Goosie Cards Giveaway!

Happy New Year!  I can’t think of a better way to start of the new year than with a giveaway!  Yay!!!

I am thrilled to be giving away a set of 10 photoflash-cards that you will be able to personalize from Goosie Cards to 3 of my fabulous readers!  Goosie ships internationally so this is open to ALL of my readers!!  When Jennifer, the founder of Goosie Cards, contacted me about doing a giveaway this is what she had to say about the cards: “Our cards are universal and for all children.  They are based on the basic principle of visual learning: the first method by which we all learn.”  I don’t know about you, but Skylar is totally a visual learner as are many of the children that fall on the autism spectrum.

I immediately went to her website to check out what they had to offer.  I loved the way they looked on-line but knew that I wanted to have a set in my hands so that I could see the quality of not only the pictures, but the quality of the cards as well.  Well let me tell you, these cards are REALLY AWESOME!  These are a great educational tool for all children, but I especially loved the therapeutic aspects that these cards offer for children with special needs (sequencing, behavior cards, emotions, etc.). Years ago when we started ABA with Skylar, we purchased a box of cards to use in our various programs. She also had a set of them at school.  Oh what I would have given to have cards that were personalized with familiar faces and words to use for her.  Click here to go to the Goosie Cards website to see all the wonderful benefits of photo educational flashcards.

I chose to make a complete alphabet set for my niece, Sam, who is a 2 1/2 year old neurotypical child.  The process was pretty simple.  Upload the pictures on-line, drag and drop the picture into the card and add the text (up to 5 lines for each card).

I had my cards hole punched so that they could be kept together on a ring.  She opened her cards on Christmas Eve and absolutely LOVED them.  I loved watching her play with the cards and say the names of the people as she saw them.

To Enter this Giveaway you MUST:

1) “Like” Goosie Cards on Facebook and leave a comment below that you did so.


2) Follow Goosie Cards on Twitter and leave a comment below that you did so.

*Bonus Entry:  I will give a bonus entry (1 per day) for anyone who tweets or shares on Facebook about this giveaway and leaves a comment below that you did so!*

The giveaway will be open until this Sunday, January 8th at midnight Eastern time and winners will be announced here on Monday, January 9th.

Head on over to the Goosie Cards website and take a look!


Book Giveaway!

Shortly after I started my blog I heard about a book that had just been published.  Wit and Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids: Mostly True Stories of Life on the Spectrum includes essays from dozens of bloggers that have children with special needs. I was excited to get my hands on a copy as I love to read so many of their blogs. What I loved about reading this book was that I would get caught up in different stories and I would think “Wow!  I love this person’s writing style.”  Then I would turn the page and realize that it was someone’s blog that I already love to read so of course I love their writing style.  I also loved that I have found even more blogs to read and people to connect with.  This book made me laugh and cry.  I feel such a connection to so many of these writers due to the fact that many of the things they are going through I have been through as well.

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to give people gifts.  It truly makes me happy!  So when I ordered my copy, I picked up a couple of extras to give away here on my blog.  I would like to specify that no one gave me these books and no one asked me to give these away.  I just want to give my awesome readers a chance to win a book written by some of my awesome new blog friends.  I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I have received since starting my blog.  I love sharing our story and my wish is that it will encourage you, give you hope, & make you laugh.

So here are a few ways you can earn a chance to win a copy of Wit and Wisdom:

1) Leave a comment with your name, where you are from, and what your favorite post has been here on I AM JUJU.

2) Receive an additonal entry if you subscribe to my blog.  You can do that in the upper right corner by hitting the “click here” button and entering your e-mail address.  By doing this you will receive a notification when I publish a new post.  *If you already subscribe to my blog and you leave a comment, you will automatically get an additional entry in the giveaway.*

3) Receive an additional entry if you follow me on Twitter here. (e-mail me at to let me know that you have followed @juliecoryell on Twitter)

4) Receive an additional entry if you tweet about my giveaway.  (e-mail me  to let me know that you tweeted the giveaway at

5)  Receive an additional entry if you share about this giveaway on Facebook. (e-mail me to let me know that you shared about this giveaway on Facebook)

*You can enter this giveaway through this Thursday (10/27/2011) at midnight Eastern time.  The winners will be announced here on the blog Friday morning.)

Make it a FANTASTIC week!