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Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology

Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology

By Amy Sloan

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 homeschool mom of 5, brings a unique perspective from both the homeschool mom and student point of view. This is a podcast sure to encourage every homeschool mom!
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Homeschool Conversations with Humility and DoxologyJan 30, 2023

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Natural Philosophy: Recovering A Natural Science And Christian Pedagogy (With Ravi Jain)

Natural Philosophy: Recovering A Natural Science And Christian Pedagogy (With Ravi Jain)

When one of the authors of your favorite book on Christian Classical education agrees to come on the podcast, it just might be the most exciting moment of the year! Ravi Jain joins us this week to discuss a distinctively Christian classical perspective on natural philosophy and how it relates to the liberal arts. It’s filled with challenging ideas and practical application. If you are at all classically-curious, this is a homeschool conversation you won’t want to miss! Show notes/Transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/ravi-jain Free Shipping ends 3/23!! Thank you for podcast sponsor Classical Academic Press! Click here and use code HUMDOX for free shipping from 2/6 to 3/23. Learn more about why I love Latin for Children here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/latin-for-children/ Books for homeschool moms: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology/list/1UL4Q6GUWK37L?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d Best speeches for homeschool memory work: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/best-historic-speeches-memory-work/  Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children FREE Year of Memory Work: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Mar 20, 202301:09:02
Run a Business, Homeschool the Kids, and Keep your Sanity (with Jodie Perry)

Run a Business, Homeschool the Kids, and Keep your Sanity (with Jodie Perry)

More and more moms are combining work and homeschooling, and sometimes it's a struggle to balance the responsibilities of business and homeschool, not to mention the rest of life! Jodie Perry from LifeUnboxed.Blog joins us in today's episode to discuss homeschool momtrepeneur life. Her tips and advice are sure to be an encouragement to many!   Show notes and complete transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/jodie-perry/  Grab my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide Thank you for podcast sponsor Classical Academic Press! Click here and use code HUMDOX for free shipping from 2/6 to 3/23. Learn more about why I love Latin for Children here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/latin-for-children/ You may also enjoy: Successfully Working While Homeschooling (With Jen Mackinnon) Season 2, Episode 7 Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Mar 06, 202333:59
Stories and Sanctified Imaginations (with S. D. Smith)

Stories and Sanctified Imaginations (with S. D. Smith)

If the phrase #rabbitswithswords means anything to you or your children, you're going to be super excited about today's homeschool conversation with author S. D. (Sam) Smith! Sam and I had a wonderful conversation on the role of story in the life of the Christian, the power of imagination, the goal of art (hint- it's not self-expression), and more. What a joyful, encouraging conversation!    Show notes & transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/sam-smith  Check out Sam's books: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology/list/1PQQ7ES6Q6VHS?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d Thank you for podcast sponsor Classical Academic Press! Click here and use code HUMDOX for free shipping from 2/6 to 3/23. Learn more about why I love Latin for Children here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/latin-for-children/ Best speeches for homeschool memory work: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/best-historic-speeches-memory-work/  Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children FREE Year of Memory Work: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Feb 20, 202358:54
Classical Conversations and Couch Schooling (with Charity Miner)

Classical Conversations and Couch Schooling (with Charity Miner)

Today's guest is one of my real-life local friends, Charity Miner. She is the mom of 3 teens who've enjoyed homeschooling with Classical Conversations, including one who is graduating this year. Charity likes to be your homeschool big sister, and her perspectives on couch schooling, homeschooling a neurodiverse child, and the end goal of Classical education are sure to encourage and inspire you!    Show notes and transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/charity-miner Thank you for podcast sponsor Classical Academic Press! Click here and use code HUMDOX for free shipping from 2/6 to 3/23.  Learn more about why I love Latin for Children here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/latin-for-children/ Best speeches for homeschool memory work: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/best-historic-speeches-memory-work/  Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children FREE Year of Memory Work: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Feb 06, 202350:38
Equipping our Children for Cultural Engagement (with Kelsey Reed)

Equipping our Children for Cultural Engagement (with Kelsey Reed)

As Christian homeschool parents, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant onslaught of news and cultural issues our families and children face each day. How can we equip our children to engage with the culture in a way that rests in the Truth of Scripture and confidence in the character of God? How can we teach them to think through culture with calm discernment, not anxiety? Kelsey Reed is the news coach with God's WORLD News, and she joins us on this podcast bonus episode to share her vision for equipping parents for this vital role of discipleship. Show notes and complete transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/kelsey-reed Join the FREE Winter Wonder Homeschooling Challenge: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/winterwonderchallenge Free Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide Ultimate Guide to Teaching Your Kids About the Bible: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/bible-homeschool/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Jan 30, 202336:47
Knowing by Heart: the Powerful Beauty of Memory Work (with Andrew Pudewa)

Knowing by Heart: the Powerful Beauty of Memory Work (with Andrew Pudewa)

Might it be possible that something that seems the least practical might actually have the most value in your homeschool? Listen to my conversation with Andrew Pudewa from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and learn how the practice of memory work can be transformative, nourishing the souls in your home!   Show notes and complete transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/andrew-pudewa  Thank you to podcast sponsor All About Learning Press. Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/aar-pre-reading Best speeches for homeschool memory work: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/best-historic-speeches-memory-work/  Join the FREE Winter Wonder Homeschooling Challenge: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/winterwonderchallenge Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Jan 23, 202301:12:09
Listener Q&A: We're BACK with Season 7 (with special guest cohost)

Listener Q&A: We're BACK with Season 7 (with special guest cohost)

Hurray, we're back with season 7! You won't want to miss a single episode, so be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast wherever you're listening. Thanks to my daughter Emma for being a fabulous co-host! Thank you to Podcast Sponsor All About Learning Press! Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/reading-and-spelling Links to things discussed in this episode: Previous Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology podcast episodes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations Winter Wonder Homeschooling Challenge: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/winterwonderchallenge Free Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide Kids Talk Church History Podcast: http://kidstalkchurchhistory.org/ Orthodox Presbyterian Church: OPC.org Combine these ingredients in the crockpot for Aztec Chicken: shredded chicken, black beans, frozen corn, salsa, and cream cheese (ratios according to taste and budget); serve over rice with corn chips Getting Started with Shakespeare: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Book clubs from Mary Wilson: https://www.maryhannawilson.com/category/all-things-books/book-reviews/middle-school/ Hands-On Activities for middle school: https://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/100-hands-on-activities-for-middle-school-and-high-school/ Middle School fun: https://rockyourhomeschool.net/homeschool-fun-for-middle-school/ Charlotte Mason Homeschool Latin: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/angela-reed/ Classical Academic Press Latin: https://classicalacademicpress.com/collections/all/latin College application process: https://fearlesshomeschoolers.com/blog/common-app-for-homeschoolers Taming the Transcript with Ann Karako: https://youtu.be/KXU54yfR128 Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Jan 09, 202352:53
Advent Morning Time (with Holly Lee)

Advent Morning Time (with Holly Lee)

There are so many good things to enjoy in a homeschool at Christmas time, and Holly Lee is here to give tips and encouragement for your Advent Morning Time! Holly Lee is a homeschooling mother of three and operates My Little Brick Schoolhouse, a blog offering homeschooling support and academic resources, specifically, booklists.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an educator who served four years in Durham and Wake County’s public schools, and now a Charlotte Mason and classical homeschool enthusiast, Holly lives in Wilson, North Carolina with her husband and rambunctious redheads. A Joyful Feast and book links: https://mylittlebrickschoolhouse.com/2021/11/17/new-christmas-resource-a-joyful-feast/  Sign up here to receive an extra 15% off A Joyful Feast in Holly's Etsy Shop: https://mailchi.mp/d79224d6ad17/advent-morning-time   My Little Brick Schoolhouse Library: https://mylittlebrickschoolhouse.wordpress.com/booklists/booklists-2/  Read with My Little Brick Schoolhouse: https://www.facebook.com/groups/347916126554653 Connect with Holly on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mylittlebrickschoolhouse/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mylittlebrickschoolhouse/ Find more homeschool family Advent and Christmas resources here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/advent/
Dec 07, 202219:22
Christmas Traditions: Peace Apples (in both English and Spanish)

