Spelling Fun in Your Homeschool
Spelling doesn’t have to be boring or tedious. Spelling can be fun! Toss those work sheets and spelling tests and give some of these resources a try for spelling fun in your homeschool. Spelling is important. Because spell check doesn’t catch everything!
SpellQuizzer is great for any age, especially if your child loves to type and hates to print or write. Drill spelling words on the computer by recording the words (and a sample sentence or definition for your child), OR let your spouse or a special guest do the recording for even more fun. My daughter used to adore being a special guest for her big brother’s spelling words. You can also use it to drill vocabulary words, foreign language words, and more! Learn more, check out our SpellQuizzer review and get your free trial here.
The Homophone Machine
Homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently) are fun to learn about and they’re even more fun with the free online homophone machine. Your elementary age child will enjoy typing in words and phrases and see all the homophones appear. Try all the wonderful ideas and games suggested on the page for even more spelling fun.
Board games play a big part in our everyday homeschool. Of course, Scrabble can be a great help for practising spelling. But there are many more games for spelling fun, such as Pick Two (which I adore) or Boggle. What’s your favourite?
Card games can add fun to your homeschool day, too! We’ve owned and used the Rummy Roots card game for many years. It is recommended in The Well-Trained Mind. We find it a terrific help for spelling words with Latin roots, studying Latin, and expanding vocabulary.
At first, when our kids were younger, we used it as a matching card game – simply matching Latin/Greek roots to their English definitions. Then we began playing the game properly – making compound words out of the various Latin and Greek roots, at first with two roots, and then with two or more. Recommended for ages eight to adult, I find anyone who reads well can play it.
I wish I could have participated in more spelling bees when I was a child – I only had the chance to enjoy one spelling bee in my Grade 4 classroom. My son enjoyed competing in spelling bees when he was elementary school age, although I don’t think he ever quite enjoyed spelling as much as I did.
Spelling bees aren’t as proliferous as they once were, but they are still around. Check out your nearest spelling bee and use their resources to study! If you’re in Nova Scotia, enter your child in the Halifax spelling bee. Even if your child doesn’t want to compete in a spelling bee, you can join the Scripps Spelling Bee Word Club for free spelling bee materials!
To practise, let the child who just can’t stop moving jump rope, bounce on an exercise ball, or jump on a mini trampoline for some extra fun. The spelling words will even stick in their brain better with the exercise!
Learning to Spell for Little Ones
There are many enjoyable resources available for your little ones who are learning to read and spell. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed The Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading. Spelling rules are so easy to remember when sung to the well-known tunes included in the program, “Rule Tunes.” And there are many more spelling games, including Bingo.
You may not have heard of Wordy Qwerty, as it isn’t well known, but it sure can be a fun addition for your little one. The JingleSpells spelling songs are a fantastic part of this spelling program. There are 20 incredibly well done tunes. They’re catchy and fun to sing along with, including everything from country to rock.
Are you making spelling fun in your homeschool? What resource makes it fun for you? Please let me know in the comments below!
Love, Luck &
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What’s going on in Cape Breton for children and families during the March Break, March 13-17?
Cape Breton March Break Camps 2017
Art Camp at Black Spoon Espresso Bar
Free your child’s creativity in a relaxing creative environment with award winning visual artist Nancy Chiasson. Use recycled box board into fabulous bookmarks and cards; gel pens, acrylics and glues on vintage pager to creating unique collages; painting with metallics and glitter (the kid’s love glitter) on recycled goose feathers; having fun creating ‘talking sticks’ with washi tape and driftwood. You can enroll your child for the week in either morning or afternoon program; 9am-noon OR 1pm-4pm. $99.00. Register: 902-322-0731.
Basketball at CBU
CBU Sullivan Field House, Sydney
March 13-17, 9am-1pm
CBU Capers Men’s and Women’s basketball teams share their skills. Call Coach Fabian at 902-563-1874.
