Upcoming Events

 2019 MACHE Homeschool Convention

RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN

April 11, 12, 13th, 2019

Homeschooling: Starting Off Right ~ Thursday, April 11th, 9:30 a.m. 

There are so many details and things to learn as you get started in homeschooling your children! This session will cover the most important things to know, such as the Minnesota homeschool laws and details on how to follow them, how to make learning a lifestyle rather than just “doing school”, the importance of discipleship and building relationships while homeschooling, the value of the team approach, and how to foster a love for learning and a love for the Lord. This session will get you off to the right start on your homeschool journey!

Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family ~ Thursday, April 11th, 11:00 a.m.

How do you choose the best curriculum for your children? There are SO many choices it can feel overwhelming! Curricula are actually just tools to help you in the process of educating your children. However, choosing these tools wisely can make school much more enjoyable! This session will give insights into the process of choosing curriculum, plus give you a better understanding of the most popular teaching methods out there. The goal of this session is to help you think through your family’s homeschool goals, help you understand your preferred teaching methods, and give you insights into how to make the best curriculum choices for your family.

Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style ~ Thursday, April 11th, 1:30 p.m.

We know God has uniquely created each of our children, right? But did you know that their unique personality can have an impact on the way they prefer to learn? Although most children can learn in a variety of ways, we all have learning style preferences that can be capitalized on. Knowing these preferences can help you choose curriculum and help you teach your children more effectively. This session will help you to determine your child’s preferred learning styles as well as your teaching style.

Planning and Scheduling: Managing Your Home and Homeschool Well ~ Thursday, April 11th, 3:00 p.m.

Home educating your children requires some forethought and planning to make things run smoothly and efficiently, both in your school day and in your home. This session will provide suggestions for organizing your school plans and schedule to fit your family best. You’ll learn some tips on keeping the house up by having children do chores, plus ideas for meal planning and organizing your home. Routine and planning can make your home life calmer and more relaxed, with children knowing what’s expected and parents feeling less overwhelmed and stressed!

Raising Children Who Love to Learn ~ April 12th, 1:30 p.m.

Do your children seem engaged and interested in learning each day, or do they tend to complain and whine about having to “do school?” As homeschoolers, many of us strive to raise lifelong learners who love to learn. This is an excellent goal, but how do we bring it to fruition? In this session, you’ll learn some practical ways to foster a love for learning in your children, so they ultimately become lifelong learners! 

Homeschooling Through High School When College Isn’t the Plan~ Saturday, April 13th, 3:00 p.m.

Does your student have little to no interest in going to college after graduation? Maybe they want to do an apprenticeship, go to a trade school, join the military, or maybe they want to be a stay-at-home mom. How do you help them find the purpose for which God made them? This workshop will address planning the high school years for those students who are NOT college bound, helping you make a solid high school plan that will meet their needs and prepare them for whatever their future might hold.

Register online at www.mache.org

Previous speaking engagements:

Constance E.T.C. Homeschool group:

  • 2013 (“Homeschooling: How to Get Started”);
  • 2014 (“Homeschooling: How to Get Started”, “How to Avoid Homeschool Burnout”);
  • 2015 ( “Homeschooling: How to Get Started”, “Homeschooling Through High School”)
  • 2017 (“Being an Excellent Wife in the Homeschooling Years”)

HEY Homeschool Group: (Virginia, MN)

  • 2014 (“Homeschooling: How to Get Started”)

REACH Homeschool Group: (Fargo, ND)

  • 2014 (“Homeschooling Through High School”)

MACHE Conference 2015:

  •  2015 (“Understanding Your Child”, “Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family’s Needs”, “Homeschooling: How to Get Started”, “Homeschooling: Is it the Right Fit for Your Family?”

MACHE Preconference 2016:

  • 2016 (“Homeschooling: How to Get Started”)

MACHE Conference 2016:

  • 2016 (“Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family’s Needs”)

MACHE Preconference 2017:

  • 2017 (“Homeschooling: How to Get Started”, “Understand Your Child’s Learning Style”, “Choose Curriculum to Fit Your Family’s Needs”, and “The Homeschool Lifestyle: What Works Best- panel” )

MACHE Conference 2017:

  • 2017 (“What Do I Do With a Resistant Child?”, “Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World”, and “You’ve Finished the Journey, What’s Next?”)

MACHE Pre-Conference 2018:

  • 2018 (First Class Homeschool Track: “Understanding the Homeschool Lifestyle”, “Homeschooling: How to Begin”, “Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family”, “Understanding Your Child”)

MACHE Conference 2018:

  • 2018: (“How to Keep Your Marriage Alive and Well in the Homeschool Years”, “Helping Your Preschooler Develop Reading Readiness Skills”)

Day Set Apart For Women Conference:

  • 2015 (“Homeschooling: Is It the Right Choice for Your Family?”)

TAG Homeschool Group:

  • 2018 (“Homeschooling the High School Years”)

TEAM Homeschool Group:

  • 2015 (“Reluctant Learners”)

NDHSA Conference:

  • 2016 (“Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family’s Needs”, “Homeschooling Through High School”, Understanding Your Child’s Learning Styles”, “The Reluctant Learner”)
  • 2018 (“Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family”, “Understanding Your Child’s Learning Styles”, “Resistant or Struggling Learner”)

KNEEL Homeschool Group:

  • 2016 (“Requirements for Homeschooling in Minnesota”)
  • 2016 (“Being an Excellent Wife in the Homeschooling Years”)
  • 2017 (“Reluctant Learner or Struggling Learner”)
  • 2019 (“Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World”)

MACHE  Traveling Homeschool Workshops:

  • 2015 (” How to Get Started”, “High School and Beyond”)  – given in Thief River Falls, MN
  • 2016 (“How to Get Started”, “High School and Beyond”)  – given in Andover, MN
  • 2016 (“How to Get Started”, “High School and Beyond”) – given in Willmar, MN
  • 2016 ( “How to Get Started”, “High School and Beyond”) – given in Mankato, MN
  • 2017 (“How to Get Started”) – given in Mankato, MN
  • 2017 (“How to Get Started”) – given in Forest Lake, MN
  • 2017 (“How to Get Started”) -given in Fargo, ND
  • 2017 (“Firm Foundations” ) – given in Hibbing, MN
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Andover, MN
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Grand Rapids, MN
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Duluth, MN
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Mankato, MN
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Detroit Lakes, MN
  • 2019 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Dayton, MN
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Forest Lake, MN
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations” & “Homeschooling Through High School”) – given Fargo/Moorhead
  • 2018 (“Firm Foundations”) given in Bemidji, MN
  • 2019 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Brainerd, MN
  • 2019 (“Firm Foundations”) – given in Andover, MN

Minnesota Catholic Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair

  • 2017  (How to Find Balance in an Unbalanced World)

 HEY Group St. Cloud

  • 2017  (How to Find Balance in an Unbalanced World)

Corner Fringe Ministries

  • 2017 (“Understanding Your Child”)

The Homeschool Life

The Homeschool Life: All-in-One Planner

Homeschooling with Confidence

Growing the Fruit of the Spirit

Free Informal Learning Style Evaluation

Homeschool Evaluation and Goal Setting Sheet

2019-2020 yearly & monthly calendars to download

The Names of Jesus Devotional

Protect Your Family on the Internet

The 5 Love Languages of Children

The Young Peacemaker

Love and Respect Book

Ignite the Fire

Grace Filled Marriage