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Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology

Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology

By Amy Sloan
Join me in a series of Homeschool Conversations: interviews with real-life homeschool moms, dads, and other educators on all sorts of topics that affect our lives as homeschool parents.

We’ll discuss educational philosophy, family life, and more. Come chat with us!

Host Amy Sloan, a 2nd-generation homeschool mom of 5, brings a unique perspective from both the homeschool mom and student point of view. This is a podcast sure to encourage every homeschool mom!
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Analogies for All of Us: Thoughts on Classical Conversations and Communicating Well (with Marc Hays)
Many of my friends have found Classical Conversations to be a good option for their families. While CC has not fit with our family's personal or educational priorities, I know so many folks love CC, and several have asked me to include a Classical Conversations perspective on the podcast. Marc Hays is not only a curriculum developer for Classical Conversations, but he's also an old friend. In fact, I once lived with the Hays family for several months and helped care for their newly adopted infant triplets! So when I decided to bring on a guest from the CC world, I knew Marc would be a perfect fit. Our conversations touched on topics like Christian classical education, analogies (and why they matter), and the true purpose of skillful communication. Regardless of whether or not you're interested in Classical Conversations, I know you'll love this chat! Show notes and transcript (including a video of Marc playing tin whistle!): https://humilityanddoxology.com/Marc-Hays Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Please subscribe to this podcast and leave a rating and review!
48:23
April 5, 2021
Peacefully Homeschooling (with Jennifer Pepito)
Do you feel the pressure to homeschool in just the right way or to provide a rigorous education no matter what? Do you sometimes find yourself turning your homeschool approach into a perfectionistic competition? Jennifer Pepito joins us today to encourage us to consider the whole child in our home. She reminds us to take some of the pressure off and to consider what is truly most important, lest we wind up with children who may know a lot, but who certainly don’t care a lot. This is an encouraging conversation for homeschooling parents of all ages, and also includes a special section for parents of preschoolers and kindergartners. Be sure to listen to the end for a special discount code from Jennifer! Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jennifer-pepito Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems
34:22
March 29, 2021
Homeschool Generations: Part 1
I’m delighted to share this bonus episode with you! Today’s episode is an audioblog of “Homeschool Generations: Part 1,” a post I wrote in partnership with The Curriculum Choice. This is going to be a 4-part series exploring past, present, and future generations of homeschoolers! Listen to this bonus episode, then head over to the post and share your own homeschool story in the comments! --> https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1/ Find more Homeschool Conversations episodes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations/
12:21
March 24, 2021
Curiosity and Surrender: Classical Education, Poetry, and a Longing for Light (with Jennifer Dow)
I know it is a wonderful interview when I get just as many goosebumps while editing and preparing it for publication as I did when I first chatted with my guest! That was certainly the case with today's conversation with Jennifer Dow. Jennifer will encourage you to ask questions and think about many things in a new way. She emphasized the vital importance of curiosity and surrender in classical education in general and in our study of poetry in particular. But, really, you just need to listen to the full conversation yourself! I can't wait to hear in what ways you're encouraged and challenged by this week's Homeschool Conversations episode.    A printable version of one of the poems Jennifer shared is available in the email subscribers freebies page! Join here for access to this an other fabulous printables: https://app.birdsend.co/forms/4169/hosted  Show notes and full transcript for this episode: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jennifer-dow/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
53:35
March 22, 2021
Finding Our Unique Homeschool Path (with Aimee Otto)
Today’s Homeschool Conversations guest has a unique homeschool perspective to share. Aimee Otto and her husband, Nick, equally share the loads in their family when it comes to both homeschooling and work. They’ve faced challenges along their journey, but have found an approach that works well for their unique family. Aimee also shares some pretty fabulous tips for creatively collaborating with your children when they’re struggling, some fun family read aloud suggestions, and some encouragement for those hard seasons of homeschool family life.   Be sure to listen to the full podcast episode for a sneak peek into Aimee’s new podcast project with The Homeschool Compass! Since recording our conversation, The Homeschool Compass Podcast has launched, so I’m excited to share a little preview trailer from Aimee at the end of this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode.  Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Aimee-Otto The Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
33:20
March 15, 2021
Homeschool High School Math Online (with Dennis DiNoia from Mr. D Math)
Today I'm interviewing Dennis DiNoia (aka Mr. D) from Mr. D Math. He has great advice to share about homeschooling high school math, encouraging teens to learn, and utilizing online high school courses to help homeschool parents.   A few years ago I won an Instagram giveaway that changed my daughter's life. Ok, so maybe that's a bit melodramatic. But that was how we were first introduced to Mr. D Math. My daughter is now such a huge fan that we've continued to purchase her online high school math courses from Mr. D Math! Emma has even been known to favorably compare Mr. D Math to Jane Austen, so you know it must be good.   What a delight to be able to chat with Mr. D himself on this week's Homeschool Conversations podcast episode! A big thank you to Mr. D Math for sponsoring this episode.    If you're looking for online high school courses for your homeschooler, click here to see all Mr. D Math has to offer: http://bit.ly/2uNy5Ng​​ (please note this is my referral link)    Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-high-school-math/ Find all of the Homeschool Conversations interviews here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
38:18
March 8, 2021
Story-Formed, Wonder-Filled Homeschooling (with Amber O'Neal Johnston)
I've absolutely loved following Amber Johnston on Instagram. I enjoy seeing pictures of her family exploring the world through travel, reading, and just ordinary family living. I appreciate her reminders that this homeschool mom life we're living is a good gift. So it was such a delight to chat with her for this episode of Homeschool Conversations! We discussed topics like how she came to embrace a Charlotte Mason education; the value of cherishing a slow, gentle childhood; the concept of books as mirrors and windows; and the encouragement that you don't have to figure it all out at once. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review the Homeschool Conversations podcast. Thank you so much! Full Transcript and Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Amber-Johnston Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
48:53
March 1, 2021
Life in the Mundane: tips and encouragement from a second-generation homeschool mom of 6 (with Katie Waalkes)
