Weekend giveaway: Great Homeschool Conventions (2 winners!)

Great Homeschool Conventions
This giveaway has ended–thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway–hosted by Great Homeschool Conventions!

Great Homeschool Conventions will hold its 2014 regional conventions in South Carolina (March), Ohio (April), and California (June). Each convention features a huge (and I mean huge!) Homeschool Curriculum exhibit hall.

This year’s featured speakers include Dr. Benjamin Carson, Heidi St. John, Dr. Thomas Woods, Dr. Kathy Koch, Gianna Jessen, Dr. Jay Wile, Cathy Duffy, Jim Weiss, Steve Demme, and many more.

When I attended and spoke at last year’s convention in Ohio, I was truly impressed with the professionalism and organization that had gone into the event. The number of sessions to choose from meant something for everyone no matter your needs.

Attendees get to choose from hundreds of encouraging, equipping, information-packed workshops…selecting those that are most applicable to YOUR homeschooling efforts. There is also an optional children’s program and a special track for teens–real faith for the real world.

You can sign up here to receive GHC’s email newsletter with updates and announcements and to be notified of early bird discounts.


Two Simple Homeschool readers will receive a family registration to the conference location of your choice!

Choose from:

* Greenville, South Carolina (March 20-22, 2014)
* Cincinnati, Ohio (April 24-26, 2014)
* Ontario, California (June 12-14, 2014)
* Texas (in planning for 2015)

How to Win

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To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave a comment in the comment section below, answering this question: How old are your children, and why would you like to attend this year’s Great Homeschool Convention?

(Note: If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click through to the blog here to leave a comment and be entered.)

For an extra entry, “Like” Great Homeschool Conventions and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment on this blog post, letting me know you’ve done so.

This giveaway has ended–thanks for your interest!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. My kids are nearly one year and three years. We are just starting to gather information for our homeschool journey. I want to be intentional and have a well thought out plan for the first few years of homeschool and I would love to hear what the speakers have to say about early childhood education in the home.

  2. I have a nine year old and eleven year old. I have friends that have gone to the convention in the past and they learned a lot. I would love to learn more about transitioning my oldest to seventh grade curriciculum. I also want to see what other options are available for my other son.

  3. My children are 24, 22 and 11 years old. We’ve been at this for so long that we need a fresh perspective. It’s been quite a while since we’ve been to a homeschool convention. I would love to attend the one in SC which is where we attended our second convention years and years ago. Thanks for the chance.
    Southern Gal’s latest post: Friday’s Letters

  4. My children are 3 and 4.5, so this next fall we will likely be transitioning from preschool to kindergarten. We would love to attend to gather information to help our home-learning journey be even better! My oldest has autism and spd and I would love to learn more ways to help him learn and have fun doing it!

  5. Kelly Griffin says:

    My daughter is 8 years old. (Yes, we homeschool an only child. We are an anomaly in the homeschooling world! 😉 Lol ) I have attended the SC GHC before, but never with my family. I’d love for them to be able to go with me!

  6. Kelly Griffin says:

    Oh, I have already “liked” both you and GHC on FB. Thanks!

  7. My children are 8,7,4,and 1. I have never been to a homeschooling convention, even though we have been homeschooling for a couple of years now. My friends tell me it’s awesome, though!

  8. My daughter is almost 2 and 1/2 years old.
    Reason for wanting to homeschool, 2 words= Common Core.

  9. My children are 15, 14, 10, 7, 6, 5, 2, and 16 months. I attended the conference last year in South Carolina. It was amazing! It was my first year to attend, so I went alone. I would love to share the experience with my family this year. The speakers are so encouraging and the exhibit hall was awesome. Many great home school resources are available for you to page through and see if it will work for your family and style of home schooling. Finally, you meet so many families who are at various stages in the home school journey and have the opportunity to share and grow from them. I would love to attend again this year!

  10. Liza Tucker says:

    My children are 8 (9 by conference time), 5 (6 by conference time), and my son will be 4 next Wednesday. :) I would love to go to the conference because I didn’t get the opportunity to go to ANY conference last year, and it has been TWO years since I have been to this specific conference and I MISS IT!!!

