I love giving away functional and beautiful things. I love sharing companies that I value, that are local or small or Christian-based or mama-run. I love reading off numbers from blue construction paper tickets and waiting for acknowledgement from a conference attendee that she has won a book, or jewelry, or artwork, or magazines, or apparel, or coffee mugs. I finally understand Oprah, just a wee little bit. There’s just something sweet and marvelous, twinkly to the point of nearly magical, about surprising dozens of ladies with something special. For the first few years of conferences, I purchased all the giveaway items personally, not knowing that I could make cold calls or send similarly cold emails, to ask authors or artists, companies or creators, to donate things for giveaways. That certainly does help! And I love the anticipation of waiting for the mail deliveries of all these fun things. It’s a unique small networking, and I love it. And while I don’t get to keep any of the things that are donated, it sure is fun to handle and photograph and show off the items before actually giving them away to the winning women.
Lots of people are getting excited about our debut conference, Courage for the Daily, coming up on November 10th! We are, too!
And here’s one more reason to get excited for registration to open soon: our friends The Schole Sisters are offering you a delightful early bird perk!
The first 100 registrations will receive a special invitation to a dessert social sponsored by @scholesisters on Friday evening, November 9th at a super sweet surprise location (in the Spokane, WA area).
If you want in on this special treat, keep your eyes peeled for Paideia Northwest to open registration… register early to be among the special few who will receive a personal invitation to this fellowship event!
After much dizzying excitement and planning, it was really thrilling to reveal the announcement yesterday for our upcoming conference for moms, Courage for the Daily, which will feature Mystie Winckler, Adam Andrews, and Rachel Jankovic as keynote speakers. It will be an entire Saturday of filling up your vessel, focused on how we as moms need to embrace our callings with courage – educating, training, filling, loving the people God has put in our care.
If you don’t know Mystie Winckler, check out Schole Sisters and Simply Convivial to get a taste for her amazing intellect and knack for the orderly.
If you don’t know Adam Andrews, check out Center For Lit to glean from his score of helpful educational resources and godly insights.
If you don’t know Rachel Jankovic, check out Canon Press and their resources from Rachel through books and webinars.
The event will wrap up with a roundtable Q&A session, so all attendees will have the opportunity to have their own questions answered.
The event will also include a catered lunch, and I promise to have drinks & snacks for everyone as well.
The vision is not for moms to show up for a day of schoolwork, lectures, and taking chaotic notes. The vision is for moms to show up with friends & sisters (and to come prepared to meet new friends & add to your local tribe!) for a day that feels like a retreat as your vessel is filled up with joy, grace, and fellowship. The vision is for you to leave feeling confident and courageous for the work set before you, not because of what you learned at the conference but because of who you are in Christ.
Paideia Northwest presents a one day conference event to encourage Christian (home) educating moms right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Let’s pursue community, create camaraderie, and seek to encourage one another in the journey of educating our kids for Christ, through shaping their intellect, sharpening their skills, covering them with grace, and pouring wisdom over & into them.
This is big work, mamas!
You needn’t do it alone.
This is your opportunity to connect with other likeminded mamas in the Pacific Northwest walking similar paths, longing for bridges and companionship along the way.
Stay tuned for the real details!
You don’t want to miss this.
Paideia Northwest is brand-new on the scene in the Pacific Northwest,
seeking to build bridges, encourage community, & create camaraderie
for regional Christian mamas
who are raising & educating their children in the
nurture, admonition, & wisdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you are a Christian homeschooling mother,
or the Christian mom of kids in day schools or hybrids,
Paideia Northwest was created to serve you.
Bookmark this website, find us on instagram or facebook, and share our information with others like you who long for camaraderie, community, fellowship, and bridges across methods as we raise and educate the next generation of image-bearers in the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom.
|| Proverbs 9:9-10 || Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. ||