Is it just me, or is parenting downright hectic sometimes? Sidekick's colicky, and afternoons can be a little torturous with him screaming his poor little lungs out, me trying to prepare dinner, and Some Boy gleefully chucking blocks at both our heads while Kracken barks like a lunatic at the entire scene. Parenting inevitably looks like this once in a while, but I've learned a lot and am doing my best to be a more conscious parent. I've found that connecting with my children deliberately, taking cues from them and modeling appropriate behavior leads to more peace in our home.


Commiserating and getting tips from other parents has been a big key for me, and I've found a lot of helpful advice in my latest read Excerpts from the Heart: A Conscious Approach to Parenting. The book shares 25 parenting concepts that help parents foster their children's growth and inspire mothers to parent in a way that will bring fulfillment and joy into their lives.

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Tune in to #FromTheHeart from 9-10am PST on Tuesday, January 29th

We’re having a Twitter party to celebrate Jennifer Laurent's Excerpts from the Heart! The author will be joining us to talk about conscious parenting and giving tips to help manage the many tasks that parents find themselves juggling. Be sure to RSVP below for a chance to win one of the prizes we’ll be giving away: a $25, $50, $75 and $100 Visa gift card and four copies of Excerpts from the Heart: A Conscious Approach to Parenting AND Jennifer Laurent's The Gift of You journal. Be sure and follow along on the Tweetgrid here and follow your host @sdbargainmama, cohost @somedayilllearn and author @_jennlaurent!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to Official Rules. Open only to residents of the United States.

Enter by RSVPing for the Twitter party on the link above, be actively participating in the party and using the hashtag #FromTheHeart. To be eligible, entries must be received by 9:55 p.m. PST except that mail in entries must be mailed separately and postmarked by January 24, 2013. To enter without purchase, hand write your name, completed address, age and telephone number on a 3”x5” card and mail it to Stacey Ross, San Diego Bargain Mama, PO Box 411, Carlsbad, 92018.

Prizes will be limited to 1 (one) $25 Visa gift card, 1 (one) $50 Visa gift card, 1 (one) $75 Visa gift card and 1 (one) $100 Visa gift card and four (4) copies of Excerpts from the Heart: A Conscious Approach to Parenting one 1 (one) copy of Jennifer Laurent's The Gift of You journal and will be given away every 15 minutes during the 1 hour duration of the party on January 29, 2013. All winners will be chosen using from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party using the hashtag #FromTheHeart at the time that they are drawn as a winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified via Twitter @ message by @somedayilllearn during the party on January 29, 2013 and must respond to @somedayilllearn within 5 minutes of being selected to claim their prize. All entries will be eligible for any unclaimed prizes after the close of the Twitter party via random drawing held on February 12, 2013.

To obtain a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Stacey Ross, San Diego Bargain Mama, PO Box 411, Carlsbad, 92018.

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There is a limit of 1 (one) prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize fulfillment.

This post is a sponsored post for author Jenn Laurent. I am being compensated to host this Twitter party. All opinions are my own.