Making Home a Place They Want to Be: Facing the Crisis of Our Day

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Making Home a Place They Want to Be: Facing the Crisis of Our Day

Join John and Sofia Cuddeback for a Day at the Barn featuring lectures on reclaiming the household, a barbecue lunch, and more!

By LifeCraft Foundation

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Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 9:30am - 3pm PDT


Cuddeback Barn [Will be emailed to ticketholders] Front Royal, VA 22630

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Arrival; Coffee & Pastries

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Lecture 1: A Father's Approach to Reclaiming Household

John Cuddeback

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Lecture 2: A Mother's Approach to Reclaiming Household

Sofia Cuddeback

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Catered Lunch (Included)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel: Q & A on Practical Steps Today

John & Sofia Cuddeback

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks, followed by Optional Tour of Homestead

About this event

  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Dr. and Sofia Cuddeback are hosting a mini-retreat exploring how to reclaim the household. Join them for a Saturday of philosophical examination, good company, and refreshments.

Our theme: Home can be a place of the richest activities and the deepest belonging. It can be the place we all most want to be, and to return to. This day’s lectures and discussion will suggest a radical approach to refocusing and reclaiming life in the home.

Who this is for: Open to all between the ages of 17 and 117 (nursing babies only). The event is free other than the required cost of catered lunch, coffee, and snacks ($28).


  • 9:30 Arrival; Coffee & Pastries
  • 10:00 Lecture One: A Father’s Approach to Reclaiming Our Home (by John Cuddeback)
  • 11:00—11:10 break
  • 11:15 Lecture Two: A Mother’s Approach to Reclaiming Our Home (Sofia Cuddeback)
  • 12:15 Catered Lunch (included)
  • 1:30 Panel (John and Sofia) Q & A and Discussion: Practical Steps Today
  • 2:50 Closing Remarks
  • 3:00 End of Program, followed by Optional Tour of Homestead

About John & Sofia: John and Sofia Cuddeback have been married twenty-eight years and are blessed with six children and four grandchildren. John is a long-time philosophy professor at Christendom College and started LifeCraft (originally, BaconFromAcorns) to apply an ancient wisdom to life today, with special attention to household, friendship, good work, and stewardship. His lectures, videos, and writings are widely available. Sofia is an intimate partner in John’s intellectual pursuits while pouring her heart and soul into making their home a place of life and love. Her lectures are noted for their clarity in addressing the concrete challenges of daily life.


Plenty of parking. Lectures inside barn, and thus rain or shine. Hope to see you there!

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