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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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Reading, Relationships, and Restfully Homeschooling (with Sarah Mackenzie)
Sarah Mackenzie joins us for this special bonus episode of the Homeschool Conversations podcast! If you’re a book-loving homeschool mom, you probably already know and love Sarah. Her books and podcast are beloved by many, and her encouragement has been an integral part of my own homeschool journey for many years. So it made me absolutely giddy to get to chat with her recently for this special bonus conversation!  We talked about how we know if we’re doing enough as homeschool moms, how to fight the worries that we might be failing our kids, and how to prioritize what’s truly important in the homeschool day. Plus, we talked about Sarah’s brand new picture book, A Little More Beautiful! Listen, watch, read and enjoy! Transcript and show notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/sarah-mackenzie Join the Kickstarter for A Little More Beautiful here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarah-mackenzie/a-little-more-beautiful-the-story-of-a-garden Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/
44:22
August 11, 2022
Awesome Whole Family Benefits of Reading Aloud (with Leah Courtney)
You're going to be reinvigorated to read aloud with your family after listening to today's episode! Today's audioblog guest is Leah Courtney from As We Walk Along the Road. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide 100 Morning Time Poems: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Leah Courtney is a wife, mother, and veteran homeschooling mama. She is a former school teacher turned homeschool mom. After teaching second grade for three years and special education resource classes for one, she decided to stay home and homeschool her four children. She is now the mother of two homeschool graduates. She blogs at As We Walk Along the Road, posting literature-based homeschooling resources and encouragement for homeschooling mamas. She’s also the author of several ebooks and unit study resources for homeschoolers. Find more from Leah: Pick up over 50 literature unit studies for free. Get the downloadable Mega Book of Literature Unit Studies here. https://www.aswewalkalongtheroad.com/p/50-free-literature-unit-studies.html Read great kids’ books and extend the learning with 100+ Literature-Based Activities for Great Kids’ Books. https://www.aswewalkalongtheroad.com/2022/01/literature-based-learning-activities-for.html Love teaching with great literature? Check out the literature unit studies for sale in the As We Walk Shop. https://aswewalkshop.podia.com/unit-studies This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Language Learning at Home with Anne Guarnera  These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
09:21
August 08, 2022
How to Set up Immersion Learning Experiences (with Julie Polanco)
Immersion learning can be applicable across many homeschool philosophies. Today's audioblog guest is Julie Polanco from Julie Naturally, and she's here to share tips and ideas for setting up real-life learning experiences in your homeschool. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Julie Polanco is a Master Herbalist, NAHA Level 1 Aromatherapist, author, blogger, speaker, podcaster, and 20 year veteran homeschooling mom of four special needs kids. She offers natural alternatives in health and education for moms and special kids at her site, Julie Naturally and on her podcast, Crunchy Christian Podcast. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Level 2 NAHA certification so she can offer more to Christian families. Follow her on FB @julienaturally or on IG @julie.naturally. Or check out her YT channel @julienaturally to learn more about Christian unschooling and natural health. Find more from Julie: Discover 10 Sources for Strewing Ideas https://www.julienaturally.com/strewing-ideas-and-projects/ Explore Top 10 STEM Careers in Botany and get a FREE High School Botany Lesson! https://www.julienaturally.com/careers-in-botany/ Alternatives to Traditional College Teens Need to Know About https://www.julienaturally.com/alternatives-to-traditional-college-for-teens/ This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Rock Your Homeschool: Avoid Overwhelm, Foster Connection, and Pursue Joy with Amy Milcic These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
13:33
August 01, 2022
5 Reasons You Should Memorize Scripture & 5 Ways to Help You Begin (with Katherine Pittman)
It's not just the kids who need to hide God's Word in their hearts; Mom does, too. Today's audioblog guest is Katherine Pittman from Chronicles of Momia, and she's here to help us do just that! Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Katherine Pittman is wife to Geoffrey, and homeschooling mom of three. She is the creator of Write the Word on my Heart, a Bible Memory curriculum for little ones, and occasional co-host of the Books and Parchments podcast. She serves alongside her husband in youth and children’s ministry, together sharing the burden to see another generation fall in love with the Lord and his church. Connect with Katherine on Instagram, or find more of her writing at chroniclesofmomia.com Find more from Katherine: A year-long program created to help Katherine's family memorize the word, find the Write the Word my Heart curriculum on Amazon. Find a FREE 2-week sample here: https://writethewordonmyheart.com/mailing-list/ Follow along on Instagram or Facebook for more family discipleship ideas @writethewordonmyheart Find the full set of WTWOMH coloring sheets here (these are free with sign-up): https://writethewordonmyheart.com/mailing-list/ More articles and homeschool curriculum on her website: https://chroniclesofmomia.com This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Life-Long Learning: Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and a Read-Aloud Family Culture with Kathy Weitz These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
11:39
July 25, 2022
Don't Lose Focus as a Parent (with Dianna Wiebe)
Parenting is sometimes the hardest part of homeschooling, isn't it? It's also the most important part. Today's audioblog guest is Dianna Wiebe from Grapevine Studies, and she has some encouraging reminders for us today. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Enjoy a simple, multi-age history plan next year! Get my Textbook-Free History Masterclass to learn how: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ True Rest for the Weary Homeschool Mom: Humility and Doxology in Identity (https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/humility-doxology-identity/) Christian parents want their children to know the Bible, but often they don’t know where to start or have a plan? This is where Dianna and her husband found themselves when their children were young. Wanting a curriculum that was chronological, interactive, and engaging, so they wrote Grapevine Studies. These Bible studies are now used around the world by families, churches, and missionaries. Parents using Grapevine studies are given a method and a plan to teach their children the Bible. Dianna’s children are now grown and teaching their children using the Grapevine method. Dianna Wiebe is the primary author for Grapevine Studies. She brings an energetic and creative approach to her studies enabling her students to learn through direct interaction with the Bible. She has written over thirty Bible studies that are being used around the world by families, churches, and missionaries. Dianna is happily married to John and they have four grown children and many grandchildren. Dianna’s children are homeschool graduates and now college graduates. She spends her time researching, writing, teaching, and running the day to day operations for Grapevine Studies. Find more from Dianna Wiebe: Visit the Grapevine website: https://www.grapevinestudies.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrapevineStudies Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grapevinestudies/ Grab fun ideas on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/grapevinestudies This week’s podcast replay suggestion is: Vision, Attitudes, and Expectations: Faithful, Repentant Homemaking and Homeschooling (with Mystie Winckler) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
