 4. Currently, the 12 year old is trying to write a novel filled with elves and dwarves! My 10 year old is not interested in writing at all, so I am trying to find something that appeals to him. My 7 year old has is just beginning to write. He like to write in his journal. My 4 year old enjoys telling long stories, often about when he grows up and is as big as his brothers! We would love to try some of the journals!

  402. Breann Stiefel says:

    I have 3 girls. They are almost 3, 5, and 7 years old (birthday season is April and May for us). My to-be 7 year old loves to write, but struggles with thinking she needs to spell every word correctly.

  403. Liked both facebook pages.

  404. Leah Claypoole says:

    My son is 6 and will write if it is fun and is learning cursive now to make it easier. My daughter is 4 so she wants to do everything big brother does and pretends she is writing in cursive :)

  405. I have 3 sons: 13, 10, 8 and 2 daughters: 12, 7. 3 of them love to read and write…the other 2…not so much. Maybe this will encourage them to develop a love of reading and writing…how invaluable!!!
    Thank you!

  406. I have a 6 yo daughter who LOVES to write. She is in the process of writing and illustrating her own Rainbow Magic Fairy book. I would love to use the Mom/Daughter journal to capture memories forever.

  407. My kids are 2, 4, & 6. My 6-year-old enjoys writing for pleasure, but when given an “educational” writing prompt gets writer’s block. I think she’s afraid to be “wrong”.

  408. Kim Adams says:

    I have 2 sons ages 14 and 11. Both are very reluctant writers. Having a journal that prompts them would be something I think they would enjoy.

  409. “Liked” both pages :). Thanks!!

  410. My kids are 14, 12 and 7. They don’t enjoy the physical aspect of writing, but have many good ideas and stories to share. My 12 and 7 will dictate and I do their writing many times.

  411. My kids are 8, 6, 4, & 2. The oldest are my only writers at this point, and they love to tell stories orally rather than write them down. These journals seem like a great way to get those thoughts down on paper.

  412. My children are 9 and 7. I have a child with a sever Auditory Processing Disorder so writing is not something that she enjoys. This is something that we haven’t tried so I hope that it will help. Here we go…

  413. Brandy F. says:

    My daughter is 10 and loves to draw, write, paint and do anything that let’s her creativity run wild! My little man is 7 and is finishing 1st grade phonics. His writing is improving, but doesn’t care for it;). I celebrate their differences.

  414. I liked Gadanke and Simple Homeschool. :)

  415. I have two girls (nearly 5 & 10). My little one likes to draw,,but not interested in writing yet, and my older munchkin is an avid reader,but reluctant writer. We’ve started letters to each other in past,,but keep losing track, the kids journal looks like a lovely way to keep track of our notes to each other. Thankyou for opportunity to win,

  416. My boys are 2 and 5.5. My 2 year old loves to scribble on everything. My 5 year old loves to write and has a great imagination. I love the journals with prompts to get him started.

  417. My 8 year old daughter writes a short story every day without being prompted to. She writes letters to the tooth fairy, Santa, and even Mary Poppins in hopes that she will stop by for a spell. She is always writing!

  418. My daughter is 11 and is just now exploring her creative side in writing and is eager to write in our notebooks, etc…where her brother, 7- can be overwhelmed at times so I have to keep an eye on how much we do so it doesn’t undermine his confidence.

  419. My kids are 8, 9 and 15 and the youngest and oldest hate it and the middle one tolerates it. It makes me sad because my husband has an English degree and I have an English minor with my education degree and all three kids would rather do math. Huh?!

  420. My son is 6 and is learning to love to write:)

  421. Alexandria Fritts says:

    My kids are 7, 4&1
    The seven year old hates to write the first sentence. The four year old is just starting out. And the one year old doesn’t have any clue what all the fuss is about

  422. My kids are 6, 6, 3, 3, and 1. My 6 yo daughter LOVES to write and is always telling stories and making up songs. She would go nuts for these journals.
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  423. I liked both on FB!
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  424. My kids are 6, 4, 2, and 6 months. My 6-year-old is in his first year homeschooling and sees writing as a chore, although he will leave little notes around for us. Sometimes it’s a slip of paper with “I love Mom” scrawled on it, and sometimes it’s an ‘out of order’ sign taped to the bathroom door! My girls (the middle two) love to fill pages with doodles. I have a degree in journalism, so I see all these little things as steps on the journey to my children being able to express themselves well through the written word.

  425. I liked Gadanke and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  426. Elizabeth says:

    I have three girls–9, 7, and 4. They all love books. The older girls write stories in their notebooks all of the time. The oldest illustrates and writes multi-chapter books. One was a fictional tale about dung beetles to go along with a science lesson about the insects.

  427. I have a six year old daughter, a 4 year old son, and a 5 month old daughter. I am fully planning to home school them and although my daughter and son are just starting to write, I think your journals are an amazing idea!

  428. My kids are 3 and 7. My 7 year old is great at telling stories, but not yet writing them down. A journal is a great suggestion for prompting him to write his stories down.

  429. christina terjesen says:

    I have 4 children with my oldest being 6(7 in May). I feel that she is a bit intimidated to write even though she is a voracious reader. Perhaps having a journal would help her to be brave and excited to try and write a bit more.

  430. We have 6 kids. The girls are 18,16, 15 and 4. Our boys are 12 and 7. My girls are great writers. They also love to read. My boys don’t like it at all. My 12 year has ADD and it is the reason he is homeschooled. His writing is much like the 7 yr olds. I have tried lots of writing programs but none get his attention or keep it.

  431. I also liked both on Facebook. Actually, I had liked simple homeschool a long time ago.

  432. My son is 5. He LOVES to compose stories and research, he’ll dictate, correct my mistakes and make books but won’t actually write.

  433. Elizabeth says:

    Liked both pages!