  11. Would love a chance to go to a convention. We’ve been homeschooling for 6 years and have never had an opportunity to go. It would be wonderful to see others in the homeschool community.

  12. Liza Tucker says:

    Also, I have liked both fb pages. :)

  13. My kids are 7,5,3 and 8 months. I would love to go to this conference to gain some direction and inspiation. Two of my kids are special needs and twice exceptional. Finding a good method and curriculum has been quite the challenge.

  14. Stephanie says:

    This is my 9th year of Homeschooling and I have never been to a Convention. I would love to win for the one in SC. My children are 13, 4, 11m.

  15. I’ve liked both pages :)

  16. Currently my children are 10, 8, 6, 3 and they have been homeschooled since preschool. Last year we weren’t able to attend any convention due to finances and haven’t ever been to a Great Homeschool Convention. What a great opportunity for the whole family! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  17. Cara Thompson says:

    My children are 6yrs, 4yrs, and 4mo. I plan on going to the GHC again this year because the equipping I received last year from the Parenting track and reading sessions changed my life and the way we learn at home. This conference is a top priority to me but I would greatly appreciate the giveaway because we are on a very tight budget. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  18. My boys are 13 and 11. We are in our second tear of homeschooling, and have not yet been to a homeschool convention. I think attending the Greenville conference would be a great opportunity to boost our confidence as we figure out middle and high school!

  19. Stephanie says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  20. Melanie Hina says:

    My children are 10, 9 & 6. This is our first year homeschooling. I would love to go to the convention because I have do much to learn. I think being in fellowship with that many other homeschoolers would be such a blessing.

  21. My daughter is 13 years old and we have been home schooling since third grade. I have never been to a convention or any type of seminar. As we are getting ready to start high school next year, I find myself doubting my ability to get her through high school. I have been reading lately about a lot of different approaches to home schooling and would love to get some new perspectives. What we have been doing just seems to not be working anymore.

  22. My kids are almost 3 and 4 1/2. We are just starting homeschool and I am not sure what I am doing yet!

  23. Melanie Hina says:

    I liked both Facebook pages!

  24. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB and also liked Great Homeschool Conventions on FB

  25. Rhonda Donadieu says:

    My boys are 5, 17, 22, and 25! I am homeschooling the younger two. I’d love to go to the convention not only because we’re pretty new to homeschooling, but also because I want to do my very best and know that we’d gain much from it! Also, Ben Carson is one of my heroes! I love your blog!

  26. Rhonda Donadieu says:

    I am already a “Like-er” of both of you on Facebook!

  27. My children are 9, 6, and 5. I want to attend the convention because it is so encouraging to hear the speakers who are there . They really want to help others along in their homeschool journey. Also, I love to visit the exhibit hall to get a first-hand look at curriculum and books that I am considering using.

  28. I like Great Homeschool Conventions and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  29. My Children are 6,4, and 2. I would love to check out all the curriculum booths.

  30. My children are 4 &5. We have just started homeschooling… what a breeze with the oldest, a curiosity driven learner. But our youngest has several learning and behavior challenges to me and I could use some encouragement and help planning what’s best for her. That is why I would like to attend a homeschooling conference.

  31. My kids are 10, 8, and 6. I would love to have a chance to go because of the great speakers. I also have a slight book obsession and just love the endless options at book fairs. :)

    Would probably want to wait for the one in Texas though.

  32. Kristy Franklin says:

    My children are 7,5,3, and 5 mos. We would love to go to the convention to enrich our school time. And, what a joy to meet Cathy Duffy, Steve Demme, and Jim Weiss!!

  33. Kristy Franklin says:

    I liked Great Homeschool Convention on FB. I already have “liked” Simple Homeschool, but I would double like if I could…b/c I love it. :))

  34. I’d love to enter for my cousin in Cincinnati! She homeschools her 10, 8, 7, and 3 year olds. She is one amazing mama who also teaches Spanish at her local co-op. I’m sure she would jump at the chance to attend this conference and get some homeschool encouragement!

