big giveaway: 2 family registrations to Great Homeschool Conventions + a freebie!

I think you guys will love this giveaway! It's huge! :) 

Great Homeschool Conventions* is giving away a family registration to TWO lucky winners plus a little freebie for everyone! :D I would totally love to go to this convention, if only to hear Dr. Ben Carson and Matt Walsh speak! :)


About GHC:
Hosted in Greenville, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ontario, California in 2014, as well as expanding to Texas in early 2015, Great Homeschool Conventions offers hundreds of workshops and the largest homeschool curriculum exhibit hall available!

Outstanding speakers such as Dr. Ben Carson, Heidi St. John, Dr. Jay Wile, Michael Medved, Cheryl Swope, the crazy-popular Matt Walsh, plus dozens of other speakers will be joining Great Homeschool Conventions in 2014. For more information, hop over to the Great Homeschool Conventions website or follow them on Facebook.

the giveaway:
GHC is giving away a free family registration to two winners!! {winners' choice of location, value $50 each).


To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post below and tell me whether you've been to a homeschooling convention before.  
{****Please make sure you leave your email in your entry so that I can contact you if you win!}

The giveaway closes on November 27, 2013 at 11:59 CST, and the winners will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, November 29, 2013!

Can't make it to one of their conventions? There's still something for you! :D

the freebie:
And...GHC is also giving away a freebie to everyone through 11/30/13:


Everyone gets a The First Thanksgiving ~ Pilgrims, Puritans and the Founding of America download from Michael Medved for free!  {It's just in time- just yesterday, my kiddos were asking about the reason we have Thanksgiving, and we were about to do history research!}

I can't wait to hear your entries/homeschool convention experience! Any tips for a first-timer? {I really want to go- I've never been to one before!}




*fun affiliate links included in this post :)

54 comments

  1. This is our first year of homeschooling and I would love to go to this. I have never been to a convention before. Jennifer Couchman jennifer_couchman@yahoo.com

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  2. We went to one a few years ago, during our first year homeschooling. OVERWHELMING describes it nicely. :) I think four years in now, we'll have a little more balanced perspective. There are some great speakers that we'd love to hear! Sarah S.
    rubyred1898@yahoo.com

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  3. We have been to a convention before. It would be great to see some new curriculum and get some new ideas on how to do this. Tanaya_lynn at Yahoo dot com

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  4. I have been to two local (MI) homeschool conferences and last year went to the Teach them Diligently conference. Going to a conference is: inspiring, amazing, intense, and a definite must do at least once. You walk away totally exhausted and totally energized all at the same time. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly attend this conference.
    Julie B
    bennett-je@hotmail.com

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  5. We have been to several homeschool conventions and always learn something new! We have been to the Great Homeschool Convention is SC, and it was great! We would love to go again! novak370@roadrunner.com

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  6. I have not been to a home school convention, but hope to begin homeschooling our son officially next year. We are currently doing home preschool. I would love to go to the convention in Greenville, SC!
    kelly_rockhill@yahoo.com

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  7. Awesome giveaway! We have been to the midwest homeschool conference twice before and I was unsure if we'd be able to afford it this year but this gives us a chance! Sweet! Thank you for the opportunity. :D

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  8. I have been watching this convention for specials so that we can go and would love to win this!! We began homeschooling this year (Pre-K) and I need help figuring out what to do for Kindergarten and would LOVE to attend this convention!! I have never been to this convention before, or any homeschooling convention for that matter! :)

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  9. This is our first year homeschooling. We would love to win!
    tuscan_dana@yahoo.com

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  10. I have never been to one- But would love to! I'm a past public school teacher/coach turned SAHM and my husband works in the public school. But we are ready to make the decision to start homeschooling our children. Our daughter will be Kindergarten age next year (I have two more littles as well). So we would love to go to this conference. amandarb2040@yahoo.com

