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Back from the BEECH Conference

This past weekend {and a few extra days}, I spent time with a most BEECH Conferenceamazing group of ladies at the BEECH Conference. A handful of homeschool moms gathered to talk more about a vision for a different type of conference for homeschool moms taking place in 2013.

Though our numbers were small, I cannot even begin to tell you how much I gleaned from the weekend. Most importantly, I was blessed beyond measure with the relationships that were developed and deepened over the course of a few days.


At the beach with Jimmie and Maureen

I shared a room with two ladies that I am now able to call friends in real life as well as online ~ Jimmie from Jimmie’s Collage and Maureen from Spell Outloud. While I’ve known them online for quite some time now, being able to spend time with them in person and know their personalities ~ just too much fun. There were some late nights, deep conversations and my heart really cannot begin to explain all that happened.

The rest of the weekend involved a lot of talking, hands-on learning with each other, lots of laughter and plain ol’ fun.


Talking with Jamerrill (Holy-Spirit-led Homeschooling) Photo via Jimmie

The buzz about the BEECH Conference has been circulating and based on this past weekend, I can guarantee that you all will love what is coming.

BEECH will be a place where homeschool moms can retreat and build real relationships while learning the ins-and-outs of blogging.Can I encourage you to keep up on what is happening by signing up for the newsletter on the BEECH Conference website?

If you want to hear other tales from #BEECHcon see:

Daze of Adventure
Spell Outloud
Jimmie’s Collage
Holy Spirit-led Homeschooling
Domestic Serenity
Donna Spann
Finding Joy
Layered Soul
Mommy Matters

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BEECH Party for Homeschoolers


Early this morning I left to attend the first ever BEECH Conference. BEECH stands for “Blogging to Encourage and Equip Christian Homeschoolers” {which is something I am rather passionate about!}. Over the next few days, I am very excited to be together with some amazing women who have blessed me immensely over the years.

While we are all hanging out together, we will be throwing a party online that you can join in with us on Twitter!! Join us Thursday, February 16 on Twitter at 9pm EST! Follow the hashtag #BEECHcon and follow both Jenn @dazeofadventure for the questions and @spelloutloud for the winner announcement.

But you don’t have to wait until Thursday night to start enjoying #BEECHcon!! There will be a special pre-party prize that you can enter right now.

We’d like to see what encourages you in your homeschool adventure. Your encouragement might come from a person, an object, or a special place. Whatever it is, submit a picture of your source of encouragement on the #BEECHCon Facebook page for a pre-Twitter party prize entry to win a $50 gift certificate to Hearts at Home curriculum store.

All pre-party entries must be submitted by 8:30p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 16th. The winner will be selected at the start of the party, and you need to be there to claim your prize.

More Prizes Too!!

The above prize is just a teaser! Make plans to join us this Thursday, February 16th at 9:00 PM EST for the #BEECHcon party, sponsored by these great folks:

Until then, find BEECH on Facebook and subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to receive information about what BEECH has in store for 2013. Hope to see you there!!

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BEECH Twitter Party


Next week there is a fun Twitter party in the works to help kick off the BEECH conference. I would LOVE to have you join in the fun on Thursday, February 16th at 9pm EST.

Because you will have the chance to win some fun prizes, ‘meet’ some other wonderful homeschool moms, make some new friends, and just have a blast in the process. I’ll keep you posted on the prizes coming via Facebook, but you’ll enjoy it!!

Be sure to follow Jenn from @dazeofadventure, as she will be announcing the prizes and asking the questions, while Maureen from @spelloutloud will be announcing the winners!  We’ll be using the hashtag #BEECHCon during the Twittern party.

In the meantime, find BEECH on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to receive information about this exciting opportunity! Hope to see you there!

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