Conference Speakers

Shari McMinn

Shari Communicates


Shari Howard McMinn is mother to 11 children and homeschooled for 28 years. Since her beloved husband’s death 10 years ago, she single-parented the five youngest of her nine homeschooled children, graduating the last in May of 2022. Simultaneously, she founded her editing, speaking, and writing business. Audiences and readers enjoy her witty storytelling and are moved by her powerful Christian testimony as she shares her extensive knowledge of adoption, homeschooling, homesteading, managing a large family, military for homeschool grads, nurtured childhoods, raising children with special needs, transracial families, widowhood economics, and writing as a second career.

Speaker Sessions

Unique Learners Seminar — Homeschooling Your Unique Child: Adopted, Gifted, Special Needs, and Struggling Learner

(Homeschool How-To’s, Unique Learners)

Many families begin to homeschool because their child is not in the “box” of a certain grade level. Whether high achieving or struggling, suffering from early childhood traumas, or living with disabilities, children can blossom with home education. Having a wide range of student abilities, or one very unique child, can wear down homeschooling parents. Join wise and witty veteran homeschool mom, Shari Howard McMinn, in this informative and encouraging workshop.The practical and theoretical aspects of home education and parenting will intersect to equip you to succeed with your family team in the homeschool marathon of life with uniquely created children.

Fly High, Butterfly: Helping Our Daughters Navigate Maturing Into Adulthood

(Family Discipleship)

Join mom of 6 daughters (and 5 sons!), Shari Howard McMinn, for an encouraging and informative talk about homeschooling and preparing daughters for adulthood. Dads, moms, and daughters of all ages — even single adult young women — will glean wisdom and inspiration from Shari’s 28 years of homeschooling and 36 years of parenting experience. You will laugh, cry, and walk away with renewed vision for enjoying the journey of raising daughters to become all God created them for.

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