Of homeschool blogs and conferences

When I was a young homeschool mom (back in the days of dinosaurs, and just before the Model T and home computers), I had limited sources for support and resources:

  1. A close-knit circle of homeschooling friends
  2. My homeschool support group
  3. Our annual homeschool convention
  4. A small handful of local curriculum stores and catalog companies
  5. The public library

Today’s homeschoolers have so much more at their disposal! With the advent of the Internet, the world has become a smaller place. Now, with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger, homeschool moms can access articles, experts, discussion forums, online stores, virtual conventions, product reviews, e-books, apps, and printable downloads.

And blogs. Blog upon wonderful blog.

There’s really nothing quite like the homeschool blogging community, “which puts so much inspiration and so many great ideas right at your fingertips, without ever leaving the comfort of your home.” ~Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

The homeschool-mom blogosphere has exploded.

2:1 Conference ButtonNot only are there tons of amazing blogs, both established and emerging, there are now blogging conferences such as Relevant and the 2:1 Conference.

These conferences refresh, inspire, challenge, and equip women to become more successful bloggers as they tell their stories and share their journeys, lives, and faith.

Though next month marks the 4th anniversary of my own blog—In Our Write Minds, I’m excited to dip my toes in some new water as WriteShop helps sponsor three sweet bloggers who will be attending the 2:1 Conference in April.

Want to meet them?

Maureen of Spell Outloud homeschools her six children. I love her blog! It’s loaded with ideas and projects, free printables, helpful articles, loads of activities for preschoolers, and curriculum reviews and giveaways.

Bowmania

 

Stephanie blogs at Bowmania. She’s mama to five kiddos, including a new baby. She blogs about family, homeschooling, and life in the trenches (her family lost their house to a fire last year). Stephanie also does book reviews and giveaways.

Wonderfully Chaotic

You’ll find Shay blogging at Wonderfully Chaotic. A mom of two with diverse talents and interests that range from homeschooling to home birthing, Shay writes with refreshing honesty.

Please visit their blogs! I pray that the 2:1 Conference meets each of these women in a specific and fresh way. I’m excited to watch them continue to grow as writers, and I know I’ll learn a thing or two from them as well.

~Kim

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14 Comments

  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Heather

    lucky girls!

    A blogging conference sounds like a lot of fun.

    Heather W

  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Kim

    I could see a blogging conference in your future, Heather!

  • Posted January 11, 2012

    JoJo Tabares

    Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Shay @ Wonderfully Chaotic

    Thanks for the mention! I am so thrilled to be going to the conference and to have WriteShop as my sponsor! :)

  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Kim

    Wish I were going too, Shay!

  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Stephanie@Bowmania

    Thank you so much for the kind words! I am super excited about the conference! You are a God send! :)

  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Kim

    Hugs to you, Stephanie! I can’t wait to hear how it goes. Meanwhile, I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all! Maybe one day we can actually meet IRL.

  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Maureen@SpellOutloud

    Thank you so much! I am thrilled to be partnering with you. :)

  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Kim

    Me too, Maureen! Looking forward to the fun things you’ve planned!

  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Carol

    Go Shay! :) And congrats to all the bloggers!

  • Posted January 13, 2012

    Angie @ Many Little Blessings

    Congratulations to Maureen, Stephanie, and Shay! Looking forward to meeting you all!

  • Posted January 13, 2012

    Cheryl

    Kim, thank you! What a great post. I so look forward to meeting you in April. Thank you for your support and standing with this amazing community!

  • Posted January 13, 2012

    Kim

    Cheryl: Thanks for stopping by! I’m sad that I won’t be able to meet you all IRL. I’ll be speaking at the SHEM Convention that same weekend. Don’t have too much fun without me! :)

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