  434. Palma Jardin says:

    I have 3 still at home 11,14,16. Any writing that I can get them to do on paper would be a god sent.

  435. I like simple homeshool on FB.

  436. We have 2 daughters, 5 & 1. Our 5 year old loves to write and carries a small journal in her purse or bag all the time! Our 1 year old just 2 days ago started to show interested in coloring and working with crayons. I love writing and think the mom/daughter journals are such an amazing thing! I will be getting them win or not! :-) thanks for doing this giveaway!!! Blessings, Ashley

  437. Amy Stathos says:

    I have 4 boys; they are 11, 9, 7 & 7. My oldest enjoys writing creative stories on his own. My middle son loves to write comics. My 7 yr old twins love to write about animals. They love different types of notebooks and journals :)

  438. I like Gadanke on FB.

  439. Alexandra says:

    My daughter is 10. She loves to write and carry around journals to write in. She writes her own little books. She has a great imagination! She would love this!

  440. My kids are aged 2, 4, 6, 9, and 10. The older three vacillate between indifference and visceral hatred toward writing. Sad, but true.

  441. Alexandra says:

    I liked both websites on Facebook!

  442. We have four children. Our boys are ages 16, 13, and 5. Our little girl is 3. They all love to read or be read to. The 16 year old loves to write; the 13 year old, not so much! The two little love to write in their own way!

  443. I have liked simple homeschool on Facebook for awhile now! I just liked Gadanke today! Blessings,

  444. My girls are toddlers, so writing is a ways off but I often document their crazy thoughts and silly stories because I just can’t believe how creative they are!

  445. My kids are 15, 11, & 7. My oldest is great at writing but does only what’s required even though he’s capable of more. My middle child loves to write but has terrible spelling and my youngest loves to do copywork.

  446. I am starting “mom school” (as my girls are calling it) in the fall. They are 7 & 10 years old completing first and fourth grade now. They both like to tell stories but don’t write them down and I hope to change that

  447. Rachael Stanley says:

    My kids are 6 & 7 and are just beginning to write. I would love to start them out with something fun like this.

  448. My kids are 14 & 11 and are both so-so about writing. These look like cool inspiration!

  449. Would love to win for my 6 and 8 yr old!

  450. I have a 13 yo daughter who loves to write – these journals look fabulous!!

  451. Ashlee Erickson says:

    I have a 9 yr. old and a 6 yr. old boys. The 9 yr. old is finicky – if it is something that he wants to write about he is all over it. He will even bust out a report on the weekends just because he wanted to. But if it is something that is not his idea or doesn’t love, he will fight it. My 6 yr. old could use a lot of prompting. He does not have that love of writing (yet) but I hope to get him there one day.

  452. Rebecca Finkenbinder says:

    I have 3 biological and 3 in the process of adopting. My bio girlies are 16, 11, and 8. My oldest very much enjoys writing. My 11 years old (kind of sort of) enjoys writing. My 8 year old is not crazy about writing at all. …..but we are working on it with patience and prayer and hopefully things will turn around. :) my 3 younger ones are 5, 4, and 2. The 5 years old LOVES to color, draw, and practice letter writing. The 4 and 2 years old are still working on coordination issues.

  453. I have three girls, ages 16, 14 and 12. They do not like writing but I would live to encourage them:)

  454. Kari Armstrong says:

    My 12 year old can’t stand writing. My 9 year old Loves it!

  455. Angela Young says:

    I have 2 children as of now and I homeschool. My oldest is 6. Youngest is 1 1/2. My 6 old is crazy imaginative! She has to be, since she was an only child for so many years.

    This is one of the greatest writing ideas for kids I’ve seen in a while and I would love to have this. Thanks for the chance! :)

  456. Angela Young says:

    I have liked both pages. (Simple homeschool, quite some time ago).

  457. My kids are almost 5 and 2. My (almost) 5 year old is a reluctant writer who has refused to write a single letter and then yesterday she wrote her sisters name and her aunts name! So progress!

  458. Julie Frady says:

    My children are 10, 8, 7, 4, 2 and 8 mths. My oldest loves to write songs and poetry, but getting her interested in story writing has been a little harder. My other children aren’t even interested. I really love to read and write and hope to pass than down to my children, but so far we are a little stuck in that area.

  459. I have six kids:) 14,12,9,6,3,&2. The girls, 14 and 9, enjoy writing. In fact my 9 year old carries around notebooks to write and draw in. The boys are more hesitant and I struggle more getting them to write.

  460. Jenny Williams says:

    My children are 7 & 6. We’ve just begun daily journal time where I’m not the scribe. My 7 yo daughter particularly enjoys writing; however, my 6 yo son is not too fond of writing yet so I dont push it. I love the mom/daughter idea!

  461. I have ‘liked’ simple homeschool.

  462. I have two sons (4 & 9) and my daughter is 6. I love reading and writing and am trying to instill that into my children. My son enjoys writing stories but has trouble with fiction writing. My daughter is just discovering writing paragraphs and she gets a little crabby! Lol!

  463. My 6 year old likes to write when the mood strikes. My 3 year old loves to “write”.

  464. Laura Lawson says:

    I have six kids 10,9,7,5,2,1 and we are just starting our homeschooling journey and would love to win these journals! My 10 year old son and 9 year old daughter love to write.

  465. My 6-year-old daughter, Brenna, will very rarely write for her own enjoyment. Most often, when asked to even do copywork for homeschool she fights it mightily.

  466. Carol Tracewell says:

    My kids are 3, 6, 8 and 10. Reading and writing are their favorite activities. They have pen pals they write to and on their own they write stories often.

  467. My daughters are 6 and 4. My 6 year old hates to write and complains the whole time. My 4 year old loves to write and is writing her name all over everything when she doesn’t have me to spell words for her.

