I love homeschool conferences—aisle after aisle of vendors and so many books. This weekend my 15-year-old son and I will be working at the Math-U-See booth at the GHEA conference in Atlanta. Stop by and say “hi” if you’re there!

As much as I love homeschool conferences, they can be a bit overwhelming without a game plan. Make a list of the books you know you need (like next year’s math), and the things you think you want to try. Being able to see the books in person is one of the biggest benefits of a conference.

As great as the reviews or curriculum description may be, sometimes you open a book that’s on your “must have” list, only to be completely unimpressed with it in person. Maybe it just doesn’t fit your teaching style or your kids’ learning styles; sometimes you can’t put your finger on it, but you just know “we won’t use this.” Let it go, even if you thought this book was going to be a huge part of “the plan” for your next school year. Trust your instincts.

Some of our favorites include:

Our family now participates in Classical Conversations. While CC won’t have a booth at our conference, it’s a great place to find the literature we’ll need. Children’s Books and Rock S.O.L.I.D. are great sources. Often you can purchase books from out-of-state vendors and you won’t have to pay sales tax!

Will you be attending any upcoming conferences? Do you love them, hate them, or fear them? (HA!)

Don’t forget to stop by and see me if you’re at the GHEA conference in Atlanta this week!

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