It’s always fun to meet and chat with another second-generation homeschooler! Katie Waalkes brought so many practical and encouraging tips for thriving in the midst of Life in the Mundane in today’s episode. Katie Waalkes is a wife of 12 years, mother to 6 kids, and runs the YouTube channel "Life in the Mundane". She is passionate about encouraging parents in their biblical parenting and helping homeschool moms in their journey. Katie has a unique perspective on homeschooling as both she and her husband grew up homeschooled. As a second generation homeschooler, she has been both the student and teacher and has much to offer on the topic. She hopes to be able to help you start making the most of the little moments in life as the mundane moments are often the most impactful.  You can find Katie at lifeinthemundane.com or on YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook as "Life in the Mundane." Please subscribe, rate, and review Homeschool Conversations in your podcast player! Thank you! Show Notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Katie-Waalkes 100 Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
31:01
February 22, 2021
Banish the Homeschool Blahs
Lynna Sutherland, Mary Wilson, and Amy Sloan are 3 homeschool mamas right there in the trenches with you! We have over 30 years of homeschool experience among us (well, more if you count Amy and Lynna’s experience as homeschooled students!), and we know that sometimes the Homeschool Blahs strike when you least expect them. Listen in as we share a few simple tips and encouragement for banishing the homeschool blahs! Find Amy: Humility and Doxology (https://humilityanddoxology.com/) and the Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/homeschool-conversations-with-humility-and-doxology/id1526734966) Find Lynna: Homeschooling Without Training Wheels (https://hswotrainingwheels.com/) and Sibling Relationship Lab (https://siblingrelationshiplab.com/) Find Mary: Mary Hanna Wilson (https://www.maryhannawilson.com/) and Celebrate a Book (https://www.maryhannawilson.com/cablanding/)
48:24
February 17, 2021
Teens, Tweens, and other Homeschooling Joys and Challenges (with Jessica Jensen)
Jessica Jensen has homeschooled through a host of joys and challenges over the years. Her homeschool journey has included a childhood cancer diagnosis, a chronic illness, and the more typical struggles of homeschooling thru the tween and teen years. We had such a delightful conversation on topics ranging from surviving the middle school years to growing into our own unique homeschool approaches. Read or listen to my interview with Jessica for lots of encouragement and wise homeschool mama perspective! Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jessica-jensen Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Support Humility and Doxology when you shop on Amazon by starting your book buying here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
37:04
February 15, 2021
Raising Covenant Children (with Keren Chu)
The purpose of education is not to fill our children’s heads with knowledge. Rather, we want them to grow in wisdom, in wonder, and in love of God and neighbor. And our most important job as Christian parents is to raise our children to be fellow worshippers. These are just a few of the topics Keren Chu and I discussed in this week’s Homeschool Conversation! Keren is a pastor’s wife and homeschool mama classically educating her young children in the Philippines. I have followed Keren online for a while, and I’m always encouraged by her. You are going to love this chat, so queue it up in your earbuds or read the full transcript at HumilityandDoxology.com! Show notes and transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/keren-chu 100 Poems for Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Support Homeschool Conversations and help keep our bookshelves full: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
37:52
February 8, 2021
High School Science at Home (with Dr. Kristin Moon)
It's our first repeat guest on Homeschool Conversations, and I think you're going to quickly see why I invited my friend Dr. Kristin Moon back on the podcast! Kristin combines a passion for science with real-life experience as a homeschool mom in the trenches. She brings an attitude of wonder and delight to every discussion about science. Because of her years teaching science to homeschoolers, she has lots of great wisdom to share in this episode specifically about preparing for and succeeding in high school level science courses. Yes. You can homeschool high school science successfully! Please subscribe to Homeschool Conversations in your podcast app and leave a rating and review! Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Kristin-Moon Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
38:31
February 1, 2021
Happy Planned Homeschooling with Tawnya Vinyard
Tawnya Vinyard believes that God created each of us homeschool moms unique with a special mission, and we need to stick together knowing we're not alone. She brought that enthusiasm and encouraging perspective to this week's Homeschool Conversations interview! We chatted about eclectic homeschooling, how planning can help you have a happy homeschool (no, really), and the importance of focusing on relationship in those hard homeschool moments.    This season I'm going to be including a full transcript for each episode in the show note blog posts, so even if you don't have time to listen to the podcast or watch the videos you can still skim the transcript. Check out the transcript for this episode, then let me know what you think, ok?    And please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast! It really means so much, and it helps other homeschool mamas discover this content.   Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/tawnya-vinyard Special thanks to this month’s podcast sponsor Friendly Sciences! Read my full review of Friendly Sciences here.
22:56
January 25, 2021
Second Generation Homeschooler + Joyfully Homeschooling (Misty Bailey interviews Amy Sloan)
Have you ever opened your mouth intending to say one thing, but then something else entirely comes out? Oops! That happened to me last fall while I was being interviewed for this episode which originally aired on the Joyfully Homeschooling Podcast! Misty Bailey asked me, "How do you find joy in your homeschool day?" I took a breath and opened my mouth to deliver the answer I had prepared ahead of time. But what I ended up saying instead was definitely more vulnerable than I had planned to share. I shared a bit on Instagram about some of the things on my heart soon after we recorded that interview, actually. Here is an excerpt: "So if you're also not feeling super peppy these days, it's ok. Just because it's hard doesn't mean we are doing something wrong. It also doesn't mean we don't like homeschooling. I LOVE homeschooling, even though it is not currently a super happy time in my head. (Homeschooling can't make me happy because it's not my Savior.)" Listening back to my chat with Misty was an encouragement and a reminder that my identity is in Christ, not my work as a homeschool mom. We discussed some of the changes I've noticed in the homeschool world as a 2nd-generation homeschooler, some of my struggles as a homeschool mom, one of my biggest homeschooling accomplishments, and of course that infamous "how do you find joy" question. You'll just have to listen to the episode (or read the full transcript at HumilityandDoxology.com) to find out what I said. Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/second-generation-joyfully-homeschooling The following audio content was originally published by Misty Bailey on her Joyfully Homeschooling Podcast. Misty has graciously allowed me to republish our conversation as a bonus episode on the Homeschool Conversations podcast. THANK YOU, Misty!
