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Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology

89 EpisodesProduced by Amy SloanWebsite

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 hom… read more

89 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Finding Freedom and Fun in Homeschooling (with Dachelle McVey)

September 27th, 2021


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 …

Finding God's Good Gifts in Motherhood (with Laura Booz)

September 22nd, 2021


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 …

Resisting the Homeschool Stereotypes (with Gina Munsey)

September 13th, 2021


This might be the spiciest Homeschool Conversations podcast episode yet! Take a deep breath and dive into this fabulous conversation with Gina …

Hope for Future Homeschool Generations (Homeschool Generations: Part 4)

September 8th, 2021


Friends, I can hardly believe we have come to the conclusion of this Homeschool Generations series already! I have been personally so encouraged and …

Introduction to Dante and The Divine Comedy (with Kristen Rudd and Wesley Callihan)

August 31st, 2021


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 …

Homeschooling for College Credit (with Jennifer Cook-DeRosa)

August 30th, 2021


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 …

Homeschooling with Creativity, Imagination, and Vulnerability (with Carrie Brownell)

August 16th, 2021


This was a delightful conversation with Carrie Brownell, fellow 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5. I absolutely loved Carrie’s honesty and …

MoneyTime: Financial Literacy for Kids Made Easy (with Neil Edmond)

August 11th, 2021


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 …

Masterpiece Makers: Fine Art for Homeschool Families (with Alisha and Olivia Gratehouse)

August 2nd, 2021


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 …

WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New (with Marty Machowski)

July 6th, 2021


Even your youngest child may be familiar with familiar passages like Psalm 23. But WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New by Marty Machowki enables …

Taming the Transcript with Ann Karako

June 8th, 2021


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

Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschooling (with Adrienne Freas)

May 24th, 2021


In our final regular episode of Homeschool Conversations Season 3, I’m joined by Adrienne Freas, another one of the lovely guest suggestions I …

Living Latin Lessons in Our Homeschool (with Angela Reed)

May 17th, 2021


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 …

God Made All of Me: Helping Our Children Protect and Appreciate Their Bodies (with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb)

May 10th, 2021


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% …

Foreign Language Learning at Home (with Anne Guarnera)

May 3rd, 2021


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 …

Conversations, Relationships, and a Charlotte-Mason Education During High School (with Jami Marstall)

April 26th, 2021


Jami Marstall is a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom of 4, including 2 homeschool graduates! When I was exploring options for podcast guests, I …

Homeschooling with Dyslexia (with Marianne Sunderland)

April 19th, 2021


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 …

Order, Harmony, and the Medieval Imagination (with Kelly Cumbee)

April 12th, 2021


When Karen Glass recommends someone "wise and experienced" for your podcast, you listen! And today's guest, Kelly Cumbee, does not disappoint. Kelly …

Analogies for All of Us: Thoughts on Classical Conversations and Communicating Well (with Marc Hays)

April 5th, 2021


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 …

Peacefully Homeschooling (with Jennifer Pepito)

March 29th, 2021


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 …

Homeschool Generations: Part 1

March 24th, 2021


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 …

Curiosity and Surrender: Classical Education, Poetry, and a Longing for Light (with Jennifer Dow)

March 22nd, 2021


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 …

Finding Our Unique Homeschool Path (with Aimee Otto)

March 15th, 2021


Today’s Homeschool Conversations guest has a unique homeschool perspective to share. Aimee Otto and her husband, Nick, equally share the loads in …

Homeschool High School Math Online (with Dennis DiNoia from Mr. D Math)

March 8th, 2021


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 …

Story-Formed, Wonder-Filled Homeschooling (with Amber O'Neal Johnston)

March 1st, 2021


I've absolutely loved following Amber Johnston on Instagram. I enjoy seeing pictures of her family exploring the world through travel, reading, and …

Life in the Mundane: tips and encouragement from a second-generation homeschool mom of 6 (with Katie Waalkes)

February 22nd, 2021


It’s always fun to meet and chat with another second-generation homeschooler! Katie Waalkes brought so many practical and encouraging tips for …

Banish the Homeschool Blahs

February 17th, 2021


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 …

Teens, Tweens, and other Homeschooling Joys and Challenges (with Jessica Jensen)

February 15th, 2021


Jessica Jensen has homeschooled through a host of joys and challenges over the years. Her homeschool journey has included a childhood cancer …

Raising Covenant Children (with Keren Chu)

February 8th, 2021


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 …

High School Science at Home (with Dr. Kristin Moon)

February 1st, 2021


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 …

Happy Planned Homeschooling with Tawnya Vinyard

January 25th, 2021


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 …

Second Generation Homeschooler + Joyfully Homeschooling (Misty Bailey interviews Amy Sloan)

January 23rd, 2021


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 …

Reading and Teaching the Great Books with Kristen Rudd

January 18th, 2021


Accidental-Homeschooler-Turned-Classical-Educator Kristen Rudd joins us in this week's Homeschool Conversations episode. We're chatting about one of …

Textbook-Free History Masterclass TRAILER

January 13th, 2021


Studying history can be awesome! Learn how to craft a customized, multi-age, textbook-free history curriculum for your unique homeschool family.

