Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2017.

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Date

Friday, July 14, 2017
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017
9:30am to 3:30pm

Address

St. Peter Catholic Church
Family Life Center
6161 Chambersburg Rd.
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Used Book Sale

The Used Book Sale features an extensive amount of books, DVDs, manipulatives, etc… We usually have a nice selection of Math-U-See, Singapore Math, Seton curriculum, Mother of Divine Grace curriculum, lots of historical fiction, flashcards, puzzles, games, and educational movies. The sale will be open on Friday, July 14th from 12pm – 6pm and Saturday, July 15th from 9:30am – 3:30pm.  Please note this is a cash only sale. Please contact Elizabeth Williams at elizabethandco@gmail.com for more information.

Mr. Gary Zimak

Mr. Gary Zimak is a full time Catholic evangelist and the author of A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible, Listen To Your Blessed Mother and From Fear To Faith. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the country and is well known for his talks on overcoming…

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Mr. Ken Davison

Mr. Kenneth Davison was a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He was a Rhodes Scholar and earned a Master of Arts from Oxford University and a Master in Theological Studies from Ave Maria University…..

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Mrs. Amy Kalscheur

Mrs. Amy Kalscheur graduated from Marian College in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education and Mild Disabilities. After teaching in public schools for 2 years, Amy and her husband, Michael, decided that when their son was ready for school, they would begin by homeschooling…

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Mr. Michael Kalscheur

Mr. Michael Kalscheur is a Certified Financial Planner with over 20 years of experience in personal planning and institutional consulting. His firm, Castle Wealth Advisors, is an independent financial planning firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Kalscheur’s planning covers all aspects of a family’s finances, including goal setting, budgeting, retirement planning…

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Mrs. Tara Brelinsky

Mrs. Tara Brelinsky is a veteran homeschooling mother of 8 living children, with 6 more heavenly ones. Married to her childhood sweetheart for over 20 years, they make their home in North Carolina where they teach Natural Family Planning, grow a garden, raise two dogs, a hamster, ducks, roosters and a flock of hens (in addition to all those wonderful kids)….

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Amy Kalscheur

Gary Zimak

Holy Heroes

Holy Heroes provides materials and free online “Adventures” to help you bring “the joy of the Faith to your family.” You may have heard of their Glory Stories saint story audio CDs which have been broadcast on Catholic Radio or perhaps your family was one of the 40,000 families who participated in one of their free online “Adventures” – Advent Adventure or Lenten Adventure, or last year’s new “Spiritual Adoption – Prayer Adventure.”

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.

Immaculate Heart Catholic Gifts and Books, LLC

Publisher of “In the Footsteps of the Saints” series. We carry a large assortment of used books. Also a variety of religious art, Catholic items – prayer books, rosaries, prints, and much more.

Mary’s Books

Publisher of “In the Footsteps of the Saints” series. We carry a large assortment of used books. Also a variety of religious art, Catholic items – prayer books, rosaries, prints, and much more.

Northeast Catholic College

Northeast Catholic College is a residential Catholic liberal arts college in New Hampshire. The College seeks through the rigorous study and discussion of primary texts through its “Great Books” liberal arts program—and through its vibrantly Catholic student life, to call students to the lifelong pursuit of intellectual and moral virtue.

Queen of Heaven Academy

Queen of Heaven Academy (QHA) offers an economical online curriculum that is faithful to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual traditions of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1995, Queen of Heaven Academy carries on the proven classical curriculum, 4 – 12th grade that has prepared students for acceptance in colleges across the nation and internationally. Homeschoolers, groups, co-ops, and schools all benefit from Queen of Heaven Academy’s Catholic curriculum that is conveniently scheduled across three different time zones. Queen of Heaven offers assistance for special needs students and makes the internet a safe place for students with our exclusive St. John’s SafetyNet program. Queen of Heaven Academy’s high school program is accredited through the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS).

Seton Home Study School

Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving over 15,000 enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).

Seton Used Books

There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This one-day only sale is your only chance to pick up these great deals.

