Battling Burnout: Free Virtual Catholic Homeschool Conference


February is known as “Burnout Month” in homeschooling circles.  The busyness of the holidays have come and gone. Field trips and outside activities are at a minimum due to cold and snow. Yet there’s still three to four months to go. It’s the month many homeschoolers begin to doubt their resolve and question their educational approach. Some even begin to think about throwing in the towel.

For this reason, Homeschool Connections, a Catholic online curriculum provider, is very happy to announce something extraordinary: Refresh! Midwinter Virtual Conference.

Beginning in mid-January and through the end of February, Catholic homeschoolers will get a chance to renew, rejuvenate, and recharge.

Homeschool Connections’s Refresh! Midwinter Virtual Conference! is a series of free webinars (online seminars) with popular national speakers who will provide both inspiration and practical help for the everyday task of homeschooling.

Speakers and topics include:

Nancy Brown: Finding Levity in Your Homeschool; A Chestertonian Principle

E. B. Conroy: Simplified Writing; What Your High School Student Needs to Succeed

Regina Doman: Which Comes First, the Character or the Plot?

Kris Correira: Science by Inquiry

Andrew Schmiedicke: Is Our Faith a Fairy Tale?

Mary Ellen Barrett: The Well Socialized Homeschooler: Embracing the Weird and Debunking the Myth

Rachel Watkins: Little Flowers Club; Having Fun While Learning the Faith

Laurie Gill: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

Speakers and topics are still being added.

Conference Website

Catholic parents also have free access to recordings of past webinars with such speakers as Danielle Bean, Mary Kay Clark, Maureen Wittmann, and more at:


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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