  468. Michele Dillon says:

    My children are 16 and 19. Neither of them like to write, which is horrible to me, since I wanted to be an author most of my young life. It is a struggle trying to get my 16 year old to write,and we are preparing for the GED.

  469. Jenny Williams says:

    I have liked both pages on Facebook.

  470. My kids are 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. All of the older kids love to write stories!

  471. I like both pages on FB.

  472. My daughter is ten and is in the middle of the road about writing. She can get very creative! Working on penmanship and getting her to slow down so I can actually read it! :)

  473. My kids are 11, 8 and 3. My son loves Writing since joining a Druidawn Creative writing class. My daughter not so much, but we share a little journal right now which she enjoys.

  474. I have a 4 year old son and a 7 year old daughter. My 7 year old is creative once she begins but has trouble knowing where/how to start.

  475. Carol Tracewell says:

    Likes and getting notifications on both sites :)
    Gadanke and Simple Homeschool

  476. My kids are 8, 5 and 2. My 8 year old resists a lot of assigned writing though on her own free time she is always making signs, comic books and such.

  477. We have two school-age children. Our 10-year-old daughter is a great writer — when she is in the mood. Our 8-year-old daughter does not love to write.

  478. I liked Gadanke on Facebook. Already had Simple Homeschool liked. More like loved tho!

  479. I like both FB pages!

  480. Lynn Peters says:

    My children’s ages range from 15 years to 13 years and then down to 7… I find that all three of my children are good writers but unfortunately only the 7 year old enjoys it. I would be really excited to foster his love of writing with these great prompts! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  481. Thank you for introducing such an awesome idea. Will be getting these no matter what.

  482. Melanie King says:

    My 10 year old loves to write!

  483. Jessica Hardacre says:

    My kids are 10 and 8. Their names are Christian and William. My youngest loves to write. We are still working on my oldest child :)

  484. I have an eight year old girl who “hates” writing if she has to come up with the ideas on her own. Very difficult to motivate!

  485. And I like both pages. :)

  486. Kimberly Ballenger says:

    I have four children. 3 boys age 9, 7, and 1. My daughter is 3. My two olderright boys one loves to write the other hates to write. Both struggle with writing. I would absolutely love to win this and try these products. We need all the help we can get. :)

  487. Darcy Garwood says:

    I have a 7 and 3 year old and my seven year old doesn’t write well due to some learning issues. This type of journal might just be “cool” enough to encourage him to write more!

  488. Would love to have the first set for my reluctant writer!

  489. My 8 year old daughter has an active imagination but has inherited her mother’s practicality, making writing a chore. These journals seem to be a great way to create excitement about getting the story on paper! I am particularly interested in the mother/daughter journals.

  490. Amy Coppieters says:

    We are a writing family and I’m so happy to get introduced to these journals! My kids are ages 15, 10 and 6. The fifteen year old is a sketcher and comes up with the most creative stories to go with her sketches. She has even won awards for her stories. My 10 year old son has an even deeper desire to write. It’s like he is exploding with words! I find his writings and stories all over the house and try to collect them in one spot. He uses writing to fall asleep and to calm himself- it’s like therapy! Iwould love to gift this to him so that he has a special place all his own for his creativity. We would put this to great use and love it.

  491. I have a 7,5,3 and newborn! The 7 year old is a reluctant writer and needs prompts and always asks for help with spelling. The 5year old sounds everything out and love writing notes to her family!

  492. I have a 7 year old who loves to tell elaborate stories but hates to write them down. I also have a 3 year old who is very interested in writing on every surface she can find with everything she can get her hands on.

  493. shiloh smith-ince says:

    Hi I have four kids my oldest is my girl 14 she loves to write stories my boys 10 he loves to take notes for people my third is a girl just turned 2 an well she don’t really write yet but she loves to try always has a pen of some sort in her hand trying to spell her name as I spell it out an last I have a 1 year old hope shes to write to :)

  494. Amy Coppieters says:

    I’ve ‘like’ Simple Homechool for a while and am a new fan of Gadanke thanks to this review! LIKED BOTH.

  495. My daughter is 8. She absolutely adores creative writing. She makes at least one book a day on her own in addition to journaling.

  496. 16, 14, 12, 8, 7, 4. One, the oldest loves it. The rest, except the four year old, are ho-hum. Would love to try journals as inspiration.

  497. Mary Jean Taylor says:

    My son is 12! He doesn’t like to write ! I have him journal daily but when he writes it’s short and sweet! I Really use it to improve his handwriting! These journals are really cool!

  498. I have a 10 year old and a 14 year old. They both enjoy creative or open ended writing assignments, but doing formal writing assignments is a struggle.

  499. 16, 14, 12, 8, 7, 4. The oldest loves writing. The rest, minus the 4 yr old, are ho-hum. Love to try journals to encourage them.

  500. Camille Hooper says:

    I have a 2 boys. My 10 year-old has a very difficult time with his handwriting. He is left-handed and has never really learned how to write properly. His school doesn’t has a writing curriculum. He continues to try to write because he has so much imagination but he is reluctant to put it down on paper. He needs some topics which excite him and make him want to share!! My 5 year-old is just beginning to read and write. He loves to draw and make up new meanings for his drawings. I think he would benefit from a journal such as this one!

  501. Kimberly Crowe says:

    17, 16, 11, 9, 8, 5, 2, 1 and some love writing some cry at the mention of it. Most of the time it depends on what they are writing and why!

  502. My girls are 8 and 6. We love writing notes to each other!

  503. My son is 11. He likes to write what he likes to write :-) . He doesn’t particularly like writing assignments. I think he would like the journals.

  504. I liked Gadanke on FB.

  505. melinda stafford says:

    my child is 10 years old and loves to write…

  506. 12, 10, 8
    They dread writing, especially the two boys, and struggle to express themselves through words.

