Jamie Erickson

Jamie Erickson can be found encouraging and equipping a growing tribe of mothers all across the globe on the Mom to Mom podcast, through her blog The Unlikely Homeschool, and in her books Holy Hygge and Homeschool Bravely. She’s been married to a homeschool grad for over twenty years. Together they’re raising and launching their five kids along the shores of Lake Superior in Minnesota.

Workshops from Jamie Erickson (may vary by event location)

Cultivating Curiosity Through Project-Based Learning

Charlotte Mason once said, “Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.” Come hear how you can nurture your child’s natural curiosities and encourage him/her towards deep, layered learning. You’ll find out what project- based learning is and what it’s not, discover how to transform boredom into brilliance, and understand how to teach less so that your child might learn more.

Learning Like da Vinci & Jefferson: Notebooking 101

Educational pioneer, Charlotte Mason, championed the idea of “note booking.” But this wonderful extension of learning can be dated back long before she gave it a name. For centuries, The Greats cataloged what they learned in notebooks, rehearsing their discoveries in a natural way—with pen, paper, and imagination. Find out how to inspire learning through a simple notebook, see firsthand several types of notebooks and how to use them effectively, and learn about some simple tools and techniques for drawing your children into notebooking with purpose.

All the Pieces Panel with the Mom to Mom Podcast

We’re three generations of moms–real women who’ve spent a combined total of 43 years homeschooling our sixteen children. We’ve experienced nearly every season of motherhood, have faced more than our share of struggles and successes along the way, and we’d love to help your conference attendees homeschool with grit and grace amidst life’s everyday challenges.
All the Pieces is a Q & A panel where we will answer the most burning questions about the most important pieces of motherhood.

Unharried Homeschooling: Scheduling 101

Do your homeschool days feel like an endless exercise in treading water? Is there constant animosity between you and Monday morning? Do you feel like a hamster on a wheel, running at full speed, but getting nowhere fast? Perhaps you need to re-order your days so that your school schedule works for your home, and not against it. Learn the secrets of planning your days and year using Sabbath schooling, loop scheduling, block scheduling, traditional scheduling, rhythm planning, and many more. Put your homeschool day on autopilot by forming the right plan.

Help! I’m Homeschooling & I Have a Toddler Strapped to My Leg!

“Mom, Johnny’s drinking from the dog dish again!” Homeschooling with little ones under foot can feel a bit like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos—counter intuitive. But the fact is, the foundation of homeschool is HOME and everyone in it, even the toddler who’s currently feeding Cheerios to the goldfish. Discover how you can engage your little ones Constructively during the harried homeschool day.