4,998 moms from 25 states12,420 children represented
And here's what you're saying about the experience …
@LovingLifeBcuz: The best part of #HAH2013 ... The reunion w/ my precious babies this afternoon. Mommy's relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to rock!
@tceniccola: Is it possible to be exhausted and rejuvenated at the same time? That's what #HAH2013 did for me this weekend!
@aubreykrol: I'm learning so much about myself and my relationship with Jesus this weekend! #HAH2013
@naptimetales: Wait...it's okay to not be perfect?!? @naptimetales is going to be taking home some fun blogging topics!! #HAH2013 #jillsavagerocks
@basicallyjulie: If you expect imperfection, you won't be surprised when it shows up. @jillsavage #HAH2013
@karalin14: If @DrKathyKoch had been my college professor, I would NEVER have skipped class! #HAH2013
@iMOMTweets: Just when you think you have it together as a mom, you realize you don't - @Susan_Merrill #HAH2013 #passionatemom
This was my first conference. I went with a open mind.. I learned a lot about myself. I now accept that I am not perfect and I am continuing my ministry as a mom. I hope I can share this experience with a friend next year! (Karen)
This was my second year-- I will do whatever it takes to attend EVERY year!! I was so empty before this past weekend and can now happily say how full I feel. I feel equipped to continue to fill my tank with my Lord. I am a better wife and mommy. (Krista)
Best conference yet!! I was so inspired by every speaker I listened to and moms night out was a blast!!! I am so energized and ready to face my imperfections head on!! (Heather)
Amazing conference!! Wonderful speakers, amazing stories, but most of all...I have never been more blessed at Hearts at Home than I was this weekend. God is working on me. Already looking forward to next year!! (Amber)
Now it's time to soak in all the information absorbed from the weekend. Now it's time to apply the actions to my family/life. Now it's time to live His way!! Thanks for sharing all your wisdom with us/me! (Susan)
“In a sea of 4,000 moms, you still made me feel like this was just for me.”
This year marked the 21st annual Hearts at Home National Conference. We welcomed over 4,000 moms from 31 states AND Austria to the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Over 1,200 attended the conference for the first time!
Together, these ladies received help and hope from keynote speakers Dr. Kathy Koch and Angela Thomas as well as over 30 workshops that addressed topics including marriage, parenting, home management and personal growth. They then took this wisdom and encouragement home to more than 9,400 children.
Overheard on Twitter
During the conference, 877 Tweets with the hash tag #HAH2014 reached almost 400,000 people! Here’s a sampling of what people were saying:
@grapemama @hearts_at_home thank you for another amazing conference. How DO you make it better every year? Now everyone get some rest! :) #HAH2014
@liljoybird I just want to be Kathy Koch and Jerusha Clark's BFF. (: teach me more! Loved learning from these women. #HAH2014
@liljoybird Awesome first time at #HAH2014 sad to see it end but excited for next year! Met some wonderful ladies and learned so much.
@eestes80 @hearts_at_home @MNOmovie Thanks for the movie preview! So funny! Practically my life on film. "Moms are... important." #HAH2014 #MNOmovie
Julie @131run Closing Session of Hearts at Home. Always so bittersweet. #HAH2014
What moms are saying on Facebook
Thanks Hearts Staff and Volunteers! I brought 3 newbies this year and they will ALL be back next year. Everyone had a great time. Starting the countdown to next year, only 363 days to go! It's better than Christmas for me! (Heather)
We had a great weekend! This was my third year and each year I leave feeling renewed, refreshed and energized. Thank you! We enjoyed many of the speakers, but I am always so inspired by Jill Savage and Dr. Kathy Koch. Thank you ladies for inspiring me to be a better mom, wife, woman and more. (Amber)
I had an amazing time at the Hearts at Home Conference this weekend. I have spent today reflecting on the things I learned. It has really made me reevaluate how I should spend my time. I am an over-committer so I am going through my to-do's and schedule to eliminate the "extras". (Angie)
See more on Instagram!
Over 375 pictures were shared and tagged with #HAH2014. If you are on instagram, see them here.
In the Media
Thanks to the Pantagraph for joining us on Thursday morning, March 13th, as Dr. Kathy Koch spoke to 250 students and teachers at Washington Elementary School in Bloomington.
Hearts at Home speaker: Kids can ‘change the world’
A special thanks to:
Iesodo, our Thursday night Pre-Conference Expo sponsor.Moms loved this DVD series for kids that brings New Testament stories to life in a whole new way. Keep connected with them on their website and Facebook page.
Moms’ Night Out movie starring Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin and Trace Adkins, our Moms Night Out sponsor.The movie opens in theaters on May 9th. Gather your girlfriends and make plans to see it! Learn more about the movie and watch a trailer here.
Michael Hucal, Lifestyle Photographer and Michael Gowin Photography for volunteering their time to photograph our event.
Save the date!
2015 National ConferenceMarch 13-14, 2015Illinois State UniversityNormal, ILKeynote speakers: Lysa TerKeurst and Gary ChapmanClick here for 2015 hotels. Watch our website for details!
2014 North Central ConferenceNovember 7-8, 2014Mayo Civic CenterRochester, MNClick here for 2013 North Central Conference highlights!
2015 National ConferenceMarch 13-14, 2015Illinois State UniversityNormal, ILKeynote speakers: Lysa TerKeurst and Gary ChapmanClick here for 2014 National Conference highlights!Click here for 2015 hotels.
2,230 moms from 19 states and Canada 944 first time attendees6,044 children represented
And here's what moms are saying about the experience …
@teraelness So grateful 4 an amazing wknd at @hearts_at_home! Shout out 2 incredible founder & dynamite speaker @jillsavage #HAH2013
@KWendroth #hah2013 Flash mob rocked! It was so fun to be part of the secret mission! Loved it!!!
Thanks to Channel 6 KAAL-TV Rochester for joining us at the conference. Check out their story, Thousands of Moms Attend Hearts at Home Conference, here.
Post conference I am still riding the high of such a blessed weekend. From Anita reminding me to go unbury the crazy who loves to laugh, to Meredith who sang such genuine God breathed worship music, to Jill & Suzi & Candace who spoke what God ordered for me to hear, grow and follow. I am a different and still imperfect mother who is even more aware that she is loved by a heavenly Father because of ya'lls (that's for Meredith) faithfulness! Thank you! (Jenn)
Oh my gosh, you guys!! I laughed so hard tonight I had tears rolling down my legs! During other parts of Mom's Night Out I cried so much I had real tears rolling down my cheeks. Love what God is doing here. So blessed by #hah2013 (Quincey)
Thank you for a wonderful weekend … Planning meeting on the drive home. Hoping to double our group numbers next year!! #HAH2013 (Leah)
Knock It Off! Three words that will definitely change my heart! Thanks for another great, God-filled weekend!! (Kim)
North Central Conference Flash Mob(3 minute 31 seconds)
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2014 National ConferenceMarch 14-15, 2014Normal, IL
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