Early Bird Tickets End SOON:
The Deep Dive Summit
Step by step instruction & encouragement for Christian women in various aspects of running and managing a home...all for God's Glory! 🙌
Our Deep Dive Mentors Include...
Learning to find joy and peace in your home again (or for the first time)!
Join our LIVE online conference September 25-28, 2018 and/or watch the replay videos anytime in the future! If you are longing for some community and help in your homemaking, then join us for this incredible online conference experience (it's like attending an in-person conference but without the extra logistics and costs of doing so)! 

Early bird tickets end soon!! After September 16th the tickets will increase to $59.95! 
The help and encouragement you need in your home...
Do you ever wish that you had a personal mentor to help you with things like homemaking routines, better meal planning, a Biblical marriage, Gospel-centered parenting...and all those other things that go on daily within the home? 

The ideal relationship is obviously one that is one-on-one and face-to-face. But that can be hard to find in certain seasons. Plus, I think all of us could use as much encouragement in the day-to-day tasks as we can!! 

What if there was a resource that gave you step-by-step instructions and encouragement in the four major aspects of your home? Let me introduce you to the 2018 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference - Deep Dive Summit! 
That's why I created this online conference back in 2014...
My husband Jason and I got married young - we were just 19 and 21 when we tied the knot! I eagerly embraced marriage as we settled into our tiny one bedroom apartment across the street from our University. 

I was an enthusiastic new wife with an apartment of our very own...only one problem: I had NO idea what I was doing when it came to running and managing a home. 

I was eager and I was willing. But the practical knowledge and skills just were not there! I had to master the basics like meal planning and basic homemaking routines, and I had to figure out the bigger things like "What does it mean to have a Gospel-centered home?" 

I spent hours and hours on the internet (back before we even had Pinterest) and asking everyone I knew how they did simple things like grocery shopping on a budget and how to prepare for kids. 
Psst: See these cute kiddos here? Jason and I had all five of these kids in FOUR years! This is a whole other part of our story (and many days of overwhelm) that I'll share another day. But meet my family: Malachi & Micah (age 5), Remington & Ryder (age 3), and Magnolia Rose (18 months). YES - we have TWO sets of TWINS 😂😍
I was lost and more than a little overwhelmed with everything I needed to learn. That was the same year that I started blogging. It started out as a way to share my journey and progress as I worked on one new area in my home and life at a time. 

It has now become my life's calling and the thing which I am the most passionate about: Helping women craft Gospel-Centered Homes and to point back to Christ in all I do! 

And this passion is what our annual homemaking conference is born out of. Now we are in our FIFTH annual conference and we have put together THE RESOURCE and THE CONFERENCE that I wish I could have had 10 years ago! 

I am excited to learn alongside you and encourage each other in our roles as women, as wives, or as moms...all for God's Glory! 

In Christ, 
Jami Balmet
YoungWifesGuide.com & 
How the Deep Dive Summit Works:
In celebration of our 5th annual online conference, we are shaking things up a bit this year! Each year we have a general theme for the conference that all the sessions are loosely based around. But this year, we are taking this concept about 10 steps further (and deeper)! 

This year it's the Deep Dive Summit and the teaching revolves around four main topics: In the Kitchen, Homemaking Routines, Your Identity in Christ, and Family Life! Each day will feature a different topic and 2 keynote speakers along with several breakout sessions. 

