Thursday, June 8

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Life Skills After Homeschool

Colleen Hammond

Sometimes we are so focused on academics that we forget about sharing the core life skills that will supplement our children's education. Learn the top skills our children need to deal effectively with everyday life challenges—whether at college, work, or in their personal lives.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Making a Good Confession: More Than an Examination of Conscience

Fr. Edwin Palka

When teaching your children how to make a good Confession, pulling out an Examination of Conscience seems like the logical first step. Often, though, the only other step taken is teaching the Act of Contrition. But what about prayer before and after? Preparation prayers before and Thanksgiving prayers after Confession can--and should--be essential aspects of making the best Confession.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

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.


4:30pm – 5:15pm

How to Think

Dale Ahlquist

Thinking is actually a skill, a skill that is no longer taught. However, it is a vital skill. For as G. K. Chesterton says, “If you think wrong, you go wrong.”

6:00pm – Day Ends

Friday, June 9

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

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.


11:15am – 12:00am

Order: The Key to Successful Homeschooling and Family Life

Cheryl Hernandez

This talk shows us how having order in your life will actually multiply your time, allowing you to teach more effectively and manage your home more efficiently. With order, you can meet the calling God has given you to homeschool and to raise a family for His glory.

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

The Basic Brick for Buildling a Civilization

Dale Ahlquist

The reason we defend the family is that it is the basic unit of society. When the family falls apart, the society falls apart. G.K. Chesterton prophetically understood the modern assault on the family and provides all of the best defenses for it.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Self-Care Isn't Selfish

Colleen Hammond

You cannot pour from an empty cup! Self-care is not an indulgence or a reward. It is an essential habit that will give you more energy, peace, and joy so that you will have more to give to others. Be a better spouse, friend, and family member with these simple, time efficient self-care ideas.

3:30pm – Conference Ends