  35. I’ve liked both pages on facebook!

  36. Joy Nicol says:

    I have 3 boys: 11 yrs, 8 yrs, 3 yrs. We are new to homeschooling and conventions help us to see LOTS of others who are homeschooling. I love the vendor fairs because they allow me to see the curriculum that I read about online. The seminars provide encouragement and education for me, the teacher. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  37. Jennifer Vasquez says:

    My children are 8, 6, and 3, and we are just starting to homeschool. Great so far, but I’d definitely love some help planning for next year, now that I have some idea of what homeschooling is like! Thank you!

  38. Michelle H says:

    My daughter will turn 3 in November. I am in the beginning stages of preparing myself to homeschool my daughter. God has been guiding me in taking the right paths and I feel that by attending the conference I will gain much wisdom and obtain knowledge about what is out there as far as resources, curriculum, etc….I feel it will connect me to other people and it will open my eyes to what homeschooling is all about.

  39. My children are 9, almost 8, 6 & 4. I would love to win because I need a good dose of inspiration!

  40. Amanda Cantrell says:

    I have a 5-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy. I went to the convention last year and was HUGELY blessed by it (I sat in on two of your sessions, Jamie- which I loved!). I’m going in 2014, but it would be great to get the tickets for free and have more money to spend in the Exhibit Hall. 😉

  41. Amanda Cantrell says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool and GHC on FB!

  42. I have a 4 and 6 year old. I would like to attend the Ohio Convention so that I can gain a better understanding, confidence and the curriculum to move away from our current virtual academy.

  43. We have three kids, ages 6, 4, and 18 mos. We would love to attend a Great Homeschool Convention in the coming year for the huge amount of guidance, support, and inspiration we know it would provide. Woo-hoo, what an awesome giveaway!

  44. I have a 5 year old who is in 2nd grade. I would love to hear Tom Woods speak. Also, I want to learn more about how to homeschool high school.

  45. I liked GHC on FB.

  46. I “liked” Simple Homeschool on FB. If there was an option to “LOVE” it, I would!

  47. We have 3 boys – 9, 6, 2. I would love to go to Cincy. We have been rethinking the “how” (method) of what we want to do and I would love to go look at things hands-on.

  48. I also like both Facebook pages

  49. My kids are 5 and 7. We went to GHC last year and LOVED it. We would love to go back again!

  50. My children are 14, 11, and 7, and I would like to go to GHC for the encouragement and to shop for curriculum. Plus, I’ve never been to this convention and I’d like to check it out.

  51. I already like GHC and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  52. We are currently homeschooling our 5 year old. I’d like to learn about our legal rights as homeschoolers and any legislation that my jeopardize those rights. I’d also like to bring the grandparents, who are very unsure of this whole process.

  53. I just started homeschooling my 7 year old. I plan to homeschool my 8 year old and 5 year old soon enough. Going to the convention would give me the much needed networking and resources I need to feel connected.

  54. I already like both Great Homeschool Conventions and Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  55. Our kids are 12, 11, and 9. We would love to attend a conference as a family. It would be a first for us. We’ve homeschooled for about 8 years and could use a boost of encouragement and ideas.

  56. My children are 13, 12, 9, and 2. I would love to hear Dr. Ben Carson speak!

  57. I like Simple Homeschool and Great Homeschool Conventions on Facebook.
    Cheryl’s latest post: Fun at Home–Halloween Ideas

  58. 9,9,8,6,4,3,1. I think we need to be inspired again, we’ve been at it enough that we need to remember why we are homeschooling and to try new things.

  59. I like simple homeschool on Facebook.

  60. My children are 4, 2, and not-quite-born-yet, and I’d like to attend because we’ll be moving to Japan in July and I won’t have a chance to see curriculum in person for several years after that.

  61. As a homeschooling military family, my husband and I rarely get time away. We were able to attend the convention in SC last year for the first time. The best part was, we left our 6 year old son and 8 year old daughter at home with my mom! I it was a life changing experience for our family and our marriage! I was so excited to finally attend a conference and my husband was really able to engage with homeschooling on a new level. Before, due to his very demanding schedule, it was my job to homeschool. After the convention last year, I can now say WE homeschool! As long as my mom is committed to flying down to watch the kids, we’ll go as many times as we can. The knowledge is inspiring and the time together is enriching!

  62. I have a 5 and 3 year old and we could use all the getting started encouragement we could get! Thanks for the opportunity.