Cape Breton Centre For Craft & Design March Break Camps
Kids ‘N’ Comics
Kids ‘N’ Clay – Morning
Kids ‘N’ Jewellery
Kids ‘N’ Clay – Afternoon
Kids ‘N’ Printmaking
Pre-registration is required for all programs. Register in person or by phone with credit card payment at 902 539 7491 ext 111. Space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Deadline to Register is March 10, 2017.
Cape Breton Regional Libraries
Fun March Break activities typically take place at the McConnell Library in Sydney for children in grade Primary and up. For more information please call the library at 562-3161.
Usually holds a March Break Camp every year. No info. available at this time, please contact at the link above to inquire.
Gaelic College March Break Fun Camp
March 10-13 and 15-18, Ages 5-18
Gaelic language, fiddle, piano, piping, guitar, step & highland dance.
Emera Centre, North Sydney
March 17, 8am-4:10pm
$75 + HST
Group A: 2009-2007, Group B: 2006-2004, Skill Level: All levels
Each player will receive 2 X 90 minute ice times that feature 2 of our most popular programs, Modern Techniques of Hockey Skating and The Art of Scoring Goals. Perfect your skating and and learn to use your brain to score goals! Supervision will be provided between sessions as well. Players will partake in off-ice and classroom sessions.
Reaching Strides Equestrian Centre Horseback Riding Camp
March 13-15 (Snow Date Mar 15-17)
Camp sessions can be overnight sessions or day camp sessions. Campers enjoy a fun, safe experience that they will never forget. Camps combine horsemanship (working with and around the horses), theory, games and riding time with an emphasis on safety and lots and lots of fun. We provide a safe, friendly learning environment with a 1:3 ratio of camp counselors to students. Participants must be 4 years of age or older. We also welcome adults to attend our camps and clinics.
$260.00 / day campers (bring their own lunch)
$300.00 / overnighters (includes all meals)
$100.00 / single day
March Music Madness: A Vocal Performance Workshop
New Dawn CSI (formerly Holy Angels), Sydney
March 16-18, 10am-3pm, Ages 12 and up
$150 per person (due by March 3rd)
Give the gift of music and enroll yourself or someone special for a 3-day workshop dedicated to perfecting the art of optimal speaking and singing. The workshop will be comprised of body work, yoga, theatre sports, extensive masterclasses, and visualization.
March Break Daze at Ski Ben Eoin
March Break Day Camps for ages 6+
March 10-29th, 9:30am – 2:30pm
1 day=$55, 2 days=$100, 3 days=$135
Soccer at the CBU Dome
March 14-17, 9am-noon
Ages 9 and up
Play soccer games, work on drills, and enjoy the Soccer Nova Scotia skills challenge. Click on the link above or call 902-564-1222.
Time Machine Camp
Harbourview Montessori, Sydney
March 13-17, 9am-3pm
$150 for 5 days or $35 per day.
150 Years of time travel with Edventure Cape Breton and the Old Sydney Society. Outdoor games, songs, stories, and skills.
Contact email@example.com to register.
Town House March Break Activities
March 13-17, 9:00am-3:30pm
$20 per day; $90 per week. Family rates available.
Call 902-849-2449 for more info and drop by Town House to pay by March 9th.
Fun, games, education, martial arts.
$25 per day (discounts for current students)
Call or text March Break to 902-371-3969
Do you know of any Cape Breton March Break Camps 2017 I’ve missed? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!
Love, Luck &
Nova Scotia March Break Camps 2017
What’s going on for children and families during March Break on the mainland, March 13-17th?
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
March Break Art Classes
March 13-17. Non-members $130/week for half-days; $260/week for full-day classes (+HST). Family Memberships receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration required: 902-424-5280
For ages 5 to 12.
