Amy Sloan

Amy Sloan and her husband, John, are second-generation homeschoolers by grace alone to 5 children ages 4, 7, 9, 12, and 14. Their educational philosophy is one of humility and doxology, and follows primarily a classical approach. Amy loves coffee, and starts getting nervous if the stack of to-be-read library books beside her bed is less than 2 feet tall. Get her started on Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Homer, or Hamilton the Musical and it might be hard to get her to stop. Mostly, though, she gets really excited about the Gospel. The Sloan family adventures in North Carolina.

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What do you want to remember when you’ve forgotten everything else?

My teen son and I were visiting my grandmother. She has Alzheimer’s and requires special care. It was a precious time to share our memories with her. When you have a loved one whose memory is fading, you somewhat become an external repository for their past and for your mutual relationship. I brought in my …

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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. Who is Katie Waalkes?  Katie Waalkes is a wife of 12 years, mother to 6 kids, and runs the youtube channel “Life in …

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Tweens, Teens, 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 …

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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 …

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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), …

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

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, and you can also read the full transcript below. Have you ever opened your mouth intending to say one thing, but then something else …

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Kindergarten Math with Confidence homeschool curriculum REVIEW

Are you looking for the best homeschool math curriculum for your young learner? Are you wondering what math program you should use for homeschooling kindergarten? I highly recommend Kindergarten Math with Confidence by Kate Snow! This post contains affiliate links. I received a product for free. All opinions are honest and my own; I was …

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