Being a homeschool mom is a calling like no other. The hours are long. Tasks are unending. Rest isn’t easy to come by.
Making time for yourself is not a priority. You have homeschooling plans to make. Schoolwork to grade. Field trips to go on. You are last on an endless list of to do’s.
How do I know? I am you.
My name is Misty Leask and I’ve been a homeschool mom for 12 years. I am also a homeschool graduate and remember how much my mom did for my brothers and me throughout our homeschooling journey.
I live overwhelmed. Struggle with heartache. Feel like a failure. Miss Friendship. Push for my kids. Second guess myself. Get up and try…again…and again.
As homeschool moms, we are focused on others every single day. Unfortunately, if we are always pouring into others without being filled ourselves, eventually we will run dry.
The result? Crushed spirits. Passion diminished. Exhaustion sets in.
God has placed a calling on my heart to host a retreat for fellow homeschool moms as another way to come alongside and support you. So, are you ready for a getaway designed with you in mind?
The Christian Homeschool Mom Retreat Mission
CHMR is a weekend that focuses on three things that homeschool moms need most; faith, relaxation and fun.
Please note this retreat is faith-based. While any homeschool mom is welcome to attend, the activities, support and encouragement will be focused on Christian homeschooling. Negativity or intolerance for Christianity will not be allowed.
Christian Homeschool Mom Retreat Details
April 24-26, 2020
25 Homeschool Moms Only (I know some homeschool moms would only come if their kids and/or husbands could attend, but at this time God has called me to host this for homeschool moms alone.)
$150/weekend (Accommodations, meals, activities and resources are all included)
Tickets are on sale until they sell out (max. 25) or through March 1, 2020 whichever happens first.
Retreat tickets are transferrable up to the conference date, but are not refundable after February 1st, 2020
Registration will be Friday, April 24th from 8am to 2pm.
The opening will be Friday, April 24th at 3pm and the closing will be Sunday, April 26th at 3pm.
Important to Note
Don’t plan on being “connected” all weekend, this is a retreat, you’re coming here to be refreshed and relax. Cell reception is limited due to the retreat’s location, Wifi is accessible in the office and a landline is available if needed.
Please note that if you have severe allergies plan to stop at the grocery store in Greenville along the way to grab food you’ll need to eat this weekend. I put together a menu for the entire weekend that is as allergy-friendly as possible to help you prepare.
Salad, Spaghetti, Garlic Bread
Fruit Salad, Egg and Bacon Breakfast Tacos
Sandwiches and Salad Bar
Chili and Cornbread
French Toast Casserole and Fruit Salad
Baked Potato Bar
Christian Homeschool Mom Retreat Schedule
(subject to small changes)
Registration: 8am – 2pm
Retreat Opening: 3pm
Ice Breaker Activity: 4pm
Relaxation Time: 5pm
Relaxation Time: 7pm
Homeschool Mission Chat and Activity: 9pm – 11pm
Late Night Chit Chat: 11pm – ??
Hiking: 10am – 1pm (optional)
Relaxation Time: 2pm
Homeschool Curriculum Chat and Activity: 4pm
Popcorn and Movie: 9pm
Late Night Chit Chat: 11pm – ??
How to Take Care of Yourself AND Homeschool Chat and Activity: 10am
Keeping Faith the Center of Your Homeschool and Activity: 1pm
Retreat Closing: 3pm
Check Out: 4pm – 6pm
Christian Homeschool Mom Retreat Location Details
The Christian Homeschool Mom Retreat will be held at Misty Morning Cottages in Rockwood, Maine.
MMC features 6 cottages on the shores of Moosehead Lake. Each cottage has a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen (with a coffee pot, toaster, full fridge/freezer, stove and oven) and all linens are provided.
- Cottage 1 and 2 will sleep 6 homeschool moms each.
- Cottage 3 will sleep 5.
- Cottage 4 will sleep 3.
- Cottage 5 will sleep 4. (3 homeschool moms will share the loft which is only accessible via a loft ladder – if you are unable to climb the ladder please email me after you purchase a ticket and let me know.)
- Cottage 6 will sleep 1.
The closest airport is in Bangor, Maine, which is approximately 2 hours away from the retreat location.
If you have any questions regarding the retreat, please email me at — yearroundhomeschooling (at) gmail (dot) com — with the subject “2020 Retreat” — so that it doesn’t get lost. 🙂