09:24
July 18, 2022
Mothers Were Born-- and Still Are-- Persons (with Amy Fischer)
You've probably heard Charlotte Mason's principle that "Children are born persons." But did you know that Mamas are born persons, too? Today's audioblog guest to tell us more is Amy Fischer from Around the Thicket. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Amy Fischer is a homeschooling mom of three boys. Originally from Indiana, she now lives with her family in the northwest of England.. For seven years, she has been reading, learning, and applying the Charlotte Mason philosophy to her parenting, to her early years homeschool, and even herself. She connects the Charlotte Mason philosophy with the Charlotte Mason practicalities at her blog, Around the Thicket. You’ll also find her co-hosting the Thinking Love podcast, a show that explores homeschooling, Charlotte Mason, the early years, and more. She is the author of Before Curriculum: How to Start Practicing the Charlotte Mason Philosophy in Your Home. Find more from Amy Fischer: Mother Culture Roadmap. The article in this audioblog is the first in this twenty part series exploring Charlotte Mason's principles as they apply to a mother's self-education. Newsletter. Amy is hosting a read-along of Charlotte Mason's book, School Education and is hosting a private podcast for her subscribers this summer with her commentary. Get Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling - a short series on the nuts and bolts of launching into her method. This week’s podcast replay suggestion is A Living, Humble, Joyful Homeschool Education (with Cindy Rollins) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
11:57
July 11, 2022
Reading Better Together: Make Learning to Read Fun (with Sarah Miller)
Check out today's summer audioblog guest podcast episode and get tips for helping your kids learn (and love) reading. Today's audioblog guest is Sarah Miller from Homeschooling 4 Him. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Sarah Miller lives in Michigan with her husband of 12 years and 2 children, who she has homeschooled since birth. In addition to being a homeschool mom, she is also an educator with over a decade of experience teaching kids in preschool through high school. Sarah’s signature program, Reading Better Together, helps homeschool parents teach their kids to read with confidence using scripted lessons and side by side stories that make the process of learning to read fun. Sarah blogs at Homeschooling 4 Him, where she shares tips and tricks to make homeschooling simple and fun. Her advice has been published in national publications including Parents, National Geographic Kids, and Yahoo Lifestyle. You can also connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. This week’s podcast replay suggestion is: Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun with Mary Wilson These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
13:51
July 04, 2022
Teaching with the Trivium (with Adrienne Freas)
We have special content for you today in the summer audioblog series! Adrienne Freas from the Classical Education Podcast is here to talk about Trivium-Based Instruction. (Hint: It may not be exactly what you think it is...) Adrienne was a previous guest on this podcast. Check out my conversation with Adrienne about Classical Charlotte Mason Education here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/adrienne-freas/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Adrienne is active in consulting and advocating for classical education. Her expertise is in collaborating and guiding new, and established schools in classical curriculum and professional development needs. She has worked as the Classical Education Advisor for the K-12 Curriculum and Professional Development Project at University of Dallas and  served as the Director of Classical Methods for Responsive Education Solutions. In both roles, Adrienne has collaborated with districts, boards, school leaders, and thousands of teachers, helping nearly 30 schools transition to a classical model.  She has led teams creating classical professional development, leading parent education workshops, and writing customized educational materials that promote a strong virtue-based humanities curriculum for K-12 schools. She specializes in Coaching and transitioning schools into the liberal arts tradition; K-8 classical curriculum development; Charlotte Mason pedagogy; Trivium-Based Lesson Planning, classical charter schools; Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant education; Homeschooling. Adrienne has been married to Brian for 30 years. She is a retired homeschool mother of four adult children and the grandmother of five. She works part-time as a Classical Pedagogy and Curriculum Specialist for Coram Deo Academies in DFW. She also co-leads a Charlotte Mason Orthodox Homeschool Curriculum Advisory Committee and co-leads a Charlotte Mason book study group at her church. Find Adrienne online: Classical Education Podcast: https://www.classicaleducationpodcast.com/ Classical Education Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1175650549160594 Patreon community: https://www.patreon.com/ClassicalEducation This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Repentance and Discipleship in Christian Classical Education (with Dr. George Grant) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
20:52
June 27, 2022
Pelvic Health: pelvic prolapse, diastasis recti, and other common pelvic floor challenges (with Dr. Meghan O'Hara)
⚠ In today’s episode we’re going to be talking about issues surrounding female health, particular pelvic floor dysfunction. If you usually listen to the podcast episode with little ones listening in, I just wanted to give a heads up that we will be discussing anatomy and having a frank conversation. This is probably one to listen to with earbuds. ⚠ It’s a bit of a cultural joke that moms can’t jump or laugh without a little bladder leakage. But it’s actually no laughing matter. Not only that, but the symptoms associated with a weak pelvic floor can be a lot more painful and embarrassing than just peeing when you laugh. After my own experience with pelvic pain, incontinence, and pelvic prolapse, I became a bit passionate to talk more openly about this neglected topic. And when I started opening up about it, so many mamas started replying! “I’m not the only one?!” was a common reply. When I let folks know about this interview, I probably got more email replies and social media DMs with questions and comments than any other topic! That surprised me, but it probably shouldn’t have. We may not be able to get to all those questions today, but I hope this conversation first of all just helps people know they aren’t alone. I had felt so embarrassed and ashamed like there was something wrong with my body alone, and it was a relief to realize how common (if hidden) these issues really are. Second, I hope you can come away with some practical tips and solutions to begin your own process of healing. I also hope it encourages other moms to get help as needed. Our bodies are strong and powerful and have nurtured babies and (if you’re listening to this podcast) are now educating the next generation. It is worth it to take the time to protect our bodies, to help them heal, and to help them stay strong. Finally, I hope having this conversation just right out in the open, in your earbuds, on the internet, starts to take just a little bit of the sting of the awkward out of this incredibly important conversation. The more we normalize these discussions, the easier it will be for moms to get the care we all need. So. There’s my big long introduction and the WHY behind this episode. Be sure to listen to today's conversation with Dr. Meghan O’Hara, PT, DPT, COMT, PRPC! Transcript & Show Notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/pelvic-health-meghan-ohara My must-have homeschool mom supplies, including the squatty potty mentioned in today's episode: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology/list/6R7KSRZXR7V7 Find more homeschool mom encouragement: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations/ Would you please take a moment to subscribe to this podcast and share it with a friend? Thank you so much for supporting Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology!
