GIVEAWAY: “Kazoo, All That Glitters”

For a chance to win a FREE one-year subscription to Kazoo magazine (for grounded girls, ages 5 to 10), tell me how you or someone else has inspired girls to be strong, smart, fierce and, above all, true to themselves (Kazoo’s mission) in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-December.

You’ll find out more about Kazoo magazine in the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

  1. Krista says:

    I really like the idea of this magazine! I am all for empowering young girls. A girl can be just as good if not better at activities that society says are meant for boys. Many young girls need to be aware of this magazine and have an opportunity to read it! I don’t have any young girls in my life for this magazine, so I hope it finds a perfect home!

  2. Faith Rogers says:

    I am interested in what they are interested in. As a grandmother, I see how confident they seem when they show me how to do something. They know they are smart & very cool when we get done!

  3. Heidi Fry says:

    I have a young friend who is the ultimate in inspiration. Ella is a beautiful 8-year old girl who encourages others to stand up for what they believe is right and isn’t afraid to be braver and strong herself. I love that magazines like this exist and I will make sure she gets this one coming!!

  4. Catherine says:

    The only way that has worked in my life filled with 9 sisters, friends and neighbors
    is to be strong, smart, fierce, brave, courageous and confident within my self. What we see is what we copy. My beloved mother was all those attributes. I have a young neighbor who whines a lot. I believe a copy of ‘Kazoo’ magazine would fill a spot within her tiny heart. Julie has only been on earth for 7 years and has a lot to learn, discover and embrace. Sometimes I put fun items in her mailbox and sign, “From the Shopping Angel”.

  5. Kimberly Nelson says:

    As a Girl Scout leader, I try everyday to build up girls of courage, character and confidence. I teach them to stand up for what’s right, to go after their goals, teach them to be self-sufficient and try to give them the skills they need to be successful. I’m hoping I’m just a small part of that village that every kid needs to help them grow up strong, smart and believing in themselves.

  6. Shelley Travis says:

    what an awesome giveaway 🙂 I am the grand mother of a 7 y/o precious little girl. Its so important today to teach to be strong and confident while focusing on education. But then theres compassion, understanding and even humiliation. Theres always that outside influence that you have to counter act. Positive loving reinforcement is my number one lesson to her 🙂

  7. Shannon Jensen says:

    As the director of a public library for a town of about 4700, I have spent the past 20 years teaching young girls that reading is power because of the knowledge that you obtain through the written word. I’ve spent time with each child that comes in, helping them find the books that speaks to their inner wonder, and encouraging them to dream big because nothing is out of reach when we read.

  8. Sara says:

    My inspiration to young girls is when they look up to me while doing something with passion, courage, confidence whether it be at home, farm, homeschool, and social events in which they participate and be a part of whatever that empowers them with the right set of life skills being passed on through combination of traditions and experiences.

  9. I have a little great-granddaughter who is 6 years old. She loves to be in the kitchen cooking, baking and doing girly stuff but she also loves to sit and tie fly fishing flies with her daddy. She is an avid reader and a great big sister to her brother Bryce. She loves fashion but also like to garden and next year wants to have her own flower garden. Her grandmother is a kindergarten teacher in another town but when Caylie has a day off from school she loves to go to her Nana’s room and read to the children. She wants to play the violin when she gets a little older. She has to wear orthopedic insoles in her shoes and still she belongs to A Time to Dance and has been in many of their performances.

  10. Joy says:

    Hopefully I am surrounding my girls with strong women. Then again knowing they are watching me makes me strive to be stronger

  11. Jensine says:

    My 7 yo daughter, Eleanor, is a bright, artistic, compassionate young lady. She has a very giving heart, giving away toys, artwork and every penny she earns (Or even receives as bday presents) she turns around and spends it on others. She is an inspiration to her younger sister, Betty (age 5), as well as to many adults, including her mom. Her desire to bless others by giving of herself makes her a rare, but true to herself, girl.

  12. I am one of freestore ct. We glean from farms and take throw aways from markets restaurants and farmers markets and create usable food. My grandDaughter came up with compost jelly. We took apples pears peaches and berries and turned them into a mixed fruit jam. It is our most requested jam. I am so pround of her efforts to make sure no family ever goes hungry

  13. Janice LaRue says:

    My mother set the example for me and the girlfriends I brought home through the years. One week she would be reupholstering a couch, the next she’d be planting tomatoes. I have tried to follow in her footsteps in my home and career and now to my 7 year old granddaughter. Any time we can get together we cook, craft, and sew, and talk about life. I want her to live life unfettered by society expectations based on gender, with confidence based in her own abilities. This magazine will support that!

  14. Shele says:

    I am the proud grama of three wonderful grand-daughters and I enjoy getting them excited about gardening, sewing and reading by doing related activities with them. We have a history of strong women in our family and I will keep on showing these girls how to become and remain so.

  15. suaan sims says:

    My mother is 92 years young and from the time I was a little girl, I played under the quilting frame. She made many quilts over the years and as my sister and I watched and learned, she inspired us to make quilts, as well as sew our clothes and those of our kids. She makes quilts today, and has warmed many many relatives with those quilts. She is truly a pioneer and an inspiration for all her grandchildren and nieces .