  63. Lisa Elizarraras says:

    My kids are 9 and 12, and I would love to attend because i am always looking for inspiration.

  64. My kids are 2, 6, and 18. I would love to attend to hear all the fabulous speakers!
    Amy @ A Journey of Purpose’s latest post: Lessons Learned My First Year of Homeschooling

  65. I already like Simple Homeschool and GHC on FB. :)
    Amy @ A Journey of Purpose’s latest post: Lessons Learned My First Year of Homeschooling

  66. I have a 7 yo, 4 yo and 9 month old! I would love to go to the convention this year. I have wanted to go since my daughter turned 4 and I started seriously working towards homeschooling.
    Jocelyn’s latest post: I Miss My Cat.

  67. I like both GHC and Simple Homeschool on FB. THANKS!!!

  68. My children are 7, 5, 3, 1. I would love to attend because I’ve just started homeschooling and could use some inspiration and guidance for this journey.

  69. I would really like to hear Ben Carson and Heidi St. John speak in person. My family attended the GHC a couple of years ago and it was fantastic. The next one is so close to home I don’t need a hotel room! 😉

  70. My son is in 7th/8th grade and we are preparing for highschool. I’d love to be able to go to a convention (never been in 7 yrs!) and let him browse with me!

  71. I liked GHC on Facebook, and I already liked Simple Homeschool.

  72. My kids are 5 and 8. I attended GHC a couple years ago and really enjoyed the quality of the speakers. I was helped tremendously in developing a vision and direction for our homeschool. Would love to attend again!

  73. My daughters are almost 5, 2-1/2 and due November 16. I am very interested in the convention, because this time next year I will be starting a more official homeschool set-up for our family.
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  74. I liked GHC and already like Simple Homeschool.
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  75. Rikkie Sanders says:

    My son is 5 and having the worst experience ever in public school since day one. I want to homeschool by December but I am clueless.

  76. My boys are 2 years old and 17 months old. We believe we began homeschooling them the day they were born! Would love to go to the SC conference to “learn ahead” a little of things we can look forward to doing in the future. Thanks for the opportunity!

  77. I want to win this for my two kids.

  78. 1 6 year old and I have never been to a convention – I’ve heard great things about this convention. I think it would be freshing to attend.


  79. liked both pages!

  80. My boys are 4 and 6. We’d love to attend the conference to get more information on hs kids with special needs.

  81. I would love to go because I will be homeschooling 3 out of 4 next year and need all the help I can get!

  82. I have six children of 11yo, 9yo, 6yo, 4yo, 2yo., 8 months .I would like to attend a such an event to receive a guidance in my just started homeschooling life… Especially that I see there will be some of my favorite speakers like Joanne Calderwood and others…

  83. Stephanie says:

    My kids are 16, 8 and 6. This is our first year homeschooling and it would be a great opportunity to meet the community and get more information on the different styles of teaching and learning. Also just to fellowship and know that I’m not alone :-)

  84. My kids are 6 and 3, and I’d love to connect with some other homeschool parents.

  85. My daughter is currently 4 years old and I would love to win this so that way I can help or at least feel better prepared to homeschool her next year if that is her choice.

  86. I was just looking at the GHC website last week! I have an 8 year old, a 5 year old, and a 3 year old. We are in our 4th year of “official” homeschooling & I would love to go for encouragement, inspiration, and new ideas. We are at place where we feel like we have the basics down (most days) and are ready to make our home school even better!

  87. Our kids are 9, 7. and 4. I would love to attend the conference for motivation and encouragement to begin another year!

  88. Our kiddos are 2 and 3, and we’d like to attend as we begin considering options for schooling!!

  89. I like both Facebook pages.

  90. My children are 4 and 14 months – and I would love to go to this convention because we just started homeschooling – and I could use the encouragement. :-)
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  91. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.
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  92. Jessica B. says:

    My kids are 7, 5, and 3. I’ve never attended a homeschool conference. I would love to attend to learn and grow.

  93. Children: 8, 6, 3. Would appreciate the encouragement of the conference and have a “hands-on” look at curriculum options for next school year.

