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Thursday, June 13

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 moral and soul misshaping forces of the culture. This presentation offers what to watch out for and how to counter those forces.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

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.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Shielding Your Family Against Homeschool Envy

Tara Brelinsky

Like the Irish monks who labored to preserve the culture that was being destroyed by barbarians, so too do Catholic homeschool parents protect and preserve the faith and Catholic traditions in modern society.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Fighting Mad: Practical Solutions for Overcoming Anger

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Are you angry? Why? How does your anger impact the other members of your family? Dr. Ray cuts through the psychobabble to present a realistic picture of anger and other emotional issues, and then offers practical solutions for overcoming them.

6:00pm – Day Ends

Friday, June 14

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

Homeschooling in the Hard Times

Mary Ellen Barrett

Having homeschooled through the loss of her oldest child, the death of her mom, unemployment, and a health crisis for her husband, Mary Ellen Barrett has a unique perspective on keeping the homeschool fires burning during the worst of times. Learn some ways to cope with school at the foot of the cross.

11:15am – 12:00pm

Reclaiming Our Sacramental Identity in Daily Living

Fr. James Yamauchi

In an ever-growing secular age, the Church’s sacraments are as relevant as ever to remind us of our fundamental identity and purpose found in the person of Jesus Christ. This talk will renew our own love for the sacramental life of the Church and offer ways in which we can instill this love to the future generations of Catholics entrusted to our care.

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

School is Everywhere: How Learning Shaped My Curiosity

Lacy de la Garza

A homeschool graduate, Lacy shares how her educational background prepared her for the working world in ways that manifest every single day. Now a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, it was not always so; hear about the journey and learn more about some obstacles along the way.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

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 on another in our daily duties (e.g. schooling, housework) we are serving Him.

3:30pm – Conference Ends