  16. Janelle Lande says:

    My granddaughter loves to read, she is homeschooled by her mom, who takes her to the library every two weeks for 35 new books. She is small and strong. , learning gymnastics and
    Krav Mgrav. She loves to make a fairy garden in the woods by her house.where thousands of wild flowers she planted are blooming from seed. She helped pick 90 pounds of strawberries last summer for jam. She is interested in plays, and told me she loves going to the” theatre”. She gives many hugs, and stands up for herself with her two older brothers. She is awesome. She would love this magazine.

  17. Christine Leone says:

    I have 3 daughters and 3 grandaughters. The little ones are homeschooled, love nature hikes, drawing in journals, making things, music, etc. Very little tv, no fast food,all organic and healthy lifestyle. They also love books. I would love to have a subscription for them.

  18. Carol Crane says:

    I have a great granddaughter soon to be 5 and also having 2 great grandsons that I found
    it easy to find all kinds of things for them to have and learn from. So I went shopping, like you, looking for some magazine for my little girl to have for her own and all through I haven’t seen the magazine I know it will be wonderful. I was in the Capital of our State and went into a very popular book store only to find they did not carry it so I am bound and determined that this magazine is going to find its way into my city and little girls I
    hope will have a chance to see it and they will know that anything is possible if you read, dream big, and now she has a baby sister that she can lead into into a better world.

  19. Brianna says:

    My mom, my girls and I look up to her so much. She inspires us everyday to do things the old fashioned way. whether it be baking a loaf of fresh bread or giving flowers and a smile to a stranger.

  20. Brenda says:

    Is this where we enter for the free issue?

  21. Joye says:

    My daughters are inspiring their girls to be strong and independent through participation in sports.

  22. Jaci Chambers says:

    I have tried to show my girls to be strong and independent through my own actions. We have a small farm, and my hisband isnt aleays home, so when something needs to be done, we ususally figure out a way to do it, like unloading huge bails of feed from the truck, or fixing animal hitches with what we have laying around. I try to involve them, by using their ideas or their muscle!

  23. Paula Ann Leyva says:

    I have three little granddaughters that will be reading this, so I pray that I will do better than my Mother & Grandmother did with the aging journey! Open the doors to the next generation. More Love , Peace & Joy!

  24. Theresa Hays says:

    Finally moving to an acreage w/baby on the way, my now 5-yr old daughter has had the beautiful opportunity to lean how to garden, can & preserve food, raise chickens, & learn about a more sustainable life. I’m thrilled to give her this chance to enjoy God’s beauty around us in nature~

  25. Judy says:

    I have a dear friend who is an organic farmer.. She is strong in both spirit and body. She now has a daughter who is following in her footsteps who I know would love this magazine!

  26. Vikki Towson says:

    I have a friend Michelle who I used to play roller derby with. She took it upon herself to take her personal time and dedicate it to a group of young girls to create a Jr. Roller derby league. She brought these same strengths to teach these girl to be strong, smart, true to themselves and others and boy did she teach them to be fierce. She gave and taught these girls confidence that some of them never had an ounce of. I admire this strong woman for the time she dedicated to these young girls to help them develop some great strong characteristics desperately needed in today’s world. A mission to empower these young women, an absolute success!

  27. Eveline says:

    Oh wow, a magazine to help young girls feel important, think for themselves, and know that they can concur anything with determination. I work with girls of this age who need a confidence booster such as the ones offered in this magazine. Thank you!!

  28. Kendra Chubbuck says:

    I would love to give this gift to sisters that live here on Isle au Haut. They were in my Sunday School class and would simply love this magazine. These girls are grounded and were home-schooled for one year but now are attending a one room school house. The eight year old (Gabby) is a lobstergirl with her Dad. Thanks so much for offering this one-year subscription. Best Holiday Wishes and lots of hugs!

  29. Kim Davidson says:

    My story is about my Niece and how she kept her daughter from tumbling down a long tunnel of depression and not believing she could learn in school like all the other kids! Her daughter was mistakenly marked in school as a slow learner and held back two consecutive years. In fact one school told my Niece and Nephew she needed to go to special ed, which would have been fine if that was the problem they were facing, but all along their daughter had extreme hearing and vision problems that had gone undetected. The little girl had learned early the basics of how to read lips!
    My niece fought for her daughter as best she could, keeping her confidence built up in every other aspect of the girls life! After much needed special attention from Mom and Dad, a little outside help, a hearing-aid, and the cutest pair of glasses the girl is at a NEW SCHOOL, doing better… catching up to her classmates, and has so much confidence now in herself thanks to all the love and extra time and outside the box thinking her Mom did!
    I’m just so proud of my Niece and her Family shes worked so hard on!