  94. “Like” both on Facebook

  95. My daughter and son-in-law are homeschooling our 5 year old grandson. I would love to attend this conference with then to learn more about all aspects of homeschooling so I can support their efforts.

  96. Jennifer L. says:

    My children are 11 and 8. I love going to the convention because it gives me the inspiration and motivation I need for another year of homeschooling. Plus, I love being able to buy curriculum and supplies from all the vendors!

  97. My children are 5 and 3. I would like to attend the convention because we are just getting started on our homeschooling journey and I’m looking for practical advice.

  98. Heather T says:

    My kids are 9 and 12. I’d love to go to the GHC because we are brand new homeschoolers. I’m curious about homeschooling gifted and special needs, and moving beyond the commonly known curriculums to help them.

  99. I like GHC and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  100. Heather T says:

    I like both GHC and SimpleHomeschool on Facebook.

  101. My kids are 3, 5, and 7. I’d love to hear all of the amazing speakers!!!

  102. I like both on Facebook!

  103. Cheryl Price Regier says:

    I’ve never been able to attend a convention. I’m homeschooling my youngest child. He’s 10, a 4th grader and special needs. It would be fantastic to attend an convention and learn more about his needs. I already ‘liked’ Simple Homeschool and Great Homeschool Convention. Thank you.

  104. Our kids are almost 7, almost 5, and 2.5 (with one more in heaven). I’d love to go because, while my husband allows us to homeschool right now, he’s not really _for_ it. I’d love for him to hear some of the speakers and really understand the advantages.
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  105. My children are 5, 5, 16, and 16. With two sets of twins, I still have 4 different learning-styles, and one of the 5-year olds is a special-needs child. The older children are homeschooled, the adoption will be final on the younger twins next month so then I may homeschool them also. What a blessing it would be to soak up all that teaching from the convention, especially for my handicapped child!

  106. I liked SimpleHomeschool, and GHC.

  107. My children are 12, 6, 4/12, and 3. I would love to go to this convention because I have never been to one before. I have not had the means nor has one been close enough. Now that I see one is relatively close to me, I think it would be a great opportunity. Thanks!
    Shannon’s latest post: 09/01/13 – 09/7/13

  108. I like both on Facebook!
    Shannon’s latest post: 09/01/13 – 09/7/13

  109. My children are 1, 2, 5, 7, & 8. This is my 4th year homeschooling in outback Australia. I would love to attend so that I can better advocate homeschooling here in Australia where it is not often seen as a valid chose of education! To also be inspired!

  110. Sue Michaels says:

    This is our 24th (and last year) of homeschooling. My daughter and I attended this year’s convention in Cincinnati, and were planning to return next year as volunteers. I would like to win a family registration to give to our oldest son and our daughter-in-law. They are homeschooling their 5 children – ages 8, 7, 6, 6, and 5.

  111. Sue Michaels says:

    I liked “Simple Homeschool” and “Great Homeschool Conventions”.

  112. My son is 10 and after thinking I never would or could do it, we are beginning to look at homeschooling as an option. As a single mom, I’m not sure how to do this and would appreciate access to all of the resources available. Thank you.

  113. I would love to attend the Cinci convention. My sister lives there and is contemplating home education. I’ve been homeschooling for 15 yrs, have graduated two, and have three left :) my children are 20, 19, 15,12, and my little caboose is 6. Would love to visit my sis and go to the convention!!

  114. I would love to attend the one in TX in 2015…our children will be ready to start schooling then!
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  115. Stephanie says:

    My kids are 13,7,5, and 3. We have never been to a homeschool convention and would love to go to this one. We are from Alabama, but have family near Cincinnati and would love to visit them and go to a conference.

  116. My kids are 7, 6 and 4. I would love to attend GHC because our family is moving back to the States after ministry in West Africa and I know I could really learn a lot about how homeschooling works and what my options are as I will now be home schooling in the States! Thanks for the opportunity!

  117. I already liked Simple homeschool and tried to like GHC!

  118. Jennifer G. says:

    My daughter is 5 and I just started homeschooling kinder. I would LOVE to attend this conference to enhance my knowledge better! Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. I have 3 children.. 11,6, and 4. I would love to win this to be able to be inspired, encouraged and refreshed! Thank you for blessing someone!

