Growing up with Conference: Practical Ways to Make General Conference Fun Year-Round

Happy General Conference week! In 2014, my sisters and I decided to write a book specifically about how to make Conference fun for the entire family. Here is the introduction of our ebook:

We wrote this book to share general conference ideas for families. As we researched the things we do with our own children, we discovered that many of our ideas stemmed from our early years of being raised by wonderful parents. We remember the first time we watched general conference on our brand new television set. We ate our mom’s special conference cake. Our parents asked us to dress up in church clothes to stay reverent. At the time, we didn’t know other families wore pajamas! Each of the five siblings were handed a notebook and pen to draw or take notes. Although simple, we knew there was something special about these practices that our parents taught throughout the years of growing up. 

We decided to continue the tradition of teaching the gospel to our own children, with a vision that they will one day form their own testimonies and pass on the legacy.

One inspiration we have had to teach the gospel in our homes is to make general conference exciting. First we have the family LEARN to prepare for conference through family home evening lessons, temple attendance and seeking personal revelation. Next, we provide creative activities and fun snacks as we LISTEN to our living prophets. Finally, we encourage our families to LIVE those things we have heard through our daily actions by studying the words spoken and hastening the Lord’s work.

We hope this book will inspire and motivate parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to teach our future generation to “Grow up with Conference.”

Cassie Lytle, Emilee Reynolds, Tiffany McDaniel

Here is a photo of when we were young. Aren’t we cute?

This wasn’t an easy process and we didn’t know how long it would take. But, we pushed on, took pictures, created new ideas and tried to find the perfect publisher. It is now 2017 and our book has been published into an ebook through Cedar Fort Publishing. Although it is only an ebook at the moment, we hope to reach our goal and get it printed. You can purchase your copy directly for only $3.99 or on Amazon or Books and Things.  We would really appreciate your support through our long journey as authors.

At the moment, we have a blog tour with a variety of bloggers who have reviewed our ebook. Here is the schedule:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunshine Jar: Used for rewarding good behavior and encouraging our children to change bad habits.

Articles of Faith File Folder: For kids to learn and memorize the thirteen Articles of Faith.

“Growing Up With Conference” blog tour schedule:
March 17: Paper and Parchment || Go Beyond Autism
March 18: LDS disAbilities Help || Life’s Journey to Perfection
March 19: Secret Pearls Reviews
March 20:
March 21: Roots 2 Blossoms
March 22: Little LDS Ideas
March 23:
March 24: Brooklyn Berry Designs
March 25:
March 26: Wishful Endings
March 27: Prickly Pear Designs Co
March 28:
March 29:
March 30: Ashley Ziegler
March 31: Debra’s Book Cafe || Team Hoopes

About:

Make General Conference fun year-round!

From the creators of the Sweetly Made (Just For You) website comes a new book filled with fun and creative ways to get your family excited for General Conference, including crafts, recipes, FHE lessons, and more!

With this book you will get:
– Easy to follow DIY crafts
– Full-color photographs
– Memorable FHE lessons to use before and after general conference
– Gospel tools to motivate families
– Scripture references and quotes
– Easy, affordable recipes
– Link to FREE printables
– Dozens of tips to prepare for conference

I love our ebook, Growing up with Conference and hope you will too. The best part about our book is that you could switch out your activities each year. There are three parts to our book:

Part One: Learn

Planning/Organizing

DIY Crafts for Adults

Family Activities

Converence-Inspired Family Home Evening Lessons

Part Two: Listen

DIY Reverent Activities

DIY Crafts

Quiet Activities

Family Favorite Recipes

Between Sessions

Part Three: Live it

Ways to live it

Conference-Inspired Family Home Evening Lessons

Not only do we need to prepare for General Conference, we need to listen and then afterwards live the principles that were taught. I know this book was inspired and written for families to improve their General Conference experiences. Thank you in advance for your support with our ebook, Growing up with Conference. Enjoy!

 

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