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Friday, June 8

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Homeschooling Expectations vs. Reality

Melissa Savage

When you start out homeschooling, you have an image of what it will be like for you and your kids. You jump on this journey and throw your whole self into it, sometimes with blinders on. What happens when your child hits a speed bump, or if your family hits potholes along this journey? How do you pull yourself back together, find your way, and form a new plan?


2:00pm – 2:45pm

Finding God in the Pots and Pans

Sr. Mary Joseph Heisler

This talk is a reminder from a Carmelite that changing diapers and ecstatic prayer are not mutually exclusive. There are not “two ways” of holiness and “two heavens” to attain–one for the contemplative and one for the active. All are called to deep prayer, even when being faithful to the daily duties of our state in life seems to belie that reality.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

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.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

How Busy Moms Prioritize: A Survival Guide

Melissa Savage

Taking on new projects and volunteering can be great, but we always need to keep in mind that our time and energy are precious. As homeschooling parents, our families have a prior claim. Are you wearing too many hats? How can we get everything done that is important to us?

6:00pm – Conference Ends