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Homeschool speaker in Lake County

October 15th, 2011

Received this info from a reader (thank you, Shannon!):

Free Lecture for Home Schooling Parents

On Monday Oct 17th at noon, Dr. Jeremy Fritz will presenting this free
lecture for home schooling families, “Home Schooling Struggling

Brain Balance Logo

Gain a deeper comprehension of your child’s struggles using a brain
based perspective.  Learn specific strategies that you will be able to
implement into your home school academics and activities, which will
contribute to your child’s successful development.

This free event will take place at the College of Lake County, 1120
South Milwaukee Ave in Vernon Hills.  To reserve your seat for this
event please call 847-821-1328.

Dr. Jeremy Fritz is a functional medicine practitioner with an
emphasis on Childhood Neurobehavioral and Developmental Disorders.  He
is a board eligible Chiropractic Neurologist with the American
Chiropractic Neurology Board and a certified Clinical Nutritionist.
Dr. Fritz is the executive director of the Brain Balance Achievement
in Vernon Hills.

Where: College of Lake County
1120 S. Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, IL 60061



Phone: Cindy Adams at 847-821-1328

Carole Joy Seid Seminar

September 29th, 2011

If your homeschool day could use a little less stress and a little more joy, check out this upcoming seminar:

Carole Joy Seid’s “heartfelt desire is to make your home schooling experience simple, enjoyable and affordable. At the core of her philosophy is the secret to educational success — great books, great books, and more great books.”

What: A Literature Based Approach to Education

When: November 5th 2011 Elmhurst, IL 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: West Suburban Community Church
825 N. Van Auken
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Cost: $45.00 online registration by October 25th
$45.00 mail-in postmarked by October 21st
$55.00 at the door

West Suburban Community Church is located approximately three blocks south of Grand Avenue, five blocks north of the Eisenhower Expressway (290), and five blocks east of York Road in Elmhurst, IL.

Exit 290 at York Road. Take York Road north approximately five blocks to North End. Go east on North End to Van Auken. Turn north on Van Auken. You will see the church on your right.

Michelle 630-748-1242;
Karen 630-279-2647;

More info online:

Speaker coming to Batavia next month

September 2nd, 2011

Overcomers Seminar with Skeet Savage (Batavia, IL)

Thursday, October 06, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CT)

Batavia, IL

Info on the event:

Are You Longing For CHANGE?

No matter what your situation in life, YOU CAN rise above your circumstances and overcome every obstacle that stands in the way between you and the life you’ve been dreaming of!

Skeet Savage has experienced suffering and hard times — and has emerged as a joyful victor against enormous odds! During this time together, Skeet will share the Biblical keys to access the power of God to redeem your life from disappointment, boredom, hopelessness, failure, and utter devastation — and restore to you the abundant life He has promised to all who believe. As you hear her unforgettable account of God’s mercy poured out on the most hopeless of situations, you will recognize the mighty hand of the Redeemer God who alone is the Mender of broken dreams, the Giver of life and hope, the One who truly can make all things new!

Come, bring a friend and join us for this inspiring event. Your spirit will be revived and your faith renewed as you hear the amazing testimony of God’s miraculous dealings in the lives of common folks. Come expecting to be challenged and CHANGED by this uplifting message! No matter what trial you’re facing, YOU CAN be an overcomer!

Not only is this a wonderful message of hope to those in difficult situations, God has used this series of messages as an effective equipping message for the Church as it gives practical teaching and keen insights on how to reach out to people in difficult situations.

For more information, email
To Learn More About Wisdom’s Gate visit:

For more info and to register, check out Eventbrite.

IEW Seminars coming to Chicago

July 7th, 2011
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Institute for Excellence in Writing Presents
Two Days of Writing Seminars with Andrew Pudewa
Chicago, IL area – August 3-4, 2011

Please forward this message to friends and colleagues!

Judson University
1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

Wednesday, August 3 – Student Workshops
Thursday, August 4 – High School Essay Intensive
Friday-Saturday, August 5-6 – Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE), Andrew Pudewa, Featured Speaker
(Descriptions Follow)

To register or for more information about these events, go to or call 800-856-5815.

