Thursday, January 19, 2012

The 2:1 Conference {and why I want to go}

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Ever since learning about the 2:1 Conference last fall, I was determined to go! I was new to homeschooling and knew it would be beneficial for me to go and learn all that I could about the homeschooling way of life. I was interested in hearing all of the fabulous speakers, speak, and share what they have learned along this amazing journey! I immediately contacted my friend Aurie and begged asked her to come with me! She agreed and we decided to make plans to attend, carpool, and room together. She went ahead and ordered her ticket. I have yet to order mine!

Christmas arrived and I took a break from homeschooling. Like I mentioned yesterday, I have yet to return to it and am not sure we will. {on a side note, my daughter is only 4 and I was using this year as a test run to see how much we liked it before we put her in Kindergarten in the Fall} When Aurie asked me after Christmas if I was still going to attend the conference, I told her I wasn't sure. Would it be beneficial to me if I was techinically no longer homeschooling?

I have been praying about the conference and Homeschooling in general. I really want to have my children home and be the one teaching them and guiding them on a regular basis, but, if I am being honest, I do not want to do all the prep work that homeschooling requires! {that sounds awful!!}

This is why I have come to the conclusion that attending the 2:1 Conference may be beneficial to me after all! I mean, I can't be the only one who has been in this same situation, right? And what about the demands of a newborn baby. How am I going to attend to the baby's needs as well as the needs of the child I am homeschooling? I have many questions that need answering. I am sure that there have been many who have been exactly where I am at at this very moment! Maybe I will get to meet some of these exact women at the conference and get some answers and encouragement that I have been needing.

So, I have written up this little post in hopes to win a ticket to the 2:1 Conference. Thanks to the wonderful people at 2:1 and The Homeschool Classroom for the chance to win!

And may I ask you, faithful friends, for some prayer as I seek God's guidance in this decision?

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He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. ~ Psalm 25:9

4 comments:

  1. Praying for you and your decision! And good luck :)

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  2. Good thoughts!

    Going to the conference sounds like it could benefit you so much. And YES - I think it's awesome to test the waters and see how home schooling might look for your family. (I'm doing a bit of it this year too - but VERY low key as my oldest is a recent five year old.) But don't pressure yourself with it or you'll burn out soon and fast. I know of not a single seasoned home schooler who doesn't lack enthusiasm (shall we say?) now and again and needs time to rest, recoop and plan again. It's a constant learning process for everyone.

    Take home! And be pregnant. =)

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  3. I hope you find the refreshment and encouragement, and that you are able to attend!

    Perhaps, if you cannot get to this one, or maybe in addition, you might consider a local hs conference as well. There are some (like the CHAP convention in Pennsylvania) who offer free admittance to parents of preschoolers.

    Praying you find encouragement and the direction you seek.

    PS - I read it in the initial announcement, but haven't gotten a chance to say: Congrats! Babies are such sweet blessings.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The 2:1 Conference {and why I want to go}

2:1 Conference Button

Ever since learning about the 2:1 Conference last fall, I was determined to go! I was new to homeschooling and knew it would be beneficial for me to go and learn all that I could about the homeschooling way of life. I was interested in hearing all of the fabulous speakers, speak, and share what they have learned along this amazing journey! I immediately contacted my friend Aurie and begged asked her to come with me! She agreed and we decided to make plans to attend, carpool, and room together. She went ahead and ordered her ticket. I have yet to order mine!

Christmas arrived and I took a break from homeschooling. Like I mentioned yesterday, I have yet to return to it and am not sure we will. {on a side note, my daughter is only 4 and I was using this year as a test run to see how much we liked it before we put her in Kindergarten in the Fall} When Aurie asked me after Christmas if I was still going to attend the conference, I told her I wasn't sure. Would it be beneficial to me if I was techinically no longer homeschooling?

I have been praying about the conference and Homeschooling in general. I really want to have my children home and be the one teaching them and guiding them on a regular basis, but, if I am being honest, I do not want to do all the prep work that homeschooling requires! {that sounds awful!!}

This is why I have come to the conclusion that attending the 2:1 Conference may be beneficial to me after all! I mean, I can't be the only one who has been in this same situation, right? And what about the demands of a newborn baby. How am I going to attend to the baby's needs as well as the needs of the child I am homeschooling? I have many questions that need answering. I am sure that there have been many who have been exactly where I am at at this very moment! Maybe I will get to meet some of these exact women at the conference and get some answers and encouragement that I have been needing.

So, I have written up this little post in hopes to win a ticket to the 2:1 Conference. Thanks to the wonderful people at 2:1 and The Homeschool Classroom for the chance to win!

And may I ask you, faithful friends, for some prayer as I seek God's guidance in this decision?

null
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. ~ Psalm 25:9

4 comments:

  1. Praying for you and your decision! And good luck :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good thoughts!

    Going to the conference sounds like it could benefit you so much. And YES - I think it's awesome to test the waters and see how home schooling might look for your family. (I'm doing a bit of it this year too - but VERY low key as my oldest is a recent five year old.) But don't pressure yourself with it or you'll burn out soon and fast. I know of not a single seasoned home schooler who doesn't lack enthusiasm (shall we say?) now and again and needs time to rest, recoop and plan again. It's a constant learning process for everyone.

    Take home! And be pregnant. =)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I hope you find the refreshment and encouragement, and that you are able to attend!

    Perhaps, if you cannot get to this one, or maybe in addition, you might consider a local hs conference as well. There are some (like the CHAP convention in Pennsylvania) who offer free admittance to parents of preschoolers.

    Praying you find encouragement and the direction you seek.

    PS - I read it in the initial announcement, but haven't gotten a chance to say: Congrats! Babies are such sweet blessings.

    ReplyDelete

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