32:51
January 23, 2021
Reading and Teaching the Great Books with Kristen Rudd
Accidental-Homeschooler-Turned-Classical-Educator Kristen Rudd joins us in this week's Homeschool Conversations episode. We're chatting about one of our favorite topics: BOOKS! Have you wondered what people mean by "The Great Books"? Have you wondered if the Great Books even matter? Or maybe you're convinced that they're important, but it seems way too overwhelming to know how to start reading and teaching them in your homeschool. Well, you definitely don't want to miss my conversation with Kristen! She suggests 3 questions you can ask about any book, encourages us to approach literature and learning with humility, and explains how loving our neighbor is at the core of her approach to studying Great Books. Listen to the podcast in your favorite app, or read the full transcript below!   This season I'm trying something new! Access a full transcript for each episode in the show note blog posts, so even if you don't have time to listen to the podcast or watch the videos you can still skim the transcript. Check out the transcript for this episode, then let me know what you think, ok?    And please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review Homeschool Conversations! It really means so much, and it helps other homeschool mamas discover this content.   Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kristen-rudd Special thanks to this month’s podcast sponsor Friendly Sciences! Read my full review of Friendly Sciences here.
35:26
January 18, 2021
Textbook-Free History Masterclass TRAILER
Studying history can be awesome! Learn how to craft a customized, multi-age, textbook-free history curriculum for your unique homeschool family. In my new 45 minute video masterclass and 12 page e-booklet, I share my perspective as a 2nd-generation homeschool mom of 5 and give lots of tips for studying (and enjoying) history in your homeschool. Leave a rating and review for Homeschool Conversations in your favorite podcast app, send a screenshot to Amy@HumilityandDoxology.com (or share it and tag @HumilityandDoxology in your IG stories), and I'll send you a $5 coupon code to use towards purchasing this Textbook-Free History masterclass! https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/
07:07
January 13, 2021
News, Current Events, and Biblically-Objective Journalism (with Nick Eicher and Brian Basham from WORLD)
How do you study current events in your homeschool? How do you teach your students to listen to the news with discernment? And how ought we as Christians approach these sometimes tricky topics? In today’s episode of the Homeschool Conversations podcast I’m joined by Nick Eicher and Brian Basham from WORLD. It was an absolutely fabulous conversation ranging from profound questions about Biblically-objective journalism to some behind-the-scenes insights into the silly moments in WORLD Watch videos. This is an episode you will not want to miss! Check out the show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/world-news-homeschool Special thanks to this month’s podcast sponsor Friendly Sciences! Read my full review of Friendly Sciences here. Please subscribe to Homeschool Conversations and leave a rating and review in your preferred podcast player. Thank you!
42:15
January 11, 2021
Raising Lifelong Learners: the joys and challenges of homeschooling differently-wired, gifted, and 2E kids (with Colleen Kessler)
Homeschool Conversations is BACK for Season 3, and I am so excited you're here with us! To kick us off this season I'm chatting with my friend Colleen Kessler all about the joys (and challenges) of homeschooling quirky, differently-wired, gifted, and twice-exceptional kids. We both share some of our own personal stories in this episode and the lessons learned along the way. I hope it is an encouragement to each of you!   Plus, I'm trying something new! This season I'm going to be including a full transcript for each episode in the show note blog posts, so even if you don't have time to listen to the podcast or watch the videos you can still skim the transcript. Check out the transcript for this episode and let me know what you think, ok?   And no matter where you listen to the podcast content, please take a moment to leave a positive rating and review in your podcast player. It really means so much, and it helps other homeschool mamas discover this content. Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/colleen-kessler Special thanks to this month’s podcast sponsor Friendly Sciences! Read my full review of Friendly Sciences here.
52:03
January 4, 2021
December Bonus: Lynna Sutherland- Sibling Conflict and the Homeschooling Family
Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to the feed back when I first launched this podcast, but those older conversations are unknown to many of you! As a special holiday bonus between Season 2 and Season 3, I'm dusting off a few of my favorites to share with you. I hope they keep you company as you wrap presents, bake holiday goodies, and keep the laundry folded. Because, after all, laundry doesn't stop just because it's Christmas. Enjoy! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/lynna-sutherland-interview/
44:41
December 28, 2020
December Bonus: Shawna Wingert- Homeschooling with Special Needs and Learning Differences
Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to the feed back when I first launched this podcast, but those older conversations are unknown to many of you! As a special holiday bonus between Season 2 and Season 3, I'm dusting off a few of my favorites to share with you. I hope they keep you company as you wrap presents, bake holiday goodies, and keep the laundry folded. Because, after all, laundry doesn't stop just because it's Christmas. Enjoy! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/shawna-wingert-interview/
51:03
December 21, 2020
December Bonus: Missy Andrews- Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life
Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to the feed back when I first launched this podcast, but those older conversations are unknown to many of you! As a special holiday bonus between Season 2 and Season 3, I'm dusting off a few of my favorites to share with you. I hope they keep you company as you wrap presents, bake holiday goodies, and keep the laundry folded. Because, after all, laundry doesn't stop just because it's Christmas. Enjoy! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/missy-andrews-center-for-lit-interview/
36:26
December 14, 2020
December Bonus: Mary Wilson- Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun
Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to the feed back when I first launched this podcast, but those older conversations are unknown to many of you! As a special holiday bonus between Season 2 and Season 3, I'm dusting off a few of my favorites to share with you. I hope they keep you company as you wrap presents, bake holiday goodies, and keep the laundry folded. Because, after all, laundry doesn't stop just because it's Christmas. Enjoy! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-book-club-mary-wilson/
32:13
December 7, 2020
December Bonus: Dr. George Grant- Repentance and Discipleship in Classical Education
Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to the feed back when I first launched this podcast, but those older conversations are unknown to many of you! As a special holiday bonus between Season 2 and Season 3, I'm dusting off a few of my favorites to share with you. I hope they keep you company as you wrap presents, bake holiday goodies, and keep the laundry folded. Because, after all, laundry doesn't stop just because it's Christmas. Enjoy! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/george-grant-christian-education/  