01:08:50
June 21, 2022
Adding Enchantment to Your Homeschool Through Literature (with Dachelle McVey)
Learn how to bring a little sparkle to your homeschool! Today's audioblog guest is Dachelle McVey from Hide the Chocolate. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Dachelle is a homeschooling mom of 3 who knows the struggle of getting kids excited to read a book, especially the classics. This is why she created Literary Adventures for Kids, a full language arts curriculum for preschool to high school that inspires kids to read through rabbit trails and a little bit of magic dust. She uses her experiences as an educator in the traditional system to create courses that encourage critical thinking and are catalysts for big conversations. Dachelle is also the owner of Hide The Chocolate, a blog about her adventures in homeschooling and parenting using a relaxed Charlotte Mason philosophy. You can often find her reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. ;) Find more from Dachelle: Free Courses: https://www.literaryadventuresforkids.com/p/free-courses/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt Free Enchantment Planner: https://www.literaryadventuresforkids.com/p/enchantment-homeschool-planner/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt Book Clubs: https://www.hidethechocolate.com/book-clubs/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt Poetry Teatimes: https://www.hidethechocolate.com/poetry-teatime/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt My past interview with Dachelle: https://humilityanddoxology.com/dachelle-mcvey This week’s podcast replay suggestion is: Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
14:23
June 20, 2022
Yearly Homeschool Schedule Options (with Kelly Kotanidis)
Here are some great tips as you think about planning your homeschool schedule! Today's audioblog guest is Kelly Kotanidis from Fearless Homeschool. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Meet Kelly: “Hi, I’m Kelly. I’m a homeschooling mum of five always-homeschooled children and I’m married to my best friend. I started Fearless Homeschool and the yearly Australian Homeschooling Summit way back in 2016 to help parents like you get past their fear of being 100% responsible for their child’s education, and straight to the really fun and effective bits. I’m also a nurse, hiker, runner, and serial crafter - because homeschooling lets the whole family do all the fun things.” Find more from Kelly: Fearless Homeschool: https://fearlesshomeschool.com/ Zero to Homeschool course: https://courses.fearlesshomeschool.com/zero-to-homeschool/ Free Enhancing Curriculum workshop: https://australianhomeschoolsummit.com/homeschooling-curriculum-workshop/ Free Homeschooling Styles Workshop: https://courses.fearlesshomeschool.com/homeschooling-styles-workshop/ Begin Homeschooling with Confidence (free email course): https://fearlesshomeschool.com/begin-homeschooling-confidence-free-email-course/ This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Language Learning at Home with Anne Guarnera https://humilityanddoxology.com/anne-guarnera/ These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
14:27
June 13, 2022
Encourage Your Child to Think Like a Scientist (with Dr. Kristin Moon)
Encourage your child to THINK like a SCIENTIST! Today's audioblog guest is Dr. Kristin Moon from Kristin Moon Science. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Dr. Kristin Moon is a scientist who left the lab behind to homeschool her two sons. Now that both boys have graduated from her homeschool and are in college, she is devoting her time to helping others provide a quality science education to their children from home. Her goal is to explain science in easy-to-understand language and to provide resources to help anyone understand, teach, and LOVE science.  She also teaches online science classes to high school homeschoolers through FundaFunda Academy and True North Homeschool Academy. Find more from Kristin: Video Chemistry Lab: https://kristinmoonscience.com/chemistry-video-labs/?ref=6ektfr7dem Tools to Explore Science at Home: https://kristinmoonscience.com/supplies-for-exploring-science-at-home/?ref=6ektfr7dem May the FORCE Be With You (Exploring the Forces at Work In and Around You): https://kristinmoonscience.com/may-the-force-be-with-you/?ref=6ektfr7dem How a Dog Sees the World (Exploring the Science of Vision): https://kristinmoonscience.com/how-a-dog-sees-the-world/?ref=6ektfr7dem Website:  https://kristinmoonscience.com/?ref=6ektfr7dem Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KristinMoonScience Kristin's past interviews on Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology:  High School Science at Home: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kristin-moon Homeschool Science with Wonder and Hands-On Fun: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-science-interview/ This week’s podcast replay suggestion is https://humilityanddoxology.com/nature-study-cindy-west/ These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
15:25
June 06, 2022
Summer Fun! (with Lisa Nehring)
Get ready for a Summer of Fun! Today's audioblog guest is Lisa Nehring from True North Academy.  Grab your spot in the Renew Homeschool Gathering virtual conference here: https://renewgathering.thinkific.com/courses/2022?ref=68285d Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide  Lisa Nehring is the founder and director of True North Homeschool Academy, a k-12th grade full service on-line Academy. Their world class teachers utilize tie testing educational tools along with cutting edge tech, as well as the SAMR model of education, providing a unique  and innovative program that nurtures community. True North Homeschool Academy provides Classes, Clubs, a Mom’s Membership and more! Lisa Nehring  has been married for over 36 years to David, a Clinical Psychologist, who joins Lisa occasionally  on the Life Skills 101 podcast. Lisa holds Master’s Degree in Human Development (she wrote her thesis on “Why Parents Homeschool,”) and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Having homeschooled her 5 Kids for 30 years, Lisa takes delight in knowing that her grandkids are also being homeschooled. Lisa believes that education is the transmission of culture and is passionate about transmitting a culture of Truth, beauty and goodness to a world desperate for all three. Free Summer Bucket List True North Homeschool Academy Summer Classes  Summer Clubs  Life Skills 101 Podcast  Find True North Academy: Website: True North Homeschool Academy  Facebook Page: True North Homeschool Academy Facebook Group: True North Homeschool Tribe Pinterest: True North Homeschool Academy Instagram @Truenorthhomeschoolacademy This week’s podcast replay suggestion is "Patience, Wonder, Ignorance, and Joy in a Classical, Charlotte Mason education (with Karen Glass)" These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
12:26
May 30, 2022
Stories, Truth, and the Reading Life (with Megan Saben)
Megan Saben is associate editor for Redeemed Reader and a homeschool mom of 5. Our conversation was so lovely and encouraging, and I know it’s going to be one you share with friends yourself! We discuss the joys and challenges of homeschooling, how to cultivate a reading life with our children and for ourselves, and the differences between Story and story, Truth and truth.  This is the last regular season episode of Season 5! A special audioblog season is coming your way each week this summer, with special guests bringing their unique perspectives to the podcast feed. Hit subscribe so you don't miss a single episode, and we'll be back with regular interviews in Season 6 this August. Show notes/complete transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/megan-saben Grab your spot in the Renew Homeschool Gathering virtual conference here: https://renewgathering.thinkific.com/courses/2022?ref=68285d Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
01:07:24
May 23, 2022
Homeschooling with Babies and Toddlers (with Stephanie Sims)
Are you a mama homeschooling in the midst of pregnancy, babies, and toddlers? Do you look around and wonder how to homeschool with all those littles in the mix? My friend Stephanie Sims is right there in the thick of things with you! She has five children 8-years-old and younger, and she brings both practical tips and encouragement in today's chat. It's a conversation you will want to share with your friends for sure! Show notes and full transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/stephanie-sims/ Sign up for Renew Homeschool Gathering Here: https://renewgathering.thinkific.com/courses/2022?ref=68285d Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Homeschooling Preschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-we-homeschool-preschool-2/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
31:37
May 16, 2022
What about a Gap Year? (with LeAnn Gregory)