  507. Catherine Walker says:

    Kids are 7, 7, and 10. The two girls (10 and 7) both love writing for pleasure – stories about whatever they think of. The boy doesn’t like to write at all, except a little bit about Minecraft. No one likes assigned writing! So we don’t do much.

  508. Leanne W says:

    My girls are 5 and 6.5, and the oldest is just starting to love writing. A while back we introduced reading and writing skills through letter writing (to family and friends from Afar) and journal writing. These journals look like alot of fun with the little inserts and stickers. fun prompts!

  509. I ‘liked’ SH and Gadanke

  510. My daughter is 10 and is simply crazy about writing!

  511. 10, 2, and 3 months. My 10 year old loves to write. She prefers creative writing with a prompt.

  512. I have 9 & 6 yr old girls. My 9yo like to write but I think this would be great for her! The 6yo we are working on 😉

  513. 6,7,&8 they really enjoy writing and would love these products!

  514. Like both on FB!

  515. Just liked them on FB! I never win anything….

  516. Bonnie Dalager says:

    My 10-year-old hates to write. She loves to draw, but nearly cried when I added copy work to our weekly plan. :( Would love to try out these journals.

  517. And I already *love* following simple homeschooling on FB as well. Encouraging articles and posts that always speak to me!

  518. Bonnie Dalager says:

    I liked Gadanke on Facebook and was already a follower of Simple Homeschool.

  519. Mommy want!!!!

  520. Lisa Clark says:

    My children are 10, 8, and 2. My boys are just starting to enjoy writing more. We are using IEW this year and it has gone very well. I liked Gadanke on Facebook today and already liked Simple Homeschool.

  521. Anna Vaschina says:

    My children are 6, 8, 20, 22.
    The little ones don’t like writing. I’ve started a ‘Mom and Daughter’ with our 8 year old and it is really helping. I can find spelling and grammar problems but don’t address them in the journal just amongst our daily homeschool work. I’ve really appreciated it and would love to win this great material.

  522. Carrie B says:

    My children are 11, 10, 9, 7, and 2. Some love writing, some do not. We are always looking for new ideas to encourage them to write more. :)

  523. My kids ate 8 and 6. My 8 yr old is a man of few words, and the thought of putting them onto paper – we’ll let’s just say it is not on the top of his list, but we are working on it ;-). My 6 yr old, on the other hand, loves to write.

  524. 12.7yr boy, 11.1yr girl, 8.4yr boy, 6.7yr boy, 4.11yr boy & 2.6yr boy… My girl LOVES writing… As long as it’s about what she wants, when she wants. The boys… Not so much. I’ve resorted to bribery (LOL).

  525. I liked Gadanke on FB too.

  526. My daughter is 9 years old. She loves to write, when she’s in the mood and journaling of her own accord. When she has to write as part of a school assignment, she’s not as keen on the idea!

  527. I already like Simple Homeschool, and I just liked Gadanke.

  528. Bethany Roise says:

    My son is 9 and my daughter is 6. My son HATES writing and I’m searching for something to inspire him. My daughter is 6 and loves to write me sweet notes!

  529. My 8-yr-old daughter cries. My 6-yr-old son is learning. So Mom is a mixed up mess!! Lol

  530. I have a 6 yo girl, 4 yo boy and a newborn. My daughter loves to read and write. She keeps a journal at school and I’ve been thinking about starting one at home. Thanks for this opportunity! These look really cool!

  531. My 7 year old hasn’t really decided if she likes it or not. It seems to depend on the topic she’s writing about. My (almost) 11 year old enjoys writing leisurely, but not book reports and essays. She likes to write comic strips because she loves to draw.

  532. 8.999, 4.999 and 4mo, writing is like an accessory to drawing basically.

  533. Heather Murphy says:

    My kids are 9, 6, 4, and 2. The two older love creating stories. My son hates to write them out but my daughter typically enjoys writing.

  534. Heather Murphy says:

    I liked both Facebook pages! :)

  535. My kids are 1, 4, and 11. The 11 year old enjoys writing in journals.

  536. I like Gadanke and Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  537. Also, I liked Gadanke on FB…. I already liked SH a while ago

  538. 10 & 7. My kids Love to write. They have become so creative since we started homeschooling this year. My daughter could not read or write when I pulled her from public schools. Since being home she is reading and writing and doing incredible. Journaling is an incredible outlet for my kids.

  539. My kids are 4, 8, and 10. The ten year old likes writing but only what SHE wants to write…nothing that is assigned to her. I’d love to explore the mother-daughter journal with her. My younger boys like telling stories…but not writing them.

  540. Veronica Wasson says:

    These journals look amazing!!! My daughters are 12, 10, and almost 8. These would make writing so much fun!

    • Veronica Wasson says:

      My daughters are primarily indifferent to writing… Although that saddens me, I have yet to find a way to make writing exciting.

  541. These journals look awesome… My eldest son (11) is learning the art of expressing himself through writing. These journals would be so fantastic to encourage him in this journey… my other two children (9 & 6) have been eyeing these off and telling me they look like fun… To win something like this would be such a blessing!

  542. My kids are 5 and almost 7 :) One LOVES to write (the older) and the other is learning to like it….but not quite there yet.
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  543. heather phillips says:

    16 &10, my 16 writes all the time, my 10 yr old not so much. looking for different ways to help (adhd with a Learning Disability in writing and comprehension impairment)

  544. 8 and 12. My 8 year old really does not like writing so much. My 12 year old prefers things that are interesting to him.

  545. sara lee says:

    My boys are 8 6 and 5. They hate writing. This would be a wonderful way to help them enjoy I think.

  546. Kids are 14, 9 and 6. The older two enjoy writing but the 6 year old really dislikes it!!

  547. Nissa Van Riper says:

    Daughter is 5 and she really resists anything requiring fine motor skills. She is perfectly willing to draw her journal pages, which I adore reviewing; and an enrichment program has encouraged her with “kid writing,” so we’ll see where that takes us!