43:39
November 30, 2020
Rock Your Homeschool: Avoid Overwhelm, Foster Connection, and Pursue Joy (with Amy Milcic)
Homeschool moms can do BUSY like just about nobody else. And sometimes in the midst of the busy we forget important things like fostering connection with our kids, pursuing joy, and nurturing a growth mindset. Can we make learning fun and avoid overwhelm in our homeschooling? Amy Milcic says we can, and she joins us on this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode to share some practical tips and encouragement. Amy makes me smile every time, and I know she’ll bring a smile to your day as well! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/amy-milcic 100 Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Advent and Christmas Resources: https://humilityanddoxology.com/advent/ Join my email list: https://app.birdsend.co/forms/4169/hosted
31:14
November 23, 2020
Grace-Filled Homeschooling and Celebrating Advent (with Lara Molettiere)
It was such a delight to chat with Lara Molettiere about pursuing a Charlotte Mason education, encouraging a delightful and grace-filled atmosphere in our homeschool, and intentionally celebrating Advent in our families. Lara reminds us that the Advent season is a gift, not a burden, and she shares some simple tips to help make that a reality in our home. This is a lovely episode and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!   *please note, if you have little ears around who are attuned to details of holiday magic, there are some spoilers in this episode. Depending on your family’s traditions, you may want to choose to listen with your earbuds in!*  Lara has a special offer for Humility and Doxology readers! Use code HDADVENT to save 15% off the Gentle Advent courses. This code is good through the December 1, 2020. Check out her Charlotte Mason inspired Advent courses at my referral link here: https://bit.ly/LaraAdvent  Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Lara-Molettiere Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
33:30
November 16, 2020
Homeschooling a Large Family, the Joys and Challenges (with Heather Tully)
If you homeschool more than one child, at some point you have probably wondered, “How do I balance the academic and emotional needs of multiple kids during the school day? And after I do all that, how do I keep the household running, too?” Heather Tully is a homeschool mama to 10 children from toddler to college age. The Lord has been faithful to teach her and grow her… and humble her… over her past decades of homeschooling, and she joins us today on the Homeschool Conversations podcast to share encouragement, practical tips, and grace-filled hope for the homeschool mama of many. This chat was such a delightful encouragement to me, and I know it will be to you as well! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Heather-Tully Thanksgiving Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/thanksgivingbooklist/ Christmas Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-christmas-books/ Clickable book lists: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
42:29
November 9, 2020
Publishing Books Old and New (with Amy Edwards from Blue Sky Daisies)
It was such a delight to be joined by one half of the Blue Sky Daisies publishing team, Amy Edwards. Amy and her friend Tina Mugglin started their independent publishing business in 2013, and since then they have continued to publish many fabulous books both old and new. Most recently, they published an updated edition of Hallelujah, Cindy Rollins's lovely Advent book. On this bonus episode of Homeschool Conversations, Amy and I chat about everything ranging from picture books for all ages, what to do when your homeschool reality seems to not quite live up to your ideals, and (of course) all about Advent and Christmas traditions. Be sure to enter the Instagram giveaway for your own chance to win a copy of Hallelujah! https://www.instagram.com/humilityanddoxology/ Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/blue-sky-daisies Thanksgiving Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/thanksgivingbooklist/ Christmas Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-christmas-books/ Clickable book lists: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
31:16
November 5, 2020
Made to Play: homeschooling with play, curiosity, and games
Did you know that play impacts the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children and teens, and impacts us as adults as well? Cait Curley believes that homeschooling really can be almost all fun and games, and she joins us this week on the podcast to chat about gameschooling, the challenges and joys of homeschooling twice-exceptional kids, and the importance of leaving space for play in our homeschool day. Don't miss Cait's new Gameschooling 101 course! Get access to over 25 self-paced video lessons, actionable, downloadable PDF resources, play-based bonus content, and access to an incredible resource library at a low introductory price here: http://bit.ly/gameschooling101 (this is my referral link; thanks for supporting the work of the podcast!) Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Cait-Curley Thanksgiving Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/thanksgivingbooklist/ Christmas Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-christmas-books/ Clickable book lists: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
21:43
November 2, 2020
Patience, Wonder, Ignorance, and Joy in a Classical, Charlotte Mason education (with Karen Glass)
What an absolute delight and privilege to chat with Karen Glass in this episode of Homeschool Conversations! I so appreciate her emphasis on humility, wonder, joy, and patience in a classical, Charlotte Mason approach to education. You will not want to miss her analogy between feeding our children good food and nourishing them on good ideas, while waiting patiently for them to grow at their own pace. So much goodness in this interview! Here's the quote I read in Karen's book Consider This that made me determined to have her on the podcast: “We do not list ‘humility’ among our school subjects or put it on a transcript, but that is actually the little secret of classical education.” Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/karen-glass Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
46:42
October 26, 2020
Learn in Color: curiosity, flexibility, and entrepreneurship (with Samantha Shank)
You are going to love this conversation with Samantha Shank, homeschool graduate and creative entrepreneur. She started her blog when she was just 14! She shares her perspective on her own homeschool experience, talks about the surprising childhood obsession that turned into a full-time career, and give tips for graduating from college early...and Debt Free! You do not want to miss this lovely conversation with Sam!   Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Samantha-Shank Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
28:39
October 19, 2020
Nature Study Hacking and Nurturing a Life of Learning (with Joy Cherrick)
Have you ever noticed that the school part seems to be crowding out the life part of your homeschool? When Joy Cherrick began to feel stagnant in her homeschool, she realized she had forgotten Charlotte Mason’s reminder that education is a discipline, an atmosphere, and a life. She joins us on this episode of Homeschool Conversations to talk about creating margin in the homeschool day, Nature Study Hacking with a variety of ages, and more! Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Joy-Cherrick Be sure you're following @HumilityandDoxology on Instagram for a GIVEAWAY of Joy's Mammals Nature Study Hacking book this week only!
