Mom’s and Dad’s Connection

Mom’s Connection is a monthly support group meeting for moms who are homeschooling their children. Our purpose is to provide information, resources and help in different aspects of homeschooling. Mom’s Connection meets on Friday nights from 7-9pm on the dates listed below. We meet in FC210.

Please RSVP to Liz Hale

  • Dates and Topics:
  • February 7, 2014 – Speaker and topic to be announced
  • March 14, 2014 – Ken and Hope Auer will speak on “The Value of Non-Academic Education”

Who decided the subjects you needed to study in school? As homeschoolers, you have the opportunity to go where no classroom-based education has gone before and develop skills and talents that will open up many doors. This father/daughter team will explain how this twenty year old developed such an impressive resume, by placing real education above trying to reproduce a standard high school transcript.

Hope Auer was homeschooled from Pre-K through high school and beyond and had quite the variety of beneficial educational experiences in addition to traditional academic subjects. At the age of twenty, she has six years of experience as a piano teacher ( and is currently serving as secretary of the Cary Apex Piano Teachers’ Association. She published her first historical fiction book, A Cry from Egypt, the spring of 2012 and is working on three more books in the series based on her love for history, research, writing and God’s Word ( Her book was unveiled in May at the NCHE annual conference where she spoke to over 200 people. She continues to work on writing, blogging, speaking and ministering to those interested in writing and seeking her help and counsel. She lives and serves in her father’s house and continues to be a major part of her younger brothers’ and parents’ lives.
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Ken Auer is the founder and Master Software Craftsman of RoleModel Software, Inc. (, pastor-elder of a family-integrated church (Southwest Christian Assembly (, head instructor at the Software Craftsmanship Academy ( and homeschool father of three children (twenty, sixteen and seven). After twelve years as a successful software developer and leader, he started RoleModel Software in 1997. By God’s grace, he has been learning and working out what God’s call for discipleship means in all aspects of life, how to integrate those aspects (see and what it means “to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Luke 1:17, Malachi 4:6).