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Simple Parenting and Play Planner


Daily SPPP on tour 1


Today I am stepping aside as Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner and stepping up as Tour Guide as the Simple Parenting and Play Planner from www.play-activities.com makes its stop here at My Healthy Beginning.


What is the Simple Parenting and Play Planner?

It’s a space to capture the hopes, dreams and desires of your family.

A space where everyone has a say in how life goes and core truths are revealed.

It’s more than beautifully designed pages, it’s where when pen is set to paper, both the individual and the whole are honored.

Where life unfolds, risks are taken and chaos gets streamlined to organization.


Because there is what we say we’ll do and what actually gets done.

When we don’t write things down or share them with love in conversation with others, they just don’t come true…remember the Velveteen Rabbit?

Being someone who likes to write things down, my goals and to-do lists are clear when everything I need-for my family and myself-is all in one place.

The Simple Parenting and Play Planner is like an all-in-one command center with beauty and workability as priority.

It’s not a fill-it-in-from-front-to-back kind of deal.

It’s more of a grab-a-mug-of-tea-kick-up-your-feet-open-to-a-section-and-start-writing kind of deal.

Or a call-a-fun-family-meeting-with-popcorn-and-kids-and-create-a-list-of-what’s-next-for-everyone kind of deal.

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Our family?  We LOVE creating a list for Kuechle Family Fun during the seasons such as this:

  • blueberry picking
  • hike Basswood Falls
  • camp on the point at the cabin
  • a 30 mile family bike ride
  • road trip
  • weekly beach day

…and so on.  Each of us gets to add what’s important and because we’re a team, we support each other in experiencing (most) everything we want.  This lovely and functional planner will support your family in creating fun and challenging conversations.

The 51 page Simple Parenting and Play Planner Tour starts here today and will visit  a total of 10 blogs, where you’ll have a chance to learn more about the planner AND play for a chance to win one of your own!

This means you’ll have not just 1, but 10 chances to win.

The details:

Peruse this list taking note of the dates and locations of each stop on the date of the tour and enter to win the giveaway of the Simple Parenting and Play Planner.

Yesterday   Play-Activities.com

Monday March 31    My Healthy Beginning—-woot, you’re here!

Tuesday April  1        The Mom Writes

Wednesday April 2   Rainy Day Mum

Thursday April 3       Megan Flatt

Friday April 4            Pickle Bums

Saturday April 5       Bliss Beyond Naptime

Monday April 7         A Free Spirit Life

Tuesday April 8        Simple Kids

Wednesday April 9   Mama Scouts

Thursday April 10    Plannerisms

Friday April  11         Raising Playful Tots

In order to enter the raffle, you’ll answer the question, give a “like” to Raising Playful Tots and My Healthy Beginning on Facebook, for which you’ll be given an extra point for each!

Giveaway closes April 11, 2014.  Winners announced April 16, 2014 and Melitsa of Raising Playful Tots will send the copy to the those winners.

Remember, everyone has another chance to win by visiting the other sites on the tour.

Don’t forget to stop by The Mom Writes tomorrow!

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For those of you who can’t resist and want your own downloadable Simple Parenting and Play Planner,

you can purchase it HERE.


Keep in mind this is a downloadable-print-and-write-planner.  To get yours now, CLICK HERE.


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13 Responses to “Simple Parenting and Play Planner”

  1. Shaina March 31, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    The part I love planning the most about our family life are Weekend days to just be together and let the day take shape as we go…. Where we can have leisurely breakfasts, take walks around the lake or our neighborhood, go window shopping, take a drive, or just cuddle together, talk and watch a movie. I find that if we don’t plan days to just be together and recharge life seems frantic and we don’t have the experience of connection and peace. 🙂

    • NichiHirsch March 31, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

      Shaina, you hit the nail on the head…I need to play more downtime for our family. So glad to see it’s a priority for you. Hugs to the boys!

  2. Kate April 4, 2014 at 5:02 am #

    I love planning holidays, because it means I have my husband and kids altogether and we can do lots of things that entertain the kids which makes me happy and I get some quality time with my hubby each night.

    • NichiHirsch April 4, 2014 at 11:43 am #

      I’m right with you Kate! There are so many fun rituals and projects to build around holidays….they are definitely the memories I carry with me from childhood.

  3. Melissa April 4, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    I love planning birthday parties! My kids only have a party every second year. Master 6 had a lego party last time where all the guests made a lego car and then raced them on a race track. Ms 3 had a tinkerbell party and I had fun turning the back garden into a fairy garden and holding an outdoor treasure hunt! The kids love it and have great memories of their parties.

    • NichiHirsch April 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

      Melissa, birthday parties are so fun to plan. My favorite was the year our 10 year old turned 8 and planned her own circus party. From start to finish, she did the entire thing!

  4. Bek @ Just For Daisy April 5, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    I think that I would have to say I most enjoy planning family trips! My hubby is usually the brains behind it all but I love seeing our trips come together on paper, then marked on a map and then finally jumping in our car and heading off! 🙂 Bliss!

    • NichiHirsch April 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      I remember well the trips we took as a family from my childhood..at our house I think they were all last minute, not leaving until late in the night…we never arrived anywhere in daylight!

  5. TaniaM April 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    I enjoy planning holidays most of all and organising places to visit when we travel somewhere with the kids!

    • NichiHirsch April 8, 2014 at 6:23 am #

      Tania, where has been your favorite place to travel with children?

  6. Claire April 8, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    I really enjoy planning our read-aloud books and coordinating activities.

    • NichiHirsch April 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

      Ooooh Claire, planning our read aloud books is also a favorite of mine. This tour has made me realize how much of our life I do actually plan, or at least semi plot out! How old are your kids and what’s a favorite book?


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