9 tips for attending conference workshops

Our schedule for the homeschool conference workshops is online!

To help you get the most out of these workshops, we’ve compiled this list of helpful tips from veteran homeschool families:
Take advantage of our pre-conference workshop recording offer.
Even if you managed to attend the maximum of 10 workshops over two days, you’d still forego 68 other sessions! That means […]

Linda Hobar: Facebook Live on March 29!

We’re excited to join Linda Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for a Facebook Live session at 8 p.m. March 29! Go here to join our Facebook event so you’ll be notified when it starts.

BONUS: A live drawing at the end will give away a free MP3 of The Mystery of History Volume […]

4 Graduation Lessons from a Homeschool Senior

As a current high school senior (whoo-hoo class of 2018!), I’ve learned quite a bit about what it’s like to be a homeschool senior and soon-to-be homeschool graduate! Here are four lessons I’ve learned over the course of my senior year as I prepare for graduation.

Lesson 1: Stay focused on your schoolwork!
It can be tempting […]

7 tips for the best homeschool conference experience


To give you the best homeschool conference experience possible on April 6-7, we’ve collected these helpful tips:

Sign up for the earlybird conference discount.

Now is the time to register before prices go up! After March 23, registration will be $60 at the door as opposed to our earlybird admission of $50. In all, you […]

‘My hopes for you’ – from outgoing MPE president Todd Kangas

I hope you’ve heard about the leadership transition taking place at MPE. I will be retiring from my position and passing the baton to Micah Gelatt.

But before I go away in the next few months, I’d like to invite myself into your home for a pastoral visit. Please get a cup of coffee or […]

9 homeschool conference tips for newbies

Is our April 6-7 homeschool conference going to be your first time attending? If so, welcome!

We know it can be overwhelming, especially to learn a lot of new material in a short timeframe. Here are the top conference tips and strategies from longtime homeschoolers to give you the best possible experience:
Come early if possible.
Before […]

The power of prayer in protecting homeschool freedoms

Did you know that there is an activity that you can engage in at any time that will have an impact in heaven?

I believe this reveals the significance of your life. Did you ever think that you can make an impact in heaven? Well, you can!

Look at this passage in Revelation 8:3-4.
“Another angel, with […]

By |February 28th, 2018|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

Byline Podcast: Excellent Educational Resource for Learning about Historic Journalism

Guest post and recommendation by Brynn Fitzsimmons, a homeschooled journalist

BONUS! Use the coupon code “MPEpodcast” to receive a $20 USD discount on the purchase of a Byline set (Cloud or DVD version), for MPE blog readers. Valid through March 31, 2018.

Daniel Schwabauer’s passion for story and history collide in his Byline podcast, a bimonthly exploration […]

By |February 26th, 2018|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

Kathy Koch: Helping children change (8 Great Smarts)

We were thrilled to feature a Facebook Live session Feb. 20 with Dr. Kathy Koch, featured speaker at our 2018 homeschool conference!

You can see a replay of the session below:

Dr. Koch discussed the following:

Change: Teach Them Don’t Tell Them. Are you frustrated because your children aren’t changing in ways you want them to? […]

By |February 21st, 2018|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

7 tips from working homeschool moms and dads

In a lot of ways, “working homeschool moms and dads” is a misnomer. All homeschool parents are working – a 24/7 job that demands intense concentration, a highly developed skillset, and years of effort before completion!

However, an increasing number of homeschool parents are juggling part-time, or even full-time, jobs in addition to their homeschooling career.

Sometimes it’s due to financial difficulties or […]