Thursday, April 6
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Homeschool Socialization: Debunking the Myth
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.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Homeschooling Expectations vs. Reality
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?
3:15pm – 4:00pm
A New Kind of Monastery in a Dying World
This talk covers how the homeschool movement is not unlike the monastic movement that saved a culture in its death throes. Learn how Catholic education within the home can inspire faith and virtue in our children.
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Creating an Atmosphere of Love and Learning in the Home
An atmosphere of love, learning, and levity can change the whole game in your homeschool. Mary Ellen will share tips on how to create an atmosphere that encourages discipline, enjoyment, love of faith and family, in which the children will come to love learning.