51:39
October 12, 2020
Ordo Amoris (with Abby Wahl)
If you’re a fan of the Scholé Sisters like I am, you’ll be especially excited about today’s episode. My conversation with Abby Wahl covered topics as diverse as the ordering of the affections, educating children with dyslexia, and twin-mom life (with a little sheep farming thrown in there for good measure). I especially loved her thoughts on doing less, but better. I hope you enjoy this Homeschool Conversation as much as I did! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/abby-wahl Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
46:42
October 5, 2020
Humility, Worship, and Relationship (with Melissa McMahan)
Sometimes we homeschool mamas can be tempted to look to homeschooling for our identity and even as a source of pride. But when we view homeschooling as but one aspect of our role as mothers, when we see that it is an act of worship and service to God, and when we prioritize relationship with our children, we can truly experience joy in the homeschool journey. My guest Melissa McMahan from Cair Paravel Academy joins us this week to share her perspective as a long-time homeschooling mom of 5 daughters. We chatted all about classical Charlotte Mason education, pursuing our own interests as mothers, and more. This conversation was such a delight! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Melissa-McMahan 100 Poems Free Printable: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Please subscribe, rate, and review Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology in your favorite podcast app! For links to some of my favorite homeschool books and resources, head to https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
26:48
September 28, 2020
Successfully Working While Homeschooling (with Jen Mackinnon)
Jen Mackinnon helps working moms balance their career and homeschool their kids by providing practical solutions that help them cut through the noise and overwhelm and focus on their family's unique needs. Today she joins us on the podcast to share her perspective as a working homeschool mom of 2. This conversation is sure to be an encouragement to many of us as we seek to homeschool well while also working inside or outside the home! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jen-mackinnon/ 100 Poems FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
28:18
September 21, 2020
Healthy Eating on a Budget (with Steph Jenkins)
We all know homeschool kids are basically hobbits. Homeschool families especially seem to experience a constant stream of feeding people at multiple meals and snack times a day! Can a homeschool family really enjoy healthy eating while staying in their budget? Steph Jenkins from CheapskateCook.com is here to chat all about meal planning, snack times, encouraging independence, and more. Plus, as a fellow 2nd-generation homeschooler, Steph brings a unique perspective to our conversations about homeschooling. You won't want to miss this chat! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/steph-jenkins/ Be sure to check out Steph's *free* Budget-Friendly Clean Eating Menu Plan (Feed 4 people for $60 a week - without beans and rice!) If you enjoy Homeschool Conversations, would you please subscribe, rate, and review the podcast in your favorite podcast app? That really helps new homeschool parents find the show. Thanks so much! I'm glad you're here. e2f3ubjj
35:58
September 14, 2020
Traitor: an interview with author Amanda McCrina (Bonus Episode)
In this special bonus episode of Homeschool Conversations I had the privilege of chatting with Amanda McCrina, author of the newly published YA novel, Traitor. Amanda is a homeschool graduate, and Traitor began as a short story assignment for history during her senior year! Listen to this episode to hear Amanda discuss the writing process, her love of reading, and the complicated history undergirding the stories in Traitor. She also answered 3 listener questions from some homeschool teens! This is an episode your teens will enjoy as well. Enter to win your own autographed copy of Traitor: https://www.instagram.com/p/CE6izVADN8-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Please note: Different readers are ready for a variety of content at a wide range of ages. Please check out the author’s website and read more about Traitor to determine if it is a good fit for the teens in your particular family. Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/amanda-mccrina/
23:50
September 9, 2020
Homeschooling with Gospel Hope (with Kendra Fletcher)
Where do you place your hope as a homeschool mom? Is it in your homeschooling? In your curriculum choices? In your parenting philosophy? As soon as you shift your hope to anything other than Jesus, you're sure to be disappointed. Today's guest, Kendra Fletcher, reminds us that the love of God for us in Christ is the safest, most glorious place to rest! Kendra speaks from her experience as a long-time homeschooling mom of 8, and shares with us what it's like to homeschool in dark times, Kendra's podcast Homeschooling IRL was one of my favorite homeschool podcasts, and it was such a treat to have her join me for this week's Homeschool Conversations episode! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kendra-fletcher 100 Poems Printable: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
31:53
September 7, 2020
Organized Homeschooling (with Jennifer Knick)
Jennifer Knick joins us today to share her tips and strategies for organized homeschooling. If that sounds intimidating, never fear. Jennifer lays things out in such a simple way! You'll even hear how an accordion file folder can play a role in high school record keeping. Plus, you'll hear some great tips for working at home while homeschooling. In season 2 of Homeschool Conversations, I’m including several interviews with working homeschool moms, moms who work part time or full time while also homeschooling and caring for their children. I hope this working homeschool mom mini-series is an encouragement! Plus, you’ll see that there’s plenty of variety even among working homeschool moms! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jennifer-knick/
19:34
August 31, 2020
A Living, Humble, Joyful Homeschool Education (with Cindy Rollins)
There’s nothing quite so delightful as talking to a veteran homeschool mama. And when that retired homeschool mama is Cindy Rollins, who inspired a whole generation of moms to pursue Morning Time and Charlotte Mason education? You know this is going to be a good conversation! Cindy brings such wisdom to this interview. I just know you're going to love it! (Plus, when I asked her what 1 thing we should make sure to include in Morning Time? Her answer was NOT what I was expecting!) Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/cindy-rollins 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Please subscribe, rate, and review. Thanks!