Simply Fun

SimplyFun builds smarter kids and stronger families through the amazing power of play! Our games are designed to be played in 30 minutes or less, making learning and connecting easier for busy families. SimplyFun’s award winning products are also built to last so they can be enjoyed again and again!

Stone Tablet Press

The Little Angel Readers make it easy for parents to teach their child to read. Over 90 phonograms are taught, using a variety of proven phonics methods. Child-appealing stories include Catholic family life, saints, Bible and folktales. Series of 4 readers, workbooks, and teacher manual. Grades K-2.

Teaching Textbooks

Math curriculum specifically designed for Homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. Teaching Textbooks is approved by Seton Home Study School as a replacement math curriculum for Saxon Math.

The Catholic Shop

We’re a one-stop store for all things Catholic (religious art, statuary, jewelry, CD’s, DVD’s, books). But we particularly specialize in the best and largest collection of books faithful to the magisterium in the Midwest.

Usborne Books and More

Usborne Books and More offers some of the best educational children’s books available as well as an ideal home business opportunity. Utilized by many home school curriculums, we have books ranging from infancy – high school. Topics include science, history, art, literature, and math. These are great books to supplement and enrich any subject your child is studying.

Walsh University

For nearly 3000 students from 40 states and 35 countries, the search for the right college has led them to Walsh University. Here, on the 136-acre main campus and satellite campuses in Akron, Canfield, and just outside of Rome, Italy, they have found that learning transcends the classroom, caring faculty help students aim higher, and leadership requires more than intellect. As an independent, Catholic university, we encourage individuals to act in accordance with reason guided by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to develop students’ mind, body and spirit – this is Walsh’s distinguished tradition and the heart of its appeal.

Friday, July 14

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Shielding Your Family Against Homeschool Envy

Tara Brelinsky

Weighed against your nephew’s perfect test scores and your sister’s immaculate house, your homeschooling household may leave you feeling less than successful. But God’s blessings are there in the midst of the chaos and dirty dishes.

 

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Ten Tips from the Parents of Saints

Ken Davison

What do the saints themselves say about their parents? What influenced them on their paths to sanctity? And what do the parents of future saints teach us about raising “Holy Heroes” in our own families today?

3:15pm – 4:00pm

From Homeschool Parent to Homeschool Teacher

Amy Kalscheur

Discover educational methods and applications of long-standing academic principles that can make a parent a better, goal-oriented teacher.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

“Be Not Afraid” (to Homeschool)!

Gary Zimak

Gary will share some of the techniques that he and his wife Eileen use to combat the anxiety of the homeschooling experience. They know first hand that a strong faith plays a big part in a peaceful homeschooling experience. Drawing from his best-selling book, A Worrier’s Guide to the Bible, you’ll find that it is possible not to worry…even if you’re homeschooling!

6:00pm – Day Ends

Saturday, July 15

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

Am I Doing Enough?

Gary Zimak

One of the biggest challenges facing homeschooling parents is the feeling that they aren’t doing enough for their children. When is it time to step back and let the Lord take over? In this talk, Gary will offer practical advice for learning how to do your best and then let God do the rest!

 

11:15am – 12:00pm

Home Organization

Amy Kalscheur

Amy will walk you through organizing your home by breaking it down to bit-sized pieces, laying out the 3 levels of a well organized and clean home and giving practical advice on how to accomplish each one. She will show you how she applies the thery of a weell run home to her family, and after this talk, you will be able to find your mind as well as that math book. learner.

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Finding God’s Fingerprints on Your Dirty Windows

Tara Brelinsky

Staring out my window, the beauty of the view seems obscured by the dozen little smudgy fingerprints on my glass. But what if those smudges are really there to help me look more closely at the wonder inside my home? What if God planted those tiny prints to remind me that whenever we serve one another in our daily duties (e.g. schooling, housework) we are serving Him.

 

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Homeschooling on a Single Income

Michael Kalscheur

Review the financial challenges homeschooling families face in today’s society and how to best handle them. Topics range from big-picture planning, to practical “rubber meets the road” suggestions on how to make your dollar work harder for you.

3:30pm – Conference Ends