Sunday, May 23, 2010

Family with a Mission (Review and Giveaway)

As homeschoolers, we’re often encouraged to write our vision or goals for our children’s education.  This of course is good, because how do you know if you’ve arrived if you don’t know where you’re heading?

The same is true for our families.  We sometimes blunder along aimlessly as we survive the day to day activities.   But what is our family mission?  Do we know?

Don and Nicole McCallister, the owners of Engage Family have made it their mission, to help other families find and put into words their individual family mission statements.   Nicole grew up in a homeschooling family, and they plan on homeschooling their three children as well.   Out of their strong faith and understanding of the importance of family, the McCallisters began Engage Family

I was really excited when the folks from Engage Family asked me to review their product.  The process is pretty straight forward.   Log onto their website, fill out the questionnaire (after prayer and discussion with your spouse) and then send in your draft copy, or ask for help if you feel the need.

Within a reasonable time frame (it is a family run business, so things can unexpectedly happen, be patient).  You’ll receive an email with your draft copy, at that point you can revise as necessary or move on to the next step “Pick a Pattern”.    Currently there are 24 LOVELY choices of patterns to choose from….then finish up, pay and wait for your package in the mail.

Here is what our family mission statement looks like up close.  I love the patterns they offer!


First of all, I was super surprised at the size of these family mission statements.  When I saw that it was magnetized to stick on your fridge, I was expecting 3X5, but its actually 8X10 or a little bigger.  Another big plus is that it’s laminated….so I don’t have to worry about certain little fingers pulling it apart.

022In addition to giving me a free Family Mission Statement for review, Don and Nicole are also giving away one free Family Mission Statement to one of my readers!!  To enter, go to the choose a pattern page, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which pattern you prefer.

I’ll announce the winner on June 1,  so don’t delay!


Disclaimer:  I received a free Family Mission Statement for review purposes only.  I did not receive any other compensation.

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  1. What a great idea! Those are some very pretty patterns. I'm inclined to say "Lotus 2."

  2. What a great idea. My favorite pattern at their site is the sola#9.

  3. What a great idea and giveaway! My favorite pattern is Sola #1

  4. I think if I had to choose it would be Sola 11. For sure one of the Sola stripe patterns since there are mostly men in our family!

    This is a great giveaway!

    Tim @ Families Again

  5. I would choose Sola#12. This looks like a great product... I hope we win.

  6. I like both Sola 5 and Lotus 6

  7. I like Sola #6. Good idea. I need some direction .....


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