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Seeing The Everyday: Finding Poetry In The Prosaic (Giveaway)

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Last Wednesday I had a chance to read the very first issue of Seeing The Everyday, a quarterly and advertisement free magazine that captures ordinary moments at home that are often overlooked. Such moments include grooming one another, helping with homework, or doing work out in the yard. Participating in these activities help develop strong relationships in families. Individuals who come from strong families take their experience into their community and future families. Highlighted through stories, artistic photography, and children’s artwork projects, Seeing The Everyday helps find poetry in the prosaic.

We find poetry in the prosaic by:
1. Playing with our little man together.
2. Doing chores around the house together.
3. Keeping each other company in the kitchen while preparing meals and snacks.
4. Eating at the dinner table.
5. Watching movies.
6. Taking random road trips.
7. Visiting the park and beach.
8. Playing video games. We’re still playing SNES and Playstation 1. Yes, we’re missing out on all the new stuff, but we’re too old to ask our parents for toys :-(

Lately we haven’t been doing a few of them (5, 6, and 8 ) because we have been swamped taking care of Boogie (1st priority) and business. We’re trying to develop additional income streams. We’re also preparing to move. We just want so much for the family, but at the same time we need to remember to set aside time to be a family. Daddy doesn’t have to work tomorrow, so we will continue to pack boxes and try to at least do one of the things listed above that we haven’t done lately.

The first issue of Seeing The Everyday has got me hooked. I especially enjoyed the laughing section on page 78 and a story on page 8. In this particular story, Marlene Hinton reminisces on learning how to separate eggs while preparing angel food cake. She went through dozens of eggs trying to remove the yolks from the egg whites, never once did her mother take over or complain. She let her practice until she got it right. I’m sure many families will agree that some of the best moments are shared in the kitchen whether preparing a masterpiece or mastermess!

“It’s not about making a cake, dinner or any other number of important things we can spend our time doing. It is, however, about making a child. A unique, one-of-a-kind, significant, individual.” – Seeing The Everyday, Issue 1, Page 17

Seeing The Everyday: Finding Poetry In The Prosaic (Giveaway) Sophistishe.com/images/win.jpg” alt=”WIN!” border=”0″/>How does your family find poetry in the prosaic? By answering, you’ll be entered to win a quarterly subscription of Seeing The Everyday magazine and some popcorn goodies to enjoy with your family! 2 winners will receive a subscription of Seeing The Everyday magazine (4 magazines total) and a popcorn sample kit which includes 2 Orville Redenbacher popcorn samples and coupons all wrapped up in an Orville Redenbacher popcorn bowl! 4 additional winners will receive 2 popcorn samples with coupons! This giveaway will end on July 25th at 7PM CST! This giveaway is open to U.S residents only!

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.
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58 Responses to “Seeing The Everyday: Finding Poetry In The Prosaic (Giveaway)”

  1. Donna Kozar says:

    I would say just spending time together.

  2. Lily Kwan says:

     Take joy in little things!

  3. Eileen says:

    We love playing on the bed.
    “Rough housing” in the living room.
    Setting out a blanket at the park and coloring.
    PLaying I Spy at the park.

  4. Jo says:

    1. When my daughters’ hug me for no reason at all
    2. When our family takes evening walks
    3. Playing together outside as a family
    4. Falling asleep in my hubby’s arms

  5. Veronica Garrett says:

    We pop popcorn and spend family time together in front of the fireplace in the Wintertime. We rake leaves together.We play Twister and kaorake.

  6. Jason Fiske says:

    Kicking the soccer ball at the park
    Dangling food for the giraffes at the zoo
    Oh, the kids and I have so much fun
    Last night, a few precious moments choosing a donut
    Choosing books at the library
    The kids and I really bond and have fun
    Best is a fun car washing in the summer sun.

  7. marbeth i. says:

    I always wanted 3 girls and that is what I got!

    We love to watch movies, eat together, act goofy, create things (arts and crafts), bicker about stupid things, remind each other how much we love one another, and drive the outnumbered, sole male in the house, DH/dad nuts :)

  8. loki says:

    We read to them, ride bikes together, work in the garden, sing silly songs!

  9. judy brittle says:

    Going to the park
    Playing games
    Making crafts
    Movie night
    and just sitting and talking-with really listening.

  10. Ed Nemmers says:

    We take walks together after dinner and before bedtime.

  11. Sharon Seneker says:

    We rent several houses at Sunset Beach, NC and love visiting between houses and this beautiful island!

  12. P Hafner says:

    -taking a walk together
    -watch tv together
    -playing a board game
    -cooking together and then sitting down to eat as a family
    -doing a family project
    -working in the garden

  13. Jean F says:

    Make sure to roll the wheelchair out on the ramp to watch the sunset every day-althought it is very hard to find anything beautiful in the biting bugs this time of year!

  14. Pamela White says:

    My husband is in school and to help him out my son and I do research and go over his project ideas before he submitting his assignments.

  15. Megret says:

    We just try not to stick so closely to our planners/schedules that we miss sweet things our kids do and say.  :0) 

    Thanks for the contest!  I’ve been eyeing this mag for a while.

    Megret


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