  548. Samantha says:

    My kids are 8 and 3. The 8 year old is ok with it as long as it is on her terms, the 3 year old hasn’t really started writing yet but is intrigued by printed words.

  549. Annette Barker says:

    My kids are 28, 26, 25, 24, 24, 23, 21, 21, 21, 20, 20, 16, 14, 13 and 11. That’s 15 kids right. Only one set of twins and all but four are adopted. My youngest four are excited to learn more about writing and have many life experiences to share. As their adopted mom, I’m excited to read anything they write.

  550. My 13-year-old son is very passionate about writing – he started writing “novels” when he was in kindergarten. By contrast, my 10-year-old daughter simply despises writing. Every kid is different!

  551. I liked Gadanke on Facebook!

  552. I already like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  553. My kids are 18, 15, 13, 9, 7, 5 & 5 months. Unfortunately, writing is our least favorite school activity.

  554. I already liked Simple Homeschool and just liked Gadanke on FB.

  555. Jen DeSanto says:

    My children are 15, 5, 2, 1 all girls! My oldest loves, and I mean LOVES to write! She writes stories that I know will be published one day! My 5 yr old is starting to love it know that she can write words. My 2 yr old gets frustrated that she can’t write as well as her sisters, but boy does she try! My sweet baby just turned one last month!

  556. my kids are 9 & 12. they like writing, especially with fancy pens and such. we love word games!

  557. brooke turner says:

    My littles are 4, 6, and 8 and they LOVE writing.

  558. My daughter will be ten next Saturday, and she absolutely loves writing!
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  559. Krystal Weaver says:

    Our children are 6, 5, 3 and 1.5. We’re just beginning the writing journey, but I would look forward to incorporating these journals as they learn. My oldest two are excited to learn to write! (Actually the three year old, too, out of desire to imitate the others.)

  560. Jill Carter says:

    My kiddies are 9 & 11. Writing is always a battle in our home.

  561. Jennifer Forwerck says:

    My daughter is 11 and she likes writing but doesn’t love it yet. She’s good but doesn’t know it yet.

  562. Krystal Weaver says:

    Liked Gadanke and already like Simple Homeschool on FB. : )

  563. My kids are almost 5, 6-1/2, and 9. My 9-year old hates her writing curriculum and we are looking for something new. My 6-1/2 year loves writing!

  564. I like Simple Homeschooling on Facebook.

  565. I now like Gadanke on Facebook.

  566. My daughter is 6 and is starting to really figure out sentences and spelling of lots of words.

  567. Gina Handerhan says:

    My daughter is almost 9 and she likes to write! She really likes to journal. My son is 6 and he writes the cutest stuff but isn’t into it as much yet. I am hoping to homes
    chool for the 1st time this coming school year!

  568. Sarah Sorensen says:

    My kids are 20, 9 and 6. The older two love to write, while the youngest struggles with special needs that hamper his ability to read and write. However he recently wrote and illustrated a book for the PBS Kids Go Writers contest!

  569. Julie van Heerden says:

    My kids are 3, 6 and 7. The 2 older ones don’t like writing, but I think one of these journals might solve that issue and make it fun!!

  570. Julie van Heerden says:

    I liked Gadanke on Facebook!

  571. Julie van Heerden says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  572. Susan Grinkemeyer says:

    My daughter is almost 15 and writes constantly. She is really very good. A budding novelist or screen play writer?

  573. Beckie Martin says:

    My daughter is 10 and is not a huge fan of writing.

  574. Beckie Martin says:

    Liked both on facebook.

  575. My kids are 2, 4, 9, 10 and they do a lot of writing assignments and not very much freelance writing. My daughter loves to write more than my son. I really would love to get the mother daughter journal.

  576. My kids are 4 and 2 and so not really writing at all yet. When I taught, most of the kids I worked with were scared of writing so now I work on crafting stories with the girls aloud…teaching them about the basics of what makes a good tale. I hope they love writing some day!
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  577. My kids are 9, 7, 5, and 2 and right now the only one who likes writing is the just turned 5 year old. The 9 year old will do it willingly for her own projects and stuff and the 7 year old doesn’t mind cursive but for the most part would rather not write. And the 2 year old is still only drawing circles.

  578. I liked Gadanke on Facebook and I already liked simple homeschool. Thank you :)

  579. I like Gadanke on FB.

  580. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  581. My kids are 11, 8, 8. My eight-year-olds love to freewrite and make up stories. My 11-yr old prefers to write about non-fiction topics. They like to write when there’s no pressure. These journals would be perfect for them!

  582. My girls are 5 and a half, 3 and 9 months. Much of our writing is Handwriting practice and it is my daughters least favorite part of Homeschool. I would love to journal write more and inspire my girls to love writing! I was hoping to order a journal for my birthday so this would be perfect!
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  583. My two daughters are 5 and 8. My 8 year old does not like workbook style writing. She loves to write in her diary and draw pictures. My youngest loves to draw in her sister’s diary and print letters wgich doesn’t make her big sister too happy!

  584. I liked Gadanke on FB. I have already like Simple Homeschool on FB and enjoy your posts. Thank you!!

  585. I like both on Facebook!
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  586. My two daughters are 5 and 8. My 8 year old does not like workbook style writing. She loves to write in her diary and draw pictures. My youngest loves to draw in her sister’s diary and print letters which doesn’t make her big sister too happy!

  587. I have 10 kids, but my oldest of the 5 daughters is 12. She wrote her first story before she could read. It was a funny story about a hot air balloon ride and hunting for blueberries, all 4 notebook pages were written phonetically. My girlfriends could actually read it. One of my 5 boys did not learn to read until he was 9 and is just now writing short paragraphs at 11. We love story prompts because, I am one busy Momma and sometimes my creative side is a bit over worked. Both kids could take these as far as they are able and still be happy with the end result. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

  588. Emily Voss says:

    My school age are children are 10 and 7. The oldest is not a fan of writing, says he’s not good at it. My youngest loves to tell stories and loves to draw!! We would love these journals!