Have you wondered if your teen should take a Gap Year after high school? What are the benefits of gap years and are there any disadvantages to a gap year? LeAnn Gregory has written a Gap Year Guide to help parents and teens navigate when, why, and how to take a gap year after high school. She joins us today on the podcast to tell us all about it. If you’re homeschooling a high schooler, or plan to homeschool high school one day, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss! Show notes and full transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/leann-gregory Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
54:09
May 02, 2022
A Place to Belong (with Amber O’Neal Johnston)
Amber O’Neal Johnston is the homeschooling mama behind Heritage Mom Blog, where she shares her passion for “curating an inclusive culturally rich home education where ‘Charlotte Mason wears an afro.'” I have loved following her online for a while, and have even had her on the podcast before to talk about story-formed, wonder-filled homeschooling. But when I found out Amber has a new book coming out, A Place to Belong, I knew it was time for another conversation! So pop in your earbuds or read the transcript below, and be sure to pre-order Amber’s book! Show notes and full transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/place-to-belong/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
44:10
April 25, 2022
Church History for Children (with Simonetta Carr)
Y'all know I feel absolutely passionate about the importance of studying church history as believers. But did you know that church history is important (and accessible) for children as well? Today's podcast guest, author Simonetta Carr, shares her experience writing church history biographies for both children and adults. What can we learn from these men and women of the faith? How can we grow a love of Christ's Church in the hearts of our children and families? Check out this conversation to learn more!   Show notes and complete transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/Simonetta-Carr  Beginner's Guide to Church History: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/beginner-guide-church-history/  Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4  Get my Textbook-Free History Masterclass here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends!   These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations.  Read my disclaimer here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/disclaimer/ #churchhistory #homeschooling
52:33
April 18, 2022
A Time to Gather (with Pam Barnhill and Heather Tully)
When your podcast guests are not only fabulous and wise, but you can also count them as your friends, it makes the conversation even more delightful! Today we are joined by the wonderful Pam Barnhill and Heather Tully. Both have been guests previously on the podcast (check out my previous chats with both Pam and Heather), but today's topic is something extra special. Heather and Pam have co-written a new book called Gather: Exploring the Wonder, Wisdom & Worship of Learning at Home, and today we're going to talk all about what a gathering time is in your homeschool, the joys (and struggles) that arise when we gather, practical tips for gathering in your family, and more. Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/gather-pam-heather/ Grab your own copy of Gather here. Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
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April 11, 2022
Modern Miss Mason (with Leah Boden)
This conversation with Leah Boden (whom you likely recognize from Modern Miss Mason) was such a treat! Leah shared how she found Charlotte Mason while looking for a British influence in homeschooling, and how that discovery brought such joy to their home education journey. We chat about the joys and challenges of homeschooling, and she gives tips for helping the day run smoothly. She also has some wonderful encouragement for prioritizing wonder and delight, not only in the early years of education, but even as our children grow older. Show Notes and Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Leah-Boden Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Homeschooling Preschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-we-homeschool-preschool-2/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
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April 04, 2022
Beauty in our Homeschools: Handbook of Nature Study, Outdoor Hour Challenge, and Fine Arts (with Shirley Vels and Tricia Hodges)
As homeschool moms we can often get into a "get it done and check the boxes" mode. We have so many responsibilities and pulls on our time, and it's way to easy to give up on beauty in our homeschools. Prioritizing all those extra beautiful things just feels too overwhelming. But is it important and valuable to prioritize these elements of beauty in our homeschool? Might, in fact, those elements of beauty (like nature study and fine arts) actually be one of the most important relational elements in our home education? Today's guests answer with a resounding YES! Tricia Hodges is a returning guest to the podcast, and she is joined today by her friend (and colleague at Nature Study Homeschool) Shirley Vels. Both veteran mamas with homeschool graduates, Shirley and Tricia have an important long-term perspective to share with us today. Plus, I learn that The Handbook of Nature Study isn't as intimidating as I thought it was: https://naturestudyhomeschool.com/the-handbook-of-nature-study-book/ref/7/(aff link) Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/shirley-vels-tricia-hodges  Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
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March 28, 2022
School vs. Education (with Mariel Howsepian)
Public school teacher and homeschool mom Mariel Howsepian joins us for an absolutely delightful conversation filled with rabbit trails, reality-checks, and a refreshingly unique perspective. We talk about embracing the challenges of homeschooling, what it's like homeschooling an only child, what it looks like having Dad as the primary home educator, and more. Hold onto your hats and get ready for a ridiculously fun and thought-provoking chat! Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/mariel-howsepian Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
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March 21, 2022
Hop, Skip, and a Rhyme: Listening Well and Delighting in the Beauty of Words (with Megan Andrews)
Few things communicate "homeschool family" like stacks of read alouds, overflowing shelves, and library cards filled to bursting. Most of the homeschoolers I know love words, but sometimes we are at a loss how to teach our young children how to wisely approach the books and poetry they're reading. Ought we to set them free with stacks of books and nary a bit of formal literary instruction? Ought we to drill them with stacks of worksheets identifying literary forms? Or might there be a better option all together? Today's guest, Megan Andrews from Center for Lit, not only is a lover of words herself, but she also loves to teach the joys of literature to young students. She and I discuss the big questions and ideas we should be communicating to our children as we explore the literary world together. She also gives some specific tips for teaching poetry to our young learners. Plus, you'll hear all about her new picture book, Hop, Skip, and a Rhyme: Literary Devices for Young Writers. Megan's ebullient conversation is an absolute delight, so don't miss today's episode! Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Find the complete transcript and show notes here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/megan-andrews/ Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube *show notes may contain affiliate links*
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March 07, 2022
Life Giving Motherhood (with Min Hwang)
Min Hwang's gracious, Christ-focused encouragement brings beauty and joy to my Instagram feed. Whether sharing her own artistic endeavors, Charlotte Mason homeschooling tips, or Biblical living encouragement, Min always has wise words to share. Thus, I'm delighted to bring our recent conversation to you! I pray it blesses you as much as it did me.   Here's an excerpt from our conversation: "I think it's that same concept where I am so thankful. We have nothing to worry about. We have nothing to be anxious for, nothing to fret about, because everything is completed. On the cross, Jesus finished it. I have no more check boxes I need to check off. He checked them all off for me and that liberates me, therefore, with joy to be able to now do what I see my Father doing. I feel like a lot of things that wear me down, a lot of activities and flurry of must dos or should dos that I tend to bog myself to out with are really not up to and should dos."   Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/min-hwang Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
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February 21, 2022
Musical Education for Young Children (with Elizabeth Nixon)