Creative Kids Education Centre March Break Artastic Camps
8:45am-3:45pm. Themed portion of camps is 9am-noon. Optional childcare from 7am until 6pm at no extra charge. Full week $150; Half day $100; Single day $32
Digital Puppeteering, Jungle Fever for Young Campers, and Pokemon/Minecraft themes.
Ross Creek March Break Art Camps
For ages 5-16. Camps run March 13-17 from 9am-5pm and are $65 per day or $295 for all 5 days of fun. Lunch and snacks provided at no extra cost. Bus service is an additional $15 per day or $60 per week.
Artech Studios MARCH BREAK CAMPS!
Halifax – Shambhala School AND Maritime Muslim Academy
March 13-17, 9am-4pm. $349 + HST
Dig, Mine, Build & Battle for Ages 7-12
Game On! Take it to the next level for Ages 11-14
Mario Minecraft Remix for Ages 8-14
Artech Camps are all about getting creative with technology! All programs tap into campers’ creativity and incorporate the use of new media. It’s this blend of creativity and technology that makes Artech Camps so unique.
March Break at the Ross Farm Museum
Each day of March Break will have a theme relating to the farm. As always there will be lots of hands on activities for everyone to enjoy and crafts that everyone can participate in throughout the day. Hot chocolate will be served. Weather permitting, there will be sleigh rides.
Saturday 11th ~ Tasty Treats
Sunday 12th ~ Traditional Skills
Monday 13th ~ Spring Time on the Farm
Tuesday 14th ~ For the Birds
Wednesday 15th ~New Babies
Thursday 16th ~ Tasty Treats
Friday 17th ~ St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday 18th ~ Easter
For more information, contact Joan Lenihan at 1-902-689-2210 or
1-877-689-2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA Day Camps
All Across Nova Scotia – contact the YMCA near you, or click on the link above
March Break Activities at Your Local Library
See your local library branch for what’s happening in your area or click on the link above.
Discovery Centre March Break Camps
Halifax March 13-17
From assembling robots, crafting a simple circuit, a spin on spin art and launching rockets. This March Break camp week is completed with interactive, educational activities and experiences that will inspire your child.
Ages 5-8 & 9-12. Registration: $230 non members; $215 members
Digital Discovery March Break Camp
Explore the ever-changing world of digital technology, from robotics, video game development, to drone technology. This industry led camp, in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia, aims to build the next generation of technology leaders!
Ages 9-14. Registration: $275 non members; $250 members
SPORTS & RECREATION
Tigers Basketball Camp
Ages 8-15. Members: $265; Non-members $295
Mount Saint Vincent University March Break Camp
March Madness For Primary through Grade 6
March 13-17, 8am-5:30pm
$37 per day or $155 per week per child
Soccer Nova Scotia Annual March Break Camp at SNSTC
March 14-18, 9am-noon. Ages 9-12. $160
This year they will be running two camps, Soccer Nova Scotia Traditional Camp & Vancouver Whitecaps U11A Pre-Prospects Camp. The camps will be split between the week but will include two full days for each respective camp.
**Do you know of an activity that I have missed? Let me know and I will add it to the list of 2017 Nova Scotia March Break camps. Thanks!**
The Canadian Online Homeschool Conference
**This event is over. Did you miss it? No worries, you can get an All Access Pass with lifetime access to all the recordings HERE. And be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to WIN an All Access Pass. Good luck!**
The Canadian Online Homeschool Conference starts Friday! It is a five-day virtual event featuring knowledgeable speakers, a vendor hall, opportunities to interact with other attendees, fun, and giveaways! All without leaving the comfort of your own home (or paying for gas or other travel expenses). It is free to attend live (with the option to buy a complete access pass after it ends). I am excited to be a part of it!
Speakers and Sessions
This conference features a variety of speakers, from homeschooling moms to owners of businesses you’ll want to hear from. Speakers include Lisa Marie Fletcher (the host of the conference), Donna Ward, Louise House, Bev Rempel and me! Sessions include topics such as getting started, homeschool methods, all ages and stages including high school, subjects such as math and reading, and more.