The goal this year is to introduce you to the topic at hand and then go DEEP into that topic with step-by-step instruction and encouragement! The deep dive mentors will be teaching you those steps and the breakout sessions will come in and fill in any holes in that topic - it's going to be AMAZING! 😍
Wardee Harmon from TraditionalCookingSchool.com
Deep Dive Sessions: A Step by Step Guide for Cooking From Scratch in Everyday Life Part 1 and Part 2
The kitchen was once the heart of the house - a place to gather, to share meals, even to make great memories together. But in our fast paced, fast food world, that has fallen by the wayside. Do you want to get back in the kitchen and make real food from scratch? But you are thinking "Wait! I don't have dozens of extra hours a week to do this?!" No worries - Wardee is teaching a two part deep dive series on cooking from scratch - everything to get you started and go deeper - and how to fit that into everyday life! 
Deep Dive Mentor
Deep Dive Mentor
Tiffany Crumbs from DontWastetheCrumbs.com
Deep Dive Sessions: How to Eat (and Prepare) Real Foods on a Budget Part 1 and Part 2
Food can (and does) play a huge role in the health of our families but it can be really hard to know 1) WHAT do cook 2) HOW to cook it and 3) how to do this on a BUDGET! Tiffany will be teaching a 2 part deep dive series all about preparing real foods on a budget...especially when it feels impossible or you don't know where to start! 
Breakout Sessions for In The Kitchen!
Katie Mae Stanley from NourishingSimplicity.org
Breakout Session: How to Make Healthy Teas and Treats and Create Special Moments
Creating special moments for your family and friends over a cup of tea and plate of scones doesn't have to be hard or unhealthy. Katie Mae is going to teach you how to create simple teas and treats to nourish those you love. You will walk away with a few recipes and tips to get you started! 
Laura Coppinger from HeavenlyHomemakers.com
Breakout Session: Get Those Kids in the Kitchen! Why, How, When, and Chocolate
It's important to pull your kids into the kitchen with you so they learn to cook! But don't worry - it's also fun! We'll discuss the basic whys, whens, and hows for teaching your kids to cook. Plus we'll give you lots of tools and resources to help. And the chocolate? Well, you'll just have to watch and see!
Erin Odom from TheHumbledHomemaker.com
Breakout Session: Eating Well on a Budget
We want to feed our families well - but it can be really tough to know how to do that when money is really tight, your husband just lost his job, or there are so.many.mouths.to.feed. How do you balance eating well with sticking to a budget? Erin shares what she's learned over the years in this practical breakout session. 
Jami Balmet from YoungWifesGuide.com
Breakout Session: How I do a baking day (and grinding my own wheat) in a full and busy schedule 
With 5 very hungry kids that want to eat every hour or so - I've had to get creative with healthy eating on a budget! One of those big changes has been grinding my own grains and doing a lot of baking. While that might sound CRAZY and labor intensive - I can assure you it's not! In my breakout session, I'll take you through my weekly baking day (and how you can fit it into a busy schedule)! 
MacKenzie Koppa Monroe from BoldTurquoise.com
Deep Dive Sessions: A Creative Approach to Planning & Homemaking Routines Part 1 and Part 2
Planning your life and homemaking doesn't have to be full or boring! In fact, it can be fun and breathe new life into your homemaking routines! In her sessions MacKenzie discusses all of your planner options and shows how you can utilize different kinds of planners in your life. She'll help you discover the right planner for you and even show you how she decorates a week in her own planner.
Deep Dive Mentor
Deep Dive Mentor
Brittany Ann from EquippingGodlyWomen.com
Deep Dive Sessions: Does Your Life Match Your Priorities? (And How to Make Sure it Does) Part 1 and Part 2
The key to planning manageable routines that WORK for your life, is making sure that your priorities are correct. But with SO many priorities we juggle everyday: our kids, our homes, our husbands, our relationship with God, and everything else...it can be hard to know what that proper balance is! In her two deep dive sessions, Brittany shares her experience in making sure that her life (and her routines) actually match those BIG priorities and she will show you how to do the same. 
Watch a sneak peek of Brittany's sessions:
Breakout Sessions for Homemaking Routines
Victoria Osborn from CreativeHomeKeeper.com
Breakout Session: Intentional Holiday Planning
Full calendars, finances, family conflict, and consumerism can pull us away from the real reason we celebrate the holidays. It's easy to get trapped in the mindset of trying to plan the "perfect" holiday but sometimes our vision of perfection doesn't match our reality. How do we approach the holiday season so we can enjoy it and still feel refreshed? Join us as we identify what matters most so you can plan a holiday season that is intentional and full of memories! 
Watch a sneak peek of Victoria's session:
Laura Smith from IHeartPlanners.com 
Breakout Session: Creating routines that stick for long term success in your home! 
We'll focus on how to create routines that actually stick for the long term. It's one thing to come up with your ideal routine on paper, but it's another to carry that out day after day. We'll take it from the start and show you how to set up routines that really work.
Lisa Woodruff from Organize365.com
Breakout Session: Eliminate your To Do List with the Sunday Basket
Eliminate your To Do List and increase your home's productivity with the Sunday Basket. Having ONE place to put all your ideas, papers, mail and reminders is a game changer for home CEOs. But the secret sauce is going through your basket ONCE a week on Sunday and making a plan. The Sunday Basket will multiply your time and save your sanity.
Dana White from ASlobComesClean.com
Breakout Session: Decluttering Your Home; Decluttering Your Life...for more Joy! 
Is your life feeling out of order? Does your home feel like it's in constant chaos? There's a really good chance that you need to DECLUTTER! And decluttering ins't just for the junk drawer - when you figure out how to declutter all the areas of your life - it leads to much greater joy within the home! 