  30. Janice LaRue says:

    I have always tried to teach the girls in my life to be “smart” in doing with and for others as well as in books or mechanics or farming or whatever they were interested in. there are many kinds of smarts, and no one can be top notch at ALL of them, so just do your best to be the best YOU you can and want to be. My seven year old granddaughter still believes she can do anything and is willing to try almost anything. Many of my junior high students had lost that confidence in their own abilities. It was my job to give them opportunities to be successful and amazing! Our young women need the examples of successful women from an early age, and the opportunity to find things they can be successful at. Hopefully this magazine will provide both. Hugs and loves to all of you.

  31. Jenny Hoagland says:

    Telling my two girls that they are smart, confident, and fun. Positive reinforcement.

  32. Liane Glick says:

    I have a young daughter who is smart and pretty shy. This magazine sounds like a good quality magazine that would be good for her. I don’t buy any other kid magazines besides the kids national geographic because there is so much trash in other magazines that send the wrong messages to our young ladies. This magazine looks very nice! I would love to check it out!

  33. Patti says:

    My Grandson is an active 6 year old that is so creative…It would be nice to guide that creativity to a positive and supportive direction !
    He loves to help others without anyone asking ! He has such a good heart !

  34. Anne Stacy says:

    I would love to try this magazine with my 14 year old granddaughter. She is developmentally delayed and is on about an 8 year level. She is very artistic and also loves her chickens. I think this mag will be very good for her.

  35. Gail Hankins says:

    Sounds interesting

  36. Staci McLarnon says:

    Being a Girl Scout leader gives me a chance to show girls how to be courageous and strong individuals. As women and girls, we need to build each other up instead of tearing each other down.

  37. Michelle Vanderslice says:

    I’m raising my 7 yr old daughter to have morals and manners. I’m proud to say she shows dairy goats in 4-H and is also an active girl scout. Our children are our future. We are blessed to live in the country, so we spend a lot of time outside with our animals. For our trunk-or-treat at church, she took her dairy goats, turkey, and chickens. It was so neat to watch her share her knowledge of her animals to those whom had never been around goats. If she won this subscription, it would only add to her knowledge to share with other kids.

  38. Lisa Whaley says:

    It sounds like a great magazine, that my active independent Grand Daughter would really enjoy!!

  39. DENA JARDIN says:

    What a wonderful theme for a magazine. I have two granddaughters just the right age to share this magazine. I read Mary Jane’s Farm from cover to cover the day it arrives, I am sure they would do the same with Kazoo!

  40. Karla reinhart says:

    I ha e a 8 year old grand daughter that I am teaching to be grounded cooking crafting gardening and car of animals.

  41. Linda Olson says:

    This looks like a great read for young girls, and I have a granddaughter who would love this, and encourage her to read more.

  42. Lindy Davenport says:

    Several times during the year I try & have my 3 nieces & 2 granddaughters in to my home to sew, cook & craft. God blessed me with 2 grandmother’s in my life that taught me to cook, sew, & alot of different crafts so it is very important to me to pass that on. I feel that it is my responsibility to help keep these life’s lessons along with putting God first in our families. These precious little gals are where it all starts. I know that each one of them will grow up to be responsible young women who continue to put God & their families first in their lives. They are beautiful young women inside & out. Thank you Lord for our sweet family!! Thank you all at Mary Jane Magazine for all the great info in your magazine.

  43. Linda King says:

    I love the idea of making girls feel strong and independent while relying on God. I have been a widow since 1996 and I hope that my two daughters and 3 grandaughter can use me as a small example of what it is like to pull yourself up by the boot straps and do things yourself. My strength is not what it once was, but my heart is still good and so are my plans. Kazoo magazine has many attributes that girls can follow.

  44. Candy Weaver says:

    One of my granddaughters, age 9, has been brought up to tell the truth, about everything. Even if it means she will be reprimanded, truth is always the best policy. When she hangs out with me, I try to tell stories of how wonderful it is to tell the truth, but being careful to keep others feelings in mind. She can be too honestly brutal, I’m attempting to help her keep truth and feelings in check. Helping her is helping me, everyday on our farm. She loves it. Truthfully!

  45. Patti Hough says:

    I believe my niece does this with her daughter.
    She is teaching this 6 year old to explore all the possibilities of this world; all the potential that is in her. Baking, creating, reading, . . . enjoying life together.
    They are both really cool people.

  46. Betty says:

    I’m sure my niece would love it. I like to teach girls skills in 4-H to give them confidence.

  47. RaeAnn Nolander says:

    I’ve heard so much good buzz about this magazine!

  48. Amy says:

    We back my daughter 100% in ANY interest that she has. Girls are no long set onto a single path and their skill sets should reflect that. Now my daughter climbs trees, hikes and camps, plays with make up, paints and helps in the garden. She talks about going to the moon and being a doctor. I remind her that as long as she is happy, I will be there to help her with what she tries for.

  49. Mary Workman says:

    Just saw an issue of this magazine. Lots of fun! My girls are grown up now but this is the kind of inspiration I would choose for them.

  50. Amy Stingle says:

    I work in an special education program in our local middle school. The teacher and I have a young lady that was originally ‘labeled’ at a lower IQ level. This is our third year with her and the teacher and I have encouraged her to never let anyone take away her power and to do the very best she can. She has had that ‘label’ removed and is such a joy. She is a very confident young lady!!

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