Join Me At CHEA This Weekend

Join Me At CHEA This Weekend

July 7-9, 2016


Davis and I and 4 of our 7 kids traveled to California today. We had an uneventful trip and had some time to explore Pasadena where the CHEA conference for homeschooling families will beheld this weekend.

Davis will be speaking at the leadership track on Thursday and I have two presentation on Friday and the keynote address on Saturday morning.

May God be gloried and families encouraged this weekend.

Teaching Your Child to BLESS at the CHEA Convention 2016          What About That Child at the CHEA Convention 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

11:30-12:30 Teaching Your Children to BLESS

2:00-3:00 What about ‘That’ Child?

Saturday, July 9, 2016

9-10 KEYNOTE: Soaring Beyond Survival




Join Me At The INCH in Lansing, MI!

Join Me At The INCH in Lansing, MI!

Join Me At The INCH in Lansing, MI!

Davis and I are in Lansing, MI this weekend to minister to homeschooling  families alongside INCH-MI. We are honored to be apart of this conference and are anticipating God’s movement. It is our prayer that those who attend will be challenged, encouraged and inspired!

My schedule is listed below. I have included Davis’ presentations as well since we are both speaking. The outlines for my presentations are on my Resource Page. After each session Davis and I will be available to visit with you. We’d love to meet you and hear about your journey.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2:30PM-3:15PM Leadership Lessons from the Trenches-Davis

7PM-8PM Me? Homeschool?-Rachael

Used curriculum sale: 2-7PM

Friday, May 20, 2016

8:45AM-9:45AM KEYNOTE: Teaching Foundational Truth-Rachael

11:15AM-12:15PM Stand by Your Man-Rachael; APPLES for Teacher-Davis

1:45PM-2:45PM What about ‘That’ Child? –Rachael

Book fair open: 10AM-6:30PM

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10AM-11AM When Doubt Creeps In-Rachael

11:15AM-12:15PM HEART Exam for Dads-Davis

1:45PM-2:45PM CHILL OUT-Rachael

Book fair open: 10AM-5PM




Join Me This Weekend at Hearts at Home – Rochester, MN

Join Rachael Carman at Hearts at Home 2015

Join Me This Weekend at Hearts at Home

Rochester, MN


I head out this Thursday to my last conference of the year! My destination is Rochester, MN where will join thousands of other moms for the Hearts at Home conference. This organization has been blessing, equipping and inspiriting mothers since 1994. I am honored to be one of their speakers for this regional event.

On Friday I will be presenting two of my favorite workshops: Attention Obsessive-Compulsive, Perfectionist, Control-Freaks: CHILL OUT and a workshop, brand-new in 2015,  What about ‘That Child’? Both are near and dear to my heart as they are born out of my own experience and God’s glorious, redemptive work in my life. I am grateful for His compassionate patience with me as He gently teaches me.

Attention Obsessive-Compulsive-Perfectionist-Control-Freaks: CHILL OUT!

As an obsessive-compulsive-perfectionist-control-freak herself, Rachael Carman discusses how we can often be our own worst enemy when it comes to enjoying motherhood. Are you tied to a schedule? Do you shiver at the idea of change or adjustment? Are you missing out on significant moments because you are focused on the trivial? It’s time to C.H.I.L.L. O.U.T.! Come learn how to relax and let go of the little things.

What About ‘That Child’?

No matter what description you give them, ADD, ADHD, distracted, hyper-active, kinetic, or hyper-focused, they can drive us crazy. They are experts at pushing our buttons and causing us frustration. We love them because they are our children, and we are supposed to, but sometimes we don’t like them very much. We are ashamed to admit that we don’t know what to do, but we simply don’t. So what precious face flashes into your mind when you hear the phrase ‘that child’? Come join Rachael as she shares proactive steps you can take to gain a fresh perspective.

I have shared these workshops throughout this year and the response has been over whelming. May God be glorified as we finish strong this weekend in Minnesota.  You can find downloadable outlines for both of my presentations on my Resource Page. I’m looking forward to meeting you-please stop by and say hello!

Rachael Carman

Join Me at Teach Them Diligently in Washington, D.C.

Join Me at Teach Them Diligently in Washington, D.C.

Join Me at Teach Them Diligently in Washington, D.C.

 May 15-17, 2014

Thursday May 15 @ 6:30  –  Stop Wrestling and Start Resting
Friday May 16 @ 1:00  –  Overcoming Doubt, Hope Revives
Saturday May 17 @ 1:00  –  Attention: Obsessive-Compulsive, Perfectionist, Control-Freaks: CHILL OUT!
Saturday, May 17 @ 5:00  –  How to have a HEART for Your Kids
Three of these presentations I have given at the other two Teach Them Diligently conferences this year. The new one on the docket for DC is “Overcoming Doubt, Hope Revives”. This presentation is interactive as we discuss several various characters from the Bible and their moments of doubt, how they handled them and how God showed Himself mighty through them. I will suggest 5 warning signs for doubt and 5 strategies for reviving hope! Come and join us as we seek to defy doubt and embrace hope.
We are already here in DC as we just came from the graduation of our oldest son from the King’s College in NYC. We have the other six with us and are enjoying the sites in DC. I will be in and out of the booth at Apologia during the conference since all the kids are with me, but I will make it a point to be at the booth 2-3 Thursday, Friday and Saturday handing out M&Ms in exchange for a Bible verse. We may run into each other in the vendor hall as I look for some treasures for our year. Either way, I hope we will get a chance to talk with you-I’d love to meet you!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Rachael Carman

