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Becoming Mom Strong (1)

Heidi St. John Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 am Arbor Theatre
Today’s mothers are living in challenging times. We’re facing things that our mothers could never have imagined. From Internet predators to the rise of domestic terrorism to the discovery GMO’s BPA’s and STD’s… our lives are vastly different than the generation before us. Many moms are struggling with fear of the future and worry about raising children in today’s culture — but God says loud and clear, “Do not be afraid! Be strong and courageous!” Mom, you have a mission. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to raise the next generation of teachers, doctors, judges, police officers, grocery store clerks, attorneys, nurses — and parents. Yes! You are raising the next generation of parents. Look around. It doesn’t take very long for one generation to hand the baton to the next, and as mothers, we’ve got to be ready to prepare our children for whatever they may face as followers of Jesus Christ. Heidi will challenge as she talks about what it will take to “Become MomStrong” — drawing on truths from God’s Word to answer the tough questions this generation of kids is asking and prepare moms to meet the challenges head-on.

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The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide™ to Daylight: How to Fit Your Size 16 Day into a Size 10 (15)

Heidi St. John Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Arbor Theatre
Tick Tock. Have you ever experienced a series of days, weeks or even months when you felt like you just could NOT get on top of all that you had to do? Have you just decided that it’s either school or dinner? Or maybe you just gave up school and now everyone has matching socks again! Most moms struggle with finding a balance when it comes to homeschooling and staying on top of the rest of your day. Homeschool mom, if you’re struggling with trying to do it all, you will enjoy hearing some of Heidi’s favorite tips for managing homeschooling and homemaking…and still finding time to fit in “other things” (like alone time with your husband!)

This is an opportunity GET SET FREE from the expectations of others, laugh out loud, learn how two words: BE INTENTIONAL can make a huge difference in your ability to manage your home and your homeschool well. Bring a friend and leave your preconceived ideas at the door because real moms sometimes serve Cheerios for dinner!

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Mom on a MISSION (22)

Heidi St. John Friday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Arbor Theatre
Are YOU on a mission? If you’re a mom—you’ve been given a mission. Sometimes it might feel like “mission impossible” but it’s the most important thing you’ll ever do. In this 60 minute session, Heidi gives hope to the weary mom, and fresh perspective to frame a vision for running the race God has put before mothers: the task of raising the next generation. You’ll leave inspired and ready to get back to mission control with new tools in your toolbox and reassurance that YOU are just the right mom for your kids.

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Convention Banquet: EPIC: The Fight for Truth in an Age of Deception (29)

Heidi St. John Friday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Arbor Theatre
When you became a parent, you enlisted in a spiritual army. You engaged in an epic battle between good and evil. Join Heidi for a short session that will change the way you see your role in it and equip you for the battles yet to come.

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R.E.A.L. L.I.F.E. Homeschooling (36)

Heidi St. John Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 am Arbor Theatre

Let’s face it. Homeschooling is challenging. Sometimes it can feel like a major accomplishment just to take a shower and get the breakfast dishes cleaned up before dinner! Most homeschool moms feel the pressure of providing their children with a solid academic foundation ~ but there’s so much more to homeschooling than academics, isn’t there? The truth is that the greatest accomplishment of your homeschooling is to nurture your children in the ways of the One who made them.

REAL LIFE Homeschooling is about getting real when it comes to the issues that are unique to homeschooling families ~ but more important than that, it’s about being reminded why we are homeschooling in the first place. It’s about keeping our eyes on the goal of discipling our children.

If you have been or are on the edge of homeschool burnout, if you are wondering why God has called you on this homeschooling journey, or if you just need some honest, real encouragement, this is the one homeschool workshop you can’t afford to miss out on!

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Fearless Homeschooling: How to Ignore the Critics and Do What’s Best for Your Child (43)

Heidi St. John Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00 pm Arbor Theatre
“I’m not strong enough.”
“My kids are going to have gaps in their education.”
“Everything depends on me.”
“I’ve failed too many times.”
“I can’t do this right.”
“I’m screwing up my kids.”
“Everyone else’s kids are doing better than mine.”

Have you heard the lies, too? Join Heidi as she talks about her own experience of homeschooling out of fear and into faith. You’ll want to bring a friend to this one!

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The First Three Years: A Workshop for Homeschool Rookies (50)

Heidi St. John Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Arbor Theatre
If homeschooling up til now feels more like drudgery than delight, or if the thought of homeschooling makes your knees shake and your palms sweat, this is the workshop for you! Perhaps you’ve been hearing from “experts” that view homeschooling as just another form of education, like any other. Public schools think that way, but homeschooling is nothing like the school system. It’s just the opposite. Learning at home is an adventure, a journey, a new lifestyle. Join veteran homeschool mom of seven (including one homeschool graduate!) Heidi St.John as she talks about the three things you’ve got to know as a new homeschooler that will set you on a track for success and enjoyment with your children.

Because, although you’re nervous now, it’ll all be okay. Homeschooling is worth it. So sit back, relax. You’ll soon discover that homeschooling is a journey like no other. Take it in stride that you will bumble and stumble, stick your foot in it, take wrong turns, backtrack, start again, and again . . . . and your child will be just fine. Come and bring a friend for a dose of information and encouragement. You can do it!

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Cultivating R.E.A.L. Relationships with Other Women (57)

Heidi St. John Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Arbor Theatre
“No Drama, Mama!” Come Away and learn to blunt the strife and struggle that can bring unwanted drama into your relationships. The Lord wants you to find peace in the most important relationships that surround you. Using examples from her own life, Heidi will show you some things you *might* be overlooking in your relationships with others, including when to speak up, and when to be quiet.

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