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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!
I love homeschool conferences and women’s retreats! So going to this would just be awesome!!!
I went to the Midwest Homeschool convention in APril this past year, but I took my teens with me so that they could hear the worldview summit. I enjoyed the time with my boys, but it wasn’t a mom recharging her batteries time, for sure. I would love to win!
I am posting this giveaway on my facebook page.
I already “like” Apologia on facebook.
Off to post the give away! Thank you!
I have never been to a homeschool conference or women’s retreat. I would love to have the opportunity to meet with other mom’s and share what works for them.
I have not been to women’s retreat. but to CHAP convention.
I like Apologia on Facebook
I posted to Facebook.
not sure how to link it. I clicked share from your post on facebook.
I’ve been to the Midwest Homeschool convention once – a couple of years ago. I’ve never been to a homeschooling ladies retreat. That would be incredible!
I like Apologia on Facebook! (Actually, I ♥ Apologia!)
I posted about this giveaway contest on Facebook!
I’ve never been to a retreat for homeschool. Im actually very excited and getting ready this school year & prepaing myself and start homeschool for the first time. I have doubts! But over all God is my rock & in Him is my confidence 🙂
I went to a homeschool conference last March with my family , but they didn’t find it enjoyable listening to seminars or looking at school books.. I need a conference for me that I can go and get recharged.
I have never, ever been to a homeschool conference. I have gotten to know so many homeschool moms online but I feel I need to connect in person.
I have not been to a home school conference like this one before, but I have been to women’s retreats and I love the relationships that are formed and the chance to get away from the every day!
I already follow Apologia on twitter.
I already “Like” them on Facebook as well!
I just tweeted the message out!
I have never, ever been to a homeschool conference but I truly feel the need to connect with other homeschool moms in person.
I also Tweeted. Thanks!
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I have not been to one but really want to attend! I am homeschooling for the first time this year and already feel the need for encouragement from other homeschool moms
Already follow Apologia on FB
Already follow Apologia on twitter
Posted on FB http://www.facebook.com/kbalman/posts/111410772295559
I am absolutely going to find a way to this conference! I have never been to a homeschool conference and I really want to surround myself with veteran HSmoms who share our desire to instruct in both scholastic and spiritual matters. Thank you!
I follow Apologia on FB 🙂
I follow Apologia on twitter (@SigningwithLara)
We just started with Apologia and love it. I do plan on going to the conference and look forward to learning more. I have been to both homeschool conferences and women’s retreats and looking forward to recharging.
There are no homeschooling conferences down here (pity, too, as there are hundreds of us!), so I haven’t been to one. I want to hear Pam Tebow, though! As a fellow Floridian and a MK, I would absolutely love meeting her.
Followed on Twitter!
Now connected on Facebook
I have never been to a homeschool conference, but I have gone to the Extraordinary Women’s Conference as a women’s retreat with church and it was FABULOUS! I love spending an entire weekend immersed in the Scripture and refreshing myself to continue in those things to which I was called.
I already like apologia on Facebook.
I’m following on twitter!
Now following on Facebook.
Just tweeted from @tattietats
I went to the Southeast HS confirm. In Atlanta- Loved it! I’d really enjoy the retreat!
Oh yes… I do like Apologia on facebook 🙂
AND I posted about it on facebook 😀
I’m going to the conference (my first homeschool confrerence ever!) and I am most looking forward to the fellowship with other homeschool parents! Not to mention getting my homeschooling battery charged up 🙂
And I am now following Apologia on twitter via NostalgiaEatery
and tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/NostalgiaEatery/status/109793112569815040
I haven’t been to one- but I sure would like to go and connect with other women who love the Lord!
This is My First Year to Homeschool my Kiddos and I have never been to a Homeschool conference before. I would LOVE to be apart of the experience and soak in all the Knowledge and Support!! =)
I already follow Apologia Live on Twitter
I already “Like” Apologia Live on Facebook.
I Tweeted the Giveaway =) http://twitter.com/#!/coopermom12/status/110524351245336576
I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=247811918590908&id=1457234111