Hope and Grace are sisters, two of the Timberdoodle family’s daughters. Having employed their skills in the Timberdoodle homeschool products family business for over 30 years, they have screened and tested hundreds of products and have explained the chosen best to families at homeschooling conventions across the nation. These days they also enjoy applying their life experience as they parent their four young foster children, whom they are team-parenting along with their sister Joy in their childhood home in rural Washington. We are pleased to be featured speakers at the Homeschool Teaching Summit, a free event hosted online this October […]
Hope and Grace are two of the original Timberdoodlers! Only toddlers when Timberdoodle launched, they have grown up in the company and have much to share with you. We are confident that you will find their interview helpful and encouraging. We are pleased to be featured speakers at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit, a free event hosted online May 3-10. Our featured video, where we dialogue with hosts Todd and Jessie in a session titled “Hands-On Learning: How It Can Enhance A Child’s Education” launched on Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00 pm CST. If you missed it, you can still access […]
Since announcing Why Timberdoodle Won’t Be At Conventions in 2016, we’ve been blown away by all the generous offers to staff a Timberdoodle booth for us. Knowing the work that goes into just family scheduling, unloading, and reloading, we are stunned that you could even consider doing this for us. Unfortunately though, there are multitudes of complicating factors such as taxes, training, product demo logistics, etc. that make it impossible this year. For instance, we estimate that just the demo copies of the grades and their displays would be close to 1,000 pounds. Can you imagine the shipping to bounce […]
After much prayer, deliberation and discussion, Timberdoodle has made the difficult decision to forgo all homeschool conferences this year. We totaled both our rig and our trailer in our wreck last year, which plunged us into much consideration and debate as we sought wisdom from God to see if we should pursue investing in a new rig, or whether we should take a year off from attending conferences to regroup. It is with both sadness and peace that we have concluded that a year off from conferences is our next step. Our convention crew will truly miss you all, your […]
It’s a crazy-busy time here at Timberdoodle! Our 2015 Curriculum Kits are about to launch, our 2015 Curriculum Catalog is almost ready to go to the printer, and we are just weeks away from embarking on another season of homeschool conventions. As we busily get ready to travel thousands of miles back and forth across the country, we’re looking forward to seeing many of you along the way! Stop by our booth at any one of eight conventions to get a hands-on look at our hands-on curriculum. While you’re there, find out how you can earn a free eraser puzzle by trying […]
The “where” and “why” of our homeschool convention schedule in 2014.
Homeschool conventions can be either a blessing or a blight to home educating families. Notoriously expensive to attend, what with registration, transportation, and hotel fees, many families find that the cost to merely walk though the convention door can amount to hundreds of dollars. Is it worth it? How can you get the most out of a homeschool conference? Homeschool conferences offer two enticements: speakers and vendors. You will be miles ahead in making a financially prudent decision by knowing who is attending. While we can’t speak impartially to the value of attending just for the speakers – we have […]