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Story At Home Conference Giveaway [Contest Closed]

Congratulations to our winners, Brandi & Charami!


We’re giving away 2 tickets to the Story @ Home Conference!

When:  March 9-10

Where: Temple Square, Downtown SLC

A little bit about the event:

No matter how you tell your stories – through your family history, at your child’s bedside, on your blog, or from a stage – your stories matter. Join us for a conference that will change the way you see your stories and the world, and help you connect in new ways with those you cherish most.

Workshops and performances by award-winning storytellers, performers and speakers, will help you explore ways to use the power of story in your home. You’ll be able to record your own story, start on some research to learn more about your family’s history, get started on a blog and learn how to tell your story through social media.

I’ll be giving the afternoon keynote on Friday so be sure to come and say hi!  Our Portland Mama Leigh Anne Wilkes will be there too!  (Hopefully she’ll be bringing some of her caramel covered chocolate brownies with her . . .)

Story at home conference

Enter to Win

Enter to win your admission here by simply telling us what your favorite story is! Leave a comment below and consider yourself entered!

You can also purchase your ticket HERE for $79. See you there!



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  1. Breanne 03/06/2012 at 11:31 am

    My favorite story recently illustrates the challenge of archiving memories and stories of the ones we love while bridging the digital divide. We set my grandma up on e-mail and she used it once or twice with someone sitting right by her side but the family kept her copied on all the updates and messages with pictures of the kids, birthday party invites, etc. But we soon discovered she wasn’t reading the messages because she missed multiple events. We asked her if she was getting her email and she said “No, my computer was turned off”. Oh dear, she didn’t realize that it didn’t matter if her computer was on or off she was still getting messages.

  2. Breanne 03/06/2012 at 11:25 am

    I so need help with this. I feel like my children’s lives are disappearing into the digital world, on my SIM card, never to be seen again.

  3. Mattie 03/05/2012 at 7:38 pm

    I have a lot of fave stories. Anything by Bill Peet, Lots of Audrey Wood, Kristyn Crowe, Rick Walton, and Brandon Mull. That is just a few of my faves.

  4. Raejean 03/05/2012 at 1:32 pm

    One October when my daughter was three, we were drooling over all the goodies at the scrapbook store. She looks at a rack of Halloween stickers and said, “Look Mom, it’s the Holy Ghost.” Too cute!

  5. Wonder Woman 02/29/2012 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I’d love to go to the conference but am having trouble justifying the money spent, even though it is a steal.

    My favorite story is mine and my husband’s love story. From high school sweethearts to broken hearts to mistreating fiances, then finally to wedded bliss. 😉

  6. June Haskell 02/28/2012 at 3:15 pm

    We have so many family favorites when it comes to stories! Sad, Inspiring, Spiritual, Embarrassing, Cool & Funny stories. Recently, I was asked to tell the story about the first time my dear husband went to bed without me and I was so offended, I busted out some ninja moves. Enjoy!

  7. Brandi 02/27/2012 at 10:40 pm

    I always tell people I am in the best ward (congregation) in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My daughter was born very unexpectedly early. Within minutes of posting that I was in labor on my facebook wall I had people lining up rides and babysitting for my son, meals for the next three weeks and any other things we may need not only for our preemie daughter,but my four year old son. We were new to the ward and were grateful of such a beaming example of the law of consecration at work.

  8. Carole Taylor 02/27/2012 at 6:33 pm

    My children loved the story “Are You My Mother”. Also I loved reading “Never Talk to Strangers” to them. But my favorite stories to share are about my own ancestors. A Grandmother who came from the Ukraine at 19 with $27.00 never to see her homeland again and another who had to raise 5 children by herself after losing her husband to “rodent’s disease” (skin cancer). My own mother also has a terrific story of strength and fortitude as she became a clown after the death of my father and sister. Yes, I have many stories.

  9. Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom 02/27/2012 at 5:09 pm

    My favorite story is probably that of my daughter’s home birth. I still can’t believe I did it; I’m such a wimp for pain!!

  10. yvette 02/27/2012 at 3:20 pm

    When my friend was pregnant she broke the news to her little girl by telling her “Mommy has a baby in her tummy”. Her little girl looked at her in horror exclaiming ” But mommy doesn’t eat babies!?”

  11. Lucky Red Hen 02/27/2012 at 2:46 pm

    I know people who will be there, so I’d love to come too!

    One of my favorite stories is of my second child being born. The short version: My first was an induction by my doctor, took two days to get him out (my baby, not the doctor), and I spent overnight in the hospital alone. My second came naturally with a midwife on the day I wanted her to (NOT her due date, which was my birthday), in 15 minutes with three pushes, and I had my mom, hubby, and firstborn there to watch.

  12. Lesa 02/27/2012 at 2:44 pm

    I would love to win a ticket. Just the other day my brother and I talked about (well, facebooked about) when we were on vacation and staying in a big hotel. He was probably teenager-ish and I was 6 or 7 years old. He thought it would be funny to push the button in the elevator (to another floor) and then he jumped out before the doors closed. I was all alone in the elevator and scared to death. All was fine and I found my Mom and Dad (and brother), but I don’t let him forget about the time he did that to me. I should write the whole story down… 🙂