July 14, 2009

Online Homeschool Conference Ticket Give-Away!

HOTM ConferenceThis has been the year of the conference for me. I’ve been to THREE so far… and am planning on attending another one before the summer is out. I need all the pep talks I can get after enduring our worst year ever last year. At the two conferences I have attended in the real world so far, I spent more of the time in a nursing room than I did listening to speakers. Even when I don't have a baby in the mix, I usually don’t have the energy to attend BOTH days at any conference. While conferences are sooo worth it, you have to admit that giving up a weekend, traveling, and dragging kids or babies out in the heat and away from home is a hassle.

Then came Heart of the Matter's online conferences. I spoke for them last year about homeschool burnout (something I was living through last year) and blogging (something I love). It was an entirely NEW experience. Then, this year I attended the ‘A Woman Inspired’ online conference. Boy, that was awesome. Just the spiritual kick I needed after feeling drained with no time for Bible study or me after baby was born this spring. I needed the spiritual encouragement and learned a lot about social networking and my digital camera in the process. HOTM's Homeschool Conference and AWI both lasted a number of days – all of which I had the option of attending without spending any gas money, packing a diaper bag, or getting out of my pajamas!

Going to book fairs with babies isn’t an easy task. Neither is driving half-way across Texas to attend a conference in another city. The next conference I was considering attending was the one in Houston at the Woodlands. I dread that drive. It’s much easier to sit at home and nurse the baby in front of the computer as I listen to the online speaker talk.

How would you like to attend a HOME-conference? To have famous speakers lined up to talk in your own living room… folks like Andrew Pudewa, Sue Patrick, Linda Hobar, Lee Binz, Sheila Wray Gregoire, etc. Wouldn’t that be cool?

I know you know where I’m going with this!

YOU CAN!

The Heart of the Matter Online Magazine is having a Parenting & Home Education Conference August 3-7 2009...

...and I’m giving away FIVE free admission tickets.

Here’s how you can win a free ticket (leave a separate comment for each thing you do):

1. Comment here and tell me why you want to attend the conference.
2. Add yourself to my Google Friend Connect box.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Follow me on Facebook.
5. Tweet about this contest and leave me the url of your tweet.
6. Tell about this contest (with a link) on your Facebook page and leave me a link.
7. Subscribe to my email updates or feed (see the sidebar or the bottom of this post).
8. Blog about this post linking both the url of this post and the conference info in your post.
9. Put my Sprittibee button in your sidebar.
10. Bookmark this post with Stumble or another page bookmarking site.

You have until 7/21/09 at midnight to enter (each of those items in a separate comment counts as one entry). Random.org will pick a winner for me and I'll post it here on Sprittibee.com on Thursday, the 23rd. HOTM will then contact you with instructions on how to log in to the conference in August!

*Don't just join here. The Homeschool Post is also giving away 5 free admissions!*

Don’t want to wait until next week to find out who won the contest? Want to make sure you get registered for one of the 1,000 spots NOW? The cost is only $12.95.

(If you missed last year’s conference, you can pick up the handouts, chat logs, and MP3s for only 9.95$, too!)

Wanna join me? Hope to ‘see’ you there!




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38 comments:

Sheri said...

I am so all over this, but I'll tell you what I just home from the hospital after 4 days and am so so tired that I can't sit here and recomment over and over again. So I'll stick with one comment and a quick prayer.

Leslie said...

I'm leaving a comment.

Leslie said...

I added you as a friend on Facebook.

Leslie said...

I joined your site via Google.

Leslie said...

I tweeted it

Leslie said...

Your button is on my blog

Erika said...

I too joined your site....

Erika said...

Facebook, check!

Michelle said...

A pep talk would be nice. :-) A little encouragement and inspiration all the better!

Michelle said...

I follow!

Michelle said...

I subscirbe!

Billie Jean said...

I am in the same bost you are ---- 8 week old infant at home, homeschooling 2 preschoolers & a middle schooler, not to mention the MANY hats I wear every day just to keep the house running. I don't jsut need a pep talk, I need a wife! That's because we all know a husband doesn't have a clue what we really do in a day so he wouldn't be any help at all. Maybe if I had a clone.............

Billie Jean said...

Facebook, you're my friend!

Spooky said...

I would love to attend again this year. I got so many wonderful resources last year, and such great information, I really look forward to that again this year!!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I've never ever been to a real conference, so online homeschoolers are my life line :). Please enter me!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I already follow you on twitter :).

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I just asked you to be my friend on FB!

Tie Dye Writer said...

I'd love to attend the online conference. I'm always in need of homeschooling encouragement.

Judy said...

This conference is for me! With 5 kids and being 7 months pregnant it would be great to get some motivation before starting the year without having to leave home.

mommyp4 said...

I would love to be able to "go" to this conference. I loved it last year!

mommyp4 said...

I follow you on Twitter

mommyp4 said...

I joined your site with Google friends

mommyp4 said...

I subscribed.

mommyp4 said...

Added you as a friend on Facebook

Shannon said...

I would like to attend since I've never been to a homeschool conference, and I think it would be beneficial as this is my first year.

Shannon said...

I put your button on the sidebar of my blog!!

Spesamor Academy said...

I would love to win these! We live out in the "boon docks" of Texas, far from any "big cities" where conferences are hosted, so I will not be able to attend any. A virtual conference would be just the thing for me! :)

Spesamor Academy said...

I have been a "follower" of yours for a while now.

Spesamor Academy said...

And I friended you on Facebook. :)
I'm starting to feel like a stalker...

Helena said...

I so could use the pep talk. After my husband breaking his leg in march and just now getting back to work which they thought he may never do. I missed two local bookfairs and I would love to have a chance to win this one and not worry about sitter for 5 kids and traveling. Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

I requested you as a friend on facebook.I'm so excited about this conference. I hope I win! Thanks for offering this.

Jasmine Neil

Anonymous said...

I want to go! - Ammie

Leslie said...

Oooh! I would so love to be part of this. I was thinking about purchasing tickets, but not sure if that is in the budget right now. I missed our local homeschool convention last week b/c I was feeling sick- so I totally need to be a part of this one. I love Heart of the Matter- and can't wait to hear what everyone has to say.

And with my 3 little ones- doing it in the privacy of my own home (and possibly on my own time) would be invaluable!

Thanks so much for the opportunity!!!

Leslie said...

I follow you on Twitter. I'm oliveshoot, of course ;)

Leslie said...

I am following you via email on feedburner.

Blessings beloved~

Leslie said...

Following u via Google Friend Connect!

Leslie said...

Added your button to my blog- here: http://oliveshoot.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Okay, so I totally missed the deadline- bummer! Now that I entered a few times, I might as well finish ;) I tweeted about it (too late, but still...) http://twitter.com/oliveshoot/statuses/2784004776

 

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