This was such a fun conversation for me! I see Elizabeth each week on the computer screen as Isaac and I sign in for his Clap for Classics! live class on Tuesday mornings. Her musical enthusiasm brings loads of joy to our homeschool day. And it's been fun to get to know her as grown-ups, too, through the joy of social media and Voxer. That made it even more delightful to chat with her on Zoom all by myself, and I can't wait to share this conversation with you all! We discussed why musical education is important for our little ones, the value classical music brings to the early years, and Elizabeth even shared some musical activities you can do with your kids today. Plus, if you listen to the podcast you'll get a sneak peak (well, sneak listen) to the brand new Clap for Classics! podcast, which I know will become a favorite with your whole family. Please note, show notes today contain my referral links to Clap for Classics! Check out the new Clap for Classics! Podcast here: https://www.clapforclassics.com/a/2147504729/UfDbHNx4 Try Clap for Classics! yourself: https://www.clapforclassics.com/a/2147504731/UfDbHNx4 Complete Show Notes and Full Transcript for today's episode: https://humilityanddoxology.com/elizabeth-nixon How We Homeschool Preschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-we-homeschool-preschool-2/
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February 14, 2022
A Common Arts Education in Our Classical Homeschool (with Chris Hall)
Hang around with Classical and/or Charlotte Mason educators, and you'll probably hear about the Liberal Arts pretty quickly. You'll likely even hear discussion about including the Fine Arts in our homeschools. But, what about the Common Arts? What does it look like to include the Common Arts in our education, and why are they important? Today's guest Chris Hall has not only written the book on the subject, but he also is embodying the truths about which he wrote. I loved this conversation, and was even a little surprised (and delighted) by how often the conversation returned to themes like connection and community. Regardless what style homeschooler you would label yourself, this is a conversation you will not want to miss! But, word of caution: you may end up being seriously challenged as well! Find the complete transcript and show notes here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/chris-hall/ Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
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February 07, 2022
Living Well and Learning Well (with Alicia Hutchinson)
Homeschooling and all the other parts of life are intertwined. How can we both live well and learn well as homeschool families? Are there practical tips and strategies that can help? Mindset shifts to change the way we approach our days? Alicia Hutchinson (mother of 4, including a homeschool graduate) joins us on this episode of Homeschool Conversations to discuss these and many other topics! I can’t wait for you to listen in. Show notes and Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/alicia-hutchinson Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Find Alicia online: http://aliciahutchinson.com/ Find Amy online:  Blog: https://humilityanddoxology.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humilityanddoxology/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumilityAndDoxology/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/humilityanddoxology Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
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January 24, 2022
Ask Me Anything: Listener Q&A (with special guest co-host)
Welcome to Season 5! I’ve already recorded some amazing conversations that I can’t wait to share with you all. Be sure you’re subscribed in your favorite podcast player. Today we’re doing something totally different; I’m a little nervous! To kick off Season 5 we’re doing a little Ask-Me-Anything Listener Questions episode. These are questions y’all emailed or sent via social media. And to help me out (and make sure I’m being real with you guys) I have my daughter, Emma, here on the mic with me. If you’re new around here, you can meet Emma, me, and the rest of the family here. Your Listener Questions: What are your thoughts on dating? I want to hear the story of how you and your husband met and fell in love! State or Private college? I have 3 children that I am homeschooling and I work part-time.  This is our 4th year homeschooling.  It has not been easy, but it is totally worth it.  My question is how can I continue to keep my children engaged in their subjects while homeschooling them.  They are older now, and I have to be creative as of late.  How would you approach this matter? My conversation with Jen about successfully working while homeschooling Raising Lifelong Learners with Colleen Kessler Your (Modern) Morning Basket: Morning Time and “Us-schooling” (an interview with Pam Barnhill) 5. What has been your favorite read aloud with your kids? And how do you structure reading books your oldest may like the best with having younger ones who may not be ready yet? Reading before bedtime separately? Or rereading when the younger one is ready? What about series? A few of our recent favorite family read-togethers: Book of Dragons, E. Nesbit Stories from the Faerie Queen, Mary Macleod Animal Farm, George Orwell Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis A few of our favorite audiobooks: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology?listId=3J12VAZ6KPXIW Book Lists: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-book-lists/ Getting Started with Family Worship: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-to-family-worship/ Is a listener question episode something that was enjoyable? Send me an email amy@humilityanddoxology.com or comment on this episode’s social media posts (@humilityanddoxology on IG and FB) and let me know if you’d like to hear something like this again! 5 Key Posts: True Rest for the Weary Homeschool Mom 12 Poems Every Child and Adult Should Memorize and Know By Heart How We Homeschool Preschool Year of Memory Work Podcast
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January 10, 2022
Freedom and Flexibility in Our Homeschools (with Emily Copeland)
What a joy to chat with Emily Copeland in this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode. Heading into a new year and a new homeschool semester, her encouragement to under-plan and over-deliver, her focus on relationships and the individual persons in our homes, and her experience overcoming the need to prove herself and moving into a place of homeschooling freedom is sure to be an encouragement! That’s the end of Season 4! Be sure you’re subscribed to Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss Season 5 coming your way in January! Show Notes/Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/emily-copeland Advent Resources: https://humilityanddoxology.com/advent/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
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December 06, 2021
Music in Our Homeschools (with Gena Mayo)
Gena Mayo joins us on this week's podcast episode to chat all about her experience homeschooling 8 children, with a special focus on including music appreciation in our homeschool life. You'll also love her advice for the new homeschool mama. Read, watch, or listen to this week's installment of "Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology."   Show notes/Full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/gena-mayo Find Gena's Music Appreciation resources here: https://learn.musicinourhomeschool.com/a/aff_gbxdtx20/external?affcode=50562_uyhq_gnv (affiliate link) 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 Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
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November 22, 2021
A Humble Place: Charlotte Mason, Picture Study, and Restful Homeschooling (with Rebecca Zipp)
Fine Art, picture study, Charlotte Mason education, and a restful approach to homeschooling... those are a few of the topics covered in this delightful conversation with Rebecca Zipp. Read, listen, or watch this episode for some much needed homeschool mama encouragement and lots of practical tips! Show Notes and Full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/rebecca-zipp/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a 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
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November 08, 2021
Convivial Homeschool: Gospel Encouragement for Living and Learning Alongside Your Kids (with Mystie Winckler)
Homeschool mamas are often tired and discouraged. We long to hear an encouraging word. What does true, Gospel-centered encouragement look like? Mystie Winckler joins us today for this bonus Homeschool Conversations episode to discuss what true rest looks like for the homeschool mom, and how to find joy and peace in the midst of our ordinary lives. Like this episode? Check out my previous conversation with Mystie about attitude and expectations in homemaking. And be sure to read or listen until the end of today's chat to hear about her upcoming new book, too! Show notes/Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/convivial-homeschool-mystie-winckler 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 Simply Convivial Continuing Education: https://learn.simplyconvivial.com/~access/a2c1907f/ (referral link) Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
