IHC for homeschoolers. The Duke Energy Center is huge and it was filled with thousands of people from all over the country and the world doing what we do! I wish I had felt better, I'm sure those in the sessions with me wish I felt better as well. The constant nose blowing and coughing had to be a distraction. I also wish I felt better because I think the constant nose blowing was affecting my brain. I saw so many people from the homeschool group we used to attend and I couldn't for the life of me remember their names!
My favorite sessions were those with Mary Hood aka "The Relaxed Homeschooler" and Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well-Trained Mind.
Things I will do differently next year:
- Don't get sick
- Buy one of those crate on wheels thingys to haul all my stuff around
- Take snacks & water because the food is a little expensive
- Be more observant of which parking garage you parked the car, you'll save time this way! ;o)
- Attend all 3 days, I missed Thursday evening this year
My suggestions for you if you plan on attending next year:
- Check the Midwest Homeschool Convention website and pick your sessions before you go - there are many and this saves time
- Have a plan before you walk into the vendor hall. It is HUGE and if you go in there with a credit card and no plan, your husband may not let you go back the next year.
- Allow yourself a splurge purchase. I bought Susan Wise Bauer's "The Well-Trained Mind" third edition and am really enjoying it!
I only took a few pictures, once again, I was sick and my brain wasn't functioning! I also want to say a great big THANKS to my mom for attending the convention with me. She was a real trooper attending most of the session with me and a few on her own. I think she may start homeschooling my dad!
For a picture of the huge vendor hall visit Susan Wise Bauer's Blog
I said all that to say this, the Midwest Homeschool Convention was great and I can't wait to attend next year!