Welcome, Bloom Mamas
About Bloom and Blossom
Conference for Mothers
Bloom and Blossom is a conference event that aspires to encourage, empower, and equip mothers on both motherhood and home education journey with their children. The primary mission of Bloom and Blossom is to promote a love of learning in the home, to cultivate relationship, and spark wonder.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this conference for?
If you home educate in any variety, this conference is for YOU! If you attend a hybrid school, part time private school, virtual school, co op, educational program, or if you home school independently, you are invited! Even if you are just considering the home education journey, this is a great place for you to glean. Because we focus heavily on encouragement and motherhood related content, our conference transcends educational style, approach, and model.
What can I expect from this conference?
You can expect to be revitalized. We as home educators are often pouring out more than we have. We wear both teacher and mama "hat" at the same time. Come refresh with a community of mothers who are in a similar season. You can expect to feel equipped, encouraged, and inspired from our speakers, panel, and welcoming environment. We aspire for you to leave renewed!
Is this a family event?
We know that family is the heartbeat behind home educating. However, the Bloom and Blossom conference is specifically an event that focuses on refreshing mamas. Lap babies are definitely welcome.
Bloom and Blossom
Our Friday night workshops begin at 4 pm.
Saturday is our main conference day. Doors open at 8:00 am sharp!
We will have a coffee vendor available for coffee purchases and a pastry vendor for those who didn't get a chance to grab breakfast.
Meet the Team
Check out the 2024 panelists and speakers!
This group of women are down to earth, authentic, and humorous. They are prepared to share their struggles and victories with you.
Guest speaker, Rachael Alsbury is truly sensational at processes, systems, and rhythms.
Her speaking topic is titled "The Power of Unconventional Systems for Thriving in Homeschool"
Erin is our main keynote speaker for the Bloom and Blossom Conference 2024. Erin is and advocate for home educators across MO and is passionate about helping families create a thriving environment for both home and home school.
The Bloom and Blossom
"I was homeschooled growing up and have never had a desire to go to a homeschooling conference. (They have a reputation of being BORING!) I went to Bloom & Blossom to support Christina. I was BLOWN away by the thought and detail Christina had gone to to make sure each and every lady that attended felt loved and seen. As a homeschool mom, this was the best thing I could have done for encouragement, motivation and knowing I was on the right path.
Ladies, if you are hesitating to come....just come!! And bring every woman you can think of that needs this kind of encouragement too!!"
Bloom and Blossom Team
Christina Carpenter: Founder and Director
Kelly Taylor: Co-Director
I’m Kelly, follower of Jesus, wife to Matt, mom to teen girls and a wild little boy. Being an extra-extrovert, I have to be careful not to exhaust my family with my love of travel and socialization! My passion is to encourage those around me - my kids to pursue their purpose, my friends to shine the light I see so brightly in them.
Growing up I desired closeness and community, so I’m working hard to create that for my family now. Aside from co-directing the Bloom and Blossom Conferences with my best friend, I enjoy planning events, traveling, and quality time with people I love!
My hope is to humbly lift up and link arms with other women who are interested in growth and relationship!
Hi, I am Christina! I am a PNW native transferred to the Midwest. I am the mother of two dynamic girls and two lively boys. Both my husband and I enjoy curating family memories around traveling and new adventures. I am passionate about home education and promoting family culture. As a fangirl of fancy coffee, I enjoy trying coffee shops both locally and while I travel. Spicy Thai food is a favorite of mine, and I would eat it everyday if I could. I am an enthusiast for beautiful books. I adore Jane Austen novels, I relate to Amy March, and I own at least 2 copies of all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I may be straightforward and small statured, but I am an advocate of living life to the fullest. I believe that you should always take the road less traveled, and an anthem that I live by is “motherhood is a sanctifying journey of growth and intentionality.”
We have been friends since 2008 back when we were mothers to only one child and were both rocking the side part. Since then, we have lived a life together as sisters. Present for all the highs and lows in life, we both aspire to lift others up and create an atmosphere for women to gather in community, fellowship, and authentic transparency to encourage one another on our motherhood and home education journeys.