Attend a homeschool convention without leaving your living room

If you’re in need of some homeschooling encouragement, but don’t have time to get to a conference,  you might be interested to know that ALL of the talks from this year’s Oklahoma homeschool convention (including the talks that I gave on affordable food and time management) are available right here on the OCHEC website on CD or MP3, whichever you prefer.

And if you happen to live near Idaho and are in the mood to go to a conference, please consider the Idaho homeschool convention in Nampa on June 3rd and 4th.  I’ll be speaking there, and I’d love to meet you!  Topics I’ll be discussing include:

  • Guerilla Grocery Shopping:  price-booking for harried mommas, saving money without coupons, shopping at multiple stores without going nutty, finding space for bulk buying and storage, and finding recipes that your family will love.
  • The Balancing Act: juggling homeschool and housework, prioritizing time, working smarter, and evaluating activities with the long-term goals of your family in mind.


  1. While this is a great idea, I wonder how much the homeschool conventions are really about mom or dad getting a much-deserved rest and a chance to talk with other adults and for the kids being able to spend time with grandma and grandpa or whomever is ‘babysitting’.
    Technology is taking up so much of our lives, kind of sad but yet wouldn’t be able to ‘write’ here if didn’t have–but think we all have to be careful with it.

  2. Katherine says:

    If I did not live in North Carolina and was a little closer I would be there for sure, I would love to tell you thanks in person for all your wonderful advice and tips on here and in your books. I get so overwhelmed sometimes by the responsibility and also feeling like I should be doing better and your words have been such a blessing and really encourage me to be joyful and energetic.

  3. Denise Chynoweth says:

    I don’t homeschool, nor do I have multiple children, but I might just go for the money saving ideas on grocery shopping!!

  4. Thank you so much for this. My sister in law just started homeschooling and I will pass this on to her.