Chats. Parties. Prizes. Used Book Buy & Sell. Connect with other homeschoolers and help create an environment of community and fun during this conference.
Visit with some of your favourite homeschooling vendors and learn about some fantastic new ones in the vendor hall!
Don’t miss this amazing event. Register now, free!
And now for the giveaway! One of my lucky readers will win an all access pass, which means lifetime access to ALL the recordings from this event! A $97 value!
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends at midnight Atlantic Time on Friday, February 10th. Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.
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Getting Organized: Time to Conquer Your Clutter
Are you tired of wasting precious time shuffling papers and looking for your missing shoe, or your vanishing purse? You dream of short-cuts to make your life more organized and conquer your clutter, but is it possible?
I’ve been on a getting organized kick for the past year. I know you have the same great reasons for wanting to be more organized as I do. You want the best for your family. You want to teach your kids to live in calm, not chaos. You want to be patient without losing your mind in the insanity of so much stuff. And you simply want to sa our the time you have, instead of running around chasing clutter. But sometimes it feels too overwhelming.
Maybe you’ve tried to get more organized before, and failed. Or thought you found the perfect system, only to have it not work for you at all. You’re not alone.
I know what it’s like to feel that getting organized shouldn’t be so hard, and the answer definitely isn’t to keep wasting money on more storage containers or pricey planners, either!
What if you could learn from a group of organizing gurus all at once — regular people who’ve found practical solutions to their everyday struggles, and want to share their best tips and tactics with you in all the areas you find most challenging?
Because when you have the right info and tools at your fingertips, it’s so much easier. You know which papers to keep (and which should immediately be thrown away). You’re more confident to say no to activities on your calendar that don’t matter (and yes to those that do). You start learning the difference between what you need and what will only add to the clutter in your home. You feel less stressed (and you’ll probably enjoy life more, too).
That’s why Stephanie and her team have put together the Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle for the very first time. Their customers have been begging for help with streamlining their lives. The answer was this super opportunity to get a complete collection of organizational resources for a crazy low price.
This package includes 38 digital products to help you declutter every aspect of your life, including how to organize your photos, family systems, meal planning, time management, and much more. Altogether, it’s worth over $650!
Plus, it comes with two brilliant bonus offers worth over $40:
Besides being so incredibly helpful and inspiring, one of the things I like best about this bundle is the price. By offering the bundle for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $650 worth of amazing products for a whopping 95% off!
Here’s how it works:
- Visit the website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this Super Bundle, then click “Get my copy now!” to go through their simple 3-step checkout process.
- You’ll receive an email with a login to the online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, printing out planners, and redeeming your free bonus products.
- Use the Getting Started Guide so you don’t get overwhelmed and can pick which area you want to tackle first and start getting organized!
The most important detail, is that this bundle is available for only 6 days! After Monday night, January 30th, the sale ends and all of these wonderful resource will have to be bought individually.
I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE to learn more or to buy the bundle.
It’s even backed by a full money-back happiness guarantee, so you can know for sure that it’s right for you. And it’s all digital, so no pricey shipping costs!
No one should have to feel overwhelmed because it costs too much or they can’t get the help they need. By finding systems and strategies that work for us as moms and homeschoolers, our homes and daily lives can be much calmer than in the past. Getting organized is making all the difference in the world and I want the same for you and your family. Now is the perfect time – when the weather is frightful and you’re cooped up inside!
Love, Luck &
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Are you struggling through the winter doldrums? Do you need to mix things up with some fun activities and curricula for your kids? Check out these homeschool resources under $30.
Here’s a list of the best affordable homeschool resources – all available for $30 or less on Educents.
Homeschool Music Journeys – Twelve activities and eight colouring pages introduce kids to a world of music-related fun, from Australian clapsticks to Indian ankle bells and Egyptian rattles. These projects fit perfectly into any homeschool curriculum where music is a part of the learning and discovery!