In …

News, Current Events, and Biblically-Objective Journalism (with Nick Eicher and Brian Basham from WORLD)

January 11th, 2021


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 …

Raising Lifelong Learners: the joys and challenges of homeschooling differently-wired, gifted, and 2E kids (with Colleen Kessler)

January 4th, 2021


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 …

December Bonus: Lynna Sutherland- Sibling Conflict and the Homeschooling Family

December 28th, 2020


Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to …

December Bonus: Shawna Wingert- Homeschooling with Special Needs and Learning Differences

December 21st, 2020


Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to …

December Bonus: Missy Andrews- Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life

December 14th, 2020


Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to …

December Bonus: Mary Wilson- Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun

December 7th, 2020


Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to …

December Bonus: Dr. George Grant- Repentance and Discipleship in Classical Education

November 30th, 2020


Did you know that before Homeschool Conversations was a podcast it started as a video interview series? I uploaded all those original interviews to …

Rock Your Homeschool: Avoid Overwhelm, Foster Connection, and Pursue Joy (with Amy Milcic)

November 23rd, 2020


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 …

Grace-Filled Homeschooling and Celebrating Advent (with Lara Molettiere)

November 16th, 2020


It was such a delight to chat with Lara Molettiere about pursuing a Charlotte Mason education, encouraging a delightful and grace-filled atmosphere …

Homeschooling a Large Family, the Joys and Challenges (with Heather Tully)

November 9th, 2020


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 …

Publishing Books Old and New (with Amy Edwards from Blue Sky Daisies)

November 5th, 2020


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 …

Made to Play: homeschooling with play, curiosity, and games

November 2nd, 2020


Did you know that play impacts the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children and teens, and impacts us as adults as well?

Patience, Wonder, Ignorance, and Joy in a Classical, Charlotte Mason education (with Karen Glass)

October 26th, 2020


What an absolute delight and privilege to chat with Karen Glass in this episode of Homeschool Conversations! I so appreciate her emphasis on …

Learn in Color: curiosity, flexibility, and entrepreneurship (with Samantha Shank)

October 19th, 2020


You are going to love this conversation with Samantha Shank, homeschool graduate and creative entrepreneur. She started her blog when she was just …

Nature Study Hacking and Nurturing a Life of Learning (with Joy Cherrick)

October 12th, 2020


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 …

Ordo Amoris (with Abby Wahl)

October 5th, 2020


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 …

Humility, Worship, and Relationship (with Melissa McMahan)

September 28th, 2020


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 …

Successfully Working While Homeschooling (with Jen Mackinnon)

September 21st, 2020


Jen Mackinnon helps working moms balance their career and homeschool their kids by providing practical solutions that help them cut through the noise …

Healthy Eating on a Budget (with Steph Jenkins)

September 14th, 2020


We all know homeschool kids are basically hobbits. Homeschool families especially seem to experience a constant stream of feeding people at multiple …

Traitor: an interview with author Amanda McCrina (Bonus Episode)

September 9th, 2020


In this special bonus episode of Homeschool Conversations I had the privilege of chatting with Amanda McCrina, author of the newly published YA …

Homeschooling with Gospel Hope (with Kendra Fletcher)

September 7th, 2020


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 …

Organized Homeschooling (with Jennifer Knick)

August 31st, 2020


Jennifer Knick joins us today to share her tips and strategies for organized homeschooling. If that sounds intimidating, never fear. Jennifer lays …

A Living, Humble, Joyful Homeschool Education (with Cindy Rollins)

August 24th, 2020


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 …

The Modern Working Homeschool Mom (with Molly Nickles)

August 17th, 2020


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 …

Getting Started with Family Worship (with my husband, John Sloan)

August 15th, 2020


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 …

Finding the Gospel in Fairy Tales (with Angelina Stanford)

August 13th, 2020


Have you ever wondered if (or why) we should read fairy tales? Stick around for this scintillating conversation with Angelina Stanford and you might …

Charlotte Mason, Mother Culture, and More! (with Brandy Vencel)

