Do you feel like you’re a slave to your lesson plans, just slogging through the school day?

It’s time for an easy way to foster a love of learning and connect with your kids.

An online festival with something for everyone in the family.

October 1-15 

Register now to reserve your seat.

Hurry! Registration ends October 4.

Events for all ages!

Maryrose Wood

Maryrose Wood (author of the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place books and founder of The Swanburne Academy, a new online membership for families) will lead a lesson in the proper writing of thank-you notes, Swanburne style. Expect howling to ensue, and a readaloud, too! All ages with help.

Sarah Mackenzie

Join Miss Sarah host of The Read Aloud Revival podcast and author of The Read Aloud Family for a rollicking picture book story time that is sure to please. Preschool and elementary.

Alisha Gratehouse

Masterpiece Society creator and art teacher Alisha Gratehouse will lead students of all ages in creating a wax resist owl painting. Supply list, template, and all the instruction you need will be provided to create your work of art. Elementary and up.

Angelina Stanford

Join Angelina Stanford co-host of The Literary Life Podcast  for “Finding the Gospel in Greek Mythology.” This session covers the skill of reading a myth and addresses how Christians should read mythology. Ages middle school to adult.

Carol Reynolds

Professor Carol is joining us for not one, but two sessions. Her first for elementary and middle school students will explore unique meter in music. The second session for high school and adults will look at what happens when composers express aspects of our human experience that are difficult, even life-shattering.

Joy Cherrick

Nature Study Hacking author Joy Cherrick will lead a lesson on the pumpkin. The humble pumpkin has so much to teach when we use our powers of observation. No pumpkin needed, but you will want paper and pencil. All ages.

Meghann Dibrell

Meghann from Rooted Childhood will join us for a handicraft suitable for anyone from ages three and up. Using simple, colorful yarn and a stick from their own yards, students will make a fall inspired wall hanger they can treasure and display for years to come.

Pam Barnhill

Can you memorize a poem in under 45 minutes and know it by heart? I bet you can. Use the ancient (and fun!) memory palace technique to learn a new poem and be able to recite it for dad at the dinner table tonight. Upper elementary and older.

Heather Tully

Join mom of ten and long-time homeschool veteran, Heather as she discusses morning time with babies to high schoolers, sharing how she’s been able to behold wonder alongside her children for the past 16 years… with 16+ years to go! You can do this, Mama! Parent session.

Registration is closed for 2019. Be sure to check back next year.

Interactive video lessons that engage and delight your kids. (They’ll be begging to do school.)


Inspiration for your days — discover new techniques you can use to make homeschool mom life easier and more enjoyable.

Contests, freebies, and prizes both you and the kids will love.


You know the true, the good, and the beautiful are so important — it’s time to stop letting them be squeezed out of your day. Learn how to do it inside.


What happens when I register?

Sit tight. A few days before the event you will receive an email with the schedule and a link to the festival page. The festival page will contain links to access the events, downloads, contest registration — everything you need. You will get an email from us daily throughout the two week festival period. This brief daily update will include that day’s schedule, links to the live events, and information about our sponsors. Your registration means that you will receive future emails from Pam about Morning Time, but you can unsubscribe at any time after the festival (though we hope you stay).

Is there Christian content?

Many of the speakers are Christian and that may influence their conversations and teaching to various degrees. We do welcome all homeschoolers to register regardless of faith.

How much does this cost?

Nothing! It is absolutely free to attend.

How long will I have access to the event?

The festival page will remain open until October 31. You have until then to watch the event replays and download goodies from our vendor booths. Contests will end October 14 and winners will be announced in the final session on October 15.

What ages is this event for?

We have sessions for all ages from preschool to teen. Even adults will enjoy some of our nature study, art, and literature lessons — we encourage moms to join in (it sets a great example and builds those connections). We have tried to label each session with a recommended age just to help cut down on frustration levels for some kids. While all the lessons can be adapted, you know your child best, so the age recommendations may help.

There are so many sessions! What if we can’t watch everything?

It’s ok. Just as you would never try to do everything at a real offline festival you don’t have to online either. Choose the things that interest you most. You will have until October 31 to watch replays if you can’t catch an event live. Feel free to watch as many times as you like.


How quickly will replays be posted?

Usually the same day, but never more than 24 hours after an event.

Who may enter the contests?

Anyone may enter. Only US residents are eligible to win shipped, physical prizes. Anyone is eligible to win digital prizes.

Registration is closed for 2019. Be sure to check back next year.

Win prizes from our wonderful sponsors.