Christmas Traditions: Peace Apples (in both English and Spanish)

Rachel from Seven in All brings a special bilingual contribution to our Advent audioblog series! Listen as she discusses the Christmas tradition of Peace Apples, first in English and then in Spanish. Get your own copy of Rachel's Christmas Calendar: In English: https://www.wheredyoulearnthat.com/shop/p/christmas-calendar-bundle-english In Spanish: https://www.wheredyoulearnthat.com/shop/p/calendario-navideo-bundle-spanish Rachel was homeschooled from PreK through 12th grade, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Today, she’s a second-generation homeschooler who also runs a Youtube channel, Seven in All, where she talks about practical recommendations and resources for building a joy-filled homeschool. She’s also a homeschool curriculum writer, who, after writing content for larger curriculum companies, has launched her own site where she sells affordable homeschool resources, in multiple languages (mainly English and Spanish, with hopes of more Mandarin Chinese offerings in the future!). You can find her on Instagram @SevenInAllFamily Don't miss my previous Homeschool Conversations episode with Rachel, "Multilingual, Multicultural, Multigenerational Homeschooling": https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/rachel-seven-in-all/ Find more homeschool family Advent and Christmas resources here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/advent/
Dec 05, 202207:03
The Risk of Birth by Madeleine L'Engle (with Missy Andrews)

The Risk of Birth by Madeleine L'Engle (with Missy Andrews)

This week's special Advent audioblog episode includes "The Risk of Birth" by Madeleine L'Engle alongside reflections from Missy Andrews. Get your own copy of Wild Bells: A Literary Advent: https://www.centerforlit.com/catalogue/2019/2/4/wild-bells-a-literary-advent Missy Andrews is co-director of the Center for Literary Education and a retired homeschooling mother of six. Her books include Teaching the Classics: A Socratic Method for Literary Education, Wild Bells: A Literary Advent, and My Divine Comedy: A Mother’s Homeschooling Journey. Missy earned her BA in English from Hillsdale College and her MA in imaginative literature from Harrison Middleton University. She and her husband Adam live on a mountaintop in Northeast Washington, where she collects children’s books and reads and reads and reads. The Center for Lit membership site, The Pelican Society, offers live events, teacher guides for literary classics, audio books, product discounts and other benefits at www.pelicansociety.com Don't miss my previous Homeschool Conversations interview with Missy, "Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life": https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/missy-andrews-center-for-lit-interview/ Find more homeschool family Advent and Christmas resources here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/advent/
Nov 30, 202206:13
The Light Before Christmas (with Marty Machowski)

The Light Before Christmas (with Marty Machowski)

Marty Machowski's new 4-week Advent Devotional, The Light Before Christmas, combines devotions on the theme of light and darkness with the story of eleven-year-old Mia and her grandmother as they prepare for Christmas. Grandma loves to share her faith, especially at Christmas time, and although she is blind, she can see the light of Jesus shining bright and helps Mia—and children of all ages—to do the same. In this week's special bonus Advent episode, Pastor Machowski himself reads us chapter 1 of his new book! This is an episode to enjoy with your kids for sure. Click here to add this book to your family's shelf this Christmas season! Every year, Mia loves to spend the month of December with Grandma getting ready for Christmas. This year, they read a special devotional, The Light Before Christmas, together. Machowski brings families into their devotional time, sharing the story of Christmas. Through a Bible study of light and darkness, readers will discover how the theme of light weaves its way through the Christmas story and God’s plan of salvation. The Light Before Christmas contains thirteen devotionals—three for each of the four weeks of Advent and one more for Christmas. Each devotional includes a Scripture for the day, an object lesson, a question to discuss as a family, a song to sing together, and a prayer. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology/list/C77M7JVCMS0W?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d My previous podcast interview with Marty Machowski: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/wonderfull-marty-machowski/ Find more homeschool family Advent and Christmas resources here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/advent/
Nov 28, 202211:40
Reading with Friends: Hosting a Book Club In Real Life (with Karoline Strickland)

Reading with Friends: Hosting a Book Club In Real Life (with Karoline Strickland)

What a joy to talk to one of my oldest friends, fellow second-generation homeschooler, and local book club leader in today's Homeschool Conversations episode! If you've been following me on Instagram this year, you know I've been sharing what I've been reading lately. Many of those titles come from my monthly in-person book club! If you've wished you had something like that in your life, listen to today's episode for practical tips and encouragement from my dear friend, Karoline Strickland! Show notes/Full Transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/karoline-strickland What I'm reading lately: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology/list/15GBB42QNQXVC?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d Thank you podcast sponsor Sonlight. Click here to access the Sonlight Gift Guide and save 50% this week! Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Nov 21, 202248:46
Christmas Music Around the World (with Mary Prather)

Christmas Music Around the World (with Mary Prather)

Mary Prather from SQUILT and Homegrown Learners joins me today to discuss Christmas music and traditions from around the world. It's a special bonus episode to get us excited and prepared for the upcoming Advent season in our homeschools.    Be sure you're subscribed to "Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology" wherever you get your podcasts so you don't miss the special Advent Audioblog season that will start after Thanksgiving! I have some fabulous guests you will not want to miss!   Show notes/transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/christmas-music-squilt  SQUILT holiday music resources for your homeschool: https://www.squiltmusic.com/collections/holiday-seasonal?afmc=46&utm_campaign=46&utm_source=leaddyno&utm_medium=affiliate  SQUILT monthly listening calendar with music from around the world: https://www.squiltmusic.com/products/monthly-listening-calendar?afmc=46&utm_campaign=46&utm_source=leaddyno&utm_medium=affiliate  Advent and Christmas Resources for your homeschool: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/advent/  Some of my favorite Christmas books: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology/list/C77M7JVCMS0W?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d This video description contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclaimer here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/disclaimer/
Nov 14, 202222:22
Exuberant, Joyful Homeschooling (with Kia Roy)

Exuberant, Joyful Homeschooling (with Kia Roy)

Y’all are going to absolutely love this Homeschool Conversations episode with the effervescent Kia Roy! We get a little giddy and a little excited, but what is more delightful than discussing the joys and challenges of homeschooling? We discuss planning, changing seasons/styles of homeschooling, educating in seasons of grief, the value of co-ops, and more! I can’t wait to hear your biggest takeaways; leave them below in the comments! Full transcript and Show Notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/kia-roy/ Thanksgiving Morning Time Plans: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/product/thanksgiving-morning-time-resource-pack-6/ Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Nov 07, 202201:08:51
Church History (with special guests from the Kids Talk Church History podcast)

Church History (with special guests from the Kids Talk Church History podcast)

Listen to the Kids Talk Church History Podcast: https://www.alliancenet.org/kids-talk-church-history-podcast Church History by Simonetta Carr: https://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?event=AFF&p=1218882&item_no=788566 (affiliate link) Thanksgiving Morning Time Plans: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/product/thanksgiving-morning-time-resource-pack-6/ My previous podcast interview with Simonetta: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/simonetta-carr/ My Beginner's Guide to Church History: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/beginner-guide-church-history/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Oct 31, 202229:19
Plutarch for the Homeschool Family (with Dawn Duran)

Plutarch for the Homeschool Family (with Dawn Duran)

Plutarch, anyone? If you've ever wondered why to study Plutarch, how to read Plutarch's Lives (without getting confused or overwhelmed), and the value Plutarch has for a Charlotte Mason homeschool in particular, then you won't want to miss this delightful conversation with Dawn Duran! Full transcript and Show Notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/Dawn-Duran Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Kings Meadow Humanities Curriculum from StandFast. Learn more about why this is my favorite homeschool high school history curriculum here. Find more from Dr. George Grant at GeorgeGrant.net. Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Oct 24, 202256:51
Imagination & Baby Steps in Charlotte Mason Homeschooling (with JoAnn Hallum)

Imagination & Baby Steps in Charlotte Mason Homeschooling (with JoAnn Hallum)