August 13th, 2020


Our conversation ranged from homeschool realities to Charlotte Mason principles, mother culture to mother’s energy levels, theology to books to …

Lifestyle of Learning: Homeschooling an Only, Morning Basket Fun, and Gameschooling (with Jessica Waldock)

August 13th, 2020


Jessica Waldock is a homeschooling mom of 1 quirky, creative kid. They pursue a lifestyle of learning filled with Morning Basket fun, gameschooling, …

Your (Modern) Morning Basket: Morning Time and “Us-schooling” (with Pam Barnhill)

August 13th, 2020


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. …

Stress-Free Homeschooling and Rabbit Trails Through Literature (with Christine Zell)

August 13th, 2020


Don’t miss this conversation with Christine Zell, fellow homeschool mom and picture book aficionado! We discussed the joys of choosing what works …

Strengthening Your Marriage During Hard Times (with Donna Westcott, LPC) Bonus Episode

August 13th, 2020


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 …

Family Travel Lifestyle: Roadschooling and Adventure for Every Family (with Megan and Daniel Tenney)

August 13th, 2020


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 …

Creatively Homeschool High School with Out-of-the-Box Teens (with Heather Woodie)

August 13th, 2020


Homeschooling high school can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially if you have out-of-the-box, creative teens. Can you really leave behind …

The Liberal Arts, Great Books, and Classical Christian Education (with Wes Callihan)

August 13th, 2020


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 …

Sunday: Worship, Rest, and Gospel Hope (with Pastor Zachary Simmons) Bonus Episode

August 13th, 2020


Bonus Episode! This interview was originally recorded in April 2020, right at the beginning of our experience with "Sequestered Sundays." I wondered: …

Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun (with Mary Wilson)

August 12th, 2020


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 …

Sibling Conflict and the Homeschooling Family (with Lynna Sutherland)

August 12th, 2020


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 …

Homeschooling with Special Needs and Learning Differences (with Shawna Wingert)

August 12th, 2020


Homeschooling a child with special needs or learning differences presents a unique set of challenges. My friend Shawna Wingert brings personal …

Homeschooling High School with Confidence, Competence, and Contentment (with Ann Karako)

August 12th, 2020


Ann Karako brings such an encouraging perspective to this conversation about homeschooling high school. Our discussions ranged from topics like …

Unit Studies and Hands-On Learning (with Susan Evans)

August 12th, 2020


Enthusiasm, creativity, unit studies, and hands-on learning: those are the words that come to mind when I think of longtime homeschool mom Susan …

Homeschool Math with Confidence (with Kate Snow)

August 12th, 2020


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 …

Homeschool Music Appreciation and Homegrown Learning (with Mary Prather)

August 12th, 2020


Mary Prather, veteran homeschool mom, has used her background as a public school music educator to develop music appreciation resources the whole …

More Than Enough (with Kara Anderson)

August 12th, 2020


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 …

Nature Study and Relaxed Charlotte Mason Homeschool (with Cindy West)

August 11th, 2020


This was a delightful conversation with Cindy West discussing nature study, what it means to be a relaxed Charlotte Mason homeschooler, how …

You Are an Artist! (with Tricia Hodges and Lucia “Nana” Hames from

August 11th, 2020


What a treat to get to talk with Tricia Hodges and Lucia “Nana” Hames from! We discussed Tricia’s homeschool journey, Nana’s love for …

Charlotte Mason Home Education (with Dawn Garrett)

August 11th, 2020


If you’ve ever wondered about Charlotte Mason Education in general or the Ambleside Online curriculum in particular, be sure to watch this video …

Life-Long Learning: Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and Read-Aloud Culture (with Kathy Weitz)

August 10th, 2020


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 …

Exploring Homeschool Science with Wonder and Hands-On Fun (with Dr. Kristin Moon)

August 10th, 2020


Enjoy homeschool science with wonder, curiosity, and hands-on exploration in this interview with Dr. Kristin Moon: molecular geneticist and …

Vision, Attitudes, & Expectations: Faithful, Repentant Homemaking & Homeschooling (with Mystie Winckler)

August 10th, 2020


Sometimes the hardest part of homeschooling isn't actually the "school" part. Sometimes our biggest challenge is adjusting our attitudes (and …

Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit)

August 10th, 2020


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, …

HELP! How to start homeschooling in 5 simple steps! (Bonus episode)

August 8th, 2020


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 …

Repentance and Discipleship in Christian Classical Education (with Dr. George Grant)

August 7th, 2020


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 …

Welcome to Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology

August 5th, 2020


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 …

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