Vickie Farris
Wife of HSLDA Board Chairman and Patrick Henry College President Michael Farris


Wife of HSLDA Board Chairman and Patrick Henry College President Michael Farris, Vickie Farris is the mother of 10 children: Christy, Jayme, Katie, Jessica, Angie, Michael, Emily, Jonathan, Joseph, and Peter. She also has eight grandchildren. She graduated from Western Washington State College with a degree in elementary education and has been homeschooling her children since 1982. The Farrises live outside the village of Lincoln, Virginia. Vickie is actively involved in her church, serving as a leader in the women’s ministry and sometimes playing the piano for the worship service. She occasionally travels with her husband to speak at homeschool conferences, and is a constant support to him in his vision and work with Patrick Henry College. Vickie was rewarded for her efforts when she received the national Homemaker of the Year award from Eagle Forum in 1997. She is author of A Mom Just Like You.



Title:A Mom Just Like You
Length:45–60 minutes
Type:Workshop
Topic:Encouragement
Audience:Mothers
Description:Vickie Farris will share how ordinary homeschool moms can achieve extraordinary results. As rewarding and fulfilling as homeschooling is, it is no easy task. Vickie will fill you with encouragement and practical suggestions for those days when the challenges seem overwhelming.

Title:How I Do It with 10 Kids and a Busy Husband?
Length:45–60 minutes
Type:Workshop
Topic:Encouragement
Audience:Mothers
Description:If you have ever worried about keeping the house clean, meals prepared, and laundry caught up, all while keeping your lesson plans current, the papers graded, and the rest of your homeschool running, then this session is for you. Drawing from her 15 years of homeschooling, Vickie Farris will share insights on how she keeps things running smoothly in her house.

Title:Q&A Sessions
Length:30–60 minutes
Type:Q & A
Topic: 
Audience:All
Description:Vickie Farris is available for question—and—answer sessions, ranging from topics that are spiritual in nature to her experience as a veteran homeschooler. If the discussion is to be in—depth, Vickie may agree to prepare a 15—minute talk followed by the Q&A.

Title:The Top Two Priorities for Homeschooling Moms
Length:45–60 minutes
Type:Workshop
Topic:Marriage, Spiritual
Audience:Mothers, Teens
Description:Spending time with the Lord and with your husband should take preeminence over all the other responsibilities a homeschool mom has. Vickie Farris will share practical and encouraging ways to keep your priorities in order.

Title:When Do I Get a Coffee Break?
Length:45–60 minutes
Type:Workshop
Topic:Encouragement, Motivational
Audience:Mothers
Description:Often homeschooling mothers feel like they are on the go 24 hours a day and need a “coffee break.” Vickie Farris talks about how to balance rest, responsibility, and time in prayer with a hectic schedule. Through Scripture, she shows how God will give those who seek him the ability to accomplish the tasks in their lives.


Vickie ordinarily speaks in conjunction with her husband, Mike. She will give two workshops and one Q&A session over the course of two days. Please contact Elisabeth Long at 540—338—5600 for details.


Vickie requires her host to pay for her travel and hotel expenses, but her speaking fees are negotiable. Contact Elisabeth Long for information.


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