I’m so excited about this book! I completely redesigned it and updated it and I think it’s gorgeous! If you attend or are thinking about attending a homeschool conference, convention, workshop this book is for you! It will keep you so organized and it’s perfect whether you are attending online or in-person. Bonus! It’s also great for keeping up with what curriculum you’re buying, already purchased and comparing prices. Plus, since it’s a digital download, you can print out as many pages as you need for as many conferences as you attend!
I started designing this book years ago for myself. when I started going to NC’s homeschool conference. I realized I needed a way to keep up with all my notes and compare prices at the bookfair. So I designed a page for notes and one for comparing prices at the different vendors. It was great! Each year, I designed more pages to add to it.
My husband would even take my printouts and compare prices at the bookfair while I was attending workshops. He made sure I always brought it. Friends starting asking what we were using and wanted their own copies. They loved it too! It was great! They suggested that I put it all together in a book and that’s what I did.
Over the years, I’ve added all kinds of pages and tips. But it was time for a makeover and now this has grown from two printable pages to 40 pages. I decided to split the book into two parts, which I think makes it even better. Instead of tips sprinkled here and there, I’ve been able to expand on them, giving you so much more information. So part one is full of my tips from years of experience attending homeschool conferences and part two are the pages to keep you organized.
Part One of the book is full of tips! From getting your husband more involved to turning your conference into a full blown retreat. I’ve included tons of tips to help you when you bring your children, tween and teens and how to make it more enjoyable as a family.
It doesn’t matter whether you attend in-person or online, you can make it an incredible experience and get tons out of it to grow your homeschool, your marriage, your children and yourself. So there are tips to make attending online just as good as if you were there.
There are tips for buying and shopping for curriculum. Tips for going with friends, as homeschool group leadership or even going by yourself and so much more! Here’s what’s included in Part One.
- Why you should attend a homeschool conference: For those of you that have never gone, or wonder why you should keep going this is for you.
- How to get your husband to go: Tips for helping to get your husband involved and attending a conference with you.
- He’s Going, Now What? Ideas for making the most out of the conference together. How to help a husband that’s unsure about homeschooling and great ideas on how to have fun together.
- Bringing Children: Tips for when you have to bring your children and how to have fun as a family.
- Bringing Tweens and Teens: Tips for helping your tweens and teens to get the most out of a conference and hopefully have some fun, too.
- Girlfriend’s Weekend: Going with friends? This is for you! Tips to have a blast with friends and ways to make it like a retreat or spa weekend.
- Going Alone: Going alone can be nerve-wracking or empowering. Tips to help you focus on your mission and make it enjoyable if you are going by yourself.
- Ideas for Using the Conference as a Retreat: How to make attending a conference, online or in-person, like attending a retreat. Sometimes you just need to dive in and dive deep.
- Attending Online: Tips for minimizing distractions and making attending online as close to attending in-person as possible.
- More Tips: Tons of other tips!
Part Two is the workbook/planner portion of the book. It’s chocked full of pages to help you plan for, and get the most out of the conference.
- Itinerary: Plan which speakers you want to hear, when you want to go to the bookfair, eat lunch, meet up with friends, and more.
- Q & A’s Page: Have questions for the speakers, vendors, authors, friends? Write them down here and their answers so you can always refer back to them.
- Shopping Comparison Pages: Two pages, one portrait and one landscaped to keep up with how much curriculum costs from different sellers/vendors so you know you are getting the best deal.
- Budget: Plan how much you want to spend on the conference, curriculum, and more.
- Shopping List: Write down everything you need, keep up with what you buy, and already own.
- To-Do List: Make your own list of what you need to do before, during, or after the conference. Use this page how you need.
- Goals or Ideas: Write down goals or ideas for your homeschool, your children, yourself, etc.
- Notes: Use this page to take notes when listening to speakers, doing devotions, or any way you like.
- Packing List: Attending out of town or taking your online conference with you? I made a handy packing list.
- Vision Planner: Do you have a vision for your homeschool, your family, your children, etc. This will help you to make one or update the one you already have.
- Journal: Use these pages for devotions, making personal reflections, or memories.
- Doodle Page: Sometimes you just need to doodle, or play a game of dots!
To Purchase or For More Information:
This 40 page book is a digital download. It is 8 1/2″ x 11″ letter size so that it will fit in a notebook. Feel free to print out as many pages as you need, but please tell your friends where they can purchase their own copies. Please click the button below to go to my Etsy shop, TeraBareDesigns for more information and to purchase your own copy. I hope this book helps you to get the most out of your homeschool conference experiences as it did our family. If you have any questions, please let me know.