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.

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

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 …

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Homeschooling with Play, Curiosity, and Games (with Cait Curley)

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 …

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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 …

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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 only 14! She shares her perspective on her own homeschool experience, talks about the surprising childhood obsession that turned into a full-time career, and gives tips for graduating from college early…and Debt Free! …

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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 …

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Thanksgiving hands on crafts and activities for homeschool

Hands-On Homeschool Fun for Thanksgiving: art, science, games, and more!

I love to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I love to snuggle up on the couch and read our favorite Thanksgiving picture books (even to the teens). I love to sing songs of thankfulness and weave Thanksgiving-themed aspects into our Morning Basket and daily homeschool routine. But when it comes to crafts and hands-on activity …

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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 …

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Jen Mackinnon homeschool conversations interview

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 …

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