Life Lessons

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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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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Healthy Eating on a Budget (an interview 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, …

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Homeschooling with Gospel Hope (an interview 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 …

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Cindy Rollins Interview homeschool

A Living, Humble, Joyful Homeschool Education (an interview 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. Who is …

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The Modern Working Homeschool Mom (an interview 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 …

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How to start family worship and why family devotions are important

Getting Started with Family Worship (an interview 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 …

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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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