  589. MINDY AUMILLER says:

    Sabrina likes writing creatively but needs to journal. Nathan and cooper love writing stories, Wyatt and Ruth not writers yet but Wyatt working hard on it. 16,12,10,9,6

  590. My sons are 6 and 1 1/2.
    My oldest is just beginning to really love to write and illustrate his own stories.
    My youngest LOVES pencils!

  591. Lori M-C says:

    My kids are 6, 4 and almost 2. My six year old has kept journals ever since she could hold a pen and scribble. On her own initiative she will copy entire books to practice her writing skills. My four year old is just learning his letters and he likes to write some but does not have the same passion for it his sister does or at least not yet.

  592. Lori M-C says:

    I like both on FB.

  593. My son, age 6, has some fine motor weaknesses. Initially he hated writing, but now he writes all the time because he wants to be an author/illustrator of his own books. My daughter is only 4, but she absolutely loves writing and drawing.

  594. My kids are 10(girl), 6(boy), and 4(girl). My 10 year old loves to write especially about horses, my 6year doesn’t like to write much-Would love to find a way to make it more interesting for him and my youngest doodles and colors all the time :)

  595. Antionette Robinson says:

    My kids are 11, who is a great writer, but is reluctant, 9 who really doesn’t like it at all, 7 who likes to write, and 5, who is just using pictures. I am excited to learn about this curriculum!

  596. I have a 5 and a 7 year old. My little girl loves to write, but she’s in the early stages – letter formation, drawing, etc. My older boy hates writing. It takes him 30 minutes with constant prompting to right two sentences in his journal. It’s so frustrating for both of us. I like the concept of these journals and hope they can take some of the stress out of writing!

  597. jessica borsick says:

    4 he just started writing and loves it. He has a dry erase board for numbers letters and shapes in the car and I am so happy with how well he has been doing. Can’t wait to start kindergarten in the fall.

  598. Antionette Robinson says:

    I liked Gadanke on FB and already like you on FB. :)

  599. I like both on Facebook! Thank you :)

  600. shelly Nguyen says:

    Alexis 14
    Kai 11
    Alana 6
    Its a struggle

  601. “How old are your kids and how do they feel about writing?”
    I have three home schooled children. girl aged 9, boy aged 8 and girl aged 6. My eldest can’t get enough of writing – words just seem to flow from her pencil. My youngest is just learning and has daily writing tasks that she loves and is focusing on her handwriting atm. My boy, on the other hand is struggling. I contacted you a while ago and asked if you had a boy version of you mother and daughter journal…. at that stage you didn’t. I really wanted something specific to him and me…. something for a boy. I am trying to encourage the love of writing for him – unfortunately, sometimes we both have days where we just want to tear our hair out :( These days, our writing tasks occur with less stubbornness (from both of us) and more willingness to ‘try’. I think we all need to entice our boys to write, to imagine and to be open :) My son loves “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books and my goal is to start journal writing with him (and bring the girls in on this too) – but I especially would like a journal that will get his creative juices flowing :)

  602. My kids are 7 and 2 with one due this August as well. My 7 year old loves writing and is a very creative soul. I myself have always been a writer so I am happy I have passed down that trait to my boy. Anything to further inspire his creativity I am all about. We’d be very grateful for this lovely package.

  603. I liked the gandke and simple homeschool facebook pages.

  604. My daughter is almost seven and loves to write sweet notes to family and friends. She still spells many things phonically so the notes are always fun to decipher!

  605. I have 2 daughters – 10 and 6. The older one has challenges with the physical act of writing, but is full of amazing ideas that deserve to be recorded. Slow steady progress with her. Despite the work it takes, she is proud of her finished stories and other writings. The younger one is much more enthusiastic and attacks writing with excitement.
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  606. I already liked Simple homeschool on Facebook, and now like Gadanke too!
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  607. Jennifer says:

    I have a 10 year old and a 5 year old. My 10 year old is gradually learning to enjoy writing.

  608. I like both Simple Homeschool & Gadanke on Facebook!

  609. Merrielle says:

    I have an 8 year old who hates writing and a five year old who loves it!

  610. Jill Harriott says:

    My children are nine, seven, and nearly 2. The nine-year-old is beginning to enjoy wrirting and my seven-year-old loves it!

  611. My daughter is 6 –she loves to write, especially her own stories!

  612. Hi–I just liked Simple Homeschool and Gadanke on FB! Thanks!

  613. I desire these for my little boys in our home school. I pray I win!

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  614. Aimee Porter says:

    My 9 year old daughter loves to write letters and poems!

  615. Jillian Scott says:

    Hello! I am a Mama of amazing children! Rosie is 6.5 and adores writing! She is always making little books about everything. Her favorites are all about her scientific discoveries she has made about insects. Lulu is my 5 year old who is most reluctant about anything other than dragons! A little help with her would be a blessing unto Mama! Then there is our Toby who is 19 months old. He just loves to do absolutely everything his big sisters do! That and blow bubbles..

  616. I Like both pages on Facebook. Thanks!

  617. Hello, my kids are 12, 10, 8, and 6. They are all verbally very creative, but clam up and draw a blank when it comes to writing. These would be great for them!

  618. I liked both pages on Facebook!
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  619. Hi, I have two children, a 10 years old daughter who is always writing, She loves to make postcards for everyone from family members to friends, and making stories, and a 7 year old son who always complains when faced with a writing assignment and does the bare minimum.

  620. Maggie Ward says:

    My 9 year old loves reading and loves coming up with stories. She gets frustrated that she can’t get it out on paper exactly how she imagines there, but she’s practicing and doing great.

