Hear Sarah Mackenzie speak in 2018:
Great Homeschool Conventions:
March 8-10 Greenville, South Carolina
March 15-17 Fort Worth, Texas
April 12-14 Cincinnati, Ohio
June 14-16 Ontario, California
July 19-21 St. Louis, Missouri
Wild + Free:
March 23-24 Portland, Oregon (sold out)
Sarah Mackenzie is a speaker, podcast host, and author of Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace and The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids (Zondervan, March 2018).
On the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, she helps parents all over the world make meaningful connections with their kids through books.
She is an enthusiastic, engaging, and highly sought-after speaker at homeschool conferences all over the country. She lives in the Northwest with her husband, Andrew, homeschools their six kids, and loves making sure her family is well-stocked in the best books she can find.
Get a peek at Sarah in action:
Restful Teaching, Restful Learning: Unshakable Peace for the Homeschooling Mom
Anxiety and worry plague almost every homeschool. There’s so much to do— and we want to get this homeschooling thing right, don’t we? God promises unshakable peace even in difficult circumstances, but how can a homeschooling parent grab hold of that?
In this session, Sarah reveals 5 practices that homeschooling families can employ to teach from a state of rest. If you want your upcoming year to be productive, successful, and full of peace and rest, this is the session for you.
Loving Your Life as a Homeschooling Mom
If homeschooling has lost its shine, you are not alone. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily-ness of demanding tasks, and before long the homeschooling lifestyle we were once excited about seems like a drag. Twenty years from now, we want to look back on these years and remember them fondly, don’t we?
In this session, Sarah shines light on the three main thieves of a homeschooling mother’s joy. You’ll find yourself falling in love with homeschooling all over again. The best part? You won’t look back 20 years from now and wish you had enjoyed it more. You’ll love your life as a homeschooling mom right now, today.
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful Connections with Your Kids
Homeschooling families all have this in common: we want to make meaningful and lasting connections with our kids. But with so many demands on our time and attention, how can we make sure we’re doing that while we’re also meeting the academic requirements expected of us?
In this session, Sarah reveals why reading aloud is the magic pill you’ve been looking for. Find out why reading to your kids— especially the ones who can read to themselves— is the single best use of your time and energy as a parent. You’ll come away realizing this homeschooling life is simpler than you thought, and your head will hit the pillow each night knowing you’ve gotten to the most important thing. If you don’t want to miss your chance to make meaningful connections with your kids, this session is for you.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Books (Even if You Haven’t Read Them Yourself!)
Discussion is a powerful parenting and teaching tool, and is arguably the most important element of cultivating a strong relationship with our kids. Discussions about books are even more powerful, because books contain some of the biggest and best ideas of all time. But it can be hard to keep up with what our kids are reading— and what if we don’t know how to identify the rising action or a book’s theme?
In this session, Sarah demonstrates that you don’t need to have literary know-how or even to have read the book to have a great conversation with your child about it. You’ll discover 5 questions you can ask your child about any book (from board books to classic novels and everything in between) to have great conversations with your kids.
Literary Matchmaking: How to Choose Books Your Kids Won’t Be Able to Put Down
Mark Twain said that a man who does not read has no advantage over the man who can’t, and the same can be said for our children. So what’s a parent to do if their child hasn’t fallen head over heels for books?
In this session, Sarah will help you choose books that your child— even that one who says he hates reading— won’t be able to put down. You’ll discover where to find the books that will light your unique child up, and will learn to become his literary matchmaker. Then the problem will be getting your child to do things OTHER than reading, rather than cajoling him to read in the first place!
7 Ways to Enjoy Your Homeschooled Kids
We want to enjoy our kids, but sometimes they make that really hard to do! Bad attitudes, personality quirks, and being up in each other’s business all day can take its toll. Some days we may even wonder if we like our kids much at all.
In this session, Sarah shares what is keeping us from enjoying our kids, and what we can do about it. After all, we don’t just want to like being with our kids— we want them to know that we like them! If you want your kids to look back and remember you as a mom who loved spending time with them, don’t miss this session.
Sarah has been featured at:
- Great Homeschool Conventions
- Institute for Excellence in Writing
- Circe Institute National Conference
- Rocky Mountain Catholic Home Educators
- Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference
- Wild + Free
Would you like to invite Sarah to speak at your event?
Please note: Sarah’s speaking calendar for 2017 & 2018 are currently full. If you would like Sarah to come to your event in 2019 or later, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire about her availability: