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The 10 day Family Recharge (giveaway!)

October 1, 2012

You know how there are certain people you whose work you can’t sum up tidily in one sentence?

Erin Goodman: she wears many hats.

That is Erin Goodman. I like to think of her as a creative unifier, bringing people together in celebration and inspiration (which, in our typically competitive world is more revolutionary than you may think). She’s also an interfaith minister, a yoga teacher, and a writer; she’s a Mama of 2; lunch-packer and carpool driver; she’s created many classes (online and in person) and a popular ongoing podcast called Behind the Blog (interviewing bloggers for a deeper look behind the blog “persona”).

Lucky for us, Erin has a new class and is offering 2 free spots to readers of 6512 and growing.
 

What: A Pay-What-You-Can online program that will help you to Celebrate, Reconnect and love up YOUR FAMILY!

When: October 15 –  24

Where: Anywhere you have internet access – this is an online, self-paced  program.

* * * * *

During this 10-Day online Program you will:

Find healthy rhythms and rituals that work for YOUR family,

Nourish your family – in body and in Spirit,

Get your family moving (and outside),

Have FUN trying new activities together,

Connect and share ideas with other families!

Also, hello?  Did she just say pay what you can? See? The woman is a revolutionary.

Erin is collaborating with 6 powerful contributors (life coaches, food activists, storytellers, playwrights and authors) including my personal superstars, Natalie Christensen (who writes the blog “Talk Feeleez“) and life coach Nathan McTague, both creators of Feeleez: toys for emotional intelligence. (Pssst: for all my local friends, Natalie is “that parenting coach in Missoula” I often talk about, who helps to right my little boat on the stormy seas of parenting).

For more information on the class, the contributors, a great explanation of what it means to pay what you can, and a list of FAQ’s, go here.

To be entered in the drawing for 2 spots in The 10 day Family Recharge, leave a comment below. Tell me something that recharges your family (a family can be whatever feels like a family to you: y’know, you and your hamster). For an extra chance to win, “like” 6512 on facebook. If you already have, leave an extra comment and let me know. I’ll choose 2 random commenters on Friday, October 5th.

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2012 6:24 am

    ooh – WANT.THIS. thanks for the giveaway! i f*book like you! (i real life like you, too-) the things that recharge our little part-time fam of three are: being outside together and physical touch. we be snugglin.

  2. Sara permalink
    October 1, 2012 7:49 am

    Dance party before bed—We had stopped doing it over the summer, a natural shift as we spent more time outside, but with the cooler weather and earlier darkness, we’re getting back into it. We’re all together; those of us with extra energy (usually the little people in our family) use some up; those of us lacking energy (usually the big people in our family) seem to get some. The music picks us up. We’re silly; we laugh. It’s a great way to end the day.

  3. October 1, 2012 8:22 am

    Would love to win this- we seem to always be on the go-go-go, even though we are trying to be more intentional about slowing down. ~ Heather, Des Moines

  4. October 1, 2012 8:30 am

    Getting outside, going for a hike. It’s often work to get them there, but it’s usually worth it.

  5. teacherwhomoms permalink
    October 1, 2012 8:37 am

    Our local park in the evening right before dinner. I make dinner in the afternoon and we play right up until almost bedtime, scarf down dinner, and then bed! The late afternoon/early evening light is the perfect way to end the day!

  6. October 1, 2012 10:22 am

    extra comment for the facebook like – AWESOME

  7. Danielle permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:02 am

    Camping! Being away from the crazy schedules of work and school for a few days recharges my family.

  8. Danielle permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:07 am

    Already like you on fb :)

  9. Erin permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:49 am

    Our family is recharged by really any break in our normal routines. It’s funny how that happens… We seem to bond and be more present when we are taken out of the unexpected.

  10. Erin permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:49 am

    I already like you

  11. Erin permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:52 am

    Our family is recharged by really any break in our normal routines. It’s funny how that happens… We seem to bond and be more present when we are taken out of the expected.

    • Erin permalink
      October 1, 2012 11:55 am

      sorry for double posting! just learning this whole comment technology!

  12. October 1, 2012 1:32 pm

    I so want this! I’ve liked you on facebook too – I think – still have a hard time knowing what I do on facebook.
    Sundays tend to recharge my family – that’s when we can get into the mountains, have movie night, go to trimble, hang with good friends, just rest, or even split up if that’s what’s needed. A no agenda day is usually what we need when things get… stale. That and a good mom and dad conference – or just connection, if you get me :)

  13. October 1, 2012 2:47 pm

    This sounded like a wonderful opportunity the first time you posted this that i signed up, basically giving a tithe. Thanks for sharing and caring.

  14. October 1, 2012 8:55 pm

    One of my favorite ways we recharge is weekend mornings when we all pile into bed together and just hang out, fall back asleep, read…then we make our way downstairs for breakfast together. This class sounds wonderful and much needed right now.

  15. Lisa permalink
    October 1, 2012 9:50 pm

    we totally recharge listening to really good music while cleaning up our night kitchen. it’s amazing what singing into a hairbrush/wooden spoon can do for the soul – and the giggling that comes from singing the wrong lyrics with so much enthusiasm! thanks for the giveaway! it sounds amazing!

  16. October 2, 2012 3:51 am

    This sounds awesome. We recharge by hanging out at our favorite park: an improvised game of soccery and then a walk or a bike ride.

  17. October 2, 2012 11:06 am

    Erin rocks. We recharge by watching the Yankees (I kid you not). I know that’s not woo-woo or anything, but it works for us. We also cuddle. A lot.

  18. October 2, 2012 11:13 am

    We haven’t recharged in a while. But when we do, it is usually by picnicking, or sitting around a stream or campfire, beer in hand, kids in the dirt, dog chewing on a bone nearby. Hmm, that sounds like fun maybe I will plan it for this weekend….

  19. Cassie permalink
    October 2, 2012 11:39 am

    What recharges us? Two words. Airstream Camping. Anywhere, but prefer it to be near a big old body of water.

  20. Becca permalink
    October 3, 2012 10:34 am

    Snuggling in the very early morning hours before the sun comes up and walking in our amazing old growth forest park right in the city. Those trees!

  21. Jennifer permalink
    October 3, 2012 9:52 pm

    Right now, with an eight month old and a four (and 3/4! ) year old the best way of recharching for us is by doing projects around the house. Simple, yet relaxing, especially when there are decks with views for breaks throughout the day.

  22. October 5, 2012 6:03 pm

    just staying home. it sounds too simple to be a recharge but that is what it really boils down to. not having to be anywhere. xoxo to both erin and rachel. not sure if this is still open but i wanted to comment and cheer you on either way!

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