  621. My son is 14 years old and has Aspergers. He has a hard time writing. Writing doesn’t sit well with his sensory problems. His teacher actually recommended your page to me. My daughter is 4 years old and my baby is 2 years old. So I’m hoping to win this something they can do together.

  622. I liked both sites on FB

  623. Monica Hernandez says:

    I have a 4 year old and a 4 month old. My four year old is just learning to read and write. I think the journals would be neat for us to do together and look back on. What a great memory it would make.

  624. We are a homeschooling family in Panama (still have a US shipping address) and finding unique resources is a huge challenge, which is what initially drew me to the Gadanke website. Yay for fun, innovative ways to encourage creativity and joy in writing!!
    My 10 year old has a very good grasp of writing and grammar but she is unmotivated to write creatively (I have been wanting one of your journals for her for some time now). My just turned 7 year old loves to write and has just recently started writing on her own more, without asking how to properly spell words. While her notes and cards now have more spelling errors, I’m encouraged that she is branching out and accepting that it doesn’t have to be perfect. :) My 3 year old son wants to copy everything that his sisters are doing, so he loves to “pretend” write, but mostly draws.

  625. Melissa Cherney says:

    My daughter is 6, and she thinks that being able to write is pretty cool, she loves to “write” lessons to teach her little brother, who is 4 and at this point, couldn’t care less about writing! :)

  626. The ones I school at home are 9 and 12. They don’t really like writing and it would be fun if this inspired them to write more.

  627. Laura Collenburg says:

    I have 4 kids, Jacob 11, Sophia 9, Aidan 6, and Rissa 5. I love writing! It is a very important skill.. But one that is so overwhelming to try and teach… Especially with my boys… Who are very reluctant writers.

  628. AnnMarie Melendrez says:

    Boys ages 9 & 6- not fans of handwriting but fans of making up stories.

  629. My kids are 10, 9 and 22 months and 11 months old. My son doesn’t like to write, but my daughter loves it!! Always looking for ways to incorporate writing :)

  630. 3 girls ages 13, 11, & 4. Oldest was reluctant, but now is a fantastic writer. Just needed time and space to grow into it. She doesnt like to handwrite, tho and prefers to type. These journals look so fun!
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  631. “Liked” both on facebook – and so glad I did! Lots of inspirational reading material;)
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  632. Sally lane says:

    I have an 8 and 5 year old. My older child is dyslexic and struggles with writing but loves to dictate stories!

  633. Sally lane says:

    I liked both FB pages!

  634. My daughter is five and a half, and she is always asking me how to spell everything so she can write things. She can’t read yet, or spell much, but she loves to write things down.

  635. Aaron Jacobs says:

    I am a proud dad of 4 amazing kids! As I wright this , I lay here with my beautiful 8 year old daughter and 3 year old son. We spotted the image of the mother daughter journal on your amazingly informative FB page and it lead us here so we thought we would give this a shot. My daughter loves to read and write, she is thrilled with all things that have to do with mom and daughter bonding time and all things girly, even though she’s a bit of tom boy and she wouldn’t have it any other way. So here we are! I have two more boys 10 and 7mo. My 10 year old boy is an amazing drummer and all around good guy, he’s not yet a thrilled writer as this point in time but he does love to draw and use his imaganation, this is what inspires him to write! So… I’m cool with that.
    Either way, I love what your doing, so thank you.

  636. I just liked Gadanke on FB. I had already liked Simple Homeschool long ago.

  637. Aaron Jacobs says:

    Hello again,
    Liked and liked!

  638. Sarah Winfrey says:

    Mine are little – just learning to write!

  639. Sarah Winfrey says:

    Liked and liked!

  640. Lisa davis says:

    My boys are 7 & 4. If I give an assignment to write, they hate it!! However my 7 year old likes to use stickers and write stories about the stickers. My four year old will trace maybe one letter. That’s all I can get out of him.

  641. Nichole H says:

    I have 4 children, ages 11,14,16 & 17. I have one daughter who will journal without being asked, but none of my children is overly fond of writing. I’d like to change that, but I’m not a writer, either.

  642. What a great idea. As a mother of four daughters (7,6,4 and 9mos) I think these journals would be a great way for me to have private moments with them as they move into their preteen years.

  643. Thankyou for the great ideas. My son is a young 6 and is just learning to write. I hope to give him a great start.

  644. My kids are 9 & 6… My 9 year old is just now starting to get into writing…six year old is not that crazy about it :)

  645. I like simple homeschool on facebook

  646. Jamie Trauth says:

    My kids are 6, 5, and 20 months. They love to write, but it has to be what they want. When it comes to the usual work books, they aren’t thrilled. But, at a restaurant they can write and draw a graphic novel that truly does impress.

  647. My kids are 9, 7, 5, and 2. My two older ones absolutely love to write. Anything from letters, to stories, to simple journaling. My 5 year old is on that same path, as she pretends to write important documents. 😉

  648. I ‘liked’ you both!! :)

  649. My kids are ages 13, 11, 9 & 7. They are not too fond of writing so these journals look super fun!

  650. I liked both on Facebook :) Thank you!!!

  651. I liked you both! :)

  652. My baby is 10 weeks, so he feels about writing how he feels about everything: booby. 😉

  653. My kids are 8, 6, 3, 2, and 1 week old. My big 2 are avid writers and my little 3 are too busy playing, nursing and sleeping to care about writing, but they love hearing stories :)

  654. Liked you both on fb

  655. Kristen S. says:

    Mine are 11 and 12. My daughter is a natural writer with creative juices always flowing. My son is not a fan of picking up a pen, but does have some very good skills on getting his thoughts down, when he wants to.

