Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Speaking in Omaha next month at the CHAO Conference!

Along with Suzie Andres and her husband, Tony, I'll be speaking in Omaha in July at "Filled With Joy," a homeschooling conference sponsored by the Catholic Homeschool Association of Omaha (CHAO).

Suzie is the author of Homeschooling With Gentleness and author/editor of A Little Way of Homeschooling: Thirteen Families Discover Catholic Unschooling (to which I contributed a chapter in the "-ish" section. As in, "unschoolish" ... I'm the Planning Unschooler, the Unschoolish One With a Plan...i.e., I don't fit into categories or labels, and I like it that wayish.)

Friday night, July 10, will be "Homeschool Show and Tell" and a used book sale -- more details are here.

On Saturday, July 11, talks will include:

From me:
"A Homeschooling Mom's Prayer Life: It Can Happen"
"A Read-Aloud Legacy: Reading Aloud for All Ages"

from the Andres:

"Increase Your Joy Right Where You Are," Suzie
"Homeschooling Dads," Tony
"Homeschooling With Gentleness," Suzie and Tony

The CHAO conference website is here, along with registration information. The full schedule for the day is here.

I hope I can meet you there!


A quick aside: 

Did you know that if you do a search for a free stock photo of "Omaha, Nebraska" on FreeImages.com, the only results are two photos? One is of the Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo and the other is of a desert deer: 

This leads me to remind you that even if you can't make it to the CHAO conference, you should make it to the Henry Doorly Zoo sometime in your life. Seriously. It is one of the best zoos ever. An unschooler's dream day.


Liz said...

My daughter recommends that new homeschoolers read A Little Way of Homeschooling and then read your blog. She calls herself a Karen Edmisten style homeschoooler. Since I like to think that I helped a little bit to inspire Karen Edmisten, I'll consider that a sort of compliment from the daughter I homeschooled. She really does love your blog.

Karen Edmisten said...

Liz, you TOTALLY influenced my style of homeschooling. :) You not only influenced me, but you offered me help, consolation, reassurance, and ideas along the way. So, truly, Abby is a Liz Swift style homeschooler, in a delightfully circular way. I love that! And tell Abby that your comment made my day. :D

Liz said...

I have found it delightful myself, and you totally have influenced not only the way she homeschools, but a lot of the resources she uses. She also makes your St. Lucia bread every year. I just bought her the latest Penderwicks for her birthday. So it truly has been really neat to have my old internet friend become her inspiration. I still wish you lived next door, though...

Karen Edmisten said...

I still wish I lived next door, too, Liz. :)