Attending a Parenting Conference Can Help You Be a Better Parent

Attending a Parenting Conference Can Help You Be a Better Parent

If you've been a parent for any amount of time, you may have come to the conclusion that parenting can be tough.  For some these moments of toughness aren't as frequent while for others parenting may be a constant battle.  No matter which camp you fall into it's easy to feel alone on the parenting journey even when there are millions of other parents. 

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Grocery Shopping with Kids ... Just Got Easier

When I realized that grocery shopping with the girls would be hard for me in their younger years, my husband suggested that I involved them in the process.  I heard his suggestion, but I couldn't take it because, honestly,  I just wanted to get in and out.  I didn't want to take the time to come up with a game plan for grocery shopping.  Shoot, I hardly was taking the time to write out a grocery list that made sense to me.  Oh, how I am thankful that this area of my life has gotten a ton better and not simply because the girls are older, but because I now have a game plan for grocery shopping.

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My First Mom Getaway (Heading to the 2:1 Conference)

My First Mom Getaway (Heading to the 2:1 Conference)

I have a confession.  I have never spent more than a day away from my children not even when I attended Hearts at Home.  No overnight trips.  No extended girls weekend.  Nope, none of that.  I wondered if I this was a rarity since many of my friends don't mind getting away sans children.  I was recently reminded that there are other moms who are just like me, moms who haven't found a reason or two to head out alone for more than a day.  I have finally found my reason, and it's the 2:1 Conference which will be held in Ohio this year.

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Learning with Audio Dramas from Heirloom Audio Productions

Learning with Audio Dramas from Heirloom Audio Productions

It's been nearly four years since we delved into using audio books regularly in homeschool, and now that we have become accustomed we are broadening our listening pleasures by including audio dramas too. An audio drama is different than an audio book because it is more like theatre. Audio dramas have actors for each of the characters along with sounds that bring the story to life. For instance, if a horse is mentioned then you will hear the sounds of its hooves against the dirt in the background.  

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