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.

Finding the Gospel in Fairy Tales (an interview 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… Be sure …

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Brandy Vencel interview

Charlotte Mason, Mother Culture, and More! (an interview 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 …

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Jessica Waldock homeschool Interview

Lifestyle of Learning: Homeschooling an Only, Morning Basket Fun, and Gameschooling (an interview 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!) Be sure to …

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Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun (an interview 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 …

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Morning Time Morning Basket Homeschool Pam Barnhill interview

Your (Modern) Morning Basket: Morning Time and “Us-schooling” (an interview 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 …

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Sibling Conflict Homeschooling Parenting Solutions Lynna Sutherland Interview

Sibling Conflict and the Homeschooling Family (an interview 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 …

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Christine Zell Homeschool interview

Stress-Free Homeschooling and Rabbit Trails Through Literature (an interview 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! Be sure to check out …

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Family Travel Lifestyle: Roadschooling and Adventure for Every Family (an interview 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 …

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Mystie Winckler Homemaking Homeschooling Interview

Vision, Attitudes, and Expectations: Faithful, Repentant Homemaking and Homeschooling (a conversation 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 …

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