Today I had to pick my daughter up from school. She has had a raspy voice and sore throat for days. No fever, nothing extra. Just plain feeling crummy. So when she finally had enough and went to the nurse because her throat was just too sore I caved and let her come home.

I don’t want to start a trend of every time I visit the nurse I get to go home, so right now she is not allowed to watch TV or play her video games. She has to stay in bed, in her jammies and rest. Awhile ago I picked up some zen kiddie coloring books with ocean scenes. My girls love them! My little lovey asked if I would sit with her in her bed and color with her. Sure. Why not? My agenda for this day is already shot.

Coloring books are fun, unless you have two perfectionists fighting for elbow room on a tiny lap tray. I remember, I have my own stash of coloring books! I pull them out now and then when the girls are working on art projects and I want something of my own to color. No really, I do! So, guess what? Ya’ll get a flash giveaway of an awesome coloring book and markers set!

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside:

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After the last few weeks of life being total chaos, it was nice to slow down and enjoy some quiet time. Even if it wasn’t by myself.


The Whatever Mom is a twin mom learning to let go of perfection. She shares her real life struggles with parenting through her blog and contributes her time and talents as a writer to Hudson Valley Parent and Masshole Mommy. When she isn’t writing you can find her chugging coffee, folding laundry and not judging other parents. Don’t forget to subscribe via email so you never miss a blog post again! You can also find her work featured on Mamapedia 

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46 Comments on Friday Favorites – Zen Coloring Set Flash Giveaway

  1. Aww, I hope your daughter feels better soon. This is a great giveaway, I love adult coloring books. I’m actually in the process of learning how to create coloring pages and I’m having a lot of fun doing it.

  2. Perfection is the downfall of so many things. Letting go of it gives us permission to explore and make mistakes and pursue unexplored ideas.

  3. So fun what a cool giveaway. I just got an adult colouring book Haven’t used it yet but think its such a great idea especially for those who are super stressed out!

  4. I love adult coloring books like this! It’s so relaxing and calming for me to unwind with! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love my adult colouring book. I should really use it more often when I get free time. Gutted I missed the giveaway but I have one myself and would love someone else to try anyway:)

  6. Sorry I missed the giveaway, I have always loved coloring since I was a kid. When you have the time, it is a nice way to focus the mind and calm down

  7. I love the adult coloring books with these beautiful designs. They just look relaxing. I need to get back to coloring, it was a way to relieve stress for me.

  8. This is one of my favorite things to do with the kids. I am not so good at getting down on the floor and playing, but coloring I can do, and love to do!

  9. I have been seeing adult coloring books everywhere! I haven’t purchased and wondered why I would then I read how it is relaxing and enjoyable to calm the mind. Thanks for the tips here to finally convince me to give it a try.

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