Photography Lessons for Kids – Add some fun to your homeschool! Whether your kids have a point and shoot or a DSLR camera, the fundamental rules of photography can still be taught.
Times Tales DVD – Kids can learn their times tables in a snap! We have used the paper version of Times Tales and it really works! Most homeschoolers say the DVD only takes about an hour to teach kids the upper times tables. There’s also a downloadable version available.
Life of Fred Math Stories – After reading the Fred books, kids will never say “math is boring” ever again. My daughter was getting into a slump and needed to take a break from our regular math curriculum. These books are really helping her understand the concepts. Fictional stories weave in math concepts with real world examples. Start with the Apples book for early math, and follow Fred all the way to calculus lessons!
Early Access Tyto Online – Learn, create, and play with your student. These polymers can help teach measurements, chemical reactions, and following directions.
One Minute Science Mysteries – Each story, just one minute long, challenges students’ knowledge in earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science.
Language Arts Games & Lessons
Silly Stories Cursive Handwriting Practice – This copybook uses wacky classic tales to provide a fun platform for cursive handwriting practice lessons. It’s fun for everyone!
The Best of StoryClub – Video Picture Books – Video Picture Books Featuring Real, On-Screen Storytellers mixed with amazing Picture Book Illustrations. Great for bedtime, Naptime…Anytime!
uKloo Early Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game – Disguised as a treasure hunt, this literacy game gets kids physically active as they strengthen reading comprehension skills while solving clues to find a surprise.
Have you used any of these homeschool resources with your kids? Please let me know in the comments below!
Love, Luck &
Free 2017 Parks Canada Pass!
Did you grab your free 2017 Parks Canada Pass yet? To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the government is giving away free passes. Hooray!
And that doesn’t mean only access to parks! National historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada are all included!
Here in Nova Scotia, you can visit all the following free:
- Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada, Baddeck
- Beaubassin National Historic Site of Canada, Fort Lawrence
- Bloody Creek National Historic Site of Canada, Bridgetown
- Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada, Canso
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada, Cape Breton
- Charles Fort National Historic Site of Canada, Annapolis Royal
- D’Anville’s Encampment National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
- Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada, Annapolis Royal
- Fort Edward National Historic Site of Canada, Windsor
- Fort Lawrence National Historic Site of Canada, Fort Lawrence
- Fort McNab National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
- Fort Sainte Marie de Grace National Historic Site of Canada, LaHave
- Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, Louisbourg
- Georges Island National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
- Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada, Grand Pré
- Grassy Island Fort National Historic Site of Canada, Canso
- Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
- Kejimkujik National Historic Site of Canada, Kejimkujik
- Kejimkujik National Park of Canada, Kejimkujik
- Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, Table Head
- Melanson Settlement National Historic Site of Canada, Lower Granville
- Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada, Port Royal
- Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
- Royal Battery National Historic Site of Canada, Louisbourg
- Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada, Sable Island
- St. Peters National Historic Site of Canada, St. Peter’s
- St. Peters Canal National Historic Site of Canada, St. Peter’s
- The Bank Fishery – The Age of Sail Exhibit, Lunenburg
- Wolfe’s Landing National Historic Site of Canada, Kennington Cove
- York Redoubt National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax
Grab your free 2017 Parks Canada pass now and enjoy unlimited field trips this year!
I see many field trips to the Fortress of Louisbourg in our future this year. How about you? Which sites will you visit? Let me know in the comments below!
Love, Luck &
***This sale has ended. Watch for more amazing bundle sales!***
Easy Christmas Shopping for Homeschoolers
Psst … can I share a little Christmas shopping secret with you?
If you’re not a fan of malls (me neither!) and you already have a sense of impending doom as your gift list grows and your bank account balance shrinks, I have great news for you!