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November 03, 2021
Multilingual, Multicultural, Multigenerational Homeschooling (with Rachel from "Seven in All")
Second-Generation, multilingual, multicultural homeschooling? Yes, please! Tell me more! I so enjoyed my conversation with Rachel from Seven in All (and Where’d You Learn That), and know that you will find lots of inspiration and encouragement from this chat. It’s always especially fun for me to get to know people living in other parts of the globe. Please read, listen to, or watch this week’s Homeschool Conversations interview and let me know what stands out to you! Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/rachel-seven-in-all 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 Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
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October 25, 2021
Paideia, Repentance, and Joyful Domesticity as a 2nd-Generation Homeschooler (with Melissa Cummings)
You may already know Melissa Cummings from her work coordinating the Paideia Northwest conference. Perhaps you've read her guest post over on HumilityandDoxology.com all about singing the Psalms with our little saints, or you've followed her journey learning the Psalms with her own little ones over on Instagram. But whether you know Melissa already or are meeting her for the first time today, you will love her winsome description of life as a second-generation homeschooling mom: raising her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, repenting on repeat, and reading lots of good books together. Show notes/Full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/melissa-cummings/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
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October 11, 2021
Finding Freedom and Fun in Homeschooling (with Dachelle McVey)
One of the best parts of homeschooling is the freedom and fun it brings! We don’t have to do things just because somebody tells us to or just because everybody else is doing it. Dachelle McVey reminds us that we have the privilege to choose what is best for our own unique families, encourage our children to take ownership of their education, and add a bit of enchantment and pixie dust along the way. Show Notes/Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/dachelle-mcvey/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a  Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Find Dachelle's book club resources here: https://www.literaryadventuresforkids.com/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt (affiliate link)
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September 27, 2021
Finding God's Good Gifts in Motherhood (with Laura Booz)
Laura Booz joins me on today's bonus podcast episode! We chat homeschooling, mom life, and the joy that comes through seeing God at work in the life of our family. Laura shares how God grows our love for Him, for our children, and for the world in the midst of the ordinary and often-challenging seasons of motherhood. It is a conversation focused on love, relationship, wonder, and worship. If you are looking for some Godly encouragement in your motherhood journey, you won't want to miss this conversation! Show notes and Complete Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/laura-booz Preorder Laura's book Expect Something Beautiful: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology?listId=1UL4Q6GUWK37L 100 Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
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September 22, 2021
Resisting the Homeschool Stereotypes (with Gina Munsey)
This might be the spiciest Homeschool Conversations podcast episode yet! Take a deep breath and dive into this fabulous conversation with Gina Munsey, 2nd-generation homeschooler, 3rd-culture kid, and Bringer-of-the-Truth-Bombs! Our conversation ranged from homeschooling behind the Iron Curtain to the dark underbelly of the homeschool subculture, from asynchronous learners to diversity in the homeschool curriculum, plus much more. I’ve been pestering Gina to be on this show since it first began, and I think you’ll see why when you listen to our chat! Show notes/transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/gina-munsey Textbook-Free History Masterclass: https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Kristin Moon Science Chemistry Lab Online Course: https://kristinmoonscience.com/chemistry-video-labs
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September 13, 2021
Hope for Future Homeschool Generations (Homeschool Generations: Part 4)
Friends, I can hardly believe we have come to the conclusion of this Homeschool Generations series already! I have been personally so encouraged and challenged by the stories and perspectives shared by all the amazing homeschooling mamas who have participated. Have you missed one of the previous posts or audioblogs in the Homeschool Generations series? Read Part 1 to hear my personal story and experience as a 2nd-generation homeschool mom of 5. Read Part 2 and be encouraged by the hard-won wisdom and long-term perspective from 6 veteran homeschool moms (some of whom began homeschooling when it was still new and viewed with suspicion). Read Part 3 to hear from other second-generation homeschool moms as they share stories from their own education and how they’re doing things differently (or similarly) with their own children today. Today in Homeschool Generations: Part 4 we will share advice for the new homeschool parent just embarking on this adventure, and communicate some of our hopes for the homeschool generations of the future. Part 1: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1/ Part 2: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-2/ Part 3: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-3/ Part 4: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/future-homeschool-generations/ For more homeschool encouragement, subscribe to this podcast and check out my website at https://humilityanddoxology.com/
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September 08, 2021
Introduction to Dante and The Divine Comedy (with Kristen Rudd and Wesley Callihan)
Introduction to Dante and The Divine Comedy with Kristen Rudd and Wesley Callihan (LIVE Webinar Replay) Don't be Daunted by Dante! Beginners welcome as we discuss Dante and his Divine Comedy. 100 Days of Dante Starts September 1! Enjoy this webinar replay for a helpful introduction, then read along with #100daysofdante: http://100daysofdante.org/   One of the greatest literary works of the Medieval era (if not the greatest), Dante’s Comedy can be intimidating for beginners.  The imagery is often bizarre and at times disturbing. The allusions and themes are often difficult for modern readers to grasp the first time through. Those few brave souls who attempt Inferno sometimes grow weary and don’t attempt to complete the full poem, thus abandoning themselves in a hellish unfinished story!   But do not “abandon all hope, ye who enter here!”   In this webinar we discuss:  Who is Dante, when did he live, and why did he write the Comedy?  What is the Comedy's place in literary history?  Why is Dante worth reading today?  What in the world is going on here? What themes should we be looking for as we read Dante's Comedy? (hint: LOVE)  How can we avoid getting burned out in hell (Inferno), persevere through Purgatorio, and enjoy the full radiance of Paradiso?  and MORE!    Let this be the year you begin your journey with Dante. You don’t have to read alone.   Join Kristen Rudd and read the entire Comedy 1 canto at a time beginning September 1: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100daysofdante/   Join Wes Callihan for a year-long course on Dante: https://www.circeinstitute.org/atrium   More homeschool encouragement with Amy Sloan: https://humilityanddoxology.com
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August 31, 2021
Homeschooling for College Credit (with Jennifer Cook-DeRosa)
But, what are we going to do about college?! Today's guest brings her experience as a homeschool mom, college administrator, advisor, and teacher to the conversation about homeschooling for college credit. I loved Jennifer's encouragement and down-to-earth approach, and especially her reminder that there is no one-size-fits-all model for this homeschool high school and college/career journey. This is a conversation you'll want to listen to today and then to save and listen to again as you consider choices for your homeschool teens!    Show notes/Complete Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jennifer-cook-derosa/ Kristin Moon Science Chemistry Video Labs (use code HandD10 for 10% off): https://kristinmoonscience.com/chemistry-video-labs/ Please subscribe, rate, and review the Homeschool Conversations podcast in your favorite podcast player!
