The Lord instructs us to “Be still.” But certainly he didn’t have in mind the homeschool mother. Does he have any idea what it is to homeschool? I mean really now, who is going to take care of things while Mom is being still?
But what if being still was the answer to feeling stressed and overwhelmed? What if being still took care of the fatigue and burn out and helped you get more accomplished? What if it eliminated the confusion and worry? What if instead of working longer, running faster, trying harder, getting up earlier, or going to bed later, you just sat still for a while…maybe a really long while?
Angela has a unique perspective on what it means to “Be still and know that I am God.” Two years ago she had a debilitating illness that put her in bed for three months. During her subsequent challenging 18-month recovery, she learned vital lessons about the renewing power of being still. In this workshop you will hear her story and find out how she continued to homeschool and hold her family together even through her illness. She will share with you six vital practices that will increase your capacity to be still and know God’s purposes. You will learn how to renew, regroup, and recharge. You will see why taking time for these actually increases your productivity and makes you a powerhouse homeschool mom. This workshop is for everyone—even dads—but especially for those who are feeling a bit rundown or burned out (which includes all of us at some point or another).
When asked what she does, Angela Baker responds enthusiastically, “I do people!” She sees genius and beauty in every person and passionately believes that education should be about discovering and growing that genius. This life-long passion led her to seek alternative education for her children. She is an authentic, down-to-earth home educator of twenty-one years who knows the ups and downs of her “business.” Angela is the mother of seven children. She and her family live on a one-acre farm in rural Erda, Utah, where the main crop is children. Angela is a well-loved speaker whose talent for weaving stories with principles creates a memorable experience for her audiences. She is also an experienced parent coach and youth mentor.
In order to inspire youth to dig deep and engage in a rigorous scholar experience, Angela founded Erda Youth Leadership Academy. She is a mentor for Elevation—Williamsburg Academy’s outdoor high school leadership program—where she invites youth to challenge themselves by climbing rock walls and rappelling over cliffs. She is a certified relationship coach through Townsend Relationship Center. Her formal education includes a bachelor’s in family science and a master’s in education. A cherished highlight of her homeschool journey and years of motherhood is the happy hours of reading to her children. She enjoys quiet study, fiery sunsets, family dancing in the kitchen, climbing mountains and rock walls, and refreshing moments of just sitting.