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Now that we are in February, the winter doldrums can start to rear their ugly head. I’ll be honest that while I don’t feel like my life is dragging between homeschooling the boys, participating in a great homeschool co-op (that’s on break this month), serving as a member of the TOS Crew, and also my current obligations at church as the interim Music Ministry Director, there is still that element of wanting a break or change from my life. You know, something to shake things up and refresh your spirit in the process.
Well, I was so glad to hear about a new event being held down by Baltimore, MD this month ~ Apologia Live: Celebrating the Homeschool Journey. This conference will be held at the Westin Hotel near the Baltimore Washington Airport on Friday, February 26th in the evening and through mid-afternoon on Saturday, February 27th. $95 is the price of admission and it includes a light breakfast and lunch on Saturday as well as free parking on site.
As a homeschool mom, I had heard about Apologia as a science curriculum provider. The boys and I used the Astronomy book from their Elementary Series last year and loved it. P is gearing up to start on their General Science book this month and the younger boys will begin Zooloy 1: Flying Creatures (which R has been begging me to do since I bought the book last May!)
Until I visited the conference website, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Given their reputation for a great science curriculum, I was anticipating a bunch of science related talks. That’s not what the new owners of Apologia have in mind. Instead, attendees will have time for praise and worship between sessions. Sessions will be on topics to help your reflect and renew in the effort to fight the mid-winter blues. What a wonderful extension for the company to also minister to homeschooling women.
I’ve signed up and am looking forward to attending this event. By the time I return home on the 28th, I hope to have a new lease on our homeschool journey and be re-energized to teach the boys not only subjects (e.g. math and reading) but how to live as children of God.
By taking a moment to visit their website, you just might find this event to be a good fit for you in banishing the February doldrums.