HOME for the Holidays!

Leading with Love and Grace

As the homeschool community continues to grow, leaders and influencers are called upon to serve others with greater strength, knowledge, understanding, love and compassion. If you don't think you are a leader, please consider these leadership qualities and think again! We believe you may possess quite a few!


FREE to HOME Supporters! Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen the skills you need to navigate ALL relationships — both personal and professional!


Join fellow homeschool leaders, potential leaders and community influencers at the beautiful Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine for a very special Holiday LeaderConnect! 


We'll come together to celebrate the season, share ideas and encouragement, and hear from inspiring speakers about the importance of guiding and supporting with love and grace to create a healthy homeschool community where future generations of homeschoolers can grow and thrive.


Bring your spouse! Take advantage of the deeply discounted rate at the Samoset Resort and make it a holiday getaway! Call 800-341-1650, no later than November 24, 2023, and mention Homeschoolers of Maine 2023.  


Special Guest Speaker




Dr. Christine Bacon, The Relationship Doctor! 

Communication and relationship expert Christine M. Bacon, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, trainer, longtime university professor and the host of radio talk-show, "Breakfast with Bacon." Whether on the stage or on the air; whether in a book, seminar or corporate training room, Dr. Bacon specializes in teaching others the skills necessary to navigate all relationships — both personal and professional — no matter how challenging or complex they and their histories may be. This includes teaching couples and individuals to successfully manage conflict and stress.


Who Should Attend?

Are you serving your homeschool community in one of the ways listed below? Are you serving in another way? If the answer is yes, then come to this LeaderConnect!


Do you see a need in your community and want to learn more? Come learn from those who have gone before you! Find out what you can do to serve your fellow homeschoolers. 

  • Support Group Leaders 
  • Mom's Night Out Coordinators
  • Co-op Leaders
  • Field Trip and Activity Coordinators
  • Facebook Group Leaders
  • Bloggers
  • Maine Legislators 
  • Teachers and Tutors Working with Homeschoolers
  • Librarians Working with Homeschoolers
  • Church Leaders Working with Homeschoolers
  • Leaders from Neighboring States
  • All Others Interested in Leading and Serving!
  • Spouses!

Holiday LeaderConnect Conference Details

Date: December 8th and 9th, 2023

Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Cost: $35 per person, $50 per couple (includes dessert and refreshments). Pre-registration required. Please pre-register below. HOME Supporters attend FREE!!

Overnight Accommodations: Use this link to Reserve Your Room at the Samoset Resort online, or call 800-341-1650, no later than November 27, 2023, and mention Homeschoolers of Maine 2023 to be assured of our special discounted rate! Make your reservation early as there are a limited number of rooms in our block. (Please note that the Samoset "resort fee" mentioned has also been waived for our group!) 


DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EVENT? Are you wondering if you should attend?

Use the chat option through Facebook Messenger in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.


Pre-register Today!

Don't miss this life-changing opportunity to grow and thrive as a leader! 


* Homeschool leaders from neighboring states are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event will not be Maine specific.


* Consider inviting your fellow leaders and team members.


* Be sure to bring your spouse for an affordable getaway!


* Need some financial help to attend? To apply for a scholarship, please contact the HOME Office at homeschoolmaine@gmail.com or call 207.763.2880.


Please help us plan ahead for your presence. Pre-register below, no later than December 1.


Schedule of Events

Friday, December 8

1:00pm - 2:00pmRegistration Opens

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Motivating Yourself to Do Less: Time and Priority Management in a Screen-Filled World (Dr. Christine Bacon)

Have you ever wished you had more hours in a day? What about the ones you already have? Tired of people telling you that you do “too much” yet offer no help in removing something from your plate? Yeah, me too. In this session you will be given a very tangible approach to finding your time sucks and rebuilding your schedule into the one that best facilitates your vocation (parent, spouse, ministry leader, CEO and everything else) and produces the greatest amount of peace.

4:00 - 6:00pm - Dinner on your own. 

6:00 - 8:00pm - Dessert, Message from HOME and Holiday Social (Dr. Zach and Kim Mazone)


Saturday, December 9

9:00 - 10:00am - Loving and Giving = Abounding - Morning Coffee and Devotions (Lennie and Robin Charbonneau)

Start your morning with a fresh cup of coffee, breakfast pastries and a time to reflect on John 13:34-35. Prepare your hearts and minds for what the day has in store! As veteran homeschoolers with a large family, Robin and Lennie understand the day-to-day realities of homeschooling, married life and family and would love to encourage you in your own journey.  

