Growing Up with Conference: Practical Ways to Make General Conference Fun Year-round by Emilee Reynolds, Cassie Lyle & Tiffany McDaniel (Blog Tour Review)



With my church's General Conference coming up, I was curious about what ideas I might
gleam from this book to better help our family be prepared. You can read my full review below...

Growing Up with Conference:
Practical Ways to Make General Conference Fun Year-round
by Emilee Reynolds, Cassie Lyle & Tiffany McDaniel
LDS Nonfiction
ebook, 191 Pages
September 13th 2016 by Cedar Fort, Inc.

Summary

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

(Affiliate links included, meaning that I will be compensated if you make a purchase using my links.)

My Review

GROWING UP WITH CONFERENCE was a fun book full of ideas to help prepare, enjoy, and apply General Conference. It was organized into three sections: Learn, Listen and Live It, with activities, crafts, Family Home Evening lessons, and some recipes. There were also links to some free printables. If you have children and are looking for a way to enhance your General Conference experience, then this can be a helpful resource.

I liked how there were different levels of ideas in this book. Some would work for younger kids best and some were for older kids and some could even work for teens. There were also things that would be applicable to adults. There were a few things that I wouldn't use and one of the games that was called "Conference Madness" didn't have any relation to conference, but most of the ideas I found to be helpful

I do wish that this was in print with an accompanying CD because it was a pain to find everything through the links and download it all. There are also a few things that would be nice to print from the book, but as it's in ebook only and those few things don't have links to where to print them, that's not possible. I'm not quite sure if that was completely thought through.

The bottom line is that I found this inspirational and motivating. The biggest thing to me was that it made me think about how I prepare for conference and how I can do better and help my family do better too. I loved that I am now thinking about how I can make conference something fun that my children are excited about and to better learn about the apostles, particularly the newer ones.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, this was an inspiring book to motivate me to better prepare for conference and apply it in our lives.


Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.


About the Authors


The founder of Sweetly Made (Just for you) is Emilee, nicknamed by her sisters as “Emils.” Emilee has been knitting since 2005, thanks to her sweet and patient grandma. She loves designing new stocking patterns and looks forward to sweetly knitting “just for you.” She has three beautiful children, Elijah, Elizabeth and Olivia.


The oldest of the two sisters, Cassie, has a passion for photography, while being married to her best friend and raising four children. She doesn’t buy anything without finding a deal first and likes to teach others about home decorations she has created. Be sure to check out Cassie Lytle Photography.


As a Magna Cum-Laude graduate of BYU, Tiffany loves to write and is an avid reader. She is enthusiastic about creating fun activities for her kids and likes to travel with her family of six. Her favorite vacation so far was a Disney Cruise.



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