HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Jill Novak and her husband Robert share over 20 years of experience as homeschoolers, and nearly 25 years of experience raising five children. Jill holds a degree from The American Academy of Art in Chicago and has worked for the David C. Cook Publishing Company as a graphic designer of Sunday school curriculum and children’s books. Since becoming a mother, she has found an outlet for this creativity through her family’s home-based Remembrance Press, publisher of The Gift of Family Writing.
Along with her son Eric (20) and daughter Claire (24), Jill teaches parents and children how to develop their skills as writers and journalists. They also do speaking engagements for parents and older children who wish to work from home, with special emphasis on self-publishing. Out of personal experience with difficult times, Jill shares a message of hope and comfort with others. Jill’s goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to discover and nurture their God-given talents.
Journal Your Life—A Writing Approach Your Children Will Love!
Do you want to give your children a love for words and the tools to process them? Starting now, help your children record their life stories as they happen! This fun and natural approach will produce story after story as your children see the value you place on their life experiences. Whether writing comes easily to your child or it’s a struggle, you'll love the tips and techniques Jill Novak has developed over the years for working with children of different temperaments and learning styles. Jill is the author of The Gift of Family Writing, a delight-directed and practical method that inspires family members to communicate from their hearts and preserve a written legacy for generations to come. Whether your children are in preschool or high school, start unlocking their natural gift for writing!
Member Price: $5.95
Non-Member Price: $10.95