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Practical & Proven Advice

Michele Holmes

Michele is a homeschooling mom of 30 years with a desire to see the next generation of homeschooling moms become confident decision makers. 

She understands the numerous decisions on a homeschool mom’s radar and the responsibility they carry. Michele believes that with a defined purpose, clear goals, and articulated expectations, homeschooling moms can create a framework that empowers them to say “no” to the good and “yes” to the best for their family’s unique situation and needs.

Over the years Michele has spoken at numerous workshops about scheduling, homeschooling through high school, and creating a vision for your homeschool. She has experience speaking both in-person and online. Regardless of the size of the group she is speaking to, Michele’s goal is that at the end of her talk, each mom in the room walks away feeling encouraged and confident in their homeschooling choices.

Click here to download Michele’s speaker bio.


U & Making Strong Choices for Your Homeschool

In this workshop, Michele walks you through the steps to creating a decision-making filter and how to ultimately say “no” to the good and “yes” to the best choices for your family’s unique situation.

U & Avoiding Over Scheduling Your Child

By the end of this workshop, you will learn how to allocate tasks in a healthy way that doesn’t over schedule your child’s day. Michele will cover common mistakes, share best practices, and give you a tool for evaluating if you have overscheduled your child’s day.

U & Homeschooling
on a Dime

In this workshop, Michele will teach you to assess all your resources (time, talents, and monetary) and allocate them in a way that makes your resources work for you and stretch your budget.

U & Homeschool Laws

Michele breaks down the 15 different components of homeschooling laws so that you are able to understand and comply with your state’s homeschool laws.

U & What You Need to Teach

In this workshop, Michele explains the difference between the educational branches, subjects, and course work. She also explains how what you are required to teach, what your homeschool values, and what your child is ready to learn all impact your school year.

U & Creative Credits

What exactly is a credit and how do you create and assign one for high school? Michele shares 3 simple ways to structure your child’s high school credits so that you can tailor your child’s education to fit both what your state requires and what your child is interested in learning.

Note: This workshop can be broken into two shorter workshops:
– Understanding High School Requirements
– 3 Ways to Create High School Credits 

More topics

In addition to the workshops above, Michele also enjoys speaking on the following topics:

Why It All Starts with You

Creating a Homeschool Directive

The Real Measure of a Successful Year

You are Free to Change Your Mind


Creative Solutions to Staying Organized

Homeschooling a Large Family

Homeschooling while Chronically Ill

Hitting the Reset Button


To the right is an online workshop Michele recently taught called “U & Homeschool Laws.” You can access the corresponding handout here. She also created a worksheet for listeners to apply the information from the workshop which you can access here.

If you are an conference or event organizer and you’d like to see videos of any of the above workshops for consideration, please email and put “Request: Sample Videos for Speaking” in the subject line.

Years of homeschool Experience

Years Leading a Homeschool Co-op

Workshops & Speaking Events


What People are Saying

“Clarity to own this next step in my child’s life”

“As I approached homeschooling through high school, I had many moments of confusion and concern. Michele explained how to create a path that works for each child. Michele calmed my worries and made this next step feel natural for me and my family. She gave me the confidence and clarity to own this next step in my child’s life.”

Robin T.

 “She taught me new tricks even after years of homeschooling!”

“Michele has developed a solid, practical plan that works for every homeschooler, from brand-new to seasoned. Even after my own lengthy homeschooling career, she has taught me new tricks. My favorite with the most impact has been the 24-hour day. I also like the vision plan to direct what opportunities will work toward our goals for the year. It helps my yesses mean yes and my nos mean no!”

Sheri B.

“She helped me move forward with confidence.”

“Michele helped me understand and embrace being a homeschooling mom with a homeschooling family. She taught me the mechanics, but more than that, she helped me understand the foundational values on which this decision was built. She helped me move forward with confidence.

Jenn U.

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The Details

Michele is available to speak in-person or online, small or larger gatherings, for workshops, conferences, retreats, podcasts, and more.

If any of the topics above don’t quite fit with your event, Michele will work with you to find a topic that does.

Michele is willing to negotiate a speaking fee based on your budget. She also asks that travel costs be covered. 

Contact Michele about Speaking

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