30:44
August 24, 2020
The Modern Working Homeschool Mom (with Molly Nickles)
The modern homeschool landscape doesn't always look the way you might have expected. There's a lot less calico and a lot more variety than the old stereotypes might have suggested. In season 2 of Homeschool Conversations, I'm going to be including several interviews with working homeschool moms, moms who work part time or full time while also homeschooling and caring for their children. With the current societal shifts, I think many more parents will be finding themselves in a similar situation. I hope this working homeschool mom mini-series is an encouragement! Plus, you'll see that there's plenty of variety even among working homeschool moms! Today's interview is with Molly Nickles from The Modern Homeschooler, and I think you're going to love it.   Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Molly-Nickles 100 Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
36:55
August 17, 2020
Getting Started with Family Worship (with my husband, John Sloan)
Y’all, this is a pretty special interview! I sat down with my beloved and my friend, my husband John Sloan, to discuss why family worship is important, what it looks like in our family, and how other families can get started with family devotions in their own homes. John is truly my favorite person. We’ve been married for 16 years, and in that time he has been so faithful to prioritize the regular worship of God in our home. I also love that he didn’t come into this episode with “7 steps for family worship success.” Nope. John over and over again reminded us that we are resting on the grace of God in this, as in all aspects of family life. Is it any wonder I love this man? Wondering how to start family worship in your home? This interview is for you! We also address some of the common challenges we face when it comes to incorporating family worship in your daily life. Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-to-family-worship/
47:36
August 15, 2020
Finding the Gospel in Fairy Tales (with Angelina Stanford)
Have you ever wondered if (or why) we should read fairy tales? Stick around for this scintillating conversation with Angelina Stanford and you might be amazed to find the Gospel hidden and interwoven throughout the fairy tale genre! You just may find yourself adding more fairy tales to your homeschool plan this year… Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/fairy-tales-angelina-stanford/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
01:04:31
August 13, 2020
Charlotte Mason, Mother Culture, and More! (with Brandy Vencel)
Our conversation ranged from homeschool realities to Charlotte Mason principles, mother culture to mother’s energy levels, theology to books to philosophy. With all the scintillating variety, when it came time to title this post I had no idea what to call it! I thought about calling it something like “and this is why I like Brandy Vencel so much and am glad she’s this week’s Homeschool Conversations guest,” but that didn’t seem like a very good blog post title. But, can we just consider that the unofficial subtitle? 😉 Seriously, you guys need to listen to this entire interview!  Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/brandy-vencel-interview/
46:59
August 13, 2020
Lifestyle of Learning: Homeschooling an Only, Morning Basket Fun, and Gameschooling (with Jessica Waldock)
Jessica Waldock is a homeschooling mom of 1 quirky, creative kid. They pursue a lifestyle of learning filled with Morning Basket fun, gameschooling, and relaxed, interest-led homeschooling. This is a fun conversation you will be sure to enjoy whether you’re homeschooling one or a dozen! (Plus, hear my secret homeschool mom confession!) Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jessica-waldock-interview/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
32:21
August 13, 2020
Your (Modern) Morning Basket: Morning Time and “Us-schooling” (with Pam Barnhill)
Pam Barnhill is not only the Big Sister of Morning Time for many homeschooling families, but she’s also an author, podcaster, and homeschool speaker. Over the past couple years she’s also become my true friend! I was so tickled to be able to chat with her on this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode. We chatted about making homeschooling work for our individual families (that’s where “us-schooling” comes in) and we also talked about practical tips for integrating a Morning Basket into our homeschool day. Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/morning-basket-pam-barnhill/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
32:35
August 13, 2020
Stress-Free Homeschooling and Rabbit Trails Through Literature (with Christine Zell)
Don’t miss this conversation with Christine Zell, fellow homeschool mom and picture book aficionado! We discussed the joys of choosing what works best for our family and children, tips for stress-free homeschooling, and strategies for pursuing delightful rabbit trails from the books we read. Christine’s joy and enthusiasm is contagious! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/christine-zell-interview/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
31:09
August 13, 2020
Strengthening Your Marriage During Hard Times (with Donna Westcott, LPC) Bonus Episode
Difficult circumstances bring new sets of challenges to even healthy marriages. We’re all facing a unique brand of hard times right now, but every marriage will experience periods of challenge and difficulty. But we don’t face these challenges alone. I’ve been thinking recently about the promise of Jesus: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) The truths of the Gospel bring hope and perspective to our most difficult circumstances. I’m joined today by Donna Westcott, the mother of one of my dear friends, a lover of Jesus, and a licensed professional counselor. Today we discussed ways to strengthen our marriages during hard times. Donna has a lot of wisdom to share in this interview, and you’ll really want to hear her practical encouragement, all founded on our hope in Christ. Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/strengthen-marriage-hard-times/
38:47
August 13, 2020
Family Travel Lifestyle: Roadschooling and Adventure for Every Family (with Megan and Daniel Tenney)
Have you ever wanted to just pack a bag, hop in the car with your family, and head out to find your own adventures on the road? Most of us stop with the daydream, but Megan and Daniel Tenney have made it a reality for their family of 6! Not only that, but they’re on a mission to equip other families to live this travel lifestyle, too. Their family isn’t rich, and they aren’t influencers. Can regular families with wanderlust really travel full-time? Check out this interview in the Homeschool Conversations series to learn more! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/family-travel-tenney-interview/ Use coupon code AMY20 to get 20% off the Family Gap Year Guide Course: https://family-gap-year-guide.teachable.com/p/family-gap-year-guide/?product_id=1661920&coupon_code=AMY20&preview=logged_out 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
30:26
August 13, 2020
Creatively Homeschool High School with Out-of-the-Box Teens (with Heather Woodie)
Homeschooling high school can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially if you have out-of-the-box, creative teens. Can you really leave behind convention and homeschool high school in unique, effective ways? And can your high schooler get into a top-tier university if you take this unconventional approach to education? Heather Woodie says that you can, and she encouraged us to think outside-the-box in the latest interview in the Homeschool Conversations series. Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-high-school-heather-woodie/
26:58
August 13, 2020
The Liberal Arts, Great Books, and Classical Christian Education (with Wes Callihan)
Back in the early days of online homeschool learning, I had the privilege of taking several liberal arts courses from Wes Callihan. Did your high school teachers recite the opening lines of the Iliad to you? From memory? In Greek? I bet not. No wonder his students love and respect Mr. C! When I began this Homeschool Conversations series, I knew I wanted to chat with Mr. Callihan and chat all things Great Books, Liberal Arts, Classical Christian Education, and more! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/wes-callihan-interview/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