Ultimate Bundles has put together another crazy amount of value in one affordable package. It’s called A Very Merry Gift Certificate Bundle and here’s how it works …
For just $15 US you get $180 in store credit from 12 online businesses that align with a simple, natural lifestyle.
You know those coupon books that schools and sports teams sell as fundraisers? It’s sort of like that, except these aren’t coupons (they’re better)!
You get $15 gift certificates to put toward whatever you like from a dozen participating stores. All you’ll pay are standard shipping rates (which varies by store).
With your bundle, you can purchase well-made, meaningful, and clutter-free gifts for everyone on your list, such as:
- The Homeschooler: original audio stories for kids ages 5-12 to teach them about other countries and cultures
- The Mom: healthy, non-toxic products to pamper moms
- The Shutterbug: photo products including wall decor, canvas wraps, prints, and albums
- The Fashionista: classy custom-made bags, totes and camera straps
- The Environmentalist: eco-friendly reusable glass drinking straws
- The Health Nut: Kombucha bottles, supplies, and brewing kits
As long as you use one gift certificate, you’ll come out even. Use two and you have a great deal, worth twice what you paid!
The more you use, the more you save, all the way up to $165 free for shopping, so you can spend less while gifting well this Christmas.
No time to shop, even online? No problem! Print out and give twelve gifts of fantastic gift certificates to your friends and family. For only $15 US you have twelve gifts!
The catch? Sale ends Monday, December 5th at midnight. Get your twelve gifts to give now!
Learn more or get your bundle here.
P.S. Fellow Canadians – almost everything ships worldwide! Only one of the gift certificate participants ships US only, so ignore that one and use the rest, or send it to a friend or family member in the US.
Love, Luck &
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Homeschool Curriculum Choices in Nova Scotia
Parents interested in homeschooling always ask me where they can get homeschool books, often assuming they are issued by the Department of Education. The good news is, we have endless homeschool curriculum choices in Nova Scotia.
Since the Department of Education does not specify what course of study we have to follow, homeschoolers can decide for ourselves. Under the Regulations of the Education Act, Section 39 (Home Education) refers to “a parent providing a home education” and states:
A registration form required by subsection (1) shall include,
(a) in the case of previous public school experience, the last grade level attained;
(b) in the case of previous home education experience, the program level of achievement and estimated equivalent public school grade level; and
(c) identification of the proposed home education program.
Therefore, homeschooling parents in the province of Nova Scotia are free to determine what our “education program” looks like, and are simply required to provide this information to the Department of Education.
Some of the more popular homeschooling approaches and a few of the many curriculum options …
Traditional or School-at-Home
Unschooling involves child-led learning. The child decides what they want to learn about.
Curriculum example: Does not follow a curriculum, but reading Learning at Home by Marty Layne and the works of John Holt will give an idea what it’s about.
Montessori is a private school system, based on the works of Maria Montessori, with an emphasis on wooden tools and toys, and organization and order.
Curriculum examples: Lisa Nolan Montessori, Montessori Homeschool
Waldorf is also a private school system, based on the works of Rudolf Steiner, with an emphasis on arts and hand-crafts, music, natural materials, and nature.
Curriculum example: Oak Meadow
Many homeschoolers put together their own curriculum from a wide variety of curriculum choices, using a separate curriculum for each subject.
Where to Buy
There is one homeschool curriculum store in Atlantic Canada where homeschool materials and curricula are available, Tree of Life, located in New Brunswick. A used homeschool curriculum store is also located in Berwick, Nova Scotia, Homegrown Homeschool Consignment. Many homeschoolers depend on their local library for wonderful books for their children, both fiction and non-fiction.
Online Public School Classes
Also, here in Nova Scotia, we can choose to have our Grade 7-12 students take Correspondence Study Program courses for some subjects. Although a full course load is not available, our children can take a few classes each year such as English, math, and science. These online courses are expensive, however, and tend to be full of the busywork typical of public school programs.
If you’re looking for more help getting started, click here for your FREE Getting Started Checklist!
