One Year Anniversary Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Kelly M!

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I can hardly believe that it’s been one year since I launched The Risky Kids!  While this blog is still very young, it’s been so much fun to see it grow, begin to take its first tentative steps and find its voice.  And unlike my real babies, it lets me sleep through the night.

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I’m also so very glad that my good friend Lisa joined us this year.  Having blogged solo for six years, it’s so nice to have a blogging buddy … especially one that’s willing to superglue her fingers together or squash pennies on a railroad track.  You just don’t find friends like that everywhere.


I’m happy to report that in our first year of blogging about risky play, no laws or bones were broken and only a few tears were shed!  And people think this stuff is dangerous …


We did, however, have loads of fun, especially with our 50 Dangerous Things series.  Gever Tulley’s book, 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do), was the inspiration behind starting The Risky Kids.  As a way to pay homage to the book that started it all and to thank each and every one of you who joined us on this adventure, we’re giving away a copy of the book!

But wait – there’s more!  We love you too much to stop at one of our favorite books, so we’re also throwing in a copy of The Art of Roughhousing.  I just finished reading it a few weeks ago and it’s been an instant hit at our house.  We know you’ll love it, too.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below letting us know the riskiest fun you had with your kids in the last year.  Want to earn an additional entry?  Just “Like” The Risky Kids on Facebook and let us know that you did so in the comments.  The giveaway will close on Sunday, February 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.  Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Books will be mailed directly to winner.

Thank you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing The Risky Kids with your friends.  We can’t wait to share another year of adventures with you!



  1. I {heart} The Risky Kids! 🙂 The riskiest fun we’ve had this week is having a little war with the catapults the kids got for Christmas. The riskiest fun we’ve had this year is probably building crazy obstacle courses in the backyard with stumps and a balance beam.

  2. I like RK on FB

  3. I don’t have kids of my own, but one of the riskiest things I did with my niece was exploring in the creek. It was great fun!

  4. We threw rocks this year… (not much, but my son’s only 3 and he’s timid by nature). We hope to get riskier this summer!

  5. Anthony Gentile says:

    The riskiest thing we did this year was on a nature preserve hike, while pretending to be characters nfrom the Lord of The Rings, my two boys, my daughter and I cross a small creek over the rocks. It was extra dangerous(and beautiful) cause there had been snow fall recently and the creek was filled with ice. But what choice did we have…we needed to save Frodo and the uruk-kai were gaining on us.