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Celebrate the Journey of homeschooling, wifehood, and being a mom during the good times, the bad times and yes, even the ugly times.  Join us as we look at the scriptures and seek encouragement from veteran homeschool moms on how to Celebrate the Journey!

Apologia Live invites you to a retreat designed to encourage and support homeschool moms.


Dear Daydream Homeschool Mom,

Is life just grand? Isn’t it just perfect when the kids file single row into the school room and get started on their studies without even being asked? Don’t you just love how neat and tidy they keep their school work and their bedrooms? Oh the joys of motherhood, to have such wonderful children who never talk back or argue about lessons. Oh blessed mom, may you thrive and prosper in your homeschool Utopia!


Sarr Kastic and Fa Cetious


Is this daydream homeschool mom you??

If you’re like me, you may have just choked on your coffee and exclaimed, “AS IF!”

Don’t get me wrong, homeschooling is great! It’s worth every sacrifice, every challenge, every difficult day. Homeschooling has it’s moments, both good and bad. Like anything else worthwhile, that which is worth doing is going to take a lot of hard work. But let me ask you this, homeschool mom… when was the last time you got a break, spent a day or two without kids or books or planners, and took some time to recharge?

If you’re (still) like me, your answer to that is going to sound something like: “Um, I can’t remember.” Or maybe even, “Not ever..


We’re not supermoms! Not really… and we can ALL use some encouragement and support. And that’s what interested me and immediately caught my attention when I learned about the Apologia Live retreat for homeschool moms. Remember when I had lunch with the Apologia team? (If you don’t remember or haven’t read it, go read that real quick. I’ll wait…) As I said then, I was immediately drawn to the mission behind the Apologia Live Retreat. This is more than a homeschool conference, it really is a retreat, a time to get away, learn, pray, worship and recharge.

Doesn’t that sound wonderful??

It does, doesn’t it!

And I, for one, will most definitely be there. I’ll be going to the Austin retreat in October. And I encourage you to join me! It will be fun. It will be worth it. It will be a blessing, I’m sure!

And for ONE of you, one of my lucky (lucky? blessed!) readers will win a FREE TICKET to ANY one of the Apologia Live retreat locations of their choice! You can choose from:

Chicago, October 7-8, 2011

Austin, October 21-22, 2011

Baltimore, March 9-10, 2012

Atlanta, March 23-24, 2012

**Pam Tebow is the special guest in Atlanta, Heidi St. John is a special guest speaker in Austin, Chicago, and Baltimore.**

The ticket is good for the Friday and Saturday sessions, and Saturday lunch. As with the basic conference ticket, it does not include the Friday morning Nuts & Bolts session, hotel, or other meals. For more information about the schedule, hotel info, and what to expect, visit the Apologia Live website for answers to your questions.

So what do you need to do to enter??

1. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post telling me if you’ve ever been to a homeschool conference or a women’s retreat, what you enjoyed about it, or what you hope to get out of the Apologia Live conference if you get to go.

For extra entries~

Like Apologia on Facebook (leaving a comment that you do, or that you do already)

Follow Apologia on Twitter (and comment that you did, or already do)

Post this giveaway on Facebook (make sure the post is public, and post a comment with a link)

Tweet the following (and post a comment with a link)

#Homeschool friends! @amberoliver is giving away a FREE ticket to @apologialive’s homeschool retreat this fall! Enter: http://wp.me/pnF8L-2Ab

2. Comments will be closed at noon, Tuesday, September 6th. One random winner will be drawn and notified by email.

3.Giveaway is only open to U.S. participants. (Sorry, it’s that legal red tape again.) =(


Don’t delay!! Go check out the Apologia Live website. Enter the contest. Somebody WILL win!



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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!