Saturday, February 5, 2011

Who Needs Some Encouragement?

This is the time of year that I begin to loose focus on what I’m trying to accomplish by teaching my children at home. I begin to worry about a number of things.

  • Are we where I thought we’d be at this point in our year?
  • Are we getting enough school work completed?
  • Is our curriculum working for us?
  • Should I be doing things differently?
  • Is homeschooling really the right thing for my family?

Yes, even though this is our 12th year in the trenches, I still second guess myself. I still wonder, what if… should I….what about….

It’s times like this, when the winter doldrums set in that I desperately need some encouragement. I need to hear from those who have gone before, or those that are right there with me, to cheer me on and convince me that yes, homeschooling is the right option, you can do this and you’ve come so far!

That’s why I am so excited about The Schoolhouse Expo, an encouraging, fun and informative online homeschool convention presented from a Christian perspective and brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine!

The convention will be held May 16-20 and includes an incredible line-up of speakers including some of my favorites;  Diana Waring, Dianne Craft,  Carol Barnier,  Norm Wakefield and many more.   There’ are even special tracks  that teenagers and entrepreneurs will enjoy!

As much as I love to go to conventions, the fact that The Schoolhouse Expo comes directly to me, in my home,  is a huge plus. It doesn’t require me to spend a large amount for admission, drive to the event or even get dressed if I don’t want to! And as a bonus, each ticket includes free MP3 downloads, or the Expo to Go as it’s called,  of every session from the conference so you can listen to your favorites over and over again, every time  you really need that little bit of encouragement. 

All ticket holders will receive goodie bags valued at over $200, you just log in to your account and download all your goodies!  There will also be fun door prizes throughout the conference--  you’ll even have an opportunity to win one of my unique jewelry creations

Right now, until February 9th, you can purchase a ticket to the entire event for only $19.50 with the special Early Bird price . Not only will you  receive your goodie bag valued at over $200, but you’ll also receive additional bonus gifts too!  Prices will increase on the 10th to $29 (minus the bonus gifts) and again to the full cost of $39.99 on February 27th.

Are you interested? I am, and I hope that you’ll decide to join me once again for The Schoolhouse Expo, so don’t forget to buy your ticket to The Schoolhouse Expo before the price goes up!

Now it’s time for a giveaway just for my readers!  Thanks to The Schoolhouse Expo for offering one of my readers the opportunity to win an Expo to Go package from the Expo held last October-- 24 sessions from some of the best known names in homeschooling-- including John Taylor Gatto!

How do you enter? It’s easy.

Mandatory- Leave me a comment telling me what you think is the hardest aspect of homeschooling.

You can increase your chances of winning by: 

That’s five chances for you to win! And so I can keep it all straight, please leave a separate comment for each action that you take. You have until Thursday, February 10th at midnight CST to enter for a chance to win the October 2010 Expo to Go package, valued at $19.99. A winner will be selected at random next Friday, February 11th and announced here at Live the Adventure and through email so make sure that you leave your email address if it’s not already linked to your comment.     

Now, who needs some encouragement?


  1. The hardest aspect? Staying focused! There are a million things to do in a day and making sure I sit down and fully focus on the girls school is not easy. But so worthwhile!

  2. I tried to find the schoolhouse expo on facebook but couldn't. not sure if your link works?

  3. Jenilee, the link is :)

  4. I think for me the hardest part is keeping my mind straight about gaps. Knowing that all children have them no matter if we are talking about public school or homeschooling. Please enter me in the giveaway.


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