Jeff & I attended the Midwest Homeschool Conference this weekend (http://www.cincinnatihomeschoolconvention.com/). So I thought I'd jot down a few thoughts about it.
1. We volunteered & worked on Thursday from 2-8pm. I couldn't believe how the time flew. We manned the door to the exhibit hall & directed traffic. It was so much fun. I loved talking to all the vendors & even some of the homeschoolers. Annie, the daughter of the organizers of the convention, was a delight to talk to during the day and she kept me up on what was going on elsewhere around the convention area.
2. I didn't really learn anything new, but got affirmation of some things God has been trying to teach me. The biggest being that I am unique as is my family and therefore how we educate our kids will look different than how others do it. I am finally starting to feel confident that we are doing what God wants us to do. I know we are on the right track & can move forward in planning our next school year.
3. Once again I am reminded of what wonderful parents both Jeff & I have. We were able to attend the convention without our kids & be able to recharge. So many other parents don't have that luxury & had to bring their kids with them. I'm so thankful for our parents.
4. Another thing I was reminded of is to remember to make learning fun. It's ok to laugh & enjoy learning. I don't have to "do school" at home. I just need to let my kids experience that learning is fun & it is a lifetime ambition.
One last thing even though it doesn't have to do with the conference exactly. I am amazed at how God has brought friends into our lives that we wouldn't have met normally. They live in Cincy area and we met them online because of a podcast they do. They love the Lord, they have the same interests we do & have kids roughly the same ages as ours. We got to visit with them on Friday night after the conference & sit in on a podcast they were doing. It was so much fun & we had a great visit. Check them out at http://gspn.tv/
I think that's all my ramblings for now. Until next time, remember that you are Uniquely & Wonderfully made by a Creator who loves you!