Laura Dominick and her husband have been married almost 29 years and are parents to 7 great kids ranging in age from 12 to 25. When their oldest was approaching the age to enter Kindergarten, Laura and her husband decided that they were going to homeschool her instead of sending her out to be educated, thus beginning the 19+ year journey of how to homeschool a gaggle of kids and maintain her joy and sanity. Has she been successful? You be the judge!
The Five Pillars of Your Plan for Joy
It was about four years into her homeschooling journey that Laura had reached the end of her rope. Tired of being a police officer who did nothing but direct traffic all day, she decided it was time to take action and figure out a way to bring order to her homeschooling day and hopefully turn homeschooling into more of a joy and less of a drudgery. After a few years of trial and error “A Plan for Joy in the Home” was born. Now that she’s been implementing this plan for over 10 years and has had a myriad of experiences, she wants to walk that walk with you and help you realize why organization is the key to successfully doing all that you do. There are five key areas that need to be organized in your life so that you can begin to feel that joy, so join her as she explores what they are and starts you on the journey towards making your own Plan for Joy.
Pam Barnhill has a heart for helping connect homeschool moms to practical solutions that will make a huge difference in their homeschool, their days, and the way they feel about teaching at home.
A former high school journalism teacher and yearbook professional, Pam has taught classes in her local school organized and presented multi-day yearbook workshops, and presented at events like the Columbia Scholastic Press National Convention in New York.
Alexandra Kubebatu is a mama to two beautiful girls and shares homeschooling duties with her husband, Peter, as they work to educate their children and lead them to Christ. Like many homeschooling mothers, some of her (very occasional) hobbies include sleeping-in and going to the grocery store by herself with a caramel frappe in-hand.
In between chasing a two-year old and wiping crayon off the walls, she is an author, speaker, productivity strategist, and evangelist. Alexandra is the founder of SaintInspiredParenting.com and parenting instructor at ProductiveCatholic.com. With a B.S. in Instructional Design & Technology, experience as a mainstream journalist, and entrepreneur, she gives talks and conducts workshops addressing faith and family issues, as well as, goal setting and achieving from a Catholic perspective.
She has an expertise in training others how to use scientifically-proven journal writing techniques for business and personal growth. Alexandra is the author of three books including “40 Days of Greater Peace Prayer Journal,” “40 Days of Greater Peace Adult Coloring Companion,” and “Design the Life You Want in 33 Days: A Journal for Setting & Achieving Goals.”
Richard is General Manager of five Catholic radio stations for the Guadalupe Radio Network. For 9 years running, he has hosted his own show, “Rise and Walk,” every Monday where he features all things Catholic. He is often found emceeing Catholic events, interviewing guests, and conducting live remotes city- wide and beyond.
Julie is a former Fiesta Commission Marketing Coordinator, turned homeschooling mom of four beautiful children ages 17, 13, 11 and 8 years old. Last year, she traveled to Montana to be a speaker at their first ever Catholic Women’s Conference. She continues to give many presentations to local Catholic groups as well. In January, Julie began co-hosting the “Feminine Faith First” edition of Catholicism Live every month. She and Richard emcee the Catholic Men’s and Women’s Conferences here in San Antonio.
Since their awakening to their Catholic Faith as a young married couple, the Reyna’s have made it their mission, as the Head and Heart of their family, to grow in knowledge and love of Jesus as they work to get each other and their children to heaven.
Their journey has everything to do with the mercy and grace of God over their lives.