I remember the first year I went, I was encouraged by a few older mothers to bring a suitcase and plan to spend the whole evening at the Used Book sale. In my naivety, I thought I couldn’t possibly need that big of a book carrier and that many hours. I was wrong! I spent the whole evening chatting with friends I hadn’t seen recently, meeting new homeschooling mothers, and perusing (and buying!) many excellent books at great prices! My arms ached and they had the red marks from carrying too many heavy bags for so long.
The Conference is a huge boost to our homeschooling year, mainly from the encouraging fellowship of the attendees and the speakers. My husband and I look forward to attending each year!