Thursday, July 17, 2008

IHM National Homeschool Conference

Speaking of Catholic homeschooling, we have to mention this fantastic homeschool conference -- The Immaculate Heart of Mary Homeschool and Parent Conference in Chantilly, Virginia. Although this year's conference has passed, the dates have been set for next year -- June 12th & 13th, 2009.

Although we had wanted to go this year because of the great lineup of speakers and topics and vendors, two things kept us from attending -- finances (or rather, the lack thereof) and the pending delivery of our second child. As disappointed as we are about not being able to attend, we can joyfully say that we're enjoying the time at home with our newborn. And as a consolation, we will soon be ordering the conference talks on CD! Last year's talks have been played repeatedly in our home and in the car because of the great wealth of information shared by the insightful & inspirational speakers.

If all goes well, we hope to attend the conference in 2009. At that point, our youngest, Gabriel, will be 11 months old and our oldest, Michael, 3 years old. We'll really need to take advantage of the conference in order to better prepare ourselves for the pre-school and kindergarten activities Michael will soon be undertaking. It's never too early to prepare, especially when it comes to something as important as our children's education.

If anybody attended the Immaculate Heart of Mary conferences in 2008 (or previous years), please let us know what you thought of the conference. Are you planning on attending the conference in 2009?

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