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August 30, 2021
Homeschooling with Creativity, Imagination, and Vulnerability (with Carrie Brownell)
This was a delightful conversation with Carrie Brownell, fellow 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5. I absolutely loved Carrie’s honesty and vulnerability. If you’ve ever felt like you have to follow a homeschool philosophy perfectly, or if you’ve ever struggled to make your family fit inside a box, this conversation will be such an encouragement. Our talk about creativity and imagination gave me goosebumps! Carrie brings such a unique perspective to our chat and I know you’ll love it as much as I did!   Full transcript can be found here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/carrie-brownell/ Check out all of Carrie's beautiful bookish art here: https://shrsl.com/33v6j (affiliate link) 100 Poems for Morning Time: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
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August 16, 2021
MoneyTime: Financial Literacy for Kids Made Easy (with Neil Edmond)
You may have taught your child the foundations of personal finance but they’re going to need to be familiar with bigger concepts such as debt, borrowing, mortgages and investing basics if they’re going to get ahead financially. It may sound advanced but kids are hungry to understand how the world around them works. By teaching your child these key financial concepts you’re giving them the head start in life they need. When children understand how the financial system works and how to use it to their advantage they’re able to feel confident about money and the future. Are you looking for an online financial literacy course for your homeschool? MoneyTime will teach your child all the things you wish you had been taught about money. That’s why I’m so excited to share today’s interview with Neil Edmond, founder of MoneyTime, on this week’s Homeschool Conversations podcast episode! A big thank you to MoneyTime for sponsoring this episode and post. Don’t miss your chance to get 25% off annual memberships of this great resource in the MoneyTime Summer Sale. It is definitely worth checking out for homeschool families looking for a financial literacy course for their tweens and teens. Find the full transcript and show notes for today's episode here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/moneytime-financial-literacy-for-kids/
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August 11, 2021
Masterpiece Makers: Fine Art for Homeschool Families (with Alisha and Olivia Gratehouse)
I’m back with season 4 of the Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology podcast! This is going to be such a fabulous fall filled with fantastic guests. (I couldn’t stop the alliteration once I got started…) Look for a new episode in your podcast player of choice every other Monday (with a few bonus surprises coming your way in between). Please subscribe, rate, and review the podcast in your favorite podcast app, and join my email list so you don’t miss a single episode! Today I am joined by Alisha and Olivia, a spunky mother-daughter duo. Olivia is also the first of many homeschool graduates joining us on the podcast this season! We especially focused our chat on fine arts for the homeschool family. I loved Alisha’s tip to have a “Fine Arts Friday”! Listen in for some artistic encouragement (even if you don’t feel artistically inclined). Masterpiece Society Studio is open for enrollment THIS WEEK (8/2-8/6) so check that out here: https://humilityanddoxology--masterpiecesociety.thrivecart.com/masterpiece-society-studio/ (affiliate link) Show notes/Complete transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/alisha-olivia-gratehouse/ Join my email list and get access to a free Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
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August 02, 2021
Homeschool Generations: Part 3
Homeschool Generations Part 3: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-3 Homeschool Generations Part 2: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-2 Homeschool Generations Part 1: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1 FOLLOW UP WITH THESE 2ND-GENERATION HOMESCHOOL MAMAS Leave comments on the blog post if you have any follow-up questions or words of encouragement for these sweet homeschool moms, and I will make sure it gets to them! I’ve also linked their websites below where relevant. Amelia Rodgers Ashley Kelso Katie Waalkes Laura Melissa Cummings Mystie Winckler Nicole Still Rachel (Seven in All) Please subscribe, rate, and review this podcast in your favorite podcast player! And be sure to check out past interview episodes, including my interviews with Katie Waalkes and Mystie Winckler. (And listen out for Melissa and Rachel in Season 4!) I’d love to include your point of view! Send an email to Amy @ HumilityandDoxology.com telling me how this series changed the way you think about your own homeschool journey. You might just see yourself quoted in Homeschool Generations Part 4! Textbook-Free History Masterclass (use code PODCAST for $5 off): https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Free Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
45:39
July 20, 2021
WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New (with Marty Machowski)
Even your youngest child may be familiar with familiar passages like Psalm 23. But WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New by Marty Machowki enables young readers, parents, and whole families explore the Psalms more deeply.    Our family already loved other Bible study resources by Marty Machowski, and when I saw his new book about the Psalms I was so thrilled! WonderFull is not only an engaging introduction to the themes and structure of the Psalter for beginners, but it enables readers of all ages to see connections within the Psalms themselves and to see how the Psalms individually and as a whole point to Jesus.    I am so thrilled Marty agreed to be a guest on the Homeschool Conversations podcast! We discuss why he began writing books for children, how the Psalms can help us learn to pray, encouragements for parents as we disciple our children, the power of the Gospel, and more. I know you'll be encouraged by this conversation!   Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/wonderfull-marty-machowski   Get your own copy of WonderFull here using my affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3qPnycY Free Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
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July 06, 2021
Taming the Transcript with Ann Karako
If you've ever had a freak-out moment worrying about creating your teen's homeschool transcript, you need Ann Karako’s new book, Taming the Transcript! Ann's conversational style and real-life perspective help you realize that it's all really going to be ok. Plus, she gives step-by-step, practical advice for making a transcript that accurately reflects your homeschool education. Ann helps you realize that it truly doesn't have to be complicated!  Listen to my chat with Ann as we discuss some of the faulty assumptions homeschool parents make about the homeschool high school transcript.   Get your own copy of Taming the Transcript: https://amzn.to/3w6oprf (affiliate link)   Ann’s website: https://www.annieandeverything.com/ Ann's Podcast: https://www.annieandeverything.com/homeschool-high-school-podcast/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ItsNotThatHardtoHomeschoolHighSchool/  For more homeschool help and encouragement, find Amy at HumilityandDoxology.com  Check out these other high school resources from Humility and Doxology: Homeschooling High School with Confidence, Competence, and Contentment (with Ann Karako) Conversations, Relationships, and a Charlotte-Mason Education During High School (with Jami Marstall) Homeschool High School Math Online (with Dennis DiNoia from Mr. D Math) High School Science at Home (with Dr. Kristin Moon) Friendly Sciences: Homeschool High School Science Curriculum REVIEW Creatively Homeschool High School with Out-of-the-Box Teens (an interview with Heather Woodie) Homeschooling High School and Pursuing College Credit through Personalized Learning High School Math and ACT Prep: Online Homeschool Math with Mr. D Math World War 2 Booklist for Middle School and High School Homeschool High School: Free Curriculum Plan for US Government and Economics Courses Reading Journals for Middle School and High School Tweens, Teens, and other Homeschooling Joys and Challenges (with Jessica Jensen) Outsourcing Homeschool Writing: IF and WHEN to hire a writing tutor or join a writing class Reading and Teaching the Great Books (with Kristen Rudd)
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June 08, 2021
Homeschool Generations: Part 2
Homeschool Generations Part 2: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-2 Homeschool Generations Part 1: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1 FOLLOW UP WITH THESE VETERAN HOMESCHOOL MAMAS Leave comments on the blog post if you have any follow-up questions or words of encouragement for these sweet ladies, and I will make sure it gets to them! I’ve also included their websites below where relevant. Jewel Katherine Weitz (Cottage Press Publishing) Kristin Moon (Kristin Moon Science) Lisa Hajda (Generational Homeschooling) Mari Fitz-Wynn (Heart for Homeschool Ministries) Missy Andrews (CenterforLit) Please subscribe, rate, and review this podcast in your favorite podcast player! And be sure to check out past interview episodes, including my interviews with Kristin Moon, Kathy Weitz, and Missy Andrews. Textbook-Free History Masterclass (use code PODCAST for $5 off): https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Free Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
