Todd Wilson

TODD WILSON, is a dad, grand dad, conference speaker, writer, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down to earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions, retreats, and churches across the country.
As founder of Familyman Ministries and the Smiling Homeschooler, his passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of what’s most important through weekly e-mails, seminars, and books and products that encourage parents.
Todd, and his wife Debbie, homeschool three of their eight children (five have graduated from their homeschool with four married) in northern Indiana and travel America in the Familyman Mobile. You can read more at

Workshops from Todd Wilson (may vary by event location)

The Gift

Like you, when we began our homeschooling journey we asked ourselves, “Will we be able to teach them all they need to know for success?” There were so many options and subjects to teach them. They were loaned to us knowing almost NOTHING and we were expected to fill up their noggins and prepare them for adulthood.

Little did we know then that homeschooling turned out to be not only what we taught them…but what THEY taught US. Never would we have believed how God would use homeschooling to teach us what he needed us to know as parents, homeschoolers, and as His children.

So join me for an intimate time of sharing and laughing at the lessons my children taught me. My hope is that you’ll start to view your homeschool day less as a time to teach and muscle through but as a gift.

Encouragement, Getting Started, Homeschool to College, Mom Encouragement, Parenting

Smile Stealers and Smile Makers!!!

You started this homeschooling journey because you thought it was going to be fun. You envisioned yourself teaching your children and smiling through each day. Then something happened. You stopped smiling. There’s a reason for that and some things you can do to bring back those smiles not only for yourself but for your children as well.

During our time together we’re going to look at the smile stealers and makers in your homeschooling world and get you smiling again. Because you have a lot to smile about!!!

Biblical Worldview & Culture, Encouragement, Getting Started, Growth, Homeschool to College, Mom Encouragement, Parenting

How to get your kids to Hate Learning

The homeschool movement coined and promoted the idea of fostering a LOVE of
learning…and yet most homeschooling moms have fostered a “hate” of learning. Instead
of inspiring their children to love exploration, discovery, and learning, all of which
homeschool SHOULD foster, moms, find their children fighting them tooth and nail to
“do school.”

Let me just say from the start that I BELIEVE homeschooling and learning should be fun for our children and us. It’s very design enables learning to be experienced in a way NO
public or private school can provide. So why is it not the case in most homeschools?
I think the answer is simple: we’ve believed and adopted some ideas that are not true and
that kill inspiration and the love of learning. Join me as we talk about helping our children LOVE to learn

Early Childhood, Encouragement, Getting Started, Homeschool to College, Mom Encouragement

An Unbeatable Homeschool Team

Marriage is hard…in fact, it’s real hard! Yet when it is right and good, it can withstand anything. It doesn’t matter what the economy does, the status of your bank account, the condition of your home or vehicles, or what your children dish out…because when a husband and wife are right, they’re unbeatable.

On the flip side, when a husband and wife feel distant or apathetic, it only takes the slightest breeze to ruffle a bunch of feathers. The truth is a mediocre marriage sucks the joy right out of life and your homeschool. The economy can swing up, your checking account can be healthy, your home and vehicles can purr like kittens, and the kids can behave like angels, and life still…stinks.

That’s because marriage matters.

Join Todd Wilson, The Familyman, for a time of laughter and encouragement as he shares real-life stories, problems, and frustrations along with practical, simple solutions to having a marriage that can‘t be beat!

Encouragement, For Men, For Women, Mom Encouragement, Parenting, Wellness

RVing, the Ultimate Tool for Families

Have you dreamed of seeing the country as you tool down the open highway in an RV, camper, or trailer or does the very thought of it scare you to death? Nine years ago, Todd, along with his family, got behind the wheel of an old ’90 Mallard RV to begin the adventure of a lifetime.

When they began, their idea of camping was a Holiday Inn that didn’t serve breakfast, but now they can’t imagine life without all the experiences of life on the road.

During our time, we’ll discuss RV options, what to look for when purchasing your big rig, favorite destinations, RVing questions, and the wonderful advantages of camping at Wal-Mart. And you can bet he’ll share some humorous RV stories as well.

Encouragement, For Men, Getting Started, Homeschool to College, Parenting, Travel