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. Heather P says:

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

  2. Heather P says:

    “Like” great homeschool conventions on FB!

  3. Jamie Martin says:

    Really wondering if I traveled into time and space and became someone else, LOL. ;p
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  4. 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 :)!

  5. LoraLynn says:

    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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  6. Meghan says:

    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.

  7. Mary Beth says:

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

  8. Mary Beth says:

    Liked GHC on FB.

  9. Michelle says:

    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.

  10. Christie says:

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

  11. Lori says:

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

  12. Christie says:

    I liked GHC on Facebook too!

  13. Jenny goodman says:

    I’d love to go to a homeschool conference!

  14. Joni says:

    We would love a chance to win!

  15. Joni says:

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

  16. Kim says:

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

  17. Julie says:

    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!

  18. Jennifer Anderson says:

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

  19. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I also “liked” the convention on facebook…

  20. Jess says:

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

  21. Elizabeth says:

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

  22. This would be a fun family outing! But I hope Elizabeth above me wins! God Bless her!!
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  23. 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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  24. Dawn says:

    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.

  25. Jodene says:

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

  26. I’ve been considering going to the one in Ohio, so I would love to win. Thanks!
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  27. Nicole says:

    Would love to win!

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  29. Sarah Jean says:

    Would love to go!

  30. Meredith says:

    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!

  31. Lawana Gray says:

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

  32. Lawana Gray says:

    I like GHC on Facebook!

  33. Jolene in Michigan says:

    We would love to do a road trip to Ohio!

  34. Melissa Siemers says:

    I love the convention in Cincy!

  35. Melissa Siemers says:

    “Liked” Great Homeschool Conventions on facebook!

  36. Elena says:

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

  37. Jolene in Michigan says:

    I like GHC on Facebook

  38. Jen S says:

    We would love to attend this conference! Thanks for making the opportunity available!
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  39. Heather says:

    Would love to go to Great Homeschool Convention in OH!

  40. laura says:

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

  41. Heather says:

    I just “liked” GHC on FB!

  42. Christina M says:

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

  43. Christina M says:

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

  44. JessT says:

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

  45. Angela says:

    I would love the opportunity to go!

  46. Jen says:

    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.

  47. Elle Key says:

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

  48. Jen says:

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

  49. Dawn Richter says:

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

  50. Sarah says:

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