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May 26, 2021
Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschooling (with Adrienne Freas)
In our final regular episode of Homeschool Conversations Season 3, I’m joined by Adrienne Freas, another one of the lovely guest suggestions I received from Karen Glass. Adrienne has experience as a Classical Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom, and has also worked to implement these ideas in charter school programs. Our conversation touched on topics like the Trivium as curriculum and pedagogy, the role of picture study and nature study in developing contemplation, and the realities and challenges of homeschool motherhood. I hope this conversation is an especial encouragement to you all as you transition from the end of one homeschool year into planning for the next! Be sure to subscribe to Homeschool Conversations in your podcast player so (spoiler alert!) you don't miss any of the bonus episodes coming your way this summer, and stay tuned for more fabulous guests in Season 4 later this summer! Show notes and transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/adrienne-freas Textbook-Free History Masterclass (use code PODCAST for $5 off!): https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Links to nature study resources recommended by Adrienne: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology?listId=2XDF05MD8JK7F
01:12:39
May 24, 2021
Living Latin Lessons in Our Homeschool (with Angela Reed)
Have you wondered about including Latin in your homeschool? We've had both highs and lows in our own family's experience studying Latin, so when Karen Glass recommended I speak with Angela Reed, I was eager to hear her perspective. Angela loves classics and Latin and that joy is evident! She also teaches Latin classes designed especially for Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. Regardless of your educational philosophy (and even regardless of your interest in Latin), I know you will be encouraged by our conversation. Angela made me smile the whole time! Please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast in your favorite podcast player! Thank you.  Transcript + links to the various Latin curricula Angela recommends here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/angela-reed Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
01:05:48
May 17, 2021
God Made All of Me: Helping Our Children Protect and Appreciate Their Bodies (with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb)
The statistics are sobering. About one in four women and one in six men are or will be survivors of sexual abuse in their lifetime. 34% of perpetrators are family members. 58% are known to the child and family. Only 7% are strangers. Tragically, we know that this can and does occur in local churches and homeschool groups. How can we help our children protect their bodies from those who would seek to harm them? Justin and Lindsey Holcomb join us in this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode to discuss issues of child protection and body image, all in the context of who we are as image-bearers of God. Does this feel awkward to you, or are you unsure where to start or how to have these conversations with your kids? Justin and Lindsey share some great tips and encouragement with us in today’s chat! Show notes and transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/justin-lindsey-holcomb Links to God Made All of Me and God Made Me In His Image: https://amzn.to/3h1kU0I (part of the Humility and Doxology Amazon shop)
01:06:53
May 10, 2021
Foreign Language Learning at Home (with Anne Guarnera)
Anne says, “we primarily learn languages so that we can relate better to, and serve and learn from, other people.” Watch out…this conversation might change your whole mindset when it comes to language learning at home! Have you wanted to include a foreign language in your homeschool, but you’re just not sure how? Have you wondered why language learning is even important? Maybe you’ve been entranced by the idea of bilingual education, but that sounds way too complicated for your ordinary homeschooling family life. Well, today’s Homeschool Conversations guest, Anne Guarnera, has a great perspective to share! Anne combines professional expertise with her real-life experience as a bilingual homeschooling mom. My favorite part about this conversation, though, was Anne’s relationship-oriented purpose behind language study! Show notes/complete transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/anne-guarnera Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Please subscribe, rate, and review this podcast so more homeschool parents can find these encouraging conversations!
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May 03, 2021
Conversations, Relationships, and a Charlotte-Mason Education During High School (with Jami Marstall)
Jami Marstall is a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom of 4, including 2 homeschool graduates! When I was exploring options for podcast guests, I reached out to previous guests Karen Glass and Cindy Rollins for their recommendations. When both of them mentioned Jami as someone I should talk to, I knew she would be a scintillating guest! Our conversations ranged from the joys and challenges of homeschooling to the nitty-gritty of homeschooling (and graduating) a high schooler using a Charlotte Mason approach. This was an absolutely delightful conversation. Jami is a real-life homeschool mom in the trenches right there beside us, but she also has the long-term wisdom that graduating 2 very different students brings. You will be so encouraged by Jami's perspective! Please subscribe, rate, and review the Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology podcast to help other homeschool parents find these encouraging chats. Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Jami-Marstall Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
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April 26, 2021
Homeschooling with Dyslexia (with Marianne Sunderland)
What do struggles with tying your shoes, using correct prepositions, and telling time have in common? They are all early warning signs of dyslexia. These and other signs can help you discern if your child is just a late reader or is dealing with underlying learning challenges. Today's Homeschool Conversations guest Marianne Sunderland is a veteran homeschooling mom of 8 children, 7 of whom have dyslexia and other learning challenges. She brings her personal experience and expertise to today's chat. If you want to know how to homeschool your children with dyslexia or other learning challenges, you won't want to miss today's episode! Show notes and the complete transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/marianne-sunderland/ FREE Homeschool Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Learn more about the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading: https://bit.ly/3smUngC (referral link) Please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. It helps other homeschooling parents find these encouraging interviews! Thanks so much.
34:23
April 19, 2021
Order, Harmony, and the Medieval Imagination (with Kelly Cumbee)
When Karen Glass recommends someone "wise and experienced" for your podcast, you listen! And today's guest, Kelly Cumbee, does not disappoint. Kelly brings experience as a veteran homeschool mom of 7 children who have graduated from her homeschool, so her perspective on home education is not to be missed. Kelly is also an enthusiastic lover of Medieval literature, especially the Faerie Queen. In our conversation, we dive into what defines the Medieval imagination, the reasons why studying Medieval and Renaissance literature still matters, and the ways we can gain an entry into this fascinating area of study. Hold onto your library card and book wish list and get ready for a delightful conversation! Complete transcript and show notes here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Kelly-Cumbee Why We Pursue a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/why-christian-classical-education-homeschool/ FREE Homeschool Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Be sure to check out past Homeschool Conversations in your podcast app. Please subscribe, rate, and review!
48:06
April 12, 2021
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 05, 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
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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 08, 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 01, 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 08, 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 01, 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 04, 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 07, 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 09, 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 05, 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 02, 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 05, 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 09, 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 07, 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/
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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/
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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/
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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 08, 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 07, 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!
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August 05, 2020