With practical applications and LOTS of fun, this year's LeaderLife! leadership conference will challenge and encourage you in new and different ways. You'll meet Tara Bentley and Nancy Manos, veteran homeschool moms, speakers, and leaders who deeply understand the difficulties and blessings of leadership. You'll also get to hear from Jim Mason, HSLDA's vice president and director of litigation, who has defended homeschool freedoms for many years.

If you are a support group leader, co-op leader, or online leader--or you are thinking about leadership--this is a conference specially designed to support and equip you in your leadership role.

Register today--and bring your whole team! 

This year's sessions include: 
The Price Is Right - The Cost of Leadership 
With great sacrifice comes great reward! A fun, interactive game encourages you that your hard work IS essential. 
Win, Lose, or Draw - Building Strong Connections 
Develop a communication style that lets you WIN--whether through social media, e-mail, newsletters, website, or in-person networking. 
The Biggest Loser - Unhealthy Leadership Habits 
Shed the weight of unhealthy habits that bog you down and learn to thrive while serving others!


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Mom_s Corner
1.1 Article: "Celebrating When Life Doesn't Go as Planned" 
1.2 Free Entrance to National Parks in 2017 
1.3 Old-Fashioned Ways to Bond with Your Spouse 
Preschool & Kindergarten
Elementary & Middle School 
Human Body

2.1 Teaching Scissor Skills to Preschoolers 
2.2 Discovering the Five Senses with Popcorn
2.3 Human Body Videos 
2.4 Division Worksheets
2.5 Free Science Tests and Worksheets
2.6 Shakespeare Study Guides

Around the State
3.1 Black History Month Celebration - "Community" Exhibit - Richmond - January 27 through February 24 
3.2 Old Coast Guard Station Museum Homeschool Days - Virginia Beach - Registration Deadline Is February 6 
3.3 Foster Parent Orientation - Chester - February 7 
3.4 Message from a Slave Theatrical Production - Richmond - Performances Run February 9 through 18 
3.5 Homeschool Winter Coastal Ecology Workshop - Wallops Island - February 15-17 
3.6 Careers in the Green Industry and Environmental Sciences - Various Locations - Registration Deadline Is February 21 
3.7 Mini-Maker Festival - Powhatan - February 25 
3.8 Virginia Museum of the Civil War Family History Day - New Market - March 25 
3.9 Homeschool Marine Science Adventure - Wallops Island - April 3-5 
"The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places."
Habakkuk 3:19 (KJV)

God and the History of Art
God and the History of Art - Barry Stebbing 
How to find God in art history? Art teacher and convention speaker teacher Barry Stebbing, explores God's work in art from ancient times to the modern period.
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Homeschool Testing 
Q. What do I need to know about end-of-year testing for homeschoolers? Visit Facebook today at 4 p.m. to hear Yvonne Bunn's live Q&A discussion of other homeschool topics!

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Adventure of Homeschooling
In Their Own Words: The Adventure of Homeschooling! 
Where will homeschooling take YOU this year? Hear homeschool graduates share the activities that impacted them the most!
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Virginia Aquarium Homeschool Day THIS Friday! January 27 
Discover the amazing underwater world from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean at the Virginia Aquarium on this special day for homeschoolers!

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Connie Albers
Meet the Speaker: Connie Albers 
Her resume is extensive, but Connie Albers is a veteran homeschool mom who equips and encourages homeschooling and work-at-home moms in any season of life! A business consultant, speaker, homeschool expert, and former homeschooling mom, Connie Albers has served as spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies, senior strategist for a successful U.S. Congressional campaign, and director of a state homeschool organization. Be sure to check out the blog on her website!

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Young Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs 
Calling young business owners! Here's a chance to market your products and promote your business with your own booth in the Exhibit Hall. The Young Entrepreneurs program allows small business owners between the ages of 10 and 21 to purchase a space in the Exhibit Hall at a discounted price.

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Graduation - Register Now and Save 
There's still time to save! Register before February 5 to save $10. Homeschool graduates can often feel left out when their school friends get special graduation ceremonies. Graduation at the Homeschool Convention is a special and memorable way to celebrate this important day with family and friends.

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Curriculum Sale
Get Ready for the Used Curriculum Sale! 
Looking for inside activities for the cold winter months? Go through your homeschool materials and sort unwanted items to sell at the Used Curriculum Sale. Earn money while blessing others! The UCS barcoding site will open in March. Questions? Contact

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