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Friday, July 26

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Raising a 1 in 100 Child Against a Culture No Longer On Your Side

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Good parents are finding themselves battling against the immoral forces of the modern culture. This presentation offers what to watch out for and how to counter those forces.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Homeschool Socialization: Debunking the Myth

Mary Ellen Barrett

A light-hearted but factual look at the real way that homeschooling properly socializes children to function as well-rounded, moral adults. Mrs. Barrett offers encouragement and advice about how socialization really works in the Catholic homeschool.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Navigating High School and Beyond

Krista Thomas

How can you best prepare your homeschooler for the momentous changes in this season of life? Lay the course for a better future with strategies that help your high schooler embrace unforeseen blessings, maneuver around potential pitfalls, and hold fast to the Faith!

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards

Dr. Ray Gaurendi

Building a better relationship with your spouse doesn’t mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of Dr. Ray’s ten “small steps” are lessons you learned in grade school. Plus, with his “resistance rationales,” Dr. Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps.

6:00pm – Day Ends

Saturday, July 27

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

Eternal Reasons to Homeschool

Laura Berquist

Homeschooling provides an excellent education, real socialization skills (as well as valuable life skills, especially family life skills), and provides, most importantly, more opportunities to develop a relationship with God. No other educational venue provides the same opportunities for excellent formation.

11:15am – 12:00pm

Good Habits Make a Great Homeschool

Mary Ellen Barrett

Even as our houses need the occasional freshening up, so too do our habits and routines. This talk will help you discover the tools that you need to develop good habits and keep the homeschooling flowing peacefully all year.

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

What Mommy Needs: How to Give It Your All Without Giving It All Up!

Krista Thomas

Whether you’re new or seasoned in the homeschooling dynamic, there’s much to glean from Krista’s talk based on many years of up-and-down experiences. This talk will infuse hope and happiness in the homeschool lifestyle, and offer helpful strategies to help carry you through in faith, hope, and charity.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Character Formation: Time-tested Techniques to Teach Virtues

Laura Berquist

Our goal, for ourselves and our children, is heaven. We need to form ourselves and our children to live well here and now, and to attain the vision of God in eternity. For the Catholic, this is the first end to which character formation is directed. This talk focuses on practical, time-tested techniques that help children acquire the virtues that they will need.

3:30pm – Conference Ends