44:01
August 13, 2020
Sunday: Worship, Rest, and Gospel Hope (with Pastor Zachary Simmons) Bonus Episode
Bonus Episode! This interview was originally recorded in April 2020, right at the beginning of our experience with "Sequestered Sundays." I wondered: could we experience worship, rest, and joy...even while we were all staying home? But the thing that most struck me during this conversation? How we could basically have had this same conversation any other month of the year, stay at home orders or not! These are wise and helpful words for any Sunday situation. I hope it is an encouragement to you as you worship the Lord each week. Today I'm joined by a very special guest, Pastor Zachary Simmons. Not only is Zachary a wise and compassionate pastor who loves Jesus, but he's also my favorite brother (ok, so he's my only brother). I asked him to come speak to us today all about the Lord's Day: Why is Sunday unique and what's the point of setting it apart? How do we avoid zoning out and just consuming content while many of us are worshiping at home via screen (he actually had some things to say here that convicted me about the way I worship in my local physical church, too)? How can we still set Sunday apart, even if we aren't able to leave the house for corporate worship? Is rest even possible when all our kids are little? What about singles, widows, or those who worship alone? What are God's promises to us? And how can we as church members support and encourage our church leaders at this time? If you want to find out more about Resurrection OPC and Pastor Simmons, head to http://resurrectionopc.org/
43:25
August 13, 2020
Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun (with Mary Wilson)
“How do I start a homeschool book club?” If you’ve ever asked that question, you’re going to love this interview! My friend Mary Wilson is the queen of celebrating books and bringing the FUN to homeschool. Don’t miss the fabulous book club celebration tips she shares in this Homeschool Conversations episode! Plus, learn how to transform your mindset about being a “fun mom.” Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-book-club-mary-wilson/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
31:21
August 12, 2020
Sibling Conflict and the Homeschooling Family (with Lynna Sutherland)
Sibling conflicts can be one of the most disheartening, difficult aspects of homeschooling (or even just parenting in general). What’s a mom to do when she feels like homeschooling is ruining the relationships in her home? How do we get to the heart of parenting issues in the midst of full, complicated lives? My friend Lynna Sutherland is here to share her wisdom and experience as a homeschool mom of 8! There were so many gold nuggets in this conversation. I felt like I was getting my own personal therapy counseling session! I’ve typed up just the tip of the iceberg in the show notes. Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/lynna-sutherland-interview/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
43:49
August 12, 2020
Homeschooling with Special Needs and Learning Differences (with Shawna Wingert)
Homeschooling a child with special needs or learning differences presents a unique set of challenges. My friend Shawna Wingert brings personal experience and professional expertise to this conversation. Whether you’re looking for personal encouragement and practical tips for homeschooling your own unique learner, or whether you want to grow in love and understanding for your friends who are facing these unique challenges, this is a Homeschool Conversation you will be sure to return to again and again! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/shawna-wingert-interview/
50:12
August 12, 2020
Homeschooling High School with Confidence, Competence, and Contentment (with Ann Karako)
Ann Karako brings such an encouraging perspective to this conversation about homeschooling high school. Our discussions ranged from topics like parenting teens, to transcripts, to setting realistic expectations. I came away from this conversation reinvigorated and inspired. Ann convinces me every time I hear her that, really, it’s not that hard to homeschool high school. Don’t miss the full video, and check out the show notes below for some of the highlights! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschooling-high-school-ann-karako/
48:56
August 12, 2020
Unit Studies and Hands-On Learning (with Susan Evans)
Enthusiasm, creativity, unit studies, and hands-on learning: those are the words that come to mind when I think of longtime homeschool mom Susan Evans. Watch the video and leave inspired to try your own creative ideas in your homeschool! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/susan-evans-interview/ 100 Best Poems for Morning Time: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
38:56
August 12, 2020
Homeschool Math with Confidence (with Kate Snow)
Homeschool Math Help with Kate Snow: Does math ever cause trouble in your homeschool? Join me as I chat with Kate Snow, my go-to math mentor. We discuss how to lay a strong foundation for math at each age, what to do when your child is behind in math, and how to homeschool math with confidence. Whether you’re a math-fan or math-phobic, you’re sure to love this Homeschool Conversation! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-math-kate-snow/
33:14
August 12, 2020
Homeschool Music Appreciation and Homegrown Learning (with Mary Prather)
Mary Prather, veteran homeschool mom, has used her background as a public school music educator to develop music appreciation resources the whole homeschool family can enjoy. You’ll love her perspective on homegrown learning, her valuable insights about the freedom we have as homeschoolers, and her encouragement to include music study in our education endeavors. Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-music-mary-prather/ 100 Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
28:29
August 12, 2020
More Than Enough (with Kara Anderson)
More Than Enough: Grow Your Confidence, Banish Burnout and Love Your Homeschool Life is the newest book by Kara Anderson. She joins us today for a cozy homeschool mom chat. How do we navigate all the expectations we face as homeschool moms, both from within and from without? How can we pursue joy in the homeschool journey with confidence in our own unique family’s way of doing things? You’re going to love this Homeschool Conversation! Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kara-anderson-more-than-enough/
30:33
August 12, 2020
Nature Study and Relaxed Charlotte Mason Homeschool (with Cindy West)
This was a delightful conversation with Cindy West discussing nature study, what it means to be a relaxed Charlotte Mason homeschooler, how homeschooling only 1 child is more challenging in some ways than homeschooling many, and more. You don’t want to miss the moment where I metaphorically started throwing confetti around everywhere in my excitement! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/nature-study-cindy-west/ 100 Morning Time Poems free printable: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
34:60
August 11, 2020
You Are an Artist! (with Tricia Hodges and Lucia “Nana” Hames from ChalkPastel.com)
What a treat to get to talk with Tricia Hodges and Lucia “Nana” Hames from ChalkPastel.com! We discussed Tricia’s homeschool journey, Nana’s love for art, and all the art encouragement they provide for homeschool families. Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/tricia-nana-chalkpastel-interview/ Leave a Listener Voice Message and you might be featured in a future episode: https://anchor.fm/humilityanddoxology
33:18
August 11, 2020
Charlotte Mason Home Education (with Dawn Garrett)
If you’ve ever wondered about Charlotte Mason Education in general or the Ambleside Online curriculum in particular, be sure to watch this video interview with Dawn Garrett! Dawn explains Charlotte Mason ideas so clearly, and explains how the Ambleside Online curriculum works for their family. For all the details, you’ll want to listen to Dawn. Plus, Dawn talks a bit about how they align their school year with the calendar year! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/charlotte-mason-dawn-garrett/ 100 Best Poems for Morning Time: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
43:15
August 11, 2020
Life-Long Learning: Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and Read-Aloud Culture (with Kathy Weitz)
