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5.17.2011

[Words to Giveaway]


Who's this beautiful gal you ask?!! Well let us introduce you to this amazing woman. Jennifer Karin is an activist, award-winning writer, wife and mother of three boys—though not in that order. With over 25 years in public relations and advertising, Jennifer recently turned toward more personal creative endeavors as a columnist, author, and imagination advocate. Jennifer is the creative voice behind the name "The Maternal Lens" - when we were deciding on a name for our little blog we turned to Jennifer who immediately was inspired to say "The Maternal Lens" - it was perfect and two years later TML has grown beyond our wildest imaginations. So we thank Jen for being so supportive of our endeavor and being at the very root of our beginnings. 

And it in with this spirit that Jennifer wants to give away two of her books - two completely different books but both filled with wonder and heart-warming words and all that is clever about Jennifer Karin. 


The Dreamstarter Book is a storytelling activity book that introduces adventures and asks, “What happens next?” Through storytelling prompts, children learn how to stretch their imaginations while finishing the tale with infinite possibilities. A perfect companion for car rides, camping trips, and rainy days, The Dreamstarter Book is the winner of the Book of the Year Award from Creative Child magazine and the PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Award.





Letters to a Girl: A Perennial Celebration of Growing up Female is a collection of 21 inspirational letters about what we, as women, need to remember as we navigate life. The letter writers represent a variety of age groups, ethnic backgrounds and life experiences. The book empowers, enlightens and encourages women of all ages to tap what we've had since the day we were born. Letters to a Girl includes journal pages for purchasers to write their own letter. The book is designed and bound as a keepsake.



{isn't this photograph amazing. it's jennifer's grandmother. what a treasure}

Check out Jennifer's Blog and Website!


So here's how to enter:

Visit Jen's facebook page - and of course like her. In fact, you'll love her!  If you'd like to leave her a message on her wall, feel free - although that is not required for entry. Let us know you're here by leaving a comment below. If you wanted to leave us a first sentence to a great story to be, or thoughts on growing up female or just a hello that would be great!

You have until Friday 20 May 2011 at midnight. We'll announce winners first thing monday morning!!

{please note:  this giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook}




21 comments:

  1. Hello! Interested in either book. Both look great, but especially the first!

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  2. I always found growing up as a female kind of tough. When I was younger I wanted to wear baseball caps and play football with the boys.. but unfortunately, none of my other "girl-friends" wanted to. It wasn't until a little later in life that I started truly appreciating the fact that I was a female. Reading "Letters to a Girl" would be so interesting!

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  3. Both books sound delightful, especially the first one!

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  4. Growing up, I rough-housed with the boys and didn't give a second thought to being female. I never wanted the frilly dresses or the bows and ribbons. Nowadays, I'm much more into the female traits of dressing up and such. Reading someone else's account of things from a similar perspective would be enlightening to say the least.

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  5. Both books look amazing, though I think I would ADORE the second one a little more!

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  6. Jenny M5/18/2011

    In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. (Not a line from anything I've written. It is the first line from A Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Great line, great story, great author.) :) Both of Jennifer Karin's books seem like a delightful read. :)

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  7. How wonderful, I am a 'reader' and would love to read both books. I've always been a girlie girl, had two beautiful daughters and now have a grandson and a granddaughter.

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  8. Hi!!!! What a wonderful giveaway!!!! Although I enjoy writing, it has been a while and my imagination right now is balled up. But there is actually a song that stretches my imagination "Dream" by Priscilla Ahn...(check it out if you would like)
    I would enjoy both books, but I think the second one would be more fitting right now.

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  9. Anonymous5/18/2011

    Hi! Both of the books sound great. I really like the concept of the first one!
    Leah

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  10. I woke to a day filled with warm sunshine, the delicate sounds of newly born birds chirping for their mother and a curious squirrel peaking in the window as I sat at my laptop thinking about what the day had in store...thanks for the oppportunity to win one of these delightful reads. I have three young children who would adore having the first book as part of our home and the 2nd intrigues me as well.

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  11. The first one would be really fun to use with my little man one day...once he gets here:) Both look like great books though!

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  12. Both books look like an amazing read!

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  13. What wonderful books! Just went over and became a FB fan (and left some love)!! :) Stacee

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  14. Both books sound very interesting. I would love to share them with my granddaughter.

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  15. The books look fantastic! What a great thing to share with kids!

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  16. Both books sound great, especially the first! Great giveaway. Thanks.

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  17. Both books look great! The first would be wonderful to use with my imaginative son and the second would be a treasure for my daughter in a few years, she's one 3 months!!

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  18. Anonymous5/18/2011

    Praying I win one of the books! Both sound to be a keepsake to pass down. I am excited to share one if not both with my own children. (I will have to visit amazon.com after the drawing on Monday. :)

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  19. I have three boys who love books and stories. They would be thrilled to have the story-telling book! I think the other book would be interesting for myself. Living in a house with all males--even the dog!--I need to be reminded that I am female sometimes. Thank you!

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  20. Anonymous5/18/2011

    I hav to have the Dreamstarter book to share with my kids this summer!!! And the Letters to a girl idea is such a great concept..I can't wait to get my hands on both of these...I doubt I will win them since I can't figure out how to select a profile to comment as so I guess I'll be buying them myself...thanks for sharing...

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  21. What a great giveaway! Both of these books would be great to read...especially on my long flight to France in 2 weeks

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