It would be impossible to tell you everything about the past weekend. It’s been a flurry of new friends and shuttle buses and Tweets.
I flew on Friday to Washington DC to attend the 2:1 Conference. It was a last minute decision, as in I had less than a week to prepare! I got a message from one of the conference coordinators inviting me to go. They had read my post about the negative conference experience I had and wanted me to come and be loved and see the difference in their sisterhood. And so I went.
And I want to shout from the rooftops…GO TO THIS CONFERENCE! It was so loving and generous and oh yeah….informative. I learned a lot about blogging and social media, but my favorite part was the general attitude. I could walk up to any group of people and feel welcome. One of the things I noticed right away is that there were no “big stars”. Everyone was equal…as it should be! Of course there were people teaching from their experience and wisdom, but they were just regular joes once they were hanging with the rest of us. I never got a sense that anyone was greater or smaller. That was hands down my favorite thing about 2:1.
I also met a bunch of fabulous companies (Wait, can you meet a company? That doesn’t sound right). I will be telling you about them over the next few weeks. There are so many people out there creating products for those of us that are homeschooling and trying to raise our children well. I want you to know about them too!
I was also able to drive around and see the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It was a swarm of people, but it was definitely beautiful! I missed my kids so much that I started taking pictures of random DC buildings and texting them quizzes, “One point for whoever can tell me what building this is…” or, “What street is this building on?” So yes, I’m still homeschooling no matter where I am and even if my children are not actually with me. In the end I texted them to each find one interesting fact about the capitol building and tell it to me when I got home.
The best news around here though is the end of yet another dreadful tax season. James got it all done and he’s now going to be in his post-tax-season-haze for the next few days. He wanders around bumping into walls and mumbling to himself…something about midnight postal service.
Now that I am home I literally have 2 days before I fly again to the SNAP conference in Salt Lake City. I knew it would be rough, but the kids are doing great and have plenty of food and water for the duration. And there’s always the promise of extra wii time if worst comes to worse. (How do you say that? Worse comes to worse? I can’t figure it out)
I hope you all are doing great and I want to hear what you’ve been up to lately!