Marci Ferrell ThankfulHomemaker.com
Deep Dive Sessions: Idols of the Heart & Becoming More Gospel-Focused and Christ-Exalting
In our time together we are going to define idolatry and talk about how to recognize our idols. We will discuss things we as women are prone to look to as idols and most importantly talk about how the gospel transforms our hearts in the struggle of idolatry so we can replace these "false gods" with the One True God. 
Deep Dive Mentor
Deep Dive Mentor
Jami Balmet from YoungWifesGuide.com
Deep Dive Sessions: Who we are in Christ & Finding Contentment
In the beginning of these deep dive sessions, Marci begins the conversation talking about how we can turn our attention and affection back to God more. In the next two sessions, Jami is going to take that concept and apply it practically to our everyday lives. In light of eternity (and everyday life), Jami is going to share how who we are in Christ deeply matters and then how to find true contentment in an instant gratificaton world! 
Breakout Sessions for Your Identity in Christ
Katie Orr from KatieOrr.me
Breakout Session: How To Do a Topical Bible Study...the Right Way! 
Diving deeper into one topic in the Bible can be a lot of fun, but it can also be ripe for misinterpretation and confusion. In this session you'll learn a structure for topical study that will help you study both effectively and correctly. 
Arabah Joy from ArabahJoy.com
Breakout Session: Practical Steps to Fruitfulness Through Abiding in Christ
We know that our fruitfulness as women directly relates to our abiding in Christ. But what does it mean to abide and how do we practically do that? This session explores the practical aspects of abiding in Christ and what we can do to ensure we are abiding in the Savior.
Katie Bennett from EmbracingaSimplerLife.com
Breakout Session: Being a Heavenly Minded Mom
We have one brief life to live on this earth, and yet God has breathed eternal meaning into all of our daily tasks as His follower. Join me as we consider what it means to be a heavenly minded in our motherhood to reframe our thinking around the truth of eternity.
Watch a sneak peek of Katie's session:
Jolene Engle from JoleneEngle.com
Deep Dive Sessions: God's Prescription for a Thriving Marriage 
 Part 1 and Part 2
You want a thriving marriage, but your husband doesn’t seem as interested. He thinks the marriage is fine, after all, he’s got a remote, you feed him, and sex happens. So, why does a wife have to do all the work if she wants to get closer to him? Whether your marriage needs some preventative medicine, it’s chronically ill, or you’re on the Emergency Room table bleeding and in need of triage, every marriage will need some form of assistance if it’s going to thrive. In this session, Jolene will share with you the Great Physician’s prescription for a thriving marriage no matter what state your marriage is in. 
Watch a sneak peek of Jolene's sessions:
Deep Dive Mentor
Deep Dive Mentor
Jami Balmet from YoungWifesGuide.com
Deep Dive Sessions: Grace-Based Gospel-Focused Parenting Part 1 and Part 2
Parenting is hard enough - but then throw in all the competing voices today that tell you how to parent well - and it gets even more confusion! While none of us have all the answers all the time (or any of the answers EVER!), Scripture does give us some grounding principles by which we can guide our parenting. It's not about the latest technique or method, rather it's about bringing a Gospel-focus into our parenting and our home. Join Jami as she interviews godly parents in how to have a grace-based gospel-centered home! 
Breakout Sessions for Family Life
Tauna Meyer from ProverbialHomemaker.com
Breakout Session: Overcoming Anger in the Home
We want to raise our children to know and love the Lord. We want to be gentle, joyful, moms. We want our children to have a spirit of peace and self-control. Right? Nothing will destroy those goals quite like anger in the home! Whether it's our own anger or our children's, we must address it biblically, with practice and prayer. Join Tauna for tips and encouragement to help you on this journey! We'll seek the Lord together and learn practical steps toward overcoming anger in our homes. 
Rachel Normon from AMotherFarFromHome.com
Breakout Session: How To Be A Gracious Parent While Still Keeping Your Rules And Boundaries
Are you sick of yo yo parenting? Thinking you must either be nurturing and loving OR strict with high standards? The truth is, you can be both gracious and maintain your authority. In fact, that's the ultimate goal!
Amy Roberts from RaisingArrows.net 
Breakout Session: Managing a Home Full of Little Ones (tips, tricks, and wisdom from a mom of 9)
When you have a lot of little ones, it often feels as if there isn't enough of you to go around. This session will give you practical ideas to find more margin in your day, more energy in your parenting, and more joy in the journey of raising these precious little ones.
Watch a sneak peek of Amy's sessions:
Trisha Gilkerson from IntoxicatedonLife.com
Breakout Session: Discipling Your Kids, 10 Minutes at a Time
Don’t blink, or your kids will be grown! It seems like an exaggeration, but if you’ve ever sung “happy birthday,” you know the feeling of wondering where the time has gone. How will you ensure that you’re making the most of every day preparing your kids to navigate the world as godly young men and women, once they’re no longer at home? If it seems impossible, take heart: by building simple routines in your day, you can make every day count. This workshop will show you how.
Pre-register today - here's what you get:
  • Lifetime access to 31 sessions
  •  Digital Conference Notebook - So you can easily follow along
  • Access to the private Facebook group
  •  Live discussions with the speakers 
  •  And other fun bonuses along the way! <--- I can't wait to share these!! 
Early Bird Tickets END September 16th
Join our Live online conference
September 25 - 28, 2018
Join the conference LIVE during the last week of September or jump in any time after to re-watch or catch up on what you missed! 
Fully Online
A one of a kind community
There is no other resource out there like this for Christian women. It's a fully online conference where Gospel-Centered theology meets everyday practical living. 

