Last July I had the opportunity to attend the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Dallas and loved it. I loved getting to meet new people, connecting IN PERSON with ones I had only previously met online, learning about new and exciting homeschool resources, and so much more.
While at TTD Dallas I had the joy of meeting and learning from:
Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom
…who is indeed ever bit as genuine in person as she is on her blog. I have the utmost respect for this lady and so wish we lived in the same town; I know we’d be the best of friends.
Jennifer A Janes of JenniferAJanes.com
…who is probably the most friendly and humble blogger I’ve ever met. I definitely think I’ve found a blogging mentor, friend and homeschool mom whom is now only a phone call away whenever I need her.
Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison of Trim Healthy Mama
…who really are just as funny and nuts about health in person as they are in their book (can you not tell from my face–I was beet red from all the laughter)!
In 2015, the list of speakers looks amazing once again. Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, Barbara Rainey of Family Life, Jolanthe Erb of Homeschool Creations, and Carissa Hinson of 1+1+1=1 are going to be there and that is just for starters. Check out your location for even more information on who will be speaking in your area.
In addition to the speakers, I also really appreciated the environment and overall goal of Teach Them Diligently–to encourage parents to focus on discipline and the soaking of their homes in the gospel. Whatever you do, whether you homeschool or not, parents are entrusted with the special task of leading their children through the Word and to equip them to be His servants throughout the world. Thus, every workshop was focused to that end–the equipping of parents so that they could in turn equip their kids for the Lord.
To learn more about Teach Them Diligently or to register for the 2015 Convention in your area, check out the Teach Them Diligently website. The first 2015 is in March, which is only 6 months away. By the way, if you register early, you will save at least $20 off registration. So what are you waiting for? Register today!
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. (Ps. 85:6-7)