the Homeschool Conference for Every Mama
Our first ever Kindred Conference on March 8th, 2019 was more than we could’ve even imagined. Your feedback about what you walked away with after the conference inspired us so much!
We wanted to offer a homeschool conference from the comfort of your own cozy home. So many of you loved that you could be in your cozy pajamas tuning in without the extra cost of travel, hotels, and the temptation of the exhibit hall!
We might not all homeschool in the same way, but what we do have is a deep desire to connect with other moms that have a passion for home education. And we can’t wait to meet you again!
Our second online conference in June was all about homeschool planning and it was so fun to “see” so many familiar faces!
The Kindred Collective is such a great group of mamas. We don’t mind if we homeschool in different ways. We know the tie that binds us is home education and that we can learn from everyone.
What people are saying about the Kindred Conferences:
What’s Included for Live Attendees?
When you sign up for the Kindred Collective conferences, you’ll receive access to an inspiring and full day of presentations from homeschool bloggers you love. There will be a welcome message at the beginning of the day, four full presentations throughout the day. At the end of the day, you’ll get a chance to chat with Kindred Co. team for an exclusive Q+A session.
On the day of the conference, you’ll also receive a fun virtual swag bag gift from our sponsors. The swag bag will be full of exclusive coupon codes and samples for you to get started using in your homeschool right away!
As an attendee, you’ll also become a subscriber and gain access to a private Facebook group where you can connect with lots of other homeschool moms just like you.
June Conference Presentations
Planning for Play: Why it's Important, How to Make it Count, and How to Play More Every Day
with Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley
We all know that play is important for child development but in today's go-go-go society, it can be challenging to make play a priority.
In this session, you'll find out why play is super important, not just for your children but also for you. You will learn how to make space for play and also how to make that play "count" for those year-end homeschool reviews. Cait believes strongly that homeschooling can be almost all fun and games, and she's ready to show you how!
The goal? More joy and less overwhelm!
Setting the Framework for your best year yet!
by Alicia Hutchinson
Getting ready to plan your homeschool year and don’t even know where to begin? Maybe you had a crummy homeschool year last year and really want this one to be better.
Planning your homeschool year can feel like a HUGE task. If you’re feeling like you need a little hand-holding this year, let Alicia hold it for you.
Before we start planning, let’s take a look back, do some brainstorming and learn from last year.
In Alicia’s session, we’re going to assess last year and lay a framework for the upcoming year. Get your thinking caps on and get ready to ask yourself nine critical questions about your last homeschool year.
Creative Planning with Tweens and Teens
By Mary Wilson
Homeschooling the teen years can be challenging for parents. We want to creatively meet our child’s individual needs and stay true to our family’s homeschooling style while preparing our kids adequately for their future.
Homeschooling during these years often comes with questions and concerns: Am I doing enough? How can I incorporate their interests? What do I do when they don’t want to join the rest of the family anymore? Are there ways to encourage their independence?
I have struggled through many of these dilemmas in my own family. Each year has taught me new lessons that have helped me create a homeschool that celebrates the uniqueness of each of my children, from elementary to high school.
Join me as we talk about strategies and ideas when it comes to creative homeschool planning, accomplishing high school credits, and making room for creative endeavors during these exciting teen years.
BY Kara Anderson
When we choose to homeschool our kids, we take on so much. And of course, we want to give our kids everything they need to succeed. BUT. Our goal is to keep homeschooling sustainable, right?
We’re in this for years, not weeks. And if we try to do it all, we will burn out. So in this session, we’ll talk about expectations for ourselves and our children, and how to prioritize when we want to give our kids all we can.
Kara will share why we can’t do it all, and shouldn’t even make doing it all our goal. We’ll figure out what enough looks and feels like and how to plan a year that includes what matters most for YOUR family.
Keep an eye out for the next Kindred Conference!
Early Bird (June 4th-14th): $25
Regular Price: $32
We are so excited to showcase some of our favorite homeschool companies and resources at the Kindred Co. conference. Each participant that attends a Kindred Co. Conference will receive a virtual swag bag on the day of the conference filled with freebies and downloads you can start using in your homeschool right way.
Who is this conference for?
This conference is designed to support and encourage homeschooling parents.
It doesn’t matter if you are new to homeschooling or a homeschool veteran, you are welcome here. You are welcome to come with your unschooling, Charlotte Mason, or classical style of teaching. Everyone will find encouragement, inspiration, and ideas to implement in their homeschool.
Do participants have to be there all day?
We know that your lives are busy. You certainly have permission to plan a teacher work day on conference day so you can join us for the entire day, but we realize that isn’t always possible. You are welcome to join us for one or all online conference sessions. Replays will be available for all participants to access after the conference is over.
What is required for attendance?
Participants must register and pay for the conference through the registration links. The only items you are required to have on the day of the conference are a good internet connection and a computer, laptop, or tablet so you can view the sessions online. We also suggest your bullet journal (or any kind of journal), a cup of hot tea or coffee, some chocolate, and any of your own ideas or questions.
What’s included with my purchase?
You will be invited to a full day of conference events including four sessions designed to support and inspire you. Your day will end with a fifth session focused on answering all of your homeschool questions. You will also receive a swag bag from our sponsors filled with coupons and other freebies.
Will there be replays of the presentations?
Yes there will. We certainly don’t want you to miss a single moment even if you aren’t able to be there live.
Cancellations + Refunds:
The digital nature of this event allows us to make all replays available to you post conference. Even if you can’t attend live, you won’t miss a thing. Because of this, there are no refunds or cancellations. Please consider your schedule and time commitment before registering for this event.
We can’t wait for you to join us!