And the best part? You don't have to find a babysitter, pay for a plane ticket, arrange a hotel, etc. It's all online so you can participate and watch from the comfort of your living room - in your pajamas! 
Watch anytime
Everything is recorded! 
One really fun aspect of this conference is getting to participate live with all the other attendees and speakers. 

But as a busy mom with five young kids, I know that it's not always realistic to watch along live. So whether you miss one session - or all of them - you can watch later. 

We record all the sessions (at NO extra charge) and you get them to watch anytime you need - even if that's in six months! I really want to make this conference as flexible as possible for you. 
Join the Community
Including a pajama kick off party! 
The 31 conference sessions this year are obviously amazing but the really FUN part of the conference is the private Facebook group community! 

Each year this community in the conference has grown and this year is going to be better than ever! You will get the chance to interact with all the other attendees, chat directly with each speaker after their session, and get to participate in some really fun parties and giveaways during the week. The private Facebook community might just be my very favorite part of the whole conference! 
Emily T.
2016 Conference Attendee
"This conference really helped me find joy in my homemaking and see that those never ending chores are not in vain, but that they're done for the Lord! It's a work in progress but my home is becoming a happier place-our haven!" - Emily T.
Your life doesn't look Instagram worthy? 
Don't worry - mine doesn't either. But it doesn't need to be in order to bring glory to God within your home and your homemaking. Here's a little peek into my day: 
Pre-register today - here's what you get:
  • Lifetime access to 31 sessions
  •  Digital Conference Notebook - So you can easily follow along
  • Access to the private Facebook group
  •  Live discussions with the speakers 
  •  And other fun bonuses along the way! <--- I can't wait to share these!! 
Early Bird Tickets END September 16th!
Frequently Asked Questions!
 Do I need special software to watch the conference?
No, all you need is an internet connection and speakers or headphones. The conference sessions will be able to play right from your internet browser. You can also watch on a smart phone, tablet, or any other device with an internet connection.
  How long will I have access to the sessions?
Forever! We want you to have complete access to this conference – to watch again and again if you want. The sessions will remain on the website for the foreseeable future and if at some point we have to remove them, you will get the chance to save them onto your computer to keep forever.
 Do I need to be available to listen to all the sessions "live"?
No. While we will have a schedule for all the sessions from September 25-28th, the sessions are available to listen to at your convenience. As soon as the session time starts, you can watch the sessions anytime and anyway that you would like – and have access forever!
 Will I be able to watch the conference on my smartphone, tablet, etc.
Yes, you can watch the conference and participate from any device that has an internet connection!
 I don't have very fast internet, can I download these to watch offline?
Yes! On each session page, there will be a download link. You can download each video session to your computer, smart phone, or tablet and watch offline anytime.
 I'm not married and/or I don't have kids. Does this conference still apply to me?
YES! Being married or having kids doesn’t make you a homemaker. All women have that special ability to set the tone and to bring glory to God from within their homes – whether they are single or married and whether they have 0 kids or 3 or 11! Join us as we cover all aspects of homemaking (and Biblical womanhood)!
Register today and get started right away transforming your home...for God's Glory!
P.S. - If you're skimming and just wanted to see what the ticket is...for just $49.95, you're getting access to our full live online conference - 31 amazing sessions - and lifetime access to watch anytime you like!
Copyright 2018 Homemaking Ministries -  All rights reserved