Contact us:
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
8799 N. 387 Rd.
Locust Grove, OK 74352

A day of workshops for students Grades 3–10, new to the IEW writing program.
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 3–5: 8:30 AM–10:15 AM
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 6–8: 10:30 AM–12:15 PM
  • Advanced Workshop: Story Writing – Grades 3–8: 12:30 PM–2:45 PM (Full)
  • Advanced Workshop: Research Papers – Grades 5–10: 3:00 PM–5:15 PM (Full)
Cost: $20.00 per student per workshop. Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost.

The Introductory Student Workshops are enjoyable, informative and motivating for the children who attend, but they are also meant to serve as demonstration classes. Parents are encouraged to remain in the room, observing and participating with their child. Please make arrangements for the care of non-enrolled siblings. Please register early as theseworkshops fill fast. Sorry, no enrollment accepted at the door for Student Workshops.

August 4: High School Essay Intensive

8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Get immediate experience and inside tips on how to do your best on the SAT or ACT essay. Also includes strategies for composing the college application personal essay.

Cost: $50.00/participant (accompanying adult, $25.00)

August 5-6: Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE)

Andrew Pudewa will be a speaker!
His sessions include:

  • Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day (August 5)
  • Teaching and Evaluating Writing (August 5)
  • The Profound Influence of Music on Life (August 5)
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer (August 6)
  • The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing (August 6)
We will also have a booth, so please stop by.
More information here:

Chicagoland Homeschool Expo

April 18th, 2011

In August the Chicagoland Homeschool Expo will return to the area.The following information is taken from their website and includes links to their site for further information:

2011 Chicago Homeschool Expo


$25 for Husband & Wife

Chicago Homeschool Expo August 5-6, 2011

Schaumburg Convention Center (Chicago), IL

1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Chicago Homeschool Expo Registration
Includes Homeschooling for Excellence 101, Worldview Teen Tract AND KidsZone
August 4-6, 2011

At the door registration is also available at the door the day of the Conference.  Payment accepted at the door includes cash or checks only.

REFUND POLICY – There are no refunds, just as there are no refunds for tickets to events such as concerts, sporting events, etc.

College Fair admission is FREE with ALL ticket purchases including Homeschooling 101, KidsZone, Worldview Teen Track, and Chicago Homeschool Expo.

Classical Conversations Practicum in Chicago

April 13th, 2011

Thank you to Jennifer for passing along this information:

I wanted to let you know we will be hosting a free parent practicum on May 23-25th at Moody Church.  This 3-day event seeks to encourage homeschool families while equipping them to use the classical model at home.  There are also wonderful low-cost academic camps available for your kids during the practicum.  The registration is open and families can sign-up at and go to Equipping Events. Parking is available at Piper’s Alley for $12.

Chicago, IL 3-Day Practicum
From Monday, May 23 2011 –  9:00am
To Wednesday, May 25 2011 – 4:00pm
Every day
Improving Your Vision for Homeschooling
May 23-25
Moody Church

Nursery: 0-2 years old
Playcamp:  3-5 years old
GeoDraw Camp: 6-8 years old
Debate Camp:  9-14 years old

Tutor Training:  Foundations and Essentials

***Please Note:  Parking is $12 near Moody.***

Location: Moody Church, 1635 N. LaSalle Dr,
Country: United States
Training for contracted directors and tutors available for: Essentials, Foundations
Camps Available on event

Camp name: Nursery Seats availables: 4 Cost: $33
Camp name: Play Camp Seats availables: 15 Cost: $33
Camp name: GeoDrawing Camp Seats availables: 13 Cost: $33
Camp name: Communications: Public Speaking Seats availables: 35 Cost: $33 Required Resource: Beginning Debate

ICHE Mother Daughter Conference

January 3rd, 2011

A wonderful opportunity for building memories and passing on a legacy of faith between mothers and daughters:

MD 7

Time Schedule

8:00  –   9:00    Doors open for check in and fellowship.

9:00  –   9:15    Welcome

9:15  –   9:30    Hymns and prayer

9:30 –  10:30    The House that Mom Built – Stacy McDonald

10:30 – 11:15    Coffee break and fellowship

11:15 – 12:15    The Heart of Chastity – Stacy McDonald

12:15  –  1:45    Lunch and fellowship

1:45   –  2:00    Hymn and prayer

2:00  –   3:00    Christianity:  The Real Women’s Liberation Movement (discusses the history and error of feminism) – Stacy McDonald

3:00 – 3:10        Break

3:10  –   3:40    Q & A with Stacy McDonald

3:40  –             Hymns, prayer, and closing

Homeschool Speakers in St. Charles

September 22nd, 2010
Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys

Come Hear Hal & Melanie Young, authors of Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys

When: Friday, September24, 2010
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Glenwood School (in the Field House)
41W400 Silver Glen Road
St. Charles, Illinois

Event is free and open to everyone!

