Weekend giveaway: Great Homeschool Conventions

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

Great Homeschool Conventions will hold its 2013 regional conventions in South Carolina (March) and Ohio (April). Each convention features a huge Homeschool Curriculum exhibit hall.

This year’s featured speakers include Tim Hawkins, Gianna Jessen, Andrew Pudewa, Todd Wilson, Steve Demme, Crystal Paine, Dr. Jay Wile, Dr. Carol Reynolds…and yours truly!!

I will be speaking at the convention in Ohio–if you live nearby I hope you’ll attend! I’d love the chance to meet you at one of my sessions or my exhibitor booth.

Attendees get to choose from hundreds of encouraging, equipping, information-packed workshops…selecting those workshops 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.

Today’s winner will receive one family registration to the conference location of your choice! Choose from:

* SOUTHEAST HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION – Greenville, SC (March 14-16, 2013)
* MIDWEST HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION – Cincinnati, Ohio (April 4-6, 2013)

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave a comment in the comment section below! (If you’re reading this via email, you must click through to the blog to be entered.)

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

This giveaway has ended–thanks for entering!

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. I’d love to win this! These conventions are awesome!!!

  2. I like great homeschool conventions on fb. Thanks!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. I have heard good things about these conventions and would be blessed to attend.

  4. Alyssa Ericksen says:

    I would love to attend with my teenage son!

  5. Ooooh! I wish I lived in your region. What are you going to talk about at the convention?
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  6. Ashley Moorhead says:

    I went last year and it was great… I would highly recommend!
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  7. I would LOVE to win!!

  8. I liked Great Homeschool Conventions on FB.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  9. This year will be the first convention I have been to! I’m excited. I’d love to win.

  10. I’ve never attended a homeschool convention, but this one is close enough to try out!
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  11. This is such a neat giveaway!

  12. I would be so blessed to be able to attend this convention. Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Liked on facebook!

  14. My family would greatly benefit from this conference! We’ve never been to one before. Thanks for the chance!

  15. I have “liked” GHC on Facebook.

  16. This is our family’s first year of home school after private schooling for 8 years. Friends encouraged us to attend this conference last year before we began. Now that we are settling into our routine I see what a huge blessing the Greenville convention would be for our family!
    “liked” on Facebook too .

  17. I hope to make it to the convention this year. It’s been many years since I was able to go and the encouragement would be great!

  18. I “like” GHC on facebook.

  19. I would love for my whole family to win! My husband has never attended a convention!

  20. Jenny Rebecca says:

    Sounds like a great opportunity!

  21. Lindy Boss says:

    I would love to win this giveaway and hear you speak at the convention.

  22. Jenny Rebecca says:

    Just liked them on Facebook!

  23. Lindy Boss says:

    I “liked” GHC on Facebook.

  24. Jenica Scott says:

    Great opportunity. Thank you. My husband was just talking to me about this convention.

  25. I love the convention in Ohio.

  26. Jenica Scott says:

    I also liked GHC on FB.

  27. Oh, I’d love to win! My oldest is 3 and I’m just dipping my toes into the wonderful world of homeschooling. I’m sure a convention would be a wonderful way to get started!
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  28. This would be a blessing for us. Thank you.

  29. I like GHC on facebook

  30. I would really like to go to a convention this year!

  31. Crystal Shepherd says:

    I’d love the chance to win these! Thanks!

  32. This is our first year homeschooling and we’d love to attend the Ohio conference!

  33. I like great homeschool conventions on Facebook.

  34. My family and I would live to attend. Liked GHC also.

  35. I would love to win this. I’ve wanted to attend for 2 years now.

  36. I liked GHC on Facebook

  37. This would be so great for us, just starting out homeschooling! Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

  38. Jessica Vogel says:

    Perfect! I was just on the website for the Great Homeschool Convention. This is our first year homeschooling and I would love to be able to attend the convention. Thanks!

  39. I would love to win this. Thank you for a great giveaway.

  40. I like Great Homeschool Convention on FB.

  41. Jessica Vogel says:

    Thanks letting us know the Great Homeschool Convention is on fb. I just liked the page!!

  42. And I liked GHC on Facebook as well.

  43. I’d love to go to the Southeast convention! Thank you!

  44. This would be so neat to attend. Would love to go!

  45. I’d love to win!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  46. I also liked GHC on FB!!!
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  47. We are new to homeschooling and would really like to attend the GHC in Ohio. Thanks for the opportunity!

  48. I would love to be able to attend the convention! It’s been years since we’ve been to one.
    (My two older children graduated from homeschool in 2007 and 2009. Our youngest is in fifth grade. We need refreshing!)
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  49. I have never attended a homeschool conference…sounds like a great opportunity. Thanks for the information and a chance to win:)

  50. We are thinking/considering/pondering homeschooling next year. I came across simple homeschool a few weeks ago and LOVE it. I would love the opportunity to attend the midwest convention to confirm our decision and point me in the right direction. THANK YOU!