Are you interested in Charlotte Mason home education, but you're not sure if that works for real-life homeschool moms? JoAnn Hallum is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. Her beautiful words, hysterical stories, and real-life reminders of what is truly important always make me think and make me smile. She likes to remind me that she's a writer, not a podcaster, but I think you're going to definitely want to hear more from her after you listen to this conversation! No wonder Mariel told me that JoAnn needed to be next on my list of podcast guests! Full transcript and Show Notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/joann-hallum/ Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Kings Meadow Humanities Curriculum from StandFast. Learn more about why this is my favorite homeschool high school history curriculum here. Find more from Dr. George Grant at GeorgeGrant.net. Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Oct 17, 202228:59
Reading, Writing, and Making Connections: Homeschooling High School English (with Betsy Farquhar)

Reading, Writing, and Making Connections: Homeschooling High School English (with Betsy Farquhar)

The only thing better than being excited about books on your own is getting to chat with someone who is as excited about reading as you are. So it's no wonder I loved this conversation with Betsy Farquhar! Betsy demystifies the process of reading and discussing literature with your homeschool high school students, and shares the most important aspect of quality writing. Whether you're a mom who can't wait to teach high school English or a mom who is terrified by the idea, you'll find lots of tips and help in this conversation!   Find show notes and complete transcript here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/betsy-farquhar Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Kings Meadow Humanities Curriculum from StandFast. Learn more about why this is my favorite homeschool high school history curriculum here. Find more from Dr. George Grant at GeorgeGrant.net. Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Oct 10, 202238:37
Charlotte Mason: The Teacher Who Revealed Worlds of Wonder (with Lanaya Gore and Twila Farmer)

Charlotte Mason: The Teacher Who Revealed Worlds of Wonder (with Lanaya Gore and Twila Farmer)

Charlotte Mason and her principles have a huge influence in the homeschool world. But author Lanaya Gore and illustrator Twila Farmer have brought the person of Charlotte Mason to a whole new audience with their new picture book! It was a delight to chat with them about the picture book writing/illustrating process and all they’ve learned about homeschooling over the past several years.  Be sure to check out Charlotte Mason: The Teacher Who Revealed Worlds of Wonder for yourself after you listen to our conversation! (affiliate link) Show Notes and Complete Transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/lanaya-twila-charlotte-mason Thank you to podcast sponsor Kings Meadow Humanities Curriculum from StandFast. Learn more about why this is my favorite homeschool high school history curriculum here. Find more from Dr. George Grant at GeorgeGrant.net. Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Oct 03, 202250:38
Homeschooling with Confidence in Times of Crisis (with Vicki Bentley)

Homeschooling with Confidence in Times of Crisis (with Vicki Bentley)

It can be hard to homeschool with confidence in the best of times. But what about when life blindsides your homeschool? Job loss, moves, death, and illness (not to mention the blessed, but still disruptive, realities of new babies) can throw a wrench into our carefully laid homeschooling plans. Vicki Bentley joins us in today’s episode with practical tips and advice arising from decades of homeschool experience. Whether you’re facing out-of-the-ordinary challenges this school year or the more mundane struggles of every day life, you’re sure to come away encouraged and equipped for the homeschool year! Find show notes and complete transcript here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/vicki-bentley Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Sep 26, 202242:43
Strategies for Teaching Homeschool Writing (with Janie B. Cheaney)

Strategies for Teaching Homeschool Writing (with Janie B. Cheaney)

Have you wondered how to teach writing effectively in your homeschool? There’s essay writing and creative writing and grammar and sentence structure and… ohmy! Where to start? Fiction author, homeschool writing curriculum author, and speaker Janie B. Cheaney is here to share her experience as both a writer and teacher. This Homeschool Conversations episode is sure to encourage and equip you as you teach your own children how to write.   Find show notes and complete transcript here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/janie-cheaney  Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get Started with Shakespeare: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Sep 19, 202248:43
Keys to a Successful Homeschool Year (with Amber Smith)

Keys to a Successful Homeschool Year (with Amber Smith)

Whether you're a new homeschooler just beginning your home education adventure or a veteran homeschooler looking for some encouragement at the beginning of the new homeschool year, this is the episode for you! Amber Smith and I talk about the priority of relationships and family culture, the value of reading aloud and modeling lifelong learning, the importance of setting boundaries and expectations, and more. This is a conversation you'll want to share with your friends after you enjoy it yourself! Transcript and Show notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/Amber-Smith Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Thank you to podcast sponsor Clap for Classics! Check out all the courses Clap for Classics! offers here, and use code HUMILITY20 for 20% off your purchase. https://bit.ly/3ws1OYG Get Started with Shakespeare: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Sep 12, 202242:27
The Joyful Power of Storytelling for the Homeschool Family (with Jim Weiss)

The Joyful Power of Storytelling for the Homeschool Family (with Jim Weiss)

FREE Storytelling + Art event this Thursday! Click here to join Jim Weiss, "Nana" (Lucia Hames) from ChalkPastel.com, and me for a fabulous fun time! https://www.chalkpastel.com/folk-tales-with-art/?ref=258 As a child I remember listening to Jim Weiss tell stories via cassette. What a delightful, surreal moment to get to chat with him on the podcast all about the powerful joy of storytelling! Jim shares read aloud tips, valuable insights into why stories are more important now than ever, and even tells a few of his favorites. I hope you love this conversation as much as I did! Show notes/Transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/jim-weiss Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Thank you to podcast sponsor Clap for Classics! Check out all the courses Clap for Classics! offers here, and use code HUMILITY20 for 20% off your purchase. https://bit.ly/3ws1OYG Get Started with Shakespeare: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Sep 05, 202201:09:06
Listener Q&A: Homeschool Conversations is BACK with podcast Season 6

Listener Q&A: Homeschool Conversations is BACK with podcast Season 6

My daughter, Emma, joins me as cohost for our second Listener Q&A episode! Listen in to hear lots of laughter and some teen snark, plus answers to YOUR burning questions.  In the extensive show notes over on the blog, I’ll summarize a bit of what we discussed and include links to the resources I mentioned. I know that I usually include a full transcript of each episode, but this is just the way things are working out this time. Thank you for understanding! And don't worry... I already have the transcripts for the rest of the season ready to go! Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Find my FREE Year of Memory Work here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Aug 29, 202236:12
Confessions of a Homeschool Mom: Real Life Homeschooling (with Sara Jordan)

Confessions of a Homeschool Mom: Real Life Homeschooling (with Sara Jordan)

It's the end of the summer audioblog series from Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology! Thanks for hanging out with us this summer. I look forward to rejoining you with our regular season next week. To kick off Season 6, we'll have another Ask Me Anything episode, so send me your questions on anything and everything to Amy@HumilityandDoxology.com by Wednesday, August 24. (Didn't get yours in in time? Send me your question anyway and I'll save it for a future episode!) Today's audioblog guest is Sara Jordan from Heart and Soul Homeschooling, and she's got some real-life homeschool mom confessions to share. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Textbook Free History Masterclass: https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Sara is a mom to 3 creative girls, as well as a writer and homeschool consultant. She holds a degree in Social Work specializing in early childhood development, which led to her interest in individualized educational options like homeschooling. She believes that learning should be a lifelong adventure, not just a checklist to get through. Sara has been homeschooling since 2006 and blogging since 2008 at Heart and Soul Homeschooling. Find more from Sara: Facebook: https://facebook.com/heartandsoulhomeschooling Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartandsoulhomeschooling Free guide to Restful Homeschooling for Moms: https://heartandsoulhomeschooling.com/heart-and-soul-homeschooling-handbook/ This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Peacefully Homeschooling with Jennifer Pepito  These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Aug 22, 202207:01
3 Tips to Homeschool Multiple Kids (with Kerry Beck)

