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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


A Writing Contest For Your Best Experience EVER!

Normally on my blog days I like to give some writing tips or tell y'all about the new and exciting things going on in the writing world. Today, I have something very exciting to share! I'm hosting a writing contest on my blog, 'The Gift' for my daughter, Jaimie.

As many of you know, Jaimie didn't have the easiest start to her life. But thanks to great therapists, fantastic teachers, empathetic friends and a family who never gave up, she's doing amazing today. At her nine-years of age, she already knows the importance of raising awareness through education. One of the ways she teaches others about SPD and other sensory issues is by blogging every Wednesday on 'The Gift'. She talks about what it's really like being a kid living and coping with SPD on her segment we call, "The Sensational World According to Jaimie". And the idea she came up with last week I just had to share with you.

Jaimie asked me if we could have a writing contest. What she'd like everyone to do is to come over and post about your best experience ever in 250 words or less. It doesn't have to be SPD or Autism related. It just has to be something that you'll never forget and want to share. You have until February 29th and Jaimie is the judge! One lucky winner will nab a copy of Not Just Spirited: A Mom's Sensational Journey With SPD signed by BOTH Jaimie and I. How can you not want to enter? All the details of the contest are in our post HERE.

This contest means so much to both of us. For Jaimie, it's a fun idea she's proud she came up with and is so excited to read people's stories. For me, it's another step along Jaimie's 'sensational' journey that I am so proud to see her take.

Good luck and feel free to spread the word for us!



Blogger One Minnesota Writer said...

This is a lovely idea. I'll Tweet it right now.

7:05 AM  
OpenID rcponders said...

That is so cool!! Jaimie is amazing (so is mom)

7:12 AM  
Blogger Chynna said...

Aww...thanks so much to you both! I think Jaimie is pretty special too. <3

And I totally appreciate the Tweet! =D

Be sure to enter! She'll be THRILLED!

7:51 AM  
OpenID cathychall said...

Maybe like mother, like daughter? Jaimie's already blogging and now she's sponsoring a contest?


9:37 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

What a wonderful idea! I will be posting, definitely. :-)

10:58 AM  
Blogger Chynna said...

Cathy, it's so funny you should say that because she said the other night she wants to be a writer when she grows up, 'Just like you, Mama!'. I told her to set the bar higher and be who SHE'S meant to be! ;)

Thank you, Dana. That's awesome. We'll watch for your entry! =D

11:44 AM  

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