10:00am - 12:00pm - Leading at Home: How Fighting for Your Marriage and Family Makes You a Leader Others Want to Follow (Dr. Christine Bacon)

What does marriage have to do with leadership? Do you lead your marriage the way you lead your co-op or support group? Your sports teams? Your scouts? Your business? What messages are you communicating to your kids? Are you the product of divorce? Are your kids? How does that affect your interactions with others? How does it affect theirs? In this session we’ll address a very sensitive subject with courage and clarity, its implications for the culture at large while simultaneously providing encouragement and direction for transforming your marriage into one that others want to emulate.

12:00 – 1:30pm - Lunch on your own. 

1:30 - 3:30pm - Stuffers and Escalators: Does Your Conflict Style Help or Hinder Communication and Problem Solving? (Dr. Christine Bacon)

When you deal with conflict, do you stuff it in or let it out? How’s that workin’ for ya?! Whether at home, in ministry, the workplace or in any relationship, conflict cannot be resolved if the issue is eclipsed by your communication style. Are you passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive or assertive? In this interactive session, you will learn the pros and cons of your conflict management and communication styles as well as practical strategies to help you confidently deal with the issue at hand while simultaneously building and repairing your relationships. 

3:30 - 4:00pm - Closing Session with HOME and Good-byes


Thank You, LeaderConnect Sponsors, Partners and Friends!

Become a LeaderConnect Sponsor!

* Please contact Katie Beaudoin at katiehomeadv@gmail.com or 207.610.9309` for more information if you would like to be sponsor for this event!


* To partner with HOME to help make this event possible, simply use the gold MAKE A DONATION button in the right sidebar of this page and note LeaderConnect. Any amount would be greatly appreciated!


* Or mail your donation to:

HOME, P.O. Box, 159, Camden, ME 04843


Thank you, and God bless you for your generosity. 


More about Our Speakers

Dr. Christine M. Bacon 

As owner and president of CMB Communication, Inc., and the wife of a retired Navy officer, Dr. Bacon brings more than two decades of experience as a trainer and life-skills education facilitator with the U.S. Navy’s Fleet and Family Support Center and has delivered more than 1,000 seminars to civilians, military personnel and families on such vital topics as healthy relationships, corporate leadership, improving communication skills and respect in the workplace.  


Her acclaimed book, The Super Couple: A Formula for Extreme Happiness in Marriage, released Valentine's Day 2016, was inspired by a personal mission to help God save one million marriages during her lifetime on Earth. Surpassing its primary purpose, "The Super Couple" is helping millions worldwide to improve their understanding and contributions within relationships of all types and enhancing their relational experiences within the mind, heart, family, workplace, community and beyond. 


Whether they be with a colleague, boss, spouse or the grocery store cashier, Dr. Bacon teaches how relationships, vulnerability and trust are crucial in all aspects of life and business, and she does so directly, yet humorously, by speaking and writing the truth in love.  


Dr. Bacon holds three degrees in communication. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in interpersonal communication from Regent University and B.A. in communication from Old Dominion University. Her doctoral dissertation merged marital humor with her own experience and her desire to teach individuals and couples how to build and nurture what Bacon calls "Super" marriages. 


She and her husband, Dan, reside in Virginia and enjoy time with their daughters and six perfect grandchildren.  


Robin and Lennie Charbonneau


Robin and Lennie Charbonneau are veteran homeschoolers who have graduated five of their children, so far. They are still very much “in the trenches” of homeschooling with six children still to go! They have recently celebrated 30 years of marriage and are looking forward to whatever future adventures the Lord has for them and their family.  


Dr. Zach and Kim Mazone

Zach and Kim have a passion for teaching and building community relationships with people of all ages. In addition to homeschooling, they enjoy educating patients at their medical practice, DaySpring Integrative Wellness. Dr. Zach and Kim served as HOME Reps for many years, as well as coordinators for Homeschool Day at the Capitol. They are now serving as HOME Board members. They believe HOME to be an important ministry to Maine families not only in educating children, but in building and supporting all areas of family life.