  51. I also like the FB page for an extra entry!

  52. I liked you on Facebook. Thanks for doing what you do to help me do what I need to do!

  53. That would be so fun, I would love to hear you speak. We have not attended a conference before and would love to get a chance to go!

  54. I’m looking forward to attend a homeschooling convention before my little one are ready to start school! This one would be great!

  55. Suzanne Nichols says:

    love, love, love this blog! and id love the opportunity to go to the SC convention!

  56. heidi sink says:

    We so enjoy the convention. It would be lovely to win.

  57. Faye E. Hunt says:

    This would be a fantastic opportunity for the whole family! Our oldest will be school age in 2014 so we are in the throws of preparations now. We would love to have the chance to attend a convention prior to when we start this family endeavour! Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity.

  58. Are there any northeast conventions?
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  59. I would love for my husband and me to be able to go! Thanks for the chance.

  60. I like Great Homeschool Conventions on fb.

  61. Jessica B. says:

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  62. Karen Wall says:

    I would love to go to one of the conventions!

  63. I would so love to attend a conference and especially to hear you speak Jamie! You inspire me through your writing every time I visit here!

  64. Jodi Nairz says:

    I would love to win this and get fresh inspiration for homeschooling!

  65. I would love to try to go to the Greenville convention! It’s the closest one to me and I haven’t had a chance to go to a convention yet.

  66. I “liked” the conventions on facebook! Hope to see you in OH!

  67. I liked Great Homeschool Conventions!
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  68. Jodi Nairz says:

    I just liked GHC on facebook.

  69. Fab convention!

  70. GHC knows I like them on the Facebook.

  71. This would be an absolute blessing! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  72. Oh! I have always so wanted to attend one of these conferences . . . it would be a nice morale boost!!

  73. I’d love to hear you speak in Cincinnati! Thanks for all you do!

  74. We are just starting out with homeschooling, and would love to meet you in Ohio! :)

  75. I’ve been looking at this conference for a while! It looks great! I am a homeschooling Mom of 4, living in Ohio! We’d all like to go!
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  76. Pick me pick me!! :) We are just starting to think about homeschool as an option for our family and this would be a great way for us to get loaded with info! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  77. We missed a homeschool convention last year, after moving, and
    would love to go to one this year.
    Thank you for the contest.

  78. My first homeschool conference was last year and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  79. I “like”d GHC on Facebook!
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  80. Lisa Caupp says:

    I am going to the Ohio one. I can’t wait to hear you speak!

  81. I’m a new homeschooler (to a kindergartener), so I’d love to go to one of these!
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  82. I have wanted to go to one of these conferences for quite a while, so I would love to win this! Thanks for offering it.

  83. I “liked” GHC on FB!
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  84. I liked GHC on Facebook.

  85. Love to come to Ohio!
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  86. This would be a great chance for me to go. Thanks.

  87. I like GHC on FB.

  88. liked on facebook!
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  89. Sounds fun! Would love the opportunity!

  90. We start homeschooling next week, and need all the help and encouragement we can get! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  91. I’d love to check out the Ohio convention! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  92. Just liked GHC on Facebook.

  93. I “liked” you on Facebook. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway!

  94. I’m going to pin it on my pinterest board. We are in Canada but would make the trip there to get some inspiration. Have always homechooled our 3 children ages 11, 9 and 5. And Tim Hawkins is my favorite comedian! Sooo funny!

  95. Looking forward to our first convention! I really need to get my bearings – my little one will be 5 this September!!! Liked them on Facebook as well.

  96. I would Love to go to one of these

  97. Oh, pick me! :) I need to learn all I can!
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  98. And I’ve “liked” on FB!
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  99. I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  100. I “liked” Great Homeschool Conventions on Facebook!

  101. Heather P says:

    We’d love a chance to go to a homeschool convention! Thanks!

  102. Heather P says:

    “Like” great homeschool conventions on FB!

  103. Really wondering if I traveled into time and space and became someone else, LOL. ;p
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  104. Jennifer Ott says:

    I’ve been homeschooling my kids for 4 years…and have never attended a convention! I’d love to go to the Midwest one :)!

  105. I bought a ticket to the Memphis one last year and then we got sick and I couldn’t go. Really want to go this time around!!!
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  106. I have preschool-aged kids and am seriously considering home schooling. Would this conference benefit someone who hasn’t started yet? Please enter me…either way!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      I’ll chime in on this one…I got some great advice when my daughter was 3, almost 4. My friend told me to go to a convention and start checking things out the year BEFORE you need to start making decisions about curriculum, etc. (so for me, I went in March 2011 and we started homeschool in July 2012). That way you can take your time and look around without feeling overwhelmed with decision-making when you’re still new to it all. I’m SO glad I did that. It was an inspiring environment and gave me lots of food for thought and ideas to explore further in the year between the convention and getting started. When I was there the first time I remember thinking that if I had to actually start a few months later I would have felt utterly overwhelmed, but instead DH and I just enjoyed ourselves with no pressure at all and we had a lot to talk about afterwards. We chose to do a light kindergarten year (reading/phonics, handwriting and math) and I had enough info ahead of time to feel confident in my decision, and we’re very happy with it so far.

