2014 Bloggy Convention — GHC Greenville — Diana Waring Presents Giveaway

Welcome to the 2014 Bloggy Convention! For the next 2 weeks, we are sharing our favorite upcoming homeschool conventions.

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Our first featured convention is happening later this week!


Great Homeschool Conventions: Greenville, SC
March 20-22, 2014
TD Convention Center

 Be sure to stop by the vendor hall booth for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine to pick up your copy of the brand new 2014 Print Edition and to learn about all of the other fun and exciting things happening with TOS! On Friday and Saturday, the TOS booth will have a special guest — the Flylady!

Our featured speaker from this convention is Diana Waring.

diana waringAuthor of Beyond Survival, Reaping the Harvest and Diana Waring’s History Revealed world history curriculum, Diana discovered years ago that “the key to education is relationship.” Beginning in the early ’80s, Diana homeschooled her children through high-school—the real life opportunities to learn how kids learn.  Mentored by educators whose focus was honoring Him who created all learners, and with an international background (born in Germany, university degree in French, lifelong student of world history), Diana cares about how people learn as well as what they learn.  Audiences on four continents have enthusiastically received her energetic speaking style.

Diana’s speaking topics in Greenville will include:

Created to Remember: Join Diana for this dynamic session that will reframe your understanding of why we study history, while exploring the value and pitfalls of this—in all of Creation—uniquely human endeavor, and inspiring a deeper awe toward the One who created us to remember.

I Didn’t See That Coming  (with Jay Wile): In this seminar, they share their thoughts on what should happen when your children make life choices that are unexpected.

Exposing the Wizard of Oz— A Christian’s Guide to Teaching History: The essential crash course for every homeschool parent. Discover insights from Diana’s research behind the events of history.

Arguing To Learn: The Benefits of Controversy (with Jay Wile): In this seminar, Jay Wile and Diana Waring discuss the benefits of studying things in the context of a disagreement, what students get when they study the “other side,” and the ground rules for dealing with controversies in both education and Christianity.

Learn about all of the speakers and exhibitors you’ll find in Greenville, and then click on the banner below to register for this event! Scroll down to find review of the products the Crew has reviewed from some of these exhibitors and to enter an awesome giveaway from Diana Waring.



Bloggy Vendor Hall

Here you’ll find links to our Crew views of products from several companies that will be exhibiting in Greenville this week:

Artistic Pursuits (more reviews coming soon)
IEW (more reviews coming soon)


Giveaway ($50+ value)

Experience History BannerFor today’s giveaway, Diana has graciously donated her brand-new, soon-to-be-released American History curriculum:

America: Heart of a New Nation

Westward Ho! Heart of the Old West

Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder

American history has never been this fun! Imagine singing toe-tapping folk songs from America’s past, and then discovering the fascinating history behind the song. That is exactly what Diana Waring Presents is offering in this giveaway.

These first title, America, was first published in 1989. On the 25th anniversary, we are bringing it back into print—with gloriously remastered audio CDs of the music. Westward Ho!, second in the series, continues America’s story, focusing on the Old West. And, Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder brings to life the music Laura loved!

*Please note that these prizes are much anticipated, but not yet released! The winner will receive them as soon as they are available — sometime in May, 2014!Diana Waring Giveaway


To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. Residents of the US, age 18 and older please. See other terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter. See our complete contest rules here. And be sure to check back every day for the next 10 days for even more awesome giveaways!

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Now be sure to click over to enter our Kindle Fire HD giveaway, too. There will be 2 winners!

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65 thoughts on “2014 Bloggy Convention — GHC Greenville — Diana Waring Presents Giveaway”

  1. who would I like to hear speak? wow the list is huge. 🙂 There are new ones added frequently. But off the top of my head, Diana Waring, Greg Harris, Karen Andreola, Mary Pride, Linda Hobar for starters. 🙂 Gena Suarez. A speaker on combining homeschooling with parents’ ministry/music/teaching etc.
    What a great giveaway!! thanks for offering this.

  2. New to conventions but I did meet Diana Waring and her husband last year at our first convention and we purchased Ancient Civilizations & the Bible. We have so enjoyed this curriculum. Would like the chance to hear her speak.

  3. What a SWEET Giveaway…so many of us have been waiting Ever so patiently to see this remarkable curriculum come back…and I am sure Diana has made it even better in the way ONLY Diana can…

    • and I would LOVE to see Diana talk on the topics I saw above…she is such a wonderful encourager and I ALWAYS feel blessed to have been in a session with her!

  4. I’d like to hear Diane Waring speak. I’ve heard wonderful comments from others after they’ve heard her speak at conventions.

  5. I hope we win Diana Waring’s new American History because it would be an asset to our home and school. 🙂

  6. I love going to conventions in general to get new ideas. I would be happy just to be able to hear any of the speakers…

  7. I like to hear both Diana Waring and Ken Ham. Both inspirational and great “nugget” givers, but on totally different topics 🙂

  8. Not sure who I’d like to hear, but someone who had similar experiences to what I am having now would be insightful. 🙂

  9. I’m still kind of new to all this, so I don’t know many speakers. I guess I would just like to hear from an experienced homeschool parent with lots of tips. 🙂

  10. I’d love to hear Diana Waring or Jay Wile. I’ve heard both are great speakers but haven’t seen them in person yet.

  11. Diana is a favorite around here. We talk about what she has to say as if she told us the material in person: “Do you remember when Diana was talking about…” She’d be a fun speaker at a convention.:)

  12. I would like to hear anyone experienced in homeschooling kids with Aspergers, homeschooling with chronic pain, homeschooling as a single parent…since these are some of my struggles.

  13. I’d love to hear someone like Susan Wise Bauer speak. I’d also love to hear someone from a large family speak.


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