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I’m Enjoying the Schoolhouse Expo SO Much!

Well! This is the first Schoolhouse Webinar I have ever attended, and so far, I am enjoying it a great deal! One of my favorite segments was Molly Green. I have a subscription to the Molly Green e-magazine, and I whole-heartedly recommend it. There are tons of articles and tips on frugal living, for one thing. In her presentation, Molly made a point of telling us what the definition of frugal IS, and is NOT. From one of the slides in her presentation:

“What does frugal really mean?

Frugal: practicing economy; living without waste (or avoiding waste); thrifty

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH

Cheap: devalued, considered of small value, poor quality, inferior, worthy of no respect, stingy, miserly”

One can (and should!) be frugal in some areas in order to allow a little extravagance in the areas which matter to them, in my opinion! I really ENJOY Molly Green, and am slowly working my way through all of her publications, which are available to me as part of my subscription, which you can also get at http://www.econobusters.com, where she has a deal going to give you the first month for just $1.00!

As I said in my very first post about the Schoolhouse Expo, I was so looking forward to the Dean Butler segment, which was on yesterday afternoon. I very much enjoyed hearing him speak about how much it has meant to him to have become involved with the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder as a result of having been such a large part of the television show, Little House on the Prairie. I was surprised to find out that in the series, Almanzo’s name was mispronounced, throughout the show!

I’ve just finished with the segment by Hope Auer: “How to Write a Novel: A Homeschooler’s Journey to Becoming an Author” who, as a 13-year-old homeschooler, began writing her first historical fiction book, and is now a published author!

Right now, I am waiting for the presentation coming up at 3:00 p.m. my time by Jessica Hulcy, who will talk about multi-level teaching, and then right after that, the presentation by Todd Wilson, on “Taming THE techno Beast: Parenting in the Internet Age. The timing works well today, though I will probably miss the last part of Todd Wilson, as we’ll need to leave for church before 6:00 p.m., but I also know that as an attendee of the expo, I will be able to listen to the recordings later when they are archived!

I know the Expo is half over now, but it isn’t too late if you’d like to attend! You may register at:

http://www.schoolhousefamily.com/product/august-schoolhouse-expo-ticket/

And now that the Expo is part-way through, the price has been lowered for the remainder of the Expo to $17.00!

Disclaimer: this is a promotional post, in return for which I was given free admission to the 2013 Schoolhouse Expo

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And the Winner of the Free Ticket to the Annual Schoolhouse Expo is . . .

The Ministry Mama, who has a very good blog here. Congratulations, and watch your email for the code to enter when you register here for the Expo!

Just as an aside, I ended up actually having one of my children draw the winner, I didn’t realize that random.org charged for doing drawings. Here are the pictures to prove I did a blind drawing!

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Congratulations, and please watch your email today for your code!

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Reminder: The Annual Schoolhouse Expo is Coming Up!

I wanted to share once again, BEFORE it begins, a little bit about some of the speakers who will be participating in the annual Schoolhouse Expo, which will be held from August 19 – 23, 2013.

Hal & Melanie Young will be sharing on two topics. The first is “Shining Armor: Your Son’s Battle for Purity”. Let’s face it, most resources out there on this topic are about and for girls. Those of us raising boys will really benefit from learning more about how to bring them up with an understanding that purity is not just for girls, it’s for boys, as well! Their second topic is a writing/publishing workshop: “Getting Published and Getting It Launched”, in which they will talk about getting your book published and getting it known.

I look forward to Deborah Wuehler, Senior Editor at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. She will be speaking on the topic of “Prayer, Power, and Perseverance!”, something we home-schooling moms often need!

Of special interest to me is the topic “Homeschooling Multiple Children with Special Needs”, by http://schoolhouseexpo.com/heather_laurie/. As the home-schooling mom of four special needs boys, I think this one will be beneficial to me!

“Homeschooling during times of Transition”, by Malia Russell is another topic I’m looking forward to, as I feel like I’m still in transition from moving across the country.

Since I have dreams of writing for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine as an actual paying job, I definitely don’t want to miss “How to Write for The Old Schoolhouse and the TOS Family”, by Bonnie Rose!

There are 36 speakers in all, and you won’t miss a single one, because with your registration, you will receive the archived recordings after the Expo, to enjoy whenever you wish! If you want to join me, please go register here, and get all of these speakers and more for only $24.00!

Remember, I am also hosting a giveaway for one free ticket to the annual Schoolhouse Expo! To enter, go to this post and make a comment, telling me which speaker you are most looking forward to (one comment per reader, please!), and I will choose the winner the morning of August 14th using random.org. So, you have one more day to enter! Good luck!

Disclaimer: This is a promotional post, for which I will be receiving one free ticket for myself to this event.

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Come to the Annual Schoolhouse Expo With Me!

Wow! Want to be encouraged in your home-schooling? Want to attend a week-long event, but don’t have the time or money to go away for one? Here is your chance to attend the week-long Schoolhouse Expo Event!

From August 19 – 23, you will get to hear such wonderful speakers as Dean Butler (The Little House Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder), Barbara Beers (Selling and Grammar and Latin, Oh My!), Davis Carman (Give Me One Good Reason to Home-school), Todd Wilson (Taming the Techno Beast – Parenting in the Internet Age), and many more! You can view the schedule here . . .

I am VERY excited about attending this event, especially now that I know I don’t have to plan to be at my computer the whole time to get everything I want to hear! From the Schoolhouse Expo site:

“Can’t make the exact times and dates listed? You won’t miss out! The annual week-long Schoolhouse Expo recordings will be available with the price of your Expo ticket. You will receive a link to the recordings after the expo week is complete.”

I am excited to hear Todd Wilson speak. I attended a few of his sessions at our CAPE-NM Homeschool Convention here in Albuquerque this past April, but missed the one on the topic he is doing for the Expo. With four boys, two of them being teens, I especially want to attend this topic! I am also very much looking forward to Dean Butler’s session. Remember him? He starred as Almanzo Wilder on the Little House On The Prairie TV show. I am a long time “Little House” fan, having watched it in prime time every week when it was first run (yes, I am that old!), and my children have become fans as well, especially my youngest two. We have also recently been reviewing the documentary “Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura”, produced by Dean Butler, for the Schoolhouse Review Crew, which you can read about in a post later this week!

You can attend this week-long event for the low-cost of $24.00, by registering here. I think you will have a wonderful time!

I’ve also been given the opportunity to host a give away on my blog for the Expo. If you would like to enter to win one free ticket to the Schoolhouse Expo, please leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what session you are looking forward to the most. Be sure to leave me your name and email, in case you win! On August 14th, the winner will be drawn using http://www.random.org. Good luck! 🙂

Disclaimer: This is a promotional post. I have received a free ticket to the Schoolhouse Expo in exchange for publicizing it to you.

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