Conference Details

Is anybody wondering about the details of Courage for the Daily?! There are so many wonderful things in process, and I can hardly wait to share all of the details with you.

For now, let me just fill you in on a few things that I think will really get you excited about the upcoming conference.

We have already introduced you to our three keynote speakers… I don’t know about you, but I am eager to be filled by their words to urge us on with courage in the work God has given us in the raising of children for His Kingdom. Mystie Winckler will present two sessions, Adam Andrews will present two sessions, and Rachel Jankovic will provide us with an icing-on-the-cake session as well. The lunch hour will be full of fellowship, and your luncheon will be catered by Red Rock. There will be vendor exhibits for browsing & shopping, and giveaways throughout the day to spoil some of these hardworking mamas attending the conference. We will end the day with a Roundtable Q&A with all of our speakers.

One of my main prayers was for God to provide the perfect location for the event. I wanted the venue to be as easily accessible to as many women as possible, so easy access to Interstate-90 was on my wishlist, but I also wanted to highly prioritize feeling like the parking was adequate & the location was safe. I want these wonderful women to be protected while they park and walk, and also desire for their vehicles to be in a safe place for the whole day. How did God provide?! Above and beyond. The wonderful people at Opportunity Pres are delighted to host the conference, and we will seek to be honorable guests. It is a wonderful building, in a safe location with ample parking, handicap access, and space for encouragement & fellowship for all these gathering mamas to fill their vessels and be restored for the good work of raising little ones for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Speaking of the children God has put in your care, another thing Opportunity Pres offers are great facilities for changing and nursing your infants-in-arms. We will keep the mamas well-hydrated and fed during the day, and you are welcome to bring a nursing baby with you. I don’t know about your kids, but my kids love an excuse to have a day out with Daddy or a grandparent or a favorite uncle! So if you register now, you will have plenty of time to get childcare arranged so you can come and enjoy this day of blessing.

Are you wondering what time you will arrive, how long you will stay, and when you will be home?? The conference itself will begin at 9am sharp, but check-in & registration will open at 8:30am. The conference will end at 4pm, but you will be able to leave as you are ready – we will have a team of ladies working on clean up beginning at 4:30pm. This will allow you to get home to your family for dinner if you are closeby… maybe even give you time to pick up some pizza on the way so you don’t have to cook! And if you are among the many who will be carpooling a few hours away, it will be the perfect time to let you ladies head out for dinner yourselves and get on the road.

Little questions come filtering in to my inbox one by one, so as I individually answer those via social media or email, I will also try to come back and share the FAQs here in the Paideia Northwest blog. There are still lots of little treasures in the works… and we are excited to have you come alongside us as we seek to build bridges, create camaraderie, encourage community, and facilitate fellowship.

Don’t forget to tell your friends that registration is open!! 

Finalizing Details

Here I sit on a Lord’s Day afternoon… iced coffee at hand and my accordion file full of papers & ideas… ready to finalize website details and make sure all the pieces fit together.

Thank you for the excitement you’ve shared with us as we anticipate Paideia Northwest’s debut conference, Courage for the Daily! Registration is about to open. Drumroll, please.

Registration Opens in Two Days!

??Big News!!??
Paideia Northwest is opening registration for our upcoming conference in November, Courage for the Daily… this Sunday afternoon, August 19th!!
Early Bird registration is $30 for the whole day of encouraging sessions by Mystie Winckler, Adam Andrews, & Rachel Jankovic ~ and it also includes a luncheon. The day will feel like a retreat, a time to fill your vessels for the constant pouring out you do, mamas, in raising & educating your kids for Christ Jesus.
Early Bird Bonus: the first 100 registrants will also have the option of attending the Dessert Social sponsored by Schole Sisters on Friday evening, Nov 9th. Register early to get in on that special, sweet treat!
When registration opens on Sunday, the link to the registration page will go live here at
#paideianorthwest #upcomingconference #registrationopeningsoon #48hoursleft #homeschoolconference #christianmomsconference #homeeducation #christianeducation #mamasneedencouragement #retreatconference #courageforthedaily


Remember, that while our largest audience will probably be the Christian homeschooling mom contingent, we are building bridges, creating camaraderie, encouraging community, and facilitating fellowship across methods.

So, if you wonder if this conference is for you – Mama, are you raising your children for the Lord Jesus Christ? Then yes, this day is a day to fill your vessel and challenge you to take courage as you pour yourself out for the educating, nurturing, &  loving of the children God has entrusted to you.

We cannot wait to see you on November 10! Be ready – registration opens soon, and seating will be limited.

Meet Rachel Jankovic

We have a big announcement regarding registration for Courage for the Daily coming soon!! Before we get to that, however, we would love to share our final conference speaker with you.

Please allow me to introduce Rachel Jankovic @lizziejank

Rachel Jankovic is a wife, homemaker, and mother. She received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts & Culture from New Saint Andrews College, but mostly reads cookbooks now to avoid story grip (being highly susceptible).
Rachel is wife of Luke and mother of seven children. She is author of Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, Fit to Burst, and a soon to be released book on Christian Identity. She is heavily involved with the Christ Church Ladies Bible Reading Challenge and invites you all to join in that great movement of Christian women becoming women of the word.

?Reading: my to-do lists!
?Enjoying: building a house
?Drinking: black coffee or La Croix
?Looking forward to: getting my loom warped
? Challenged by: Life!