  120. My girls are 8 & 5. I would love to go so I can look at the curriculum first hand and hear the great speakers.

  121. I like both on Facebook.

  122. Charice L. says:

    My children are 6 and 4, and this would be our first homeschool convention. An added bonus is that Heidi St. John is speaking – I would love to hear her in person. :)

  123. Charice L. says:

    And I like both Simple Homeschool and Great Homeschool Conventions on Facebook.

  124. My daughter is 12. I have homeschooled her since pre-school and have never attended a homeschool convention. Attending this convention would give me the opportunity to review curriculum hands on as we look ahead to high school.

  125. My kids are 14, 11, and 7. We have homeschooled the whole way, but I’ve never attended a convention. I’ve heard many good things about this particular one, and I’d love to hear Dr. Ben Carson speak!

  126. I also “liked” Simple Homeschool and Great Homeschool Conventions on facebook!

  127. Our daughter is 8. We’d love to go to the convention since we’ve never attended one before. I’d like to look at the different curriculum offerings so that we can make an educated decision for next year. By April, we’ll probably also need the encouragement to keep going. :)
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  128. I liked both Simple Homeschool and Great Homeschool Conventions on Facebook.
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  129. My kiddo’s are 9, 10 & almost 12 :) We’ve never been to a convention before & we would love to check it out!!!

  130. I’ve liked both Facebook pages for Simple Homeschool & Great Homeschool Conventions :)

  131. Clara Ewell says:


    I would love to attend for ideas, inspiration and motivation

  132. My kids are 5, 7, and 9. I have heard great things about this conference and would love to attend!

  133. I would love to LEARN! We are 2 years into our hs journey and have so much to learn. I know this would be great inspiration for us. We have four – 6, 4, 3, 1

  134. My kids are 2yo and 5mo, and we would like to attend because we are overwhelmed with the idea of homeschool, and we would like to learn as much as we can before it is time to make the decision.
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  135. My oldest is 6 and I’d love to attend to get fresh ideas for my gifted learner!

  136. Jessica jones says:

    I have two sweet girls ages 2 and 4. We have begun our homeschooling journey and want to educate ourselves on different methods and gain insight and support from the homeschool community at large.

  137. My kids are 7,5,4, and 2. I would love to go because encouraging speakers keep me motivated to continue on in homeschooling.

  138. My kids are going to be 6, 3 and under a year. I’ve never been to a homeschool conference and would love to hear the speakers, plus having a reason (and a paid reason, at that) to travel would be fabulous!
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  139. My kids are ages 6, 5, 5 and 3. I would like to attend this homeschool convention…because I have never attended one before. I am a fulltime missionary in the Philippines. I have spent over 4 years here without returning to the USA. I’ll be returning to the USA in December for 1 year. I started my homeschooling experience completely on my own without any help and without any conventions to glean information from. It is a dream of mine to attend a homeschool convention while I am in the USA to learn as much as I can before I return to the Philippines.

  140. My kids are 6, 4 and 1. This is my first year of homeschooling, using the Charlotte Mason method. Would love to get encouragement and ideas from this convention, especially as I navigate through my recent separation and become a single mom.

  141. I “liked” both FB pages!

  142. I’ve like your Facebook page…and I’d like to attend the conference because this is my first year homeschooling my 8 year old daughter (3rd grader).

  143. My boys are 9, 7, 5, and 1. It’s been a fun year. I would like to attend the convention in SC because we are in our 4th year homeschooling and I still can’t get things together. I feel like a new homeschooler always.

    Thank you for having this great opportunity,

  144. My twins are 8yo. I’d really like to attend one of these bigger conferences b/c the ones near us are don’t pull such fabulous speakers in the numbers these do! (Plus, I can go visit one of my best friends too!)

  145. My kids are 5 and 7. I would love to go to the convention mainly because I’ve never been to one. I would love the opportunity to see all the curriculum options that are out there.

  146. My girls are 4 and 2. I went to the Ohio conference with a friend when my oldest was 2 and it was awesome but I’d like to go again now that we are actually starting to do school.

  147. my children are 10, 7, and 2 – three year olds all special needs and adopted. I am homeschooling them all and would love to attend to learn more and see what all is out there.