Join Me at OCHEC-OKC Homeschool Convention

My conference schedule continues this weekend with the homeschool conference in Oklahoma City where Davis and I are keynoting. We are looking forward to ministering to families together. We will have four of our kids with us at this conference which we also enjoy. “The Principal-Teacher Principle” will be our kick-off workshop Friday morning. This presentation highlights some fundamental opportunities we can capitalize on in our marriages, as parents and as home educators. We look at these roles as concentric circles which complement each other best when we overlay them. Come learn how!
Join Me at the OCHEC-OK Homeschool Convention Rachael Carman www.HisSunflower.com
Here’s the rest of our schedule following our initial session:
Friday 10-11:      Attention: Obessive-Compulsive, Perfectionist, Control Freaks-CHILL OUT! (Rachael)
Friday 12-1:        APPLES for Teacher (Davis)
Friday 2-3:          Stand by Your Man (Rachael)
Saturday 10-11: How to Die to Yourself and Live to Tell About It (Rachael)
Saturday 12-1:   Family: Our Best Apologia Ever! (Davis)
Saturday 2-3:      How to Have a HEART for Your Kids (Rachael)
Saturday 4-5:      HEART Exam for Dads (Davis)
Again at this conference I will be handing our M&Ms in exchange for a verse of Scripture. The whole family is invited to stop by for a mini bag of one of my favorite chocolate treats. I will be at the Apologia booth on Friday and Saturday 4-5.
All of the outlines for these presentations are available here.
Looking forward to meeting you in Oklahoma City-
Rachael Carman

Join Me at CAPE in Albuquerque, NM

I am headed to New Mexico this week to minister to homeschool families at the CAPE conference Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2014. This will be my first time in New Mexico and I am looking forward to meeting new friends.
The CAPE speaker team has chosen the following topics for me to present on:
How to have a HEART for Your Kids: Friday   9:45-10:45
This Can’t Wait Until High School (How to teach worldview K-8) F 11-12
Teaching Your Kids to BLESS: F 1:45-2:45
Stand by Your Man: F 3-4
Attention Obsessive-Compulsive, Perfectionist, Control-Freaks-CHILL OUT: S 9:45-10:45
Soaring Beyond Survival: S 11-12
The outline handouts are available for you to download here:
If you are able to join us, I’d love to meet you. Please come by the Apologia booth! On Friday from 4-6PM I will be handing our M&Ms in exchange for a Bible verse. Parents and students alike are invited to share a verse of Scripture that they have hidden in their heart.
During the weekend I will be discussing the importance of being in God’s word, of meditating on it and memorizing it. The word of God can change our hearts if we allow it to do so. We must saturate ourselves in His truth so that we can be the salt and light He has called us to be.
I have set our a year-long challenge for my blog readers called M&Ms All Year Long.  You can read more about it and see the list of passages for each month of the year here.
Come, taste and see that the Lord, He is Good!
Rachael Carman

LIVE Webcast with Heidi St. John & Rachael Carman

Set your alarms for this Saturday 10:00am ET!  I will be co-hosting a LIVE webcast with my sweet friend Heidi St. John – on camera live straight from the Teach Them Diligently Convention “Green Room” in Spartanburg, SC!  Share in the fellowship and fun of the convention (you never know who else may stop by to say HELLO!)  Join us for all all the laughter and fun!

Live Webcast with Rachael Carman & Heidi St. John the from Teach Them Diligently Convention - Saturday (May 4, 2013) at 10:00am!

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Live Webcast with Heidi St. John & Rachael Carman

A little before 10:00 a.m ET on Saturday, click on this link and follow the instructions. You’ll see Rachael and Heidi on screen with some of the behind-the-scenes “action” happening around them. Plus, via the chat box, meet other homeschooling parents from around the U.S. and even the world!

Join the fun, encouragement, and excitement this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET.Click here to join the Spreecast (live webcast).

Are you attending the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Spartanburg, SC?  I would love to meet you at any of my scheduled talks this year!  See you there!

Thursday 6:30pm  –  Teaching Biblical Worldview
Friday  9:30am  –  Seven Simple Steps
Friday 5:00pm  –  How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids
Saturday 10:00am  –  LIVE Webcast with Heidi St. John
Saturday 11:00am  –  5 Things You May NOT Know You Need to Know Before You Shop For Curriculum
Saturday 2:00pm  –  Teach Your Kids to B.L.E.S.S.

In His Grace,

Rachael Carman