You won’t want to miss this interview with Kathy Weitz of Cottage Press! We discussed her own life-long learning story, Charlotte Mason and Classical education, and the joys of a read-aloud family culture. Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kathy-weitz-cottage-press-interview/ 100 Poems for Morning Time: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
30:36
August 10, 2020
Exploring Homeschool Science with Wonder and Hands-On Fun (with Dr. Kristin Moon)
Enjoy homeschool science with wonder, curiosity, and hands-on exploration in this interview with Dr. Kristin Moon: molecular geneticist and homeschool mom! I recently spoke with my friend Dr. Kristin Moon, a microbiologist, molecular geneticist, and veteran homeschool mom. We discussed how to encourage our child to love science from the early years all the way through high school. Kristin had great tips and ideas to make science exploration accessible for every homeschool family, and she gave some amazing encouragement you won’t want to miss! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-science-interview/ Leave a voice message and you might be featured in a future episode of Homeschool Conversations: https://anchor.fm/humilityanddoxology
30:14
August 10, 2020
Vision, Attitudes, & Expectations: Faithful, Repentant Homemaking & Homeschooling (with Mystie Winckler)
Sometimes the hardest part of homeschooling isn't actually the "school" part. Sometimes our biggest challenge is adjusting our attitudes (and expectations) when it comes to our parenting and our homemaking. Mystie Winckler, a 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5 like me, shared some important mindset shifts that will enable us to faithfully pursue our vocations. This was a fabulous interview sure to both challenge and encourage! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/mystie-winckler-interview/ 100 Morning Time Poems free printable: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Leave a voice message and it might be used in a future episode: https://anchor.fm/humilityanddoxology
39:36
August 10, 2020
Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit)
I’ve often wished I could have Missy Andrews from Center for Lit over for coffee and a chat in my living room. The realities of geography, alas, preclude that. But this conversation is the next best thing. If you’ve struggled with your identity as a homeschool mom, if you’ve wondered how to incorporate literary analysis in your homeschool, or if you just want a few (ok, a lot) of good book recommendations, you will be sure to love this episode of Homeschool Conversations! Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/missy-andrews-center-for-lit-interview/ 100 Best Poems for Morning Time: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Leave a voice message, and you might be featured on a future episode of Homeschool Conversations! https://anchor.fm/humilityanddoxology Missy’s new memoir, My Divine Comedy, details “a journey down to go up,” and we touched on many of these themes in our discussion. Missy was born to educators, and academics were always very important to her and her family. Her experience had taught her that “identity is something that you create. You push hard, then you try harder. If you do your very, very best and you succeed, then you can really be somebody…it was all about striving to achieve.”
35:34
August 10, 2020
HELP! How to start homeschooling in 5 simple steps! (Bonus episode)
How do I start homeschooling?! What do I do first?! Help!  I'm Amy Sloan, a 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5, and today I'm sharing 5 simple steps and mindset shifts to get your new homeschool off to a good start:  ☑ Check on your local homeschool laws ☑  Change your mindset through deschooling ☑  Craft a big picture plan ☑ Compile your support team ☑  Cherish the moments   Find more homeschool help and encouragement at https://humilityanddoxology.com/   Check out Amy's guest post for links to everything mentioned in this episode and more  Leave a voice message with YOUR homeschool questions or tips! It may be used in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/humilityanddoxology Big Picture Homeschool Planning: https://humilityanddoxology.com/7-steps-easy-big-picture-homeschool-planning/   Find your homeschool laws    Kara Anderson's video for suddenly homeschooling parents: https://youtu.be/cJwSM8HEwd8   4 Questions to ask before buying curriculum: https://humilityanddoxology.com/4-questions-before-planning-shopping-for-curriculum/   Free Homeschool Planning Pages: https://bit.ly/2WH8ZJK (affiliate link)
15:30
August 8, 2020
Repentance and Discipleship in Christian Classical Education (with Dr. George Grant)
What if you viewed Christian classical education through the lens of repentance and discipleship? What if you sought to infuse all of life and, indeed, all of education with a Biblical perspective? Those were just a few of the topics at the heart of my conversation with Dr. George Grant. Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/george-grant-christian-education/ Want to watch the interview on video? Check out the Homeschool Conversations videocast on YouTube And to see all the many interviews in the Homeschool Conversations series, including ones not yet available on the podcast, head to https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations/ Get your free printable list of 100 Best Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Leave a listener message with your questions or your favorite homeschool tips, and it just might be featured on a future podcast episode! Click the message button on the podcast page here: https://anchor.fm/humilityanddoxology
42:47
August 7, 2020
Welcome to Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology
Come chat with us! Join me in a series of Homeschool Conversations: interviews with real-life homeschool moms, dads, and other educators on all sorts of topics that affect our lives as homeschool parents. We’ll discuss educational philosophy, family life, and more! I'm Amy Sloan, a 2nd-generation homeschool mom of 5, and I am so glad you're here. Head to https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations/ where you'll find show notes for every episode. And please subscribe so you don't miss a single interview. Season 1 was (up until now) exclusively on video, but as Season 2 approaches we are bringing the homeschool fun to your podcast feed! Be on the lookout for new fabulous homeschool encouragement and practical tips each week for Season 2 here in your earbuds. Plus, I'll be sharing some of my favorite moments from Season 1 in the feed as well! Follow Humility and Doxology on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. And sign up for my email list for subscriber exclusives and behind the scenes updates! Over the past few years, two words have gradually come to summarize my philosophy as a wife, mom, friend, home educator, and individual: Humility and Doxology. I believe the best education is the one that leads to a humble view of one’s self and a glorified view of the beauty of God.  I believe that faithful consistency and wonder-filled exploration are not mutually exclusive.  I believe that relationships are more important than checklists, and that beautiful words are more valuable to memorize than inventories of facts. I am convinced that Gospel truth alone saves us from endlessly striving and the fear, worry, and anxiety of wondering if we (and our homeschools) are enough. If you’re tired of desperately trying to do enough… If you’re looking for joy and peace in your educational pursuits… If you think classical education and delight-directed learning aren’t mutually exclusive… If you believe memory work is valuable, but lists of facts seem boring… If you want a true, good, and beautiful education, but don’t want to squeeze into a one-size-fits-all model or externally-imposed schedule… …then join me on this journey. Let us repent of our constant striving. Let us relish the joy of learning. Let us rest in the work of Christ on our behalf. Join me as we delve into the profound, the silly, the intriguing, the challenging, and the practical.  Here you’ll find ideas for educating your children, whether you do this at home or in a more traditional environment.  Here you’ll find tidbits for personal growth and personal entertainment and fun, because Moms-Are-People-Too.  And, of course, you will definitely find lists and lists of good books! Let’s adventure together!
03:14
August 5, 2020