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.

4:00pm – 4:45pm

“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