"When you begin to study, look up to him and think:   'O Lord, how worthless this knowledge would be, if it were not for the enlightening of my mind for thy service, or for making me more useful to my fellow men.' "
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
(stained glass window from St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral, La Crosse, WI)

Homeschool Conferences

  West Central Wisconsin Catholic
 Homeschool Groups 

 First Friday is a special time for homeschoolers to gather in Cook's Valley.

You will find homeschoolers gathered every First Friday, year-round, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cook's Valley.  For more information contact Fran at

Chippewa Valley Homeschoolers - This is an email forum for Christian homeschoolers in the geographic area centered around Eau Claire.  There is a special list just for Catholic homeschoolers to share items of interest among themselves, however, lots of great information about local events, co-ops and groups is shared over the general list as well. You must be a member to access the site and receive emails.  On Thursdays during the school year there is a very popular choir/handbells/art group that coordinates through this list as well.

Homeschooling - the lighter side
Your Pix

This is apparently a common homeschooling challenge. 

Here is a somewhat more cooperative little brother.  The rabbit even holds the music open.  All is calm and peaceful in homeschool land today.
We're pretty darn close to the center of not one, but TWO hemispheres in west central Wisconsin.  Check out Joyce's Collection of Misplaced Geographic Markers 
at WCWCatholic's 

(OK, it is a bit of a digression but everyone's got to have a hobby, right?)