3 Tips to Homeschool Multiple Kids (with Kerry Beck)

Balancing the needs of multiple children in our homeschool can be tough, but today's guest has 3 helpful tips for homeschooling multiple kids! To kick off Season 6, we'll have another Ask Me Anything episode, so send me your questions on anything and everything to Amy@HumilityandDoxology.com by Wednesday, August 24. You can also send via Instagram DM @HumilityandDoxology. (Didn't get yours in in time? Send me your question anyway and I'll save it for a future episode!) Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Today's guest podcast is Kerry Beck from How to Homeschool Your Child and Homeschool Super Heroes. Kerry helps you get past the perfect Instagram image & move on to real life ways to homeschool and encourage your kids to love learning, think critically & influence those around them as adults. She also inspires moms with her personal & spiritual stories of moving from overwhelmed to peace & resting in God. Homeschool Super Heroes Week FREE Ticket:  https://HomeschoolSuperHeroes.com/amy Find more from Kerry: You can connect with Kerry in her private group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HowToHomeschoolMyChild Homeschool Super Heroes Week FREE Ticket:  https://HomeschoolSuperHeroes.com/amy Read Aloud Book List: https://howtohomeschoolmychild.com/read-aloud-books-love-of-learning/ Poetry as Read Aloud: https://howtohomeschoolmychild.com/poetry-as-read-aloud/ Free Dolphin Unit Study: https://how-to-homeschool-my-child.aweb.page/p/c7a9c4ef-566e-4bf2-9c5a-9517a89890cd This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Joys and Challenges of Homeschooling a Large Family with Heather Tully (Season 2, Ep 14) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Aug 15, 202220:56
Reading, Relationships, and Restfully Homeschooling (with Sarah Mackenzie)

Reading, Relationships, and Restfully Homeschooling (with Sarah Mackenzie)

Sarah Mackenzie joins us for this special bonus episode of the Homeschool Conversations podcast! If you’re a book-loving homeschool mom, you probably already know and love Sarah. Her books and podcast are beloved by many, and her encouragement has been an integral part of my own homeschool journey for many years. So it made me absolutely giddy to get to chat with her recently for this special bonus conversation!  We talked about how we know if we’re doing enough as homeschool moms, how to fight the worries that we might be failing our kids, and how to prioritize what’s truly important in the homeschool day. Plus, we talked about Sarah’s brand new picture book, A Little More Beautiful! Listen, watch, read and enjoy! Transcript and show notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/sarah-mackenzie Join the Kickstarter for A Little More Beautiful here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarah-mackenzie/a-little-more-beautiful-the-story-of-a-garden Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/
Aug 11, 202244:22
Awesome Whole Family Benefits of Reading Aloud (with Leah Courtney)

Awesome Whole Family Benefits of Reading Aloud (with Leah Courtney)

You're going to be reinvigorated to read aloud with your family after listening to today's episode! Today's audioblog guest is Leah Courtney from As We Walk Along the Road. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide 100 Morning Time Poems: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Leah Courtney is a wife, mother, and veteran homeschooling mama. She is a former school teacher turned homeschool mom. After teaching second grade for three years and special education resource classes for one, she decided to stay home and homeschool her four children. She is now the mother of two homeschool graduates. She blogs at As We Walk Along the Road, posting literature-based homeschooling resources and encouragement for homeschooling mamas. She’s also the author of several ebooks and unit study resources for homeschoolers. Find more from Leah: Pick up over 50 literature unit studies for free. Get the downloadable Mega Book of Literature Unit Studies here. https://www.aswewalkalongtheroad.com/p/50-free-literature-unit-studies.html Read great kids’ books and extend the learning with 100+ Literature-Based Activities for Great Kids’ Books. https://www.aswewalkalongtheroad.com/2022/01/literature-based-learning-activities-for.html Love teaching with great literature? Check out the literature unit studies for sale in the As We Walk Shop. https://aswewalkshop.podia.com/unit-studies This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Language Learning at Home with Anne Guarnera  These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Aug 08, 202209:21
How to Set up Immersion Learning Experiences (with Julie Polanco)

How to Set up Immersion Learning Experiences (with Julie Polanco)

Immersion learning can be applicable across many homeschool philosophies. Today's audioblog guest is Julie Polanco from Julie Naturally, and she's here to share tips and ideas for setting up real-life learning experiences in your homeschool. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Julie Polanco is a Master Herbalist, NAHA Level 1 Aromatherapist, author, blogger, speaker, podcaster, and 20 year veteran homeschooling mom of four special needs kids. She offers natural alternatives in health and education for moms and special kids at her site, Julie Naturally and on her podcast, Crunchy Christian Podcast. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Level 2 NAHA certification so she can offer more to Christian families. Follow her on FB @julienaturally or on IG @julie.naturally. Or check out her YT channel @julienaturally to learn more about Christian unschooling and natural health. Find more from Julie: Discover 10 Sources for Strewing Ideas https://www.julienaturally.com/strewing-ideas-and-projects/ Explore Top 10 STEM Careers in Botany and get a FREE High School Botany Lesson! https://www.julienaturally.com/careers-in-botany/ Alternatives to Traditional College Teens Need to Know About https://www.julienaturally.com/alternatives-to-traditional-college-for-teens/ This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Rock Your Homeschool: Avoid Overwhelm, Foster Connection, and Pursue Joy with Amy Milcic These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Aug 01, 202213:33
5 Reasons You Should Memorize Scripture & 5 Ways to Help You Begin (with Katherine Pittman)

5 Reasons You Should Memorize Scripture & 5 Ways to Help You Begin (with Katherine Pittman)

It's not just the kids who need to hide God's Word in their hearts; Mom does, too. Today's audioblog guest is Katherine Pittman from Chronicles of Momia, and she's here to help us do just that! Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Katherine Pittman is wife to Geoffrey, and homeschooling mom of three. She is the creator of Write the Word on my Heart, a Bible Memory curriculum for little ones, and occasional co-host of the Books and Parchments podcast. She serves alongside her husband in youth and children’s ministry, together sharing the burden to see another generation fall in love with the Lord and his church. Connect with Katherine on Instagram, or find more of her writing at chroniclesofmomia.com Find more from Katherine: A year-long program created to help Katherine's family memorize the word, find the Write the Word my Heart curriculum on Amazon. Find a FREE 2-week sample here: https://writethewordonmyheart.com/mailing-list/ Follow along on Instagram or Facebook for more family discipleship ideas @writethewordonmyheart Find the full set of WTWOMH coloring sheets here (these are free with sign-up): https://writethewordonmyheart.com/mailing-list/ More articles and homeschool curriculum on her website: https://chroniclesofmomia.com This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Life-Long Learning: Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and a Read-Aloud Family Culture with Kathy Weitz These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jul 25, 202211:39
Don't Lose Focus as a Parent (with Dianna Wiebe)

Don't Lose Focus as a Parent (with Dianna Wiebe)

Parenting is sometimes the hardest part of homeschooling, isn't it? It's also the most important part. Today's audioblog guest is Dianna Wiebe from Grapevine Studies, and she has some encouraging reminders for us today. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Enjoy a simple, multi-age history plan next year! Get my Textbook-Free History Masterclass to learn how: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ True Rest for the Weary Homeschool Mom: Humility and Doxology in Identity (https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/humility-doxology-identity/) Christian parents want their children to know the Bible, but often they don’t know where to start or have a plan? This is where Dianna and her husband found themselves when their children were young. Wanting a curriculum that was chronological, interactive, and engaging, so they wrote Grapevine Studies. These Bible studies are now used around the world by families, churches, and missionaries. Parents using Grapevine studies are given a method and a plan to teach their children the Bible. Dianna’s children are now grown and teaching their children using the Grapevine method. Dianna Wiebe is the primary author for Grapevine Studies. She brings an energetic and creative approach to her studies enabling her students to learn through direct interaction with the Bible. She has written over thirty Bible studies that are being used around the world by families, churches, and missionaries. Dianna is happily married to John and they have four grown children and many grandchildren. Dianna’s children are homeschool graduates and now college graduates. She spends her time researching, writing, teaching, and running the day to day operations for Grapevine Studies. Find more from Dianna Wiebe: Visit the Grapevine website: https://www.grapevinestudies.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrapevineStudies Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grapevinestudies/ Grab fun ideas on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/grapevinestudies This week’s podcast replay suggestion is: Vision, Attitudes, and Expectations: Faithful, Repentant Homemaking and Homeschooling (with Mystie Winckler) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jul 18, 202209:24
Mothers Were Born-- and Still Are-- Persons (with Amy Fischer)

Mothers Were Born-- and Still Are-- Persons (with Amy Fischer)

