How To Find Answers to All Your Homeschool Questions + Giveaway

Do you have questions about Homeschooling?  Well, you've come to the right place.  Let me direct you to consider setting aside 3 days in June so that your questions can be answered!


Attending the Home Educators Association of Virginia Convention is truly a life-changing event.  As a homeschool mom, I eagerly awaited those 3 days each year.  When I was a young homeschooling mom, I had so much to learn.  From terminology, laws, choices, and overall ideas, the HEAV Convention was the place to learn it all.  If they didn't have it, it wasn't available.

Over the years, as I felt comfortable with homeschooling, I still had questions each year.  A new year brought the excitement of curriculum (changes), a new combination of grades, and even evolution in my homeschool philosophy.  Because of the HEAV Convention, I was able to learn, find new areas to discover, and bring home the best for my children.

For those just starting out, the first day is filled with free sessions for homeschool parents.  Our great directors will be there to teach you how everything works and to encourage you.  We all need a good plan, and here you can find the advice and tools to create the perfect plan for your family.

The unbelievable schedule at the HEAV Convention has to be seen to be believed.  Each year it continues to grow and develop into the best convention I've ever seen.  Moms and Dads can attend amazing keynote addresses with the top speakers available.  There are also sessions that cover anything and everything.  There is an Exhibit Hall where you can shop til you drop!  This is so much better than a catalog or online shopping, because you can look throughly at each item and take your time.

When you shop in the Exhibit Hall, many times you'll be able to meet and question the author of the books.  You'll be able to learn why they created the curriculum, their philosophy, and sense their passion for learning.  Many exhibitors are also speakers at the convention.

If you're looking for a bargain (aren't we all?), you'll find them at the Used Curriculum Sale.  This highly-organized and HUGE room is a fascinating place!  Every type of curriculum, books, resources, and How-To books can be found.  You'll love it!

Children's Program

What to do with the kids?  Don't worry.  HEAV has thought of everything.  You'll be able to enroll your children in a variety of wonderful programs.  Here are the choices:

  • Children's Program (ages 5-12) Lots of games, crafts, singing, Bible memory & more!
  • Special Buddies Program (Special Needs, Ages 3-12) moderate to severe special needs
  • Chess Championship (Grades 12 and below)
  • Young Entrepreneurs (ages 10-21) Present your business at the Convention Exhibit Hall
  • Convention Photography Team (ages 15 and up) Must have a DSLR
  • Dissection Lab (ages 13 and up) with Dr. Callentine of Sciexperience. 
  • Teen Program (13 and up) Worldview Academy
  • Music Competition (Grades 12 and below)
  • Walk Thru the Bible ( ages 10 and up)
  • Graduation (A beautiful and meaningful graduation experience)
  • College and Career Fair and Panel: You don't have to register for this event with many colleges. 

An Evening of Real Refreshment is a terrific idea for homeschool moms.  With an amazing speaker and no fees, you'll want to attend.  Moms do need to register for this special night.

The Art of Marriage Live is another offering for homeschool parents.  This is held on Thursday, from 11 to 5.  Strong marriages are the key to good homeschools.

Homeschool Leaders can enjoy the Leader Luncheon.  This time of inspiration is great for Homeschool Group or Co-Op leaders who spend so much time helping homeschool moms in their journey.

New Friends and Old

Pastors are welcome to attend the Convention.  Pastors who aren't homeschooling or have never attended the HEAV Convention can register to attend at no cost.

If you have never attended the convention and your oldest child is preschool age, you can register to attend the convention for free.

Another special event is the Single Parents' Luncheon.  This free event is available, but you must register.

As you can see by the convention activities, there is no end to all the questions you can have answered.  Make a list of your questions and bring them to Richmond, VA,  June 7-9.  You'll be glad that you did!

Now, as a special gift to you from HEAV, we have a Giveaway!  HEAV Bloggers, like me, are holding giveaways each week in our 35 Days of Giveaways!  You can enter every week to win a Family Pass!  This $79. value brings you so much!  Enter to win!

Giveaway Rules: Entrants must be 18+ years of age.  Winner will be notified by email and will be given 48 hours to reply and claim their prize.  If winner fails to reply in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.  No social media is involved in this giveaway.  HEAV is responsible for prize fulfillment.


Good Luck!

Some entries can be done everyday, so come back daily to get more chances to win!

I'll be "blogging the convention", as I did last year.  What a blast!  I hope to see you there!

Giveaway runs from April 11-18!

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  1. I enjoyed reading how the convention has helped a fellow home schooling mom.