News & Events
September 23-24, 2011 -
Karen will one of the featured speakers at Lifeway Christian’s 1st annual .MOM Conference in Birmingham, AL. Christian. The .MOM Conference will provide “a weekend that will encourage and refresh you, connect you with other moms, celebrate motherhood, and draw you closer to Christ.”
- Keynote sessions from prominent Bible teachers (who are moms just like you!) and mothering experts
- A broad range of breakouts, including:
- The Working Mom
- Raising Godly Kids
- Single Moms
- Home School Moms (featuring Karen Costello!)
- Opportunities to shop at sponsor booths
- Free goodies & giveaways
Karen Costello will be presenting her one-of-a-kind, full-of-encouragement homeschooling seminar:
Home School Moms: Competence, Confidence, and Curricula
Homeschooling moms today spin multitudes of plates on precariously tilting poles as we attempt to train the next generation’s leaders. How can we do all we are called to do? Karen, a 28 year veteran, will encourage, inspire, & equip you to be able to add joy, energy, & enthusiasm to your fully committed lifestyle. Regain your focus, nourish your spirit, & learn to discover your child’s God-given talents & passion.
May 20-21, 2011 -
Nashville 2011 Home Education Expo
The Nashville 2011 Home Education Expo is May 20-21, 2011, at the Nashville Expo Center in Tennessee (formerly known as the TN State Fairgrounds), and Karen Costello will be presenting two must-see workshops (both workshops will be presented in Annex 3).
Friday, May 20, 2pm -
“Simplifying to Find the Joy”Do you feel you are walking on a tightrope of sanity balancing “one-too-many” things? How can we do all that we are called to do? Learn how to make joy a priority while minimizing unnecessary stresses.You can balance academics, character training, and home management in the midst of a normal, chaotic homeschool environment. Karen shows how it can be FUN!
Saturday, May 21, 1pm -
“Going the Distance: Pursuing Purpose with a Passion”Would you love to recapture the excitement and committed purpose you first experienced at the beginning of homeschooling? To live day by day under unfinished conditions is an ongoing act of courage and faith. In order to stay the course, you need to regain your focus, nourish your spirit, and learn to maximize the most important hours of your day.
When not presenting workshops, Karen will be available for book signings and encouragement at her booth located right past the women’s restroom and next to the concessions area.
This will be a perfect opportunity to pick up your personalized, signed copy of Karen’s book, Go Fly a Kite! Ten Surprising Strategies for Success in Your Homeschool, and Karen looks forward to seeing you there!
January 28, 2011 -
Mid-Winter Conference for Home Educators
The Mid-Winter Conference for Home Educators will be January 28-29, 2011, in Hudsonville, MI, and Karen will be speaking on Friday night, January 28. The Mid-Winter Conference for Home Educators is dedicated to building up and encouraging all home educating parents as they nurture, train, and disciple their children at home using the unique tools and wisdom God provides for them.
Karen and her book, Go Fly a Kite! Ten Surprising Strategies for Success in Your Homeschool, will be the featured speaker of the Mid-Winter Conference’s Meet the Author section.
October 17-25, 2010 -
Go Fly A Kite Giveaway at Faithful Provisions
Kelly Hancock of Faithful Provisions offered a free giveaway of three copies of Karen’s book, Go Fly a Kite: Ten Surprising Strategies for Success in Your Homeschool. Entering the giveaway was as easy as becoming a follower of Karen on Twitter or Facebook or subscribing to Karen’s website, and three women were the lucky winners! Visit Faithful Provisions’ Go Fly A Kite Giveaway for more details.
September 18, 2010 -
The Heart of Homeschooling: Competence, Confidence, & Curricula
On Saturday, September 18, Karen presented a 5-hour homeschooling seminar to a diverse group of homeschooling moms. The seminar was a great success, and Karen plans on continuing this annual tradition. If you missed the seminar, be watching the website for information about ordering the video footage and custom-made packets full of essential homeschooling resources that Karen put together for every attendee. The “Heart of Homeschooling Seminar Package” will be available soon.
August 7, 2010 -
The SAT:2010 Home Educator’s Conference will be hosting three veteran home school moms & authors: Joanne Calderwood, Mimi Davis, and Karen Costello. The conference is from 9:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, August 7, at Belmont Church (68 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203), and it is $25 pre-pay through PayPal or $35 at the door. Visit SAT:2010 Home Educator’s Conference for more information.
Costello’s mission is to encourage new home-schooling families and energize veteran homeschoolers. With a realistic and balanced approach to teaching, her philosophy has helped families decrease schooling stress and inspired excellence with her own students and others. “I seek to encourage parents, regardless of their educational approach, to be creative and proactive in shaping the minds of their children,” says Costello. Her advice and knowledge has stemmed from 26 years of home-schooling her own children. She has graduated and sent off into the world a doctor, a nurse and an accountant. She is currently educating her 12-year-old. Author of “Go Fly a Kite: Ten Surprising Strategies for Success in Your Home-school”.
July 17, 2010 -
The Williamson County Library is hosting an author’s afternoon with local resident Karen Costello on Saturday, July 17th, from 2 to 3 p.m. Karen will be sharing from and signing her book : “Go Fly A Kite : Ten Surprising Strategies for Success In Your Homeschool”.
With her 25 years of home education, Karen has a wealth of information to share with us. For more details, see the July calendar on our library website.
July 14, 2010 -
Karen will be featured in the Williamson A.M. section of the Review Appeal newspaper from the Tennessean. Read the article here.
November 6, 2009 -
Live interview with Karen Costello on Sirius Radio for the Abiding in Christ Radio Program with Pastor Jim Wood brought to you by Wears Valley Ranch.
Click here to listen to Karen’s interview. (from the drop-down menu choose the date 11/06/09 – Karen Costello: Author of “Go Fly a Kite”)
October 25, 2009
On the program “Your Week in Three Words” on ABC’s Good Morning America, the Costello family sums up their week in these three words: “Go Fly Kites”.