  656. 10 years, doesn’t love writing unless its creative, 7 years loves to make menus, lists, and cards, 5 years just now learning to write letters, and 2 years…does drawing on herself, especially her face count? :) I love to journal and we are doing some Notebooking for history and science.
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  657. My children are 5, 8 and almost 10 years old. My youngest is just diving in to reading and writing so she’s excited…my 8 year old could def use some motivation and my 10 year old actually loves to write.

  658. Just liked both on facebook, thanks! :)

  659. My daughter is 7 and mostly enjoys writing :)

  660. My kids are 10 and they love writing! They love writing letters and stories and my daughter loves writing on the tiniest bits of paper.

  661. Have LIKED you both on FB.

  662. Christina says:

    My girls are 7, 5, and 3. The smaller ones are learning to write their letters, but the eldest is not to thrilled about writing, she gets frustrated when the letters and words she wants to say don’t come out write, I most Likely need to change our approach and this program may just get her more enthusiastic about writing!!

  663. Angela Keyes says:

    My kiddos r 7,3 n 9 months
    My 7yr old is a beginner writer but loves to write…
    My 3 yr old he loves to pretend he writes n carriers around his (School) bag everywhere
    My 9 month old well he is more interested in stealing the pencil out of his sister or brothers hand while their trying to write lol

  664. Brook Tree says:

    My kids are 3,7,10,12. The older three are boys. It is hard to get them to write more than the bare minimum.

  665. Angela Keyes says:

    I liked both Gadanke and simple homeschool on Facebook.

  666. Kids are 9,8,8,7,7,&6. My 9&8 year olds enjoy writing. My 7 year olds and 6 year old need encouragement.

  667. Miki Baxter says:

    My daughter is 13 and loves to write. My two sons, ages 11 and 6, are not as interested in writing though I expect that to change some as they mature. They prefer sports. Miki

  668. Sydney dean says:

    I have a very articulate 10 year old who hates to write because it is difficult for her physically. And a 5 year old who has decided writing his name is his “job” which he can make money from. And I liked both places as well!

  669. Miki Baxter says:

    I liked both pages on Facebook!

  670. My children are 7 (almost! 8), 6, and 4. My oldest struggles with writing, because she overthinks the process! I would really like to try the mom/daughter journal with her!! My 6 year old likes writing, but her written vocabulary is very limited. My 4 year old loves to draw and tell stories through pictures…she is just starting to letter together for words in her drawings.

  671. Sheila Clark says:

    Our kiddos are girls, ages 14, 11, 7, and a boy, 4.
    My oldest is mildly interested, my 11 year old loves to write stories, as does my 7 y/o. My son just loves to TELL stories, and I hope he will love to write when he’s a bit older.

  672. Sheila Clark says:

    Liked you both on FB. :-)

  673. rachelle crosby says:

    My children are 22,20,18,14,9, and 6. Writing comes easy for some of them and is a struggle for others. I am working on enjoying writing myself, which may help the struggles.;)

  674. Dawndy Bendet says:

    My children are 7, 5 and 3. My 7 year old daughter loves to write only when it applies to her life going on’s. For example- writing notes back and forth with the neighbor kids or placing a note on my nitestand to tell me she is sad. I would love to try the mother daughter journal with her or the other journals as writing for school is not motivating for her at all!

  675. Carrie H says:

    My kids are 7 & 8. My oldest loves to write she always has book idea and son is happy if he gets finger spacing right.

  676. Dawndy Bendet says:

    I Liked both Facebook Pages as well! Great pages!

  677. Carrie H says:

    Liked both on Facebook. I already follow you!!!

  678. My kids are 8, 5 and 3. The two eldest love to write in their journals more than any copy work or book writing project I give them. They love to go back and reread what they wrote about throughout the year.

  679. Aldora. H says:

    My oldest so about 3 and a half. I’m not sure what she thinks about writing, but she LOVES doodling. I loved it too as a kid, so I encourage it.

  680. Aldora. H says:

    I liked your page on FB. Thanks!

  681. My girls are 7 and 4 years old. They love writing letters to their family and friends. :)

  682. My son is eight and I’ve been looking for creative ways to entice him to write lately. (I usually resort to bribery.) Just ordered a couple of the “Draw Write Now” books you recommended, too. And I “liked” the Gadanke page! Thanks for the fun and creative ideas!

  683. 10, 8, and 4. My older boys don’t love writing, so this might be incredibly helpful. My little girl is learning to write and loves, loves, loves it! Thanks!!

  684. I have a 10 year old daughter & a 7 year old son and neither are big fans of writing. I think it’s because I haven’t found something fun and engaging. I like the idea of the mother-daughter journal & I think they would both get a kick out of the Jump Up journals.

  685. 5 – writing is a chore he feels he has no time for.

  686. My daughters is 9 and she struggles with writing. She likes using story starters if they are fun and engaging, or writing letters to friends, but she struggles with reports, essays, and creative writing otherwise. These journals look amazing!

  687. Jama Harris says:

    6! Really good with beginning writing! Love your journals!

  688. I have to wonderful kiddos, Hailey age 9 and Ethan age 6. Neither of them are big fans of writing. Ethan is on the younger side but Hailey just doesn’t have a love for writing, having struggled with dyslexia she has kind of put up a wall and would rather do something hands on.

  689. Tiffany Scienski says:

    my dd is 8 and my ds is 3. i’m taking the homeschool plunge after my dd finishes this year of public school. my dd is not sure of her writing skills and i have to admit my weakness is in writing. at the moment, my dd frequently gives the blank stare at the blank page, just needing a good prompt and a way for her to visualize and organize her thoughts… i think it’s the little artist in her who would rather tell a story with a drawing. 😉
    wonderful contest. i liked u both on fb.

  690. I have two kiddos, 8 and 10, who both feel “meh” about writing. They’re great about it but school has burned them out a bit. The right journal works for them.

  691. Liked you both on FB.