Summer is starting to wind down…and for most of us, that means homeschooling is starting to pick back up!
You might be trying to figure out curriculum for this year, making lists and schedules, and trying to figure out how to fit all the activities into your day.
You might even be feeling a little overwhelmed that the school year is about to begin again already!
Well I've got some exciting news for you today. I want to introduce you to the 2016 Encouragement for the Homeschool Mom Online conference!
3 Things a Homeschool Mom Needs
Over the 17 years of homeschooling, I have learned a few things about my own needs. I would have loved it if a more experienced homeschool mom would have shared these things with me, but atlas, I figured it out and have been faithful to ensure that I get them.
We go through so many changes as a family, especially one who are together every day of the week for all waking hours of the day.
It is sometimes hard to really understand that there are other families going through what we are experiencing and maybe have solutions to our daily problems.
Support is so important to keeping joy in a homeschool mom! Facebook is full of great support groups, and if you homeschool the Charlotte Mason way, I would LOVE to invite you to my group for support with this method of education.
We, homeschool moms, get in the trenches everyday, often times ignoring the heart issues we have ourselves or maybe not even knowing how to help ourselves out of them.
This is where encouragement is so important for us, homeschooling moms.
We need to heart the lessons that others before us have learned and listen to their hearts for our own benefits! This is why I’m so excited to be part of the 2016 Encouragement for the Homeschool Mom Online conference!
Homeschool moms have a hard time escaping the noisy. This is why it is so important to create routines that allow for the mom to have quiet times when they need them the most.
Training our children to develop habits for their own quiet times, can be powerful for a mom. I love having my quiet time in the morning, when everyone is still in bed and nature is the only sound I hear. It energizes me for the day ahead!
Allow me to introduce you to a project that was a joy for me to participate in for my readers, and others…
It's a brand new online homeschooling conference created to encourage and inspire homeschool moms! It's going to be a blast with conference sessions going up over 3 days, awesome bonuses (including a homeschool planner), and a private Facebook group where attendees can chat, fellowship, and share resources.
Encouragement for the Homeschool Mom Online Conference
The online conference will be held LIVE August 3-5th. For each day of the conference, 3-4 video sessions will go live throughout the day, you will have a chance to chat with each speaker, and interact with all the other attendees.
It's like attending a real live homeschooling conference but without the travel, the expense, finding babysitters, etc! Now you can get the fun and fellowship of a convention…right from your very own home!
The conference schedule, speakers, and topics:
Wednesday August 3rd:
- Encouragement for the Weary Mom – Jami Balmet of Young Wife's Guide
- Practical Solutions: Teaching Toddlers Through Teens – Jennifer Ross of The Focused Homemaker
- Self Education: The Pinnacle Ideal of the Charlotte Mason Way – Dollie Freeman of Joy in the Home
Thursday August 4th:
- Instilling a Love for Reading in Your Child – Caroline Allen of The Modest Mom
- Parenting Preteens – Hal & Melanie Young of Raising Real Men
- Large Family Homeschooling – Amy Roberts of Raising Mighty Arrows
- Helping Your Homeschool Excel with Special Needs – Heather Laurie of Special Needs Homeschooling
Friday August 5th:
- Jesus Through Our Days – MacKenzie Monroe of Bold Turquoise
- Consistency: A Key to Happy Homeschooling – Sean Allen of Character Badges
- Homeschooling a Houseful – Sarah Avila of My Joy Filled Life
You can join us live for the conference, or follow along at any time, because once the sessions are posted, they are yours to keep forever! Watch them again and again or whenever you have the time.
Watch them anytime, anywhere, and on any device!
BONUS Homeschooling Planner
The organizers of the conference have put together this beautifully designed homeschool planner that you get as a FREE bonus when you register for the conference.
It's a 38 page planner designed to help you organize your school year, set goals, keep track of to-do's, and more! The planner normally sells for $14.99, but you will it free when you register for the conference. How awesome!