You've probably heard Charlotte Mason's principle that "Children are born persons." But did you know that Mamas are born persons, too? Today's audioblog guest to tell us more is Amy Fischer from Around the Thicket. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Amy Fischer is a homeschooling mom of three boys. Originally from Indiana, she now lives with her family in the northwest of England.. For seven years, she has been reading, learning, and applying the Charlotte Mason philosophy to her parenting, to her early years homeschool, and even herself. She connects the Charlotte Mason philosophy with the Charlotte Mason practicalities at her blog, Around the Thicket. You’ll also find her co-hosting the Thinking Love podcast, a show that explores homeschooling, Charlotte Mason, the early years, and more. She is the author of Before Curriculum: How to Start Practicing the Charlotte Mason Philosophy in Your Home. Find more from Amy Fischer: Mother Culture Roadmap. The article in this audioblog is the first in this twenty part series exploring Charlotte Mason's principles as they apply to a mother's self-education. Newsletter. Amy is hosting a read-along of Charlotte Mason's book, School Education and is hosting a private podcast for her subscribers this summer with her commentary. Get Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling - a short series on the nuts and bolts of launching into her method. This week’s podcast replay suggestion is A Living, Humble, Joyful Homeschool Education (with Cindy Rollins) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jul 11, 202211:57
Reading Better Together: Make Learning to Read Fun (with Sarah Miller)

Reading Better Together: Make Learning to Read Fun (with Sarah Miller)

Check out today's summer audioblog guest podcast episode and get tips for helping your kids learn (and love) reading. Today's audioblog guest is Sarah Miller from Homeschooling 4 Him. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Sarah Miller lives in Michigan with her husband of 12 years and 2 children, who she has homeschooled since birth. In addition to being a homeschool mom, she is also an educator with over a decade of experience teaching kids in preschool through high school. Sarah’s signature program, Reading Better Together, helps homeschool parents teach their kids to read with confidence using scripted lessons and side by side stories that make the process of learning to read fun. Sarah blogs at Homeschooling 4 Him, where she shares tips and tricks to make homeschooling simple and fun. Her advice has been published in national publications including Parents, National Geographic Kids, and Yahoo Lifestyle. You can also connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. This week’s podcast replay suggestion is: Celebrating Books and Homeschool Fun with Mary Wilson These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jul 04, 202213:51
Teaching with the Trivium (with Adrienne Freas)

Teaching with the Trivium (with Adrienne Freas)

We have special content for you today in the summer audioblog series! Adrienne Freas from the Classical Education Podcast is here to talk about Trivium-Based Instruction. (Hint: It may not be exactly what you think it is...) Adrienne was a previous guest on this podcast. Check out my conversation with Adrienne about Classical Charlotte Mason Education here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/adrienne-freas/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Adrienne is active in consulting and advocating for classical education. Her expertise is in collaborating and guiding new, and established schools in classical curriculum and professional development needs. She has worked as the Classical Education Advisor for the K-12 Curriculum and Professional Development Project at University of Dallas and  served as the Director of Classical Methods for Responsive Education Solutions. In both roles, Adrienne has collaborated with districts, boards, school leaders, and thousands of teachers, helping nearly 30 schools transition to a classical model.  She has led teams creating classical professional development, leading parent education workshops, and writing customized educational materials that promote a strong virtue-based humanities curriculum for K-12 schools. She specializes in Coaching and transitioning schools into the liberal arts tradition; K-8 classical curriculum development; Charlotte Mason pedagogy; Trivium-Based Lesson Planning, classical charter schools; Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant education; Homeschooling. Adrienne has been married to Brian for 30 years. She is a retired homeschool mother of four adult children and the grandmother of five. She works part-time as a Classical Pedagogy and Curriculum Specialist for Coram Deo Academies in DFW. She also co-leads a Charlotte Mason Orthodox Homeschool Curriculum Advisory Committee and co-leads a Charlotte Mason book study group at her church. Find Adrienne online: Classical Education Podcast: https://www.classicaleducationpodcast.com/ Classical Education Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1175650549160594 Patreon community: https://www.patreon.com/ClassicalEducation This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Repentance and Discipleship in Christian Classical Education (with Dr. George Grant) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jun 27, 202220:52
Pelvic Health: pelvic prolapse, diastasis recti, and other common pelvic floor challenges (with Dr. Meghan O'Hara)

Pelvic Health: pelvic prolapse, diastasis recti, and other common pelvic floor challenges (with Dr. Meghan O'Hara)

⚠ In today’s episode we’re going to be talking about issues surrounding female health, particular pelvic floor dysfunction. If you usually listen to the podcast episode with little ones listening in, I just wanted to give a heads up that we will be discussing anatomy and having a frank conversation. This is probably one to listen to with earbuds. ⚠ It’s a bit of a cultural joke that moms can’t jump or laugh without a little bladder leakage. But it’s actually no laughing matter. Not only that, but the symptoms associated with a weak pelvic floor can be a lot more painful and embarrassing than just peeing when you laugh. After my own experience with pelvic pain, incontinence, and pelvic prolapse, I became a bit passionate to talk more openly about this neglected topic. And when I started opening up about it, so many mamas started replying! “I’m not the only one?!” was a common reply. When I let folks know about this interview, I probably got more email replies and social media DMs with questions and comments than any other topic! That surprised me, but it probably shouldn’t have. We may not be able to get to all those questions today, but I hope this conversation first of all just helps people know they aren’t alone. I had felt so embarrassed and ashamed like there was something wrong with my body alone, and it was a relief to realize how common (if hidden) these issues really are. Second, I hope you can come away with some practical tips and solutions to begin your own process of healing. I also hope it encourages other moms to get help as needed. Our bodies are strong and powerful and have nurtured babies and (if you’re listening to this podcast) are now educating the next generation. It is worth it to take the time to protect our bodies, to help them heal, and to help them stay strong. Finally, I hope having this conversation just right out in the open, in your earbuds, on the internet, starts to take just a little bit of the sting of the awkward out of this incredibly important conversation. The more we normalize these discussions, the easier it will be for moms to get the care we all need. So. There’s my big long introduction and the WHY behind this episode. Be sure to listen to today's conversation with Dr. Meghan O’Hara, PT, DPT, COMT, PRPC! Transcript & Show Notes: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/pelvic-health-meghan-ohara My must-have homeschool mom supplies, including the squatty potty mentioned in today's episode: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology/list/6R7KSRZXR7V7 Find more homeschool mom encouragement: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations/ Would you please take a moment to subscribe to this podcast and share it with a friend? Thank you so much for supporting Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology!
Jun 21, 202201:08:50
Adding Enchantment to Your Homeschool Through Literature (with Dachelle McVey)

Adding Enchantment to Your Homeschool Through Literature (with Dachelle McVey)

Learn how to bring a little sparkle to your homeschool! Today's audioblog guest is Dachelle McVey from Hide the Chocolate. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Exploring Shakespeare with Children: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Dachelle is a homeschooling mom of 3 who knows the struggle of getting kids excited to read a book, especially the classics. This is why she created Literary Adventures for Kids, a full language arts curriculum for preschool to high school that inspires kids to read through rabbit trails and a little bit of magic dust. She uses her experiences as an educator in the traditional system to create courses that encourage critical thinking and are catalysts for big conversations. Dachelle is also the owner of Hide The Chocolate, a blog about her adventures in homeschooling and parenting using a relaxed Charlotte Mason philosophy. You can often find her reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. ;) Find more from Dachelle: Free Courses: https://www.literaryadventuresforkids.com/p/free-courses/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt Free Enchantment Planner: https://www.literaryadventuresforkids.com/p/enchantment-homeschool-planner/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt Book Clubs: https://www.hidethechocolate.com/book-clubs/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt Poetry Teatimes: https://www.hidethechocolate.com/poetry-teatime/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt My past interview with Dachelle: https://humilityanddoxology.com/dachelle-mcvey This week’s podcast replay suggestion is: Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit) These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jun 20, 202214:23
Yearly Homeschool Schedule Options (with Kelly Kotanidis)

Yearly Homeschool Schedule Options (with Kelly Kotanidis)

