Redeemer Classical is hosting a fall mothers’ retreat focused on culture-building within ourselves and our communities.

The retreat will feature online workshops with the ladies of the Schole Sisters and their special guest, author, speaker, and mother of nine Cindy Rollins, plus in-person discussion with a treasury of local women. The retreat hosts and speakers are homeschooling, private-schooling, and public-schooling mothers, and mothers from families who have made all education choices are welcome. This is a mothers and nursing babies-only event.

“Rest assured,” the Schole Sisters write: “learning is not just one more thing for your to-do list. Learning is a meal for your mind and soul. Just as we must feed our bodies with good food and clear water, so we must also feed our minds and souls with knowledge so that we don’t end our active lives shriveled, shrunken, and flabby on the inside.”

Featured speaker Rollins is the 2016 winner of the Circe Institute‘s Russell Kirk Paideia Prize and the author of “Mere Motherhood: Morning Time, Nursey Rhymes, and My Journey Toward Sanctification.” A copy owned by the event host will be available at the event for perusal. So will a selection of recommended mother culture books for keeping the momentum going after the retreat.

Mother culture is the pursuit of lifelong intellectual and moral development to better serve in our vocations as wives, mothers, and Christians. Come join this soul-refreshing mother’s day out where we discuss the habits, strategies, and mentalities that help make that happen, and nourish relationships with a community of supportive women.

Register here now to reserve your spot! Space is indeed limited.


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., November 3, 2018.

Place: A large private home near Redeemer Lutheran Church (released at registration, for privacy reasons).

Cost: $30. In addition to a day of encouragement and community, discussing and troubleshooting, listening and learning, your registration fee includes lifetime access to the replays and related resources on the Scholé Sisters website. That includes a bonus broadcast Q&A with all the long-distance speakers, plus follow-up materials.


9 a.m. Registration and brunch buffet open. Buffet available throughout the day.

9:30 a.m. “Lifelong Learning, Life-giving Leisure,” broadcast session with Mystie Winckler, followed by discussion.

11 a.m. “Learning How to Live,” broadcast session with Brandy Vencel, followed by discussion.

12:30 p.m. “Learning to See: The Art of Paying Attention,” broadcast session with Cindy Rollins, followed by discussion.

2 p.m. “Learning with Peace,” broadcast session with Pam Barnhill, followed by discussion.

3:30 p.m. Discussion focused on developing personal and group takeaways and action items.

Some participants may wish to head to Redeemer Lutheran Church for a book talk and signing with authors of the new “He Restores My Soul: Writings on Cross and Comfort,” edited by Katie Schuermann and published by Emmanuel Press. That runs from 3 to 6 p.m., with an authors’ panel from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and conversation before and after.

To Prepare

  • Register here now.
  • Pay via Paypal or bring a check. If you pay via PayPal, please use the “send friends and family money” option to
  • Read this article for an introduction to “mother culture.”
  • Plan for your family’s needs (child care, meals) while you’re at the retreat.
  • Come expecting joy!

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