  148. My kids are 6 year old boy and 4 year old boy/girl twins. I went to my first conference this past summer and was so encouraged. I would love to go to another one and continue learning about being a homeschool mom.

  149. Two kids 7 & 10 and would love to see the speakers especially Dr Carson 😉

  150. My kids are 6, 2 and 4 months. This is our first year homeschooling and getting any type of information and encouragement sounds wonderful.

  151. My kids are 7 and 9 – both boys. I would love to attend a convention to be recharged and challenged in our homeschooling journey. I would also love to get to look at different curriculum for ideas.

  152. Susan Van Wie says:

    My children are ages 2 and 4. I want to learn more about home schooling because I have fashioned my life in order to be there to love, nurture, and teach my kids. I’m finding now that I need a community- a tribe, if you will. I’d like to meet a tribe of parent teachers.

  153. My daughters are 10 and 16. I’d love to be encouraged and I can always improve as a teacher! I’d take as many classes as I could :)
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  154. Susan Van Wie says:

    I ‘liked’ the two pages for an extra chance to win! Thanks!

  155. Liked you both on Facebook!
    Angela’s latest post: Please Keep Doing Things Your Children Can Do For Themselves

  156. My kids are 4 and 8 years old. We just started homeschooling this year – after beginning the year in 2nd grade public school. I have finally decided to stop letting fear control me in this area and follow the calling on our lives. We also have a very bright, intense gifted child. I would love to gain insights and learn as I grow in this new, exciting journey.

  157. Extra entry! I have liked the Great Homeschool Conventions & Simple Homeschool Facebook pages. Thank you!
    Pam Wooldridge’s latest post: baptism – a big deal

  158. Jessica Saunders says:

    never been to a convention, and it’s my birthday weekend. My girls are 4 and 6.

  159. My children are 9 and 11 right now. They’ll be 10 and 12 before the end of the calendar year. I went to the GHC when it was last in CA in 2012 and totally enjoyed it. I look forward to attending again in CA in 2014 because I’m getting ready to teach middle school. I’m a little anxious about that and hope that some of the speakers and workshops will encourage me and give me some great ideas to incorporate. I also look forward to the vendor hall and getting some middle school curriculum pieces.

  160. Extra entry- I’m already a FB fan of GHC and Simple Homeschool.

  161. Ruth Agbolosoo says:

    I have 4 children. My children are 14 1/2, 4 1/2, 2 1/2 and 2 weeks. I would like to attend the Ohio convention because the last convention I attended with my husband (his 1st convention), my husband didn’t get a good sense that homeschooling was the best choice. I really need his full support on this journey.

    • Ruth Agbolosoo says:

      Also, I think attending a larger and more organized homeschool convention may make a big difference in my husband’s mind.

  162. Ruth Agbolosoo says:

    I just “liked” the Great Home school conventions facebook page and I had already “liked” the simple homeschool page.

  163. Greenville is closest to us. My kids are 9 and 6 years old. I love HS Conferences. Every one I have ever gone to, I leave feeling filled up, confident and happy. It’s great to go and be around other like-minded people and to talk to strangers and learn from them. I think all HS moms should go to conferences to keep the momentum going to keep the faith and soldier on in their HS journey!

  164. Kara Katzaras says:

    My children are 12, 11, and 7. We will be entering the high school years before we know it and need to figure out our plan especially with the new laws in place. Any advice and curriculum options that will work for us would be so appreciated!:)

  165. My son is 13. I would like tto go to the convention to learn more about the curriculum options for us for next year as I am not crazy about the one we chose for this year. Also, I would like to find out more about homeschooling high school as I may be doing so with my son. He also has high functioning autism so I would like to see what tools may be available to help us. Thank you for the opportunity.

  166. I liked your page as well as GHC’s. Thanks!

  167. My kids are 2 1/2 and 5. I would like to take my family to the convention to meet other homeschool families and learn from their advice and experiences. I would like to attend workshops, check out the vendors and curriculum options, and pick up any ideas I can relating to homeschooling the early years. I am also very excited about the opportunity to hear Dr. Ben Carson speak :)

  168. I currently like your page, as well as GHC.