Here are some great tips as you think about planning your homeschool schedule! Today's audioblog guest is Kelly Kotanidis from Fearless Homeschool. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Meet Kelly: “Hi, I’m Kelly. I’m a homeschooling mum of five always-homeschooled children and I’m married to my best friend. I started Fearless Homeschool and the yearly Australian Homeschooling Summit way back in 2016 to help parents like you get past their fear of being 100% responsible for their child’s education, and straight to the really fun and effective bits. I’m also a nurse, hiker, runner, and serial crafter - because homeschooling lets the whole family do all the fun things.” Find more from Kelly: Fearless Homeschool: https://fearlesshomeschool.com/ Zero to Homeschool course: https://courses.fearlesshomeschool.com/zero-to-homeschool/ Free Enhancing Curriculum workshop: https://australianhomeschoolsummit.com/homeschooling-curriculum-workshop/ Free Homeschooling Styles Workshop: https://courses.fearlesshomeschool.com/homeschooling-styles-workshop/ Begin Homeschooling with Confidence (free email course): https://fearlesshomeschool.com/begin-homeschooling-confidence-free-email-course/ This week’s podcast replay suggestion is Language Learning at Home with Anne Guarnera https://humilityanddoxology.com/anne-guarnera/ These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jun 13, 202214:27
Encourage Your Child to Think Like a Scientist (with Dr. Kristin Moon)

Encourage Your Child to Think Like a Scientist (with Dr. Kristin Moon)

Encourage your child to THINK like a SCIENTIST! Today's audioblog guest is Dr. Kristin Moon from Kristin Moon Science. Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide Dr. Kristin Moon is a scientist who left the lab behind to homeschool her two sons. Now that both boys have graduated from her homeschool and are in college, she is devoting her time to helping others provide a quality science education to their children from home. Her goal is to explain science in easy-to-understand language and to provide resources to help anyone understand, teach, and LOVE science.  She also teaches online science classes to high school homeschoolers through FundaFunda Academy and True North Homeschool Academy. Find more from Kristin: Video Chemistry Lab: https://kristinmoonscience.com/chemistry-video-labs/?ref=6ektfr7dem Tools to Explore Science at Home: https://kristinmoonscience.com/supplies-for-exploring-science-at-home/?ref=6ektfr7dem May the FORCE Be With You (Exploring the Forces at Work In and Around You): https://kristinmoonscience.com/may-the-force-be-with-you/?ref=6ektfr7dem How a Dog Sees the World (Exploring the Science of Vision): https://kristinmoonscience.com/how-a-dog-sees-the-world/?ref=6ektfr7dem Website:  https://kristinmoonscience.com/?ref=6ektfr7dem Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KristinMoonScience Kristin's past interviews on Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology:  High School Science at Home: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kristin-moon Homeschool Science with Wonder and Hands-On Fun: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-science-interview/ This week’s podcast replay suggestion is https://humilityanddoxology.com/nature-study-cindy-west/ These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
Jun 06, 202215:25
Summer Fun! (with Lisa Nehring)

Summer Fun! (with Lisa Nehring)

Get ready for a Summer of Fun! Today's audioblog guest is Lisa Nehring from True North Academy.  Grab your spot in the Renew Homeschool Gathering virtual conference here: https://renewgathering.thinkific.com/courses/2022?ref=68285d Would you like a copy of my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide? Grab your copy at HumilityandDoxology.com/Homeschool-Planning-Guide  Lisa Nehring is the founder and director of True North Homeschool Academy, a k-12th grade full service on-line Academy. Their world class teachers utilize tie testing educational tools along with cutting edge tech, as well as the SAMR model of education, providing a unique  and innovative program that nurtures community. True North Homeschool Academy provides Classes, Clubs, a Mom’s Membership and more! Lisa Nehring  has been married for over 36 years to David, a Clinical Psychologist, who joins Lisa occasionally  on the Life Skills 101 podcast. Lisa holds Master’s Degree in Human Development (she wrote her thesis on “Why Parents Homeschool,”) and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Having homeschooled her 5 Kids for 30 years, Lisa takes delight in knowing that her grandkids are also being homeschooled. Lisa believes that education is the transmission of culture and is passionate about transmitting a culture of Truth, beauty and goodness to a world desperate for all three. Free Summer Bucket List True North Homeschool Academy Summer Classes  Summer Clubs  Life Skills 101 Podcast  Find True North Academy: Website: True North Homeschool Academy  Facebook Page: True North Homeschool Academy Facebook Group: True North Homeschool Tribe Pinterest: True North Homeschool Academy Instagram @Truenorthhomeschoolacademy This week’s podcast replay suggestion is "Patience, Wonder, Ignorance, and Joy in a Classical, Charlotte Mason education (with Karen Glass)" These show notes contain affiliate links. Disclaimer.
May 30, 202212:26
Stories, Truth, and the Reading Life (with Megan Saben)

Stories, Truth, and the Reading Life (with Megan Saben)

Megan Saben is associate editor for Redeemed Reader and a homeschool mom of 5. Our conversation was so lovely and encouraging, and I know it’s going to be one you share with friends yourself! We discuss the joys and challenges of homeschooling, how to cultivate a reading life with our children and for ourselves, and the differences between Story and story, Truth and truth.  This is the last regular season episode of Season 5! A special audioblog season is coming your way each week this summer, with special guests bringing their unique perspectives to the podcast feed. Hit subscribe so you don't miss a single episode, and we'll be back with regular interviews in Season 6 this August. Show notes/complete transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/megan-saben Grab your spot in the Renew Homeschool Gathering virtual conference here: https://renewgathering.thinkific.com/courses/2022?ref=68285d Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Get my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
May 23, 202201:07:24
Homeschooling with Babies and Toddlers (with Stephanie Sims)

Homeschooling with Babies and Toddlers (with Stephanie Sims)

Are you a mama homeschooling in the midst of pregnancy, babies, and toddlers? Do you look around and wonder how to homeschool with all those littles in the mix? My friend Stephanie Sims is right there in the thick of things with you! She has five children 8-years-old and younger, and she brings both practical tips and encouragement in today's chat. It's a conversation you will want to share with your friends for sure! Show notes and full transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/stephanie-sims/ Sign up for Renew Homeschool Gathering Here: https://renewgathering.thinkific.com/courses/2022?ref=68285d Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Homeschooling Preschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-we-homeschool-preschool-2/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
May 16, 202231:37
What about a Gap Year? (with LeAnn Gregory)

What about a Gap Year? (with LeAnn Gregory)

Have you wondered if your teen should take a Gap Year after high school? What are the benefits of gap years and are there any disadvantages to a gap year? LeAnn Gregory has written a Gap Year Guide to help parents and teens navigate when, why, and how to take a gap year after high school. She joins us today on the podcast to tell us all about it. If you’re homeschooling a high schooler, or plan to homeschool high school one day, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss! Show notes and full transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/leann-gregory Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
May 02, 202254:09
A Place to Belong (with Amber O’Neal Johnston)

A Place to Belong (with Amber O’Neal Johnston)

Amber O’Neal Johnston is the homeschooling mama behind Heritage Mom Blog, where she shares her passion for “curating an inclusive culturally rich home education where ‘Charlotte Mason wears an afro.'” I have loved following her online for a while, and have even had her on the podcast before to talk about story-formed, wonder-filled homeschooling. But when I found out Amber has a new book coming out, A Place to Belong, I knew it was time for another conversation! So pop in your earbuds or read the transcript below, and be sure to pre-order Amber’s book! Show notes and full transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/place-to-belong/ Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
Apr 25, 202244:10
Church History for Children (with Simonetta Carr)

Church History for Children (with Simonetta Carr)

Y'all know I feel absolutely passionate about the importance of studying church history as believers. But did you know that church history is important (and accessible) for children as well? Today's podcast guest, author Simonetta Carr, shares her experience writing church history biographies for both children and adults. What can we learn from these men and women of the faith? How can we grow a love of Christ's Church in the hearts of our children and families? Check out this conversation to learn more!   Show notes and complete transcript: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/Simonetta-Carr  Beginner's Guide to Church History: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/beginner-guide-church-history/  Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4  Get my Textbook-Free History Masterclass here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends!   These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations.  Read my disclaimer here: https://www.humilityanddoxology.com/disclaimer/ #churchhistory #homeschooling
Apr 18, 202252:33
A Time to Gather (with Pam Barnhill and Heather Tully)

