Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2018.

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Date

Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Address

Cajundome and Convention Center
444 Cajundom Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Used Book Sale

Susan Swanner will be running a Used Book Sale this year which is open to any family who would like to participate. Please sign up with Susan in advance if you would like to sell your materials. She has made a helpful video explaining what is involved and how it works. Email her at susanswanner1(AT)gmail.com to sign up.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett

Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett is a mother of eight children and wife to David. She is a lifelong New Yorker and an active member of her parish Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst, New York. Mary Ellen is a columnist for The Long Island Catholic and chronicles the journey of living a faithful, but imperfect, Catholic family life on her weblog, Tales from the Bonny Blue House

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Dr. Kevin Vost

Dr. Kevin Vost obtained his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago with internship and dissertation research at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Center, Memory and Aging Clinic. His dissertation was entitled…

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IHM accepts vendors by invitation only; if you would like to be considered to be a vendor at this IHM Conference, please contact Esther Williams, our Vendor Coordinator, at vendors(AT)ihmconference.org If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the first time, please review our Vendor Guidelines.

2018 Confirmed Vendors:

Discovery Toys

Discovery Toys products are developmental learning tools and curriculum support materials for all ages and skill levels. They come with an unconditional quality guarantee. Our services include home and co-op demonstrations (receive free products based on the sales) and fun, flexible business opportunties.

EWTN Global Catholic Network

EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network, airs family and religious programming from a Catholic viewpoint through television, radio, and the internet. EWTN offers talk shows, children’s animation, live coverage of church events, and documentaries, all consistent with the Magisterium, and in English and Spanish. EWTN also publishes the National Catholic Register bi-weekly.

Holy Family Media

We are a family-owned and operated apostolate dedicated to evangelization. We offer a wide variety of wholesome and orthodox books, CDs, and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Materials focus on family life, prayer, spirituality, and Church Teaching. Take advantage of the DISCOUNT TABLES where you will find used books and curriculum, scratch and dent, $1.00 CDs and savings up to 70% off!!!

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.

Kevin Vost

See You in Heaven

See You In Heaven book, the life and writings of Rosie Gil. Includes her Phonics book, Advent customs book, and dvds.

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, Seton offers a $30 per child discount on a full enrollment (grades PreK-12).

Shiller Math

See amazing results with Montessori-based, hands-on Shiller Math and Shiller Learning Language Arts. Includes color lesson books, songs,& manipulatives. There’s zero lesson preparation! With free downloads of replacement consumables, one kit works for the whole family. Easy placement with diagnostic testing.

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.

Used Books

Friday, April 13

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Actually Getting Your Children to Do Their Schoolwork

Mary Ellen Barrett

Most young children are not wired to sit still and bring a great deal of thought to school work; they would really rather be tearing around the house and the yard, and would be happy to never crack open a book. Mrs. Barrett will give some tips on how to use your child’s learning style to contain the fidgets and get the work done peacefully.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

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.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Bless Me Father for I’m Exhausted

Mary Ellen Barrett

Are you feeling frazzled? Tired? Listless? Irritable? Does the idea of one more Algebra problem make you want to weep? Homeschool burnout is a real thing that happens to all of us at some time. Mrs. Barrett will help you identify the symptoms and causes of burnout and give you the keys to allow you to enjoy your homeschool lifestyle once again.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

How to Think Like Aquinas

Dr. Kevin Vost

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.

6:00pm – Conference Ends