Mary, Cause of our Joy, pray for us!

Mary, Cause of our Joy, pray for us!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


FRIDAY, July 10
5:30- 6:30 SET-UP for Used Book Sale and Curriculum Show & Tell
6:30- 9:00 Used Book Sale and Curriculum Show & Tell

8:00- 9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:15- 10:10 "A Homeschooling Mom's Prayer Life: It Can Happen" by Karen Edmisten
10:25- 11:20 "Increase Your Joy Right Where You Are" by Suzie Andres

11:20- 12:20 LUNCH (purchase when you register, or feel free to bring your own!)

12:30- 1:25 "Homeschooling Dads" by Tony Andres
1:40- 2:25 "Read-Aloud Legacy: Reading Aloud for All Ages" by Karen Edmisten
2:4-3:30 "Homeschooling With Gentleness" by Suzie and Tony Andres


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Speakers: Suzie Andres

Suzie Andres is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College.  She has a Master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.  She and her husband Tony are the proud parents of two “only” children; the family has been homeschooling since 1996.  Suzie is the author of Homeschooling with Gentleness and the author/editor of A Little Way of Homeschooling.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Speakers: Karen Edmisten

Karen Edmisten, a former atheist who converted to Catholicism at the age of 35, is a freelance writer and frequent guest on Catholic radio. She is the author of Deathbed Conversions, After Miscarriage, The Rosary, and Through the Year With Mary, and has contributed to several other books, including A Little Way of Homeschooling, and Atheist to Catholic. A homeschooling mom for fourteen years, Karen blogs about family, home education, books, and coffee at Karen Edmisten: The Blog With the Shockingly Clever Title.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Speakers: Tony Andres

Anthony Andres is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College with a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.  Tony taught at Christendom College for fourteen years before heading back to TAC.  He currently teaches in the integrated Great Books program of Thomas Aquinas College.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Friday Night Used Book Sale

Friday, July 10, 2015
6:30-9 pm

The annual CHAO used book sale will take place in the parish center of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  There is no cost to sell or shop, and all CHAO members are invited to attend even if you are not registered for the conference.  Non-CHAO members registered for the conference are welcome to come and shop the sale.

To sell your items, you must email your reservation to Magda Flynn by June 15 in order to save your spot and receive instructions for preparing your goods for sale.  Please consult your directory for Magda's email.

Sellers may arrive at 5:30 pm to set up their books and other items.  

However, NO SHOPPING till 6:30 pm!

Remember, we will be having a curriculum "Show & Tell" next door to the used book sale.  After or before you shop, please join us to peruse and discuss books, programs, and other resources fellow homeschoolers find helpful for their families!

Coupons and Door Prizes

The list keeps growing! 
Here are some of the coupons and door prizes you can look forward to at this year's conference:

Morningstar Dance- $10 discount
HSLDA- $30 total discount for memberships purchased at the conference
Lakeshore Learning- has donated an exciting door prize AND don't forget that they always have coupons available to print on their website!!!
Jamberry Nails- door prize!
Lilla Rose Hair Clips- door prize!
St. Francis & Co.- door prize!
Personal Touch Rosaries- door prize!
Gloria Deo- door prize!Metropolitan Community College- door prize!Omaha Homeschool Learning Center- door prize of $85 gift certificate!
DON'T FORGET!  Earlybird registration and the ability to purchase lunch ends June 20th!!!