A Time to Gather (with Pam Barnhill and Heather Tully)

When your podcast guests are not only fabulous and wise, but you can also count them as your friends, it makes the conversation even more delightful! Today we are joined by the wonderful Pam Barnhill and Heather Tully. Both have been guests previously on the podcast (check out my previous chats with both Pam and Heather), but today's topic is something extra special. Heather and Pam have co-written a new book called Gather: Exploring the Wonder, Wisdom & Worship of Learning at Home, and today we're going to talk all about what a gathering time is in your homeschool, the joys (and struggles) that arise when we gather, practical tips for gathering in your family, and more. Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/gather-pam-heather/ Grab your own copy of Gather here. Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube These show notes contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Homeschool Conversations. Read my disclaimer here.
Apr 11, 202243:37
Modern Miss Mason (with Leah Boden)

Modern Miss Mason (with Leah Boden)

This conversation with Leah Boden (whom you likely recognize from Modern Miss Mason) was such a treat! Leah shared how she found Charlotte Mason while looking for a British influence in homeschooling, and how that discovery brought such joy to their home education journey. We chat about the joys and challenges of homeschooling, and she gives tips for helping the day run smoothly. She also has some wonderful encouragement for prioritizing wonder and delight, not only in the early years of education, but even as our children grow older. Show Notes and Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Leah-Boden Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Homeschooling Preschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-we-homeschool-preschool-2/ Be sure to check out all the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video. Listen to the podcast. Read the show notes. Share with your friends! Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Apr 04, 202242:50
Beauty in our Homeschools: Handbook of Nature Study, Outdoor Hour Challenge, and Fine Arts (with Shirley Vels and Tricia Hodges)

Beauty in our Homeschools: Handbook of Nature Study, Outdoor Hour Challenge, and Fine Arts (with Shirley Vels and Tricia Hodges)

As homeschool moms we can often get into a "get it done and check the boxes" mode. We have so many responsibilities and pulls on our time, and it's way to easy to give up on beauty in our homeschools. Prioritizing all those extra beautiful things just feels too overwhelming. But is it important and valuable to prioritize these elements of beauty in our homeschool? Might, in fact, those elements of beauty (like nature study and fine arts) actually be one of the most important relational elements in our home education? Today's guests answer with a resounding YES! Tricia Hodges is a returning guest to the podcast, and she is joined today by her friend (and colleague at Nature Study Homeschool) Shirley Vels. Both veteran mamas with homeschool graduates, Shirley and Tricia have an important long-term perspective to share with us today. Plus, I learn that The Handbook of Nature Study isn't as intimidating as I thought it was: https://naturestudyhomeschool.com/the-handbook-of-nature-study-book/ref/7/(aff link) Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/shirley-vels-tricia-hodges  Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Mar 28, 202240:48
School vs. Education (with Mariel Howsepian)

School vs. Education (with Mariel Howsepian)

Public school teacher and homeschool mom Mariel Howsepian joins us for an absolutely delightful conversation filled with rabbit trails, reality-checks, and a refreshingly unique perspective. We talk about embracing the challenges of homeschooling, what it's like homeschooling an only child, what it looks like having Dad as the primary home educator, and more. Hold onto your hats and get ready for a ridiculously fun and thought-provoking chat! Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/mariel-howsepian Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Mar 21, 202201:02:33
Hop, Skip, and a Rhyme: Listening Well and Delighting in the Beauty of Words (with Megan Andrews)

Hop, Skip, and a Rhyme: Listening Well and Delighting in the Beauty of Words (with Megan Andrews)

Few things communicate "homeschool family" like stacks of read alouds, overflowing shelves, and library cards filled to bursting. Most of the homeschoolers I know love words, but sometimes we are at a loss how to teach our young children how to wisely approach the books and poetry they're reading. Ought we to set them free with stacks of books and nary a bit of formal literary instruction? Ought we to drill them with stacks of worksheets identifying literary forms? Or might there be a better option all together? Today's guest, Megan Andrews from Center for Lit, not only is a lover of words herself, but she also loves to teach the joys of literature to young students. She and I discuss the big questions and ideas we should be communicating to our children as we explore the literary world together. She also gives some specific tips for teaching poetry to our young learners. Plus, you'll hear all about her new picture book, Hop, Skip, and a Rhyme: Literary Devices for Young Writers. Megan's ebullient conversation is an absolute delight, so don't miss today's episode! Thank you to podcast sponsor Mr. D Math. Learn how Mr. D Math can be a benefit to your homeschool by clicking here. https://bit.ly/3gYAUj4 Find the complete transcript and show notes here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/megan-andrews/ Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube *show notes may contain affiliate links*
Mar 07, 202227:07
Life Giving Motherhood (with Min Hwang)

Life Giving Motherhood (with Min Hwang)

Min Hwang's gracious, Christ-focused encouragement brings beauty and joy to my Instagram feed. Whether sharing her own artistic endeavors, Charlotte Mason homeschooling tips, or Biblical living encouragement, Min always has wise words to share. Thus, I'm delighted to bring our recent conversation to you! I pray it blesses you as much as it did me.   Here's an excerpt from our conversation: "I think it's that same concept where I am so thankful. We have nothing to worry about. We have nothing to be anxious for, nothing to fret about, because everything is completed. On the cross, Jesus finished it. I have no more check boxes I need to check off. He checked them all off for me and that liberates me, therefore, with joy to be able to now do what I see my Father doing. I feel like a lot of things that wear me down, a lot of activities and flurry of must dos or should dos that I tend to bog myself to out with are really not up to and should dos."   Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/min-hwang Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Feb 21, 202254:18
Musical Education for Young Children (with Elizabeth Nixon)

Musical Education for Young Children (with Elizabeth Nixon)

This was such a fun conversation for me! I see Elizabeth each week on the computer screen as Isaac and I sign in for his Clap for Classics! live class on Tuesday mornings. Her musical enthusiasm brings loads of joy to our homeschool day. And it's been fun to get to know her as grown-ups, too, through the joy of social media and Voxer. That made it even more delightful to chat with her on Zoom all by myself, and I can't wait to share this conversation with you all! We discussed why musical education is important for our little ones, the value classical music brings to the early years, and Elizabeth even shared some musical activities you can do with your kids today. Plus, if you listen to the podcast you'll get a sneak peak (well, sneak listen) to the brand new Clap for Classics! podcast, which I know will become a favorite with your whole family. Please note, show notes today contain my referral links to Clap for Classics! Check out the new Clap for Classics! Podcast here: https://www.clapforclassics.com/a/2147504729/UfDbHNx4 Try Clap for Classics! yourself: https://www.clapforclassics.com/a/2147504731/UfDbHNx4 Complete Show Notes and Full Transcript for today's episode: https://humilityanddoxology.com/elizabeth-nixon How We Homeschool Preschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-we-homeschool-preschool-2/
Feb 14, 202236:29
A Common Arts Education in Our Classical Homeschool (with Chris Hall)

A Common Arts Education in Our Classical Homeschool (with Chris Hall)

Hang around with Classical and/or Charlotte Mason educators, and you'll probably hear about the Liberal Arts pretty quickly. You'll likely even hear discussion about including the Fine Arts in our homeschools. But, what about the Common Arts? What does it look like to include the Common Arts in our education, and why are they important? Today's guest Chris Hall has not only written the book on the subject, but he also is embodying the truths about which he wrote. I loved this conversation, and was even a little surprised (and delighted) by how often the conversation returned to themes like connection and community. Regardless what style homeschooler you would label yourself, this is a conversation you will not want to miss! But, word of caution: you may end up being seriously challenged as well! Find the complete transcript and show notes here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/chris-hall/ Get access to my FREE Getting Started With Shakespeare Workshop here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/exploring-shakespeare-children/ Follow Humility and Doxology Online: Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube
Feb 07, 202244:20
Living Well and Learning Well (with Alicia Hutchinson)

Living Well and Learning Well (with Alicia Hutchinson)

