Starting with Confidence: A Weekend for Charlotte Mason Beginners

Starting with Confidence 2024 conference

June 28–29, 2024
Louisville, KY

If you are just starting out with the Charlotte Mason Method, this event is for you! Join Sonya Shafer and Richele Baburina for a hands-on weekend designed to give you experience and confidence with Charlotte Mason homeschooling.

Find out how to teach every subject the Charlotte Mason way. Take part in a morning of studies immersion session where you will play the role of a student. And leave with a plan for your homeschool year—personalized for your unique family and situation.


Sonya Shafer

Sonya and her husband John have four daughters, whom they homeschooled all the way through with Charlotte Mason’s wonderful methods. Three have graduated, and now Sonya spends her time continuing to educate their youngest—who has special needs—and doing all she can to make it simple for you to use the Charlotte Mason Method.

Richele Baburina

Richele believes that education is a venture of faith and has enjoyed every step with her boys on their homeschool journey. Though graduated, they still go on nature walks together in the southern Appalachians of Tennessee, where they reside. She’s author of The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Mathematics: an Instrument for Living Teaching, and Brush Drawing: A Basic Course. Her musings on art and capturing beauty with a brush can be found on Instagram @rbaburina.


During the event, you will learn how to teach each subject the Charlotte Mason way. You’ll get hands-on experience with a Charlotte Mason morning of studies as you experience a homeschool morning as a 2nd grade student. And throughout our time together, we’ve included plenty of Q & A sessions so you can get your questions answered.

(Schedule subject to change.)


9:00 AMDoors open
9:30 AMThe Simple Way to Do Charlotte Mason
12:00 PMLunch break (on your own)
1:30 PMPreschool Without Pressure (optional session during lunch break)
2:00 PMQ & A
2:30 PMCreating a Plan for Your Family
3:30 PMBreak
4:00 PMThe Power of Good Habits in Your Home School
5:00 PMHabits Q & A
5:30 PMSupper break (on your own)
7:00 PMConnection time (optional)


9:00 AMDoors open
9:30 AMA Charlotte Mason Morning of Studies immersion session
11:00 AMQ & A
12:00 PMLunch break (on your own)
1:00 PMTeaching Your Child to Read the Delightful Way (optional session during lunch break)
1:30 PMMath through the Grades
2:30 PMLanguage Arts: It’s a Natural Progression
3:30 PMQ & A
4:00 PMFinish Your Family Plan


Seating is limited. Register early to secure your spot and get the best ticket price!

Save when you register by February 1!


Registration open until June 10.


Getting here

The event will be held at the CityPlace Expo Center in LaGrange, KY. This modern conference center is conveniently located within a 30 minute drive from the Louisville International Airport. The LaGrange area offers several nearby hotels and dining options, making it the perfect place to get away for a weekend of inspiration!

Lodging Options

Here are some hotels that are near the CityPlace Expo Center:

There are also many options in Louisville, about 20 minutes from CityPlace Expo Center:

Additional Details


Simply Charlotte Mason will have a large display of Charlotte Mason curriculum and resources available for you to get your hands on, look through, and purchase at a special event discount. Our friendly bookstore staff would love to help you plan your coming homeschool year.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before June 10 will receive a full refund of the event registration. After June 10, tickets may be transferred to another person by contacting Simply Charlotte Mason.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will childcare be provided?

This event is for homeschool parents and does not include a children’s program or childcare. So that you can focus on learning and equipping yourself to teach your children, please arrange care for your children outside the event. Nursing babies are welcome.

Are Lodging and meals provided?

Lodging and meals are on your own. The LaGrange area has plenty of good options, allowing you to customize for your needs and budget.

Can I come with my husband?

Yes! At our past events, we’ve heard from homeschool dads that they have especially enjoyed the Morning of Studies immersion session. This event is a great way for you to get on the same page and plan together for your home school.