Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2014.
This conference is co-sponsored by
Waukesha County Expo Center – Arena
1000 Northview Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53188
Friday May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:00pm to 8:00pm
This conference is for everyone, not just homeschooling families. All religious are especially welcome.
Make sure you sign up to receive email updates about the conference by entering your name and email address in the form on the right-hand side of this webpage. We hope to see you there!
IHM accepts vendors by invitation only; if you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the IHM Wisconsin Conference, please send an email to our Vendor Coordinator at vendors(AT)ihmconference.org
|Vendor Name and Description||Table Number and Hometown|
|American Chesterton Society
At the American Chesterton Society, we are doing everything we can to revive an interest in the most unjustly neglected writer of the 20th century. Our goal is to get Chesterton’s words not merely back into print, but back into the classroom and back into the public arena.
|Colleen Hammond||1 Table|
Publisher of “In The Footsteps of the Saints” –many used books– Catholic, fiction and history. As well as other Catholic items.
|Colleen Billing||1 Table|
Our Connecting with History program combines the study of Western
Civilization with Bible and Catholic Church history. It is a Catholic history
program with a classical, chronological, family-centered approach using living
books, hands-on projects, composition, discussion and memory work to understand
the story of God’s plan for mankind through history.
|Rolling Acres School
“Not your grandmother’s correspondence curriculum!” Rolling Acres School is a family-operated, liberal arts online academy and curriculum provider, working within the Catholic educational tradition. Servicing families across the USA and Canada, R.A.S. provides Live and Independent Student courses for Pre-K through 12th Grade. In addition, R.A.S. has developed the Schola Rosa: Co-op & Home Curriculum for families seeking a cooperative community closer to home.
Lake Benton, MN
|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, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).
Front Royal, VA
|St. Augustine Academy Press
At St. Augustine Academy Press, we believe that what children read really matters. to meet this need, we offer classic out-of-print titles portraying Catholic virtues that both children and parents will love. We also specialize in reprinting the work of Mother Mary Loyola, author of The King of the Golden City, so that a new generation may benefit from the strength of her catechetical work as well as her unique insight nto the truths of our Faith.
|St. Paul Catholic Book Fair
St. Paul Catholic Book Fair carries a wide variety of books and other Catholic items including: Bethlehem Books, Full of Grace, Ignatius Press, Nippert Catholic Art Works, Trademark Catholic Stationary, Dynamic Catholic, Lighthouse Catholic Media and more! 10% of sales will be donated to the IHM Conference.
Math curriculum specifically designed for Homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. Teaching Textbooks is an approved alternative math course for the Seton Home Study School program. Certain conditions apply; contact Seton high school counselor for details!
Oklahoma City, OK
Usborne Books are a mainstay in homeschool curricula. These wonderfully illustrated, engaging books are designed to answer questions and encourage discussion. Consider hosting an Usborne book party to earn your books for free. Parties can be themed and designed to engage the children. Themes are: Science, Art, and Storytime.
FRIDAY, May 2
|12:00 Noon||Registration/Vendor Area Opens|
|12:30pm||Mrs. Colleen Hammond||
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Does it seem that your child can never remember to say please or thank you? How about learning to greet guests politely, or answering the phone? This talk will answer some frequently-asked questions on raising children with manners.
|1:30pm||Fr. Joseph Mary Brown||
Mercy and the Cross: Why Today’s Confession Crisis?
Because of a turning away from the Cross, modern man hides from the God of Mercy. As he refuses to look at the Cross, he refuses to see his sinfulness and the need to receive God’s infinite mercy.
|2:30pm||Mr. Dale Ahlquist||
What is the Basis of Education?
Many parents who are investigating the possibility of homeschooling wonder how well their children will make the adjustment. This talk will offer a concrete look into that process and how you and your children can renew and refresh a real love of learning together.
|3:30pm||Mrs. Colleen Billing||
Scheduling Your School Day
Are you often frustrated because you cannot seem to get through all your schoolwork? Do you dream about finishing school in May instead of July? If you want practical tips for setting up your school schedule, come hear professional organizer, Colleen Billing, share her time-tested strategies with you!
|4:30 – 6:00pm||Vendor Sales/Dinner|
|6:00pm||Mrs. Colleen Hammond||
Teaching Values to Your Children
This talk offers ideas and suggestions on how parents can help children’s all-around development. It discusses which virtues to focus on at a particular age in a child’s development.
|7:00pm||Mr. Dale Ahlquist||
G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense
Chesterton was one of the most important Catholic writers of the 20th century: prophetic, profound, and paradoxical. After disappearing from the curriculum for two generations, there is a growing revival of interest in his writings. Delightfully counter-cultural and amazingly timely, Chesterton’s common sense is just the cure for the insane ideas of the modern world.