In spite of what the culture is telling us, boys and girls are different. Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of supper, or had a single math lesson take three hours? Then you’re probably raising boys! If the world seems intent on gender-bending and forcing our sons into a feminized mold, Hal and Melanie, parents of six boys, explain the Biblical way out – and a better way to turn wild little wigglers into Christian men!

Authors’ Bio:

Hal and Melanie Young have been blessed with six real boys (and two real girls). They frequently speak on parenting, education and family policy issues across the nation, and their articles have appeared in publications in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, including Homeschooling Today, Homeschool Digest, Homeschool Enrichment, The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, School Reform News, and Conservative Citizen. They are the authors of Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys, already in its second printing.

“I loved having you two there. I have never heard of you before, and rest assured you will never be forgotten. What a blessing you both are!! I laughed, I cried, I was strengthened by your testimonies and the Word of God you shared! I know I will make it the next 10 years…” – Carrie Fisher, Missouri Homeschool Mom

“Raising Real Men is long overdue… In an era when the church has lost a biblical concept of masculinity and femininity this book is a breath of fresh air.” –Dr. Tedd Tripp, Pastor, Author, Conference Speaker

Join us as we learn and fellowship together. Expect to be refreshed and have a renewed vision to raise your sons for the glory of God. Please invite others! We don’t want anyone to miss this incredible opportunity. To learn more about the Youngs and their ministry, visit

Completely free! A love offering will be taken to bless the Young family. Children are welcome.

Free webinar

September 16th, 2010

The following is from an email from Lee Binz, the HomeScholar:

I’m pleased to announce a free webinar with Dr. Jay Wile, author of Exploring Creation with Chemistry.  Please join us – it’s sure to be encouraging, motivating, and meaningful!

Save the Date!
Tuesday September 21
4:00 pm Pacific Time

Join our Free Webinar with a Leading Homeschool Expert!
“Homeschooling: Discovering How and Why it Works”
By Dr. Jay Wile

Dr. Wile became involved in the homeschooling movement because of the excellent homeschool graduates he encountered  while he was on the faculty at Ball State University.  Over the years, he has followed the academic and professional literature to see how others have evaluated homeschooled students, and the results are clear: homeschooling works very well.  On average, homeschooled students are academically superior to their peers, and they are also socially well-adjusted.  In this talk, Dr. Wile reviews some of the studies that demonstrate these facts, and he also discusses why homeschooling works so well.

Join our Free Webinar!
“Homeschooling: Discovering How and Why it Works”
Presented by Dr. Jay Wile

Tuesday September 21
4:00 pm Pacific Time
5:00 Mountain Time
6:00 Central Time
7:00 Eastern Time

Register Here

Enjoy this free webinar!  And please share this information with your friends and your support group!  There are more free resources available on my website here: HomeScholar Freebies.

Homeschool Mom’s Brunch

July 15th, 2010

No Place Like Home Cordially invites you to kick off your school year with Rob Rienow of Visionary Parenting

Rob is husband to Amy and they have been blessed with six children. He is a speaker, author, and Family Pastor at Wheaton Bible Church in Wheaton, IL. He will encourage us as women of God growing our children in the light of the Lord. As a homeschool dad himself, Rob will share the priority of passing faith and character to our children, uplift us as homeschooling moms and cheer us on in our homeschool year ahead. He will instill in us the godly confidence that homeschooling is worth the difficulty and sacrifice of our time and energy! Come and join us for a lovely brunch while getting charged up for an incredible year of hero building!
Who: Awesome Moms
What: A lovely morning brunch with Rob Rienow
Where: Dunham Woods Riding Club Wayne, Illinois
When: September 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $20 per person
R.S.V.P. by August 27, 2010
Please mail R.S.V.P.  along with payment to: Michelle Larsen.

Please contact Michelle with questions: or (847) 697-8813

Join No Place Like Home and Rob Reinow for a morning of fellowship, brunch and fun!

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Please mail along with payment to: Michelle Larsen 1032 Spinnaker Street Elgin, Illinois 60123
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