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  11. I have never been buy I REALLY want to go! I am homeschooling my oldest in preschool right now and am researching curriculum for Kinder. This would be a huge help as I get started. Coffeejesusandanimalcrackers.wordpress.com

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  12. I've never been to a home schooling convention before. I would love to go. The idea of so many like minded people sharing their ideas, tips and tricks is so exciting! My husband being military, our budget just hasn't budged for this expenditure yet. Thanks for the opportunity! porsche.roth@gmail.com

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  13. This would be our first HS conference. dolchbug@gmail.com

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  14. We have never been to a Homeschooling convention before, as this is our very first year Homeschooling! We did Christian schooling for 2 years, and public for one, before God called us to school at home. :) love your blog! Erin- ekw41787@gmail.com

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  15. Would love to hear these speakers! I've been to some small homeschool conventions before.
    Sandy
    Lynnettecascade@gmail.com

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  16. We have been homeschooling for 9 years and I have only been to 1 convention, but not this one, I have always wanted to go though!
    desireedeaton@hotmail.com

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  17. Yes, we have been! And would LOVE to win this! Thanks.

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  18. I've never been to a homeschool convention before. I'd love to see Matt Walsh!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  19. We have been to the exhibit hall of this convention in Cincinnati, but did not get to hear any speakers. We were supposed to go to the whole conference last year, but I got sick the morning it started! We plan to go this year and would love to win!
    diana.blackford@yahoo.com

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  20. I've been to a few. I mostly went to get ideas...and I just LOVE seeing all the books available. I've never been to any of the big ones like GHC but would love the chance! :)

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  21. I would love to go to the convention. This is my first year homeschooling and I have 6 kiddos! kacib2009@live.com

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  22. I have never been to the Great Homeschool Convention. I almost went last year but had to cancel because of money issues. I heard they are great. momdiscoveringjoy@gmail.com

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  23. This is our 3rd year homeschooling and have never been to a convention, I have planning on going to one this coming spring but haven't decided which one yet!

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  24. Oh my goodness! This is an amazing give-a-way! I have never been to a convention, but I would LOVE to!

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  25. I have never been to one but I am very interested as I am wanting to starry homeschooling my oldest next year!!
    My email is megoflongview2@gmail.com

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  26. I've never been either, but this next year will be our first 'official' year homeschooling. What better way to kick it off than going to a 'Great Homeschool Convention'? <<Cheesy :D

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  27. I'm homeschooling my 1st and 4th graders. I have never been to a homeschool conference. I would love to experience it!

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  28. I homeschool my 9th grade son and my 2nd grade daughter. We began homeschool when my son was in 3rd grade. I have never been to a homeschool convention and would love the opportunity to attend one. I have heard of the conventions in Greenville, SC, but I don't know anybody that has been to any of them.

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  29. We have never been to a convention. This is our first year of homeschooling. ddonatini@zoominternet.net

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  30. Never been to a homeschool convention. Always wanted to go to the one in Cincinnati. jklperkins@yahoo.com

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  31. I went to a convention for the first time last year. I did not plan it out very well. If you're going to go you have to make a schedule and know where you want to be when....I missed out on so many good speakers!!! Would like to go again and maybe get more out of it.

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  32. I would LOVE to attend a homeschool convention! We are in our first year of homeschooling and there are so many questions and ideas to share and learn. m_mdunham@hotmail.com

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  33. First year homeschooling here! I would love to go to this!! jjmeyers83@gmail.com

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  34. I have been homeschooling for 3 years and I would love to go to this convention.

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  35. I just started homeschooling this year, though my oldest is only in preschool. I have two more behind him though, so I'm sure a homeschool convention would be helpful, and I'm sure I'll be attending plenty in the future!