You can find Rachel’s work at Canon Press, Desiring God, Femina Girls, & elsewhere ~ we know you’ll love getting to know her through her work! And we look forward to sharing her with you on November 10th!

Meet Adam Andrews

As we countdown the last few days before Paideia Northwest opens conference registration for Courage for the Daily (BIG announcement coming on that shortly!!), please join us in welcoming our wonderful lineup of speakers!!
Today, I would like to present to you, Adam Andrews.

Adam Andrews is the director of the Center for Literary Education and a home schooling father of six. Since 2003, he has traveled throughout the United States and Canada presenting an innovative method for teaching the crucial skills of literary analysis. Adam’s dynamic presentations enable students to enjoy great literature as never before, while his fresh insights inspire parents and teachers with new vision for their task as educators.

Adam earned his B.A. from Hillsdale College in southern Michigan and his M.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is currently a candidate for the Ph.D. He is a Henry Salvatori Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a founding board member of Westover Academy in Colville Washington. He and his wife Missy, a Hillsdale graduate and accomplished educator in her own right, teach their children at home in Rice, Washington.

? Currently reading — Rabbit, Run by John Updike
? Currently enjoying — J.S.Bach’s Orchestral Suites
?Currently drinking — Grande dark drip with cream and two Splendas
?Currently looking forward to — Seahawks vs. Broncos in Week One of the NFL season
?Currently challenged by — the idea that my weakness, insufficiency, and sin are necessary conditions of my salvation
You can find Adam’s work at and both meet him in person & sit under his teaching at Courage for the Daily on November 10th!!

Meet Mystie Winckler

As we countdown the last few days before Paideia Northwest opens conference registration for Courage for the Daily, please join us in welcoming our wonderful lineup of speakers!!
Today, I would like to present to you, Mystie Winckler @mystiewinckler ……
?Mystie and her husband, Matt, have five children whom they educate classically, seeking to cultivate wisdom and virtue in themselves as well as their children, through discipleship in a simple life full of Truth, Goodness, Beauty – and a lot of books. ?
?Currently reading: True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer, Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White, Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture by Werner Jaeger, The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges, and more – all slowly!
?Currently enjoying: Having teen sons who are taller than me
?Currently drinking: Coffee, black, home roasted by my husband
?Currently looking forward to: My first time in the South and meeting Cindy Rollins
?Currently challenged by: The summer sermon series through the Sermon on the Mount by our church’s summer seminary-student intern
You can find Mystie at and, to begin getting to know her! And we look forward to sharing her with you on November 10th! (And 9th if you want to fellowship with her over dessert! ?)

Early Bird gets the Dessert Social!

Lots of people are getting excited about our debut conference, Courage for the Daily, coming up on November 10th! We are, too!
And here’s one more reason to get excited for registration to open soon: our friends The Schole Sisters are offering you a delightful early bird perk!

The first 100 registrations will receive a special invitation to a dessert social sponsored by @scholesisters on Friday evening, November 9th at a super sweet surprise location (in the Spokane, WA area).

If you want in on this special treat, keep your eyes peeled for Paideia Northwest to open registration… register early to be among the special few who will receive a personal invitation to this fellowship event!

It’s Really Happening!

After much dizzying excitement and planning, it was really thrilling to reveal the announcement yesterday for our upcoming conference for moms, Courage for the Daily, which will feature Mystie Winckler, Adam Andrews, and Rachel Jankovic as keynote speakers. It will be an entire Saturday of filling up your vessel, focused on how we as moms need to embrace our callings with courage – educating, training, filling, loving the people God has put in our care.

If you don’t know Mystie Winckler, check out Schole Sisters and Simply Convivial to get a taste for her amazing intellect and knack for the orderly.
If you don’t know Adam Andrews, check out Center For Lit to glean from his score of helpful educational resources and godly insights.
If you don’t know Rachel Jankovic, check out Canon Press and their resources from Rachel through books and webinars.

The event will wrap up with a roundtable Q&A session, so all attendees will have the opportunity to have their own questions answered.
The event will also include a catered lunch, and I promise to have drinks & snacks for everyone as well.

The vision is not for moms to show up for a day of schoolwork, lectures, and taking chaotic notes. The vision is for moms to show up with friends & sisters (and to come prepared to meet new friends & add to your local tribe!) for a day that feels like a retreat as your vessel is filled up with joy, grace, and fellowship. The vision is for you to leave feeling confident and courageous for the work set before you, not because of what you learned at the conference but because of who you are in Christ.

Check it out, let us know you’re interested:

And stay tuned for registration to open soon.
You’ll want to get in on the Early Bird tickets for this priceless event.

One Day Conference Event, coming Nov 10!

Paideia Northwest presents a one day conference event to encourage Christian (home) educating moms right here in the Pacific Northwest.

Let’s pursue community, create camaraderie, and seek to encourage one another in the journey of educating our kids for Christ, through shaping their intellect, sharpening their skills, covering them with grace, and pouring wisdom over & into them.

This is big work, mamas!
You needn’t do it alone.
This is your opportunity to connect with other likeminded mamas in the Pacific Northwest walking similar paths, longing for bridges and companionship along the way.

Stay tuned for the real details!
You don’t want to miss this.

Apply Your Heart

Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12

“The most important Christian Education institution is not the pulpit or the school, important as those institutions are; but it is the Christian family. And that institution has to a very large extent ceased to do its work.”
— John Gresham Machen