Moms! Join Us at Hearts at Home {& I’m giving one of you a free conference for two!)

COMMENTS CLOSED/WINNER ANNOUNCED:  The winner is Leigh Ellen! Congrats! You will get an email shortly with details and instructions. 

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Once upon a time, I was a young mom who needed a few ideas and a lot of encouragement.

I wanted so badly to be a good mom. I’d been raised by a wonderful mom so I thought somehow it would just come naturally. That it was in my blood.

Although I loved my toddler and newborn immensely, I sometimes came up against issues and situations where I wasn’t sure what to do. So, I could ask my mom. Or a friend who was a mom. But still, I had so many other questions that were about specific things they had no experience with. And I deeply desired ideas for both raising and loving my kids. And I also wanted advice for keeping my marriage healthy during this often exhausting stage.

One day a friend handed me a mothering magazine.  In the back was a blurb about a conference just for moms. There were going to be all sorts of workshops on mothering, marriage, and even fun things like decorating or cooking. I saw that this conference was just about 5 hours from my home. So, I registered and my little family of four trekked off to Bloomington-Normal, IL. I attended the conference all alone while my hubby and the kids hung out at the hotel and came to the event a few times during the day so I could nurse baby Mitchell.

It was one of the best decisions I ever made!

That was 20 years ago next month. Hearts at Home is still going strong. The 2015 National conference is coming up March 13-14th. The founder Jill Savage will be there. And keynotes Lysa Terkeurst of my own Proverbs 31 Ministries and Dr. Gary Chapman the author of The Five Love Languages. I’ll be teaching three workshops and will also be part of the optional Mom’s Night Out Friday featuring the hilarious Ken Davis. And some awesome workshop presenters will be there including Glynnis Whitwer of Proverbs 31, Ruth Schwenk from The Better Mom, Courtney Joseph from Women Living Well, Arlene Pellicane, Dr Juli Slattery, Dannah Gresh, Dr. Kathy Koch and more!

My husband and I are giving away two conference registrations–one for a blog reader and one for her to give to a friend. It will include the conference fee and also tickets for Moms Night Out for both moms–a value of $226. (travel to the conference and hotel accomedations are not included)

So…….leave a comment with who you would take to the conference if you were chosen and why. {PLEASE be sure that you only comment if you are available to go that weekend and can swing the travel and hotel costs.}

Winner announced Saturday at 5 pm.

NOTE: Hearts at Home is offering the “Best Value” registration price through Sunday that includes lunch. On Monday the price will return to normal and will not include lunch.

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  • I would give away both registrations to friends, as I’m already signed up to volunteer! Hearts at Home has made SUCH a difference that I can’t imagine the mom I’d be otherwise!

  • I’d bring my friend Susan. She is a homeschooling mom of 4 with no family in town (like me). She would be so blessed by the real authentic, not perfect speakers I love at Hearts at Home. She needs a break, and I would love to bless her with a refreshing mom weekend :).

  • I would bring my mother because she is in need of encouragement lately. I feel like she could use a time to renew and refresh and reconnect with God.

  • I am a part time music teacher and part time SAHM with 3 wonderfully unique boys on the autism spectrum. Refreshing time out for me is few and far between as my husband is also a preacher, works full time and is also a full time seminary student, and we also just can’t swing it financially this year. I would love to take my sister in law with me- she is also experiencing some pretty severe financial constraints and is a SAHM who homeschools her three kids. This would be a great time of bonding, spiritual refreshment, and quality time spent in the presence of other moms and in the Lord.

  • I am a SAHM to 4 kids including triplets and really want to come so I can rejuvenate and be a better mom. I would bring my friend Shelly who also is a SAHM to 3 kids. She homeschools her kiddos and her husband works a lot. We both really want to come and share the experience with other moms!!