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  36. We Have Never Been To A Homeschooling Conference But Would Love To Go! This Is Our ThIrd Year, Our Oldest Is In Second, Then One In Kindergarten, Then 3Yr Old, And 2Yr Old. My Husband And I Had No Exposure To Homeschooling Before We Started Our Children. Thank You. tk_faithfulservant@Hotmail.com

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  37. I have never been to a homeschooling conference. This is only my 2nd year of homeschooling. I would love to go to the conference. I imagine they are a wealth of information. Thank you for the opportunity to be in the drawing. My email is royalsceptor@gmail.com. God bless!

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  38. forot my email address!! liarose20@hotmail.com :)

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  39. Have not been and we are considering home-schooling for next year, my oldest will be going into kindergarten.

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  40. We have never been to a homeschool convention!! This is our 2nd year and I find myself all too often ordering too many things, not knowing enough about them.. It would be fantastic to be able to see all different curriculum's in one area. Plus the speakers look so amazing, my husband will even be excited to attend. This would also be a great opportunity for my kids to realize that there are more homeschoolers like them all over the country and even get some penpals!! Thank you!! sppagonis@aol.com

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  41. I have been prayerfully considering homeschooling for over a year now. Two of our three boys are currently in public school, and while it is a great little elementary school, its excellence cannot outweigh God's calling. And despite my thinking maybe public school will be OK for now, God has made it clear to me, through much prayer and Bible study, that homeschool is what he wants for our family. But "for such a time as this," we are seeing God work in our lives and grow us up in Him. Attending the homeschool convention in Ohio would be a wonderful opportunity for me and my husband to learn more before stepping out in faith next school year. And...I would also love to hear Dr. Carson and Matt Walsh speak! andreavanzant@hot mail.com

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  42. It has been a couple of years since we have been to a homeschool conference, but would love to go again! We had so much fun as a family. This year I hope to change curriculum so I desperately want to attend the vendors floor!Blessings!

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  43. We've been to this convention in Cincinnati several times and it's always a blessing. I would Love to win this!! lisawhitmore@zoominternet.net

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  44. I would enjoy this. This is second year homeschooling, I doubt I would ever get to go. But hear great things. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Jillian.smith31@gmail.com

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  45. Have never been to the convention before but would love to go! ThereseMertes@gmail.com

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  46. Hi, I've been homeschooling my two teenage boys for 4 years now and have never attended. Would love to experience it!! So glad it's coming to Texas!! Theskis@live.com

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  47. I homeschooled my daughter when she was in 1st grade. I homeschooled my niece for 9th grade. I truly feel I am being led to homeschool again and this would be a wonderful way to get back into it. No matter what, I pray this amazing giveaway goes to someone who truly needs and deserves it! And I greatly appreciate the free giveaway! Thanks :)

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  48. This is my fifth year of homeschooling. However, I have never been to one of these homeschooling conferences. I would love to hear Matt Walsh speak too!!!!

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  49. This is my first year going to a homeschool convention. I look forward to hearing Ben Carson.

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  50. Thank you...we are just starting out. We've been very disappointed wuth the public school system and we want ti teach our children while building godly character in then. Education is important but salvation and our walk with Christ us our life. There's tio much promoting of satans agenda in the world and the sxhiols. Natasha O Natasha670@yahoo.com

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  51. Sorry I'm typing from my cell phone so pls overlook the errors. Natasha o. I was stating satan agenda is promoted too much in this world and in the schools. It's our job to teach Christ and build a legacy of holiness which destroys the works of sin around us.

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  52. I went to one homeschool convention before I actually started homeschooling. I just saw the other day that Matt Walsh will be there. I would love to hear him speak!!

    Dpb_dutton@yahoo.com

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  53. I went to GHC in Cincinnati last year and it was wonderful! It would be great to take my whole fam there this year!

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  54. We have never been to a convention and will be beginning homeschooling soon! Being young parents from families who do not agree with our homeschooling choice, it would be great to have an opportunity to really get a chance to familiarize ourselves before we jump in head first! kkelsh14@Gmail.com

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