  107. Mary Beth says:

    We’re planning to go the Greenville convention – I’d love to win the registration!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  108. Mary Beth says:

    Liked GHC on FB.

  109. I started homeschooling my oldest for preschool this year and would LOVE to go to the Cincinnati convention to gain some encouragement and lay my eyes on different curriculums I am considering.

  110. Thank you so much for the opportunity! I’d love to go!

  111. We’d love to attend! There is always so much information available! And we love Tim Hawkins ;)-

  112. I liked GHC on Facebook too!

  113. Jenny goodman says:

    I’d love to go to a homeschool conference!

  114. We would love a chance to win!

  115. I liked the Great Homeschool Conventions page on fb as well!

  116. Sounds like an excellent opportunity to get to a homeschool convention!

  117. I look at these conferences evey year but have not been lucky enough to be able to attend one. I would love a chance to win!

  118. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I would love to go to the midwest one! Excited that you’ll be speaking!

  119. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I also “liked” the convention on facebook…

  120. This would be wonderful to attend! We recently decided to homeschool our girls. Thanks :)

  121. Elizabeth says:

    I am homeschooling six, preschool through high school, and would enjoy and be encouraged by attending.
    Thank you!

  122. This would be a fun family outing! But I hope Elizabeth above me wins! God Bless her!!
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  123. Also my husband Liked the GHC FB fan page. He’s Michael Melling. I’m taking a break from facebook for awhile!
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  124. We are in our first year of homeschool, and it would be so nice to go to a convention this year. Thank you for the opportunity to win tickets.

  125. I “liked” you on FB too. I’d love to go to the SC conference!

  126. I’ve been considering going to the one in Ohio, so I would love to win. Thanks!
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  127. Would love to win!


  129. Sarah Jean says:

    Would love to go!

  130. This is my first year homeschooling and i have never been to a convention.
    I would love! to go!
    Thank u for your excellent, encouraging blog!

  131. Lawana Gray says:

    We’re planning to foray into the homeschool world this fall. A convention would be great!

  132. Lawana Gray says:

    I like GHC on Facebook!

  133. Jolene in Michigan says:

    We would love to do a road trip to Ohio!

  134. Melissa Siemers says:

    I love the convention in Cincy!

  135. Melissa Siemers says:

    “Liked” Great Homeschool Conventions on facebook!

  136. Like Homescholling Convention (Cincinnati, OH) on FB. Thank you.

  137. Jolene in Michigan says:

    I like GHC on Facebook

  138. We would love to attend this conference! Thanks for making the opportunity available!
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  139. Would love to go to Great Homeschool Convention in OH!

  140. I would love to go to GHC in Ohio and meet you. And I liked their FB page. :-)

  141. I just “liked” GHC on FB!

  142. Christina M says:

    Second year of homeschooling but haven’t attended a convention, yet! Hope I win!

  143. Christina M says:

    Oh, and I clicked “like” on GHC’s Facebook page,too!

  144. How fun would it be to meet you?! I hope I win! :)

  145. I would love the opportunity to go!

  146. Have been busy researching homeschool curriculums for my almost 3 year old. Want to find what is right for us before we have to make a decision about school.

  147. I want to go!!!! I also liked it on Facebook.

  148. I love the idea of finding ways to improve in homeschooling. Great giveaway!

  149. Dawn Richter says:

    Done and done! We went to the one in CA last year and LOVED it!

  150. “Liked” on fb. This mom to 6 would love an excuse to go!!

  151. Would love to be able to attend this year! Thanks for the opportunity:)

  152. Would LOVE to attend the conference, we’re just starting out homeschooling our 5 and 4 year old and I’m feeling a little, well, lost when it comes to curriculum.

  153. Oh, and I “liked” GHC on Facebook!!!

  154. Would absolutely LOVE to attend the convention in Cincinnati! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
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  155. I “like” GHC on Facebook already:)
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  156. I’d LOVE a trip to this conference. I’m going to need to go to the SC one. First year homeschooling about to begin!!
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  157. I’ve been wanting to attend a homeschool conference for a while now! Cincinnati is the closest one for me.

  158. Stacy Crawford says:

    Would love to attend the convention in Ohio!

  159. Stacy Crawford says:

    Also liked it on FB :)

  160. We’ve been to Cincinnati the past few years, but were thinking we’d sit out this year. But you’re speaking?? Hmmmm. May have to reconsider :)
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  161. I live in PA and would happily make the drive to OH– it sounds like an awesome event! Thanks so much for the opportunity