If you’re already homeschooling in Nova Scotia, please help new homeschoolers by sharing what curriculum you use in the comments below!
Love, Luck &
Please note: This article was originally posted in April 2010 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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Coming October 11-13! Free Online Mom Conference
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could attend talks by all the best authors and speakers on motherhood topics? Well, guess what? You can! And it’s free. You don’t even have to leave your house to participate.
What is the Mom Conference?
The Mom Conference is a free, three-day online event featuring some truly amazing speakers and you are invited to attend!
Join over 100,000 moms around the world on October 11th, 12th, and 13th and come away armed with powerful new strategies for everything from sibling rivalry, to healthy eating, to finding more joy in motherhood.
Being a mom can be overwhelming at times! Sometimes it’s hard to keep things in perspective – and keep from getting burned out and resorting to yelling. In addition to making sure I attend at least one homeschool conference a year (usually online), I also make sure to go to at least one on mothering. For the past couple of years, I have thoroughly enjoyed the fresh perspective and practical advice I get from attending the Mom Conference online!
This free online Mom Conference includes 20 online classes by 20 rock star speakers (mostly moms) who will teach you how to:
- Understand and manage your children’s emotions (and your own!)
- Teach your children about sex (so important!)
- Help your children to embrace healthy foods while teaching them to cook
- Raise grateful children and avoid the entitlement epidemic these days
- Manage your children’s cell phone use and screen time (a tricky and important subject!)
- Take better care of your body, mind, and soul (yes, yours, Mom!)
- Develop and stick to a budget that works (I’m looking forward to this)
- Nurture your marriage
- Teach your children – babies through teens – values and character traits to help them be successful and happy
- Get that house clean and keep it that way (in a fun way!)
- Find more joy in motherhood
Sounds amazing, right?
Here is a list of some of the incredible presenters and their sessions:
- Dr Laura Markham, Clinical Psychologist, bestselling author and discipline expert at Aha Parenting (Helping Kids – and Yourself – Manage Emotions)
- Katie Kimball, expert on healthy eating for families and founder of Kitchen Stewardship (Want Responsible and Healthy Kids? Teach Them to Cook and Eat Real Food)
- Ruth Soukup, NYT Bestselling Author and Founder of Living Well, Spending Less (Decluttering your Home, Mind and Soul)
- Ramona Zabriski, Founder of Wife for Life University (How to be a Wife for Life)
- Amy McCready, parenting expert, TODAY Show Contributor, author and creator of Positive Parenting Solutions (Raising Motivated and Grateful Children During this Me, Me, Me Epidemic)
- Jesse Mecham, Founder of You Need a Budget (Budgeting Made Simple)
- Dina Alexander, Founder of Educate and Empower Kids (How to Talk to your Children about Sex)
- Richard and Linda Eyre, NYT #1 Bestselling authors who run Valuesparenting (Simple and Powerful Ways to Teach Children Values)
- Marla Cilley (a.k.a. the Fly Lady), author, home organization and cleaning mentor, founder of FlyLady.net (Cleaning in a Fun Way)
- Shawni Pothier, founder of the popular mom-blog, 71 Toes (Managing Kids’ Cell Phone and Screen Time – Without Making Them Hate You)
- April and Eric Perry, life architecture experts and founders of Learn-Do-Become (Building the Life and Future you Really Want)
- Saren Eyre Loosli, family organization expert and co-founder of Power of Moms (The Three Basic Systems Every Family Needs)
And to help you avoid procrastination (I know how it goes!), if you register now, you’ll have access to the following free gifts as soon as your registration has been completed!
– FREE Audio Story and Family Discussion Guide (to teach your children about honesty in a fun way)
– FREE Guide: 7 Day Healthy Eating Meal Plan and Shopping List
Come participate online in this free, online mom conference and be inspired October 11th, 12th, and 13th!
See you at The Mom Conference!
Love, Luck &
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