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Thursday, July 12

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Finding God in the Pots and Pans

Sister Mary Joseph Heisler

This talk is a reminder from a Carmelite that changing diapers and ecstatic prayer are not mutually exclusive. There are not “two ways” of holiness and “two heavens” to attain–one for the contemplative and one for the active. All are called to deep prayer, even when being faithful to the daily duties of our state in life seems to belie that reality.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Timeless Principles of Successful Homeschooling

Ginny Seuffert

Feeling overwhelmed or suffering from major burnout? Are you asking if homeschooling is really for you, and wondering how other parents keep going year after year? Ginny Seuffert will provide practical, down-to-earth advice drawn from her thirty years of successful homeschooling to put some peace and joy back in your homeschool day.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

The Catholic Art of Memory

Dr. Kevin Vost

Dr. Vost will explain how Sts. Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas revived and transformed the ancient Greco-Roman “art of memory,” provide a live demonstration with the audience, and show how teachers and students can adapt these ancient methods to learn and remember just about anything.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Beating Mompostor Syndrome: How to Defeat Self-Doubt

Celeste Behe

Do you ever feel as though you were “faking it” as a mother? Are you afraid that others will discover that you aren’t half the mom they thought you were? Do you often find yourself second-guessing your decisions as a parent? Recovering Mompostor™ Celeste Behe shows how you can defeat self-doubt, take back your vocation, and save the world!

6:00pm – Day Ends

Friday, July 13

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

Who Has the First Word?

Sister Mary Joseph Heisler

God spoke only one Word, and He spoke it in silence, and so it is in silence that we will hear Him. In this busy, noisy world, in a home filled with infants, toddlers, and teenagers, is silence possible? God is calling out to you, He longs for you, He loves you, and He will be encountered in the silence of your heart.

11:15am – 12:00pm

What 30 Years of Homeschooling Has Taught Me About Discipline

Ginny Seuffert

Why do some Catholic homeschool moms seem to have it all together, while others run around putting out fires? Ginny Seuffert will discuss how discipline, in its many forms, is the key to unlock calm, confident Catholic family life.

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

How to Think Like Aquinas

How to Think Like Aquinas

As a practical guide to happiness and holiness through perfection of your intellectual powers, this talk builds upon St. Thomas’ presentation of the parts of the virtue of prudence or practical wisdom, and addresses topics like improving memory, learning, studiousness, and reasoning abilities.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

How to Harness the Humor when Schooling is Grueling

Celeste Behe

Having taught her children at home for 27 years, Celeste knows what to put into a homeschool survival kit. At the top of her list of must-have’s is a good sense of humor—which is something you won’t be able to pick up at even the most extensive curriculum sale! It’s easy to cultivate a sense of humor, and Celeste will show you how to do it.

3:30pm – Conference Ends