Homeschooling and all the other parts of life are intertwined. How can we both live well and learn well as homeschool families? Are there practical tips and strategies that can help? Mindset shifts to change the way we approach our days? Alicia Hutchinson (mother of 4, including a homeschool graduate) joins us on this episode of Homeschool Conversations to discuss these and many other topics! I can’t wait for you to listen in. Show notes and Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/alicia-hutchinson Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Find Alicia online: http://aliciahutchinson.com/ Find Amy online:  Blog: https://humilityanddoxology.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humilityanddoxology/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumilityAndDoxology/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/humilityanddoxology Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
Jan 24, 202239:30
Ask Me Anything: Listener Q&A (with special guest co-host)

Ask Me Anything: Listener Q&A (with special guest co-host)

Welcome to Season 5! I’ve already recorded some amazing conversations that I can’t wait to share with you all. Be sure you’re subscribed in your favorite podcast player. Today we’re doing something totally different; I’m a little nervous! To kick off Season 5 we’re doing a little Ask-Me-Anything Listener Questions episode. These are questions y’all emailed or sent via social media. And to help me out (and make sure I’m being real with you guys) I have my daughter, Emma, here on the mic with me. If you’re new around here, you can meet Emma, me, and the rest of the family here. Your Listener Questions: What are your thoughts on dating? I want to hear the story of how you and your husband met and fell in love! State or Private college? I have 3 children that I am homeschooling and I work part-time.  This is our 4th year homeschooling.  It has not been easy, but it is totally worth it.  My question is how can I continue to keep my children engaged in their subjects while homeschooling them.  They are older now, and I have to be creative as of late.  How would you approach this matter? My conversation with Jen about successfully working while homeschooling Raising Lifelong Learners with Colleen Kessler Your (Modern) Morning Basket: Morning Time and “Us-schooling” (an interview with Pam Barnhill) 5. What has been your favorite read aloud with your kids? And how do you structure reading books your oldest may like the best with having younger ones who may not be ready yet? Reading before bedtime separately? Or rereading when the younger one is ready? What about series? A few of our recent favorite family read-togethers: Book of Dragons, E. Nesbit Stories from the Faerie Queen, Mary Macleod Animal Farm, George Orwell Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis A few of our favorite audiobooks: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology?listId=3J12VAZ6KPXIW Book Lists: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-book-lists/ Getting Started with Family Worship: https://humilityanddoxology.com/how-to-family-worship/ Is a listener question episode something that was enjoyable? Send me an email amy@humilityanddoxology.com or comment on this episode’s social media posts (@humilityanddoxology on IG and FB) and let me know if you’d like to hear something like this again! 5 Key Posts: True Rest for the Weary Homeschool Mom 12 Poems Every Child and Adult Should Memorize and Know By Heart How We Homeschool Preschool Year of Memory Work Podcast
Jan 10, 202235:49
Freedom and Flexibility in Our Homeschools (with Emily Copeland)

Freedom and Flexibility in Our Homeschools (with Emily Copeland)

What a joy to chat with Emily Copeland in this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode. Heading into a new year and a new homeschool semester, her encouragement to under-plan and over-deliver, her focus on relationships and the individual persons in our homes, and her experience overcoming the need to prove herself and moving into a place of homeschooling freedom is sure to be an encouragement! That’s the end of Season 4! Be sure you’re subscribed to Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss Season 5 coming your way in January! Show Notes/Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/emily-copeland Advent Resources: https://humilityanddoxology.com/advent/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
Dec 06, 202135:27
Music in Our Homeschools (with Gena Mayo)

Music in Our Homeschools (with Gena Mayo)

Gena Mayo joins us on this week's podcast episode to chat all about her experience homeschooling 8 children, with a special focus on including music appreciation in our homeschool life. You'll also love her advice for the new homeschool mama. Read, watch, or listen to this week's installment of "Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology."   Show notes/Full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/gena-mayo Find Gena's Music Appreciation resources here: https://learn.musicinourhomeschool.com/a/aff_gbxdtx20/external?affcode=50562_uyhq_gnv (affiliate link) Thanksgiving Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/thanksgivingbooklist/ Christmas Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-christmas-books/ Clickable book lists: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
Nov 22, 202123:27
A Humble Place: Charlotte Mason, Picture Study, and Restful Homeschooling (with Rebecca Zipp)

A Humble Place: Charlotte Mason, Picture Study, and Restful Homeschooling (with Rebecca Zipp)

Fine Art, picture study, Charlotte Mason education, and a restful approach to homeschooling... those are a few of the topics covered in this delightful conversation with Rebecca Zipp. Read, listen, or watch this episode for some much needed homeschool mama encouragement and lots of practical tips! Show Notes and Full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/rebecca-zipp/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a Thanksgiving Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/thanksgivingbooklist/ Christmas Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-christmas-books/ Clickable book lists: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology
Nov 08, 202137:57
Convivial Homeschool: Gospel Encouragement for Living and Learning Alongside Your Kids (with Mystie Winckler)

Convivial Homeschool: Gospel Encouragement for Living and Learning Alongside Your Kids (with Mystie Winckler)

Homeschool mamas are often tired and discouraged. We long to hear an encouraging word. What does true, Gospel-centered encouragement look like? Mystie Winckler joins us today for this bonus Homeschool Conversations episode to discuss what true rest looks like for the homeschool mom, and how to find joy and peace in the midst of our ordinary lives. Like this episode? Check out my previous conversation with Mystie about attitude and expectations in homemaking. And be sure to read or listen until the end of today's chat to hear about her upcoming new book, too! Show notes/Full Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/convivial-homeschool-mystie-winckler Thanksgiving Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/thanksgivingbooklist/ Christmas Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-christmas-books/ Clickable book lists: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology Simply Convivial Continuing Education: https://learn.simplyconvivial.com/~access/a2c1907f/ (referral link) Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
Nov 03, 202146:38
Multilingual, Multicultural, Multigenerational Homeschooling (with Rachel from "Seven in All")

Multilingual, Multicultural, Multigenerational Homeschooling (with Rachel from "Seven in All")

Second-Generation, multilingual, multicultural homeschooling? Yes, please! Tell me more! I so enjoyed my conversation with Rachel from Seven in All (and Where’d You Learn That), and know that you will find lots of inspiration and encouragement from this chat. It’s always especially fun for me to get to know people living in other parts of the globe. Please read, listen to, or watch this week’s Homeschool Conversations interview and let me know what stands out to you! Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/rachel-seven-in-all Thanksgiving Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/thanksgivingbooklist/ Christmas Book List FREE download: https://humilityanddoxology.com/best-christmas-books/ Clickable book lists: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a
Oct 25, 202128:04
Paideia, Repentance, and Joyful Domesticity as a 2nd-Generation Homeschooler (with Melissa Cummings)

Paideia, Repentance, and Joyful Domesticity as a 2nd-Generation Homeschooler (with Melissa Cummings)

You may already know Melissa Cummings from her work coordinating the Paideia Northwest conference. Perhaps you've read her guest post over on HumilityandDoxology.com all about singing the Psalms with our little saints, or you've followed her journey learning the Psalms with her own little ones over on Instagram. But whether you know Melissa already or are meeting her for the first time today, you will love her winsome description of life as a second-generation homeschooling mom: raising her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, repenting on repeat, and reading lots of good books together. Show notes/Full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/melissa-cummings/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
Oct 11, 202146:11
Finding Freedom and Fun in Homeschooling (with Dachelle McVey)

Finding Freedom and Fun in Homeschooling (with Dachelle McVey)

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 everybody else is doing it. Dachelle McVey reminds us that we have the privilege to choose what is best for our own unique families, encourage our children to take ownership of their education, and add a bit of enchantment and pixie dust along the way. Show Notes/Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/dachelle-mcvey/ Thank you to podcast sponsor MoneyTime! Use code HDPOD21 for 25% off an annual license: https://bit.ly/3lNfO9a  Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Find Dachelle's book club resources here: https://www.literaryadventuresforkids.com/?affcode=168584_eobiapnt (affiliate link)
Sep 27, 202133:55
Finding God's Good Gifts in Motherhood (with Laura Booz)

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

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 of our family. Laura shares how God grows our love for Him, for our children, and for the world in the midst of the ordinary and often-challenging seasons of motherhood. It is a conversation focused on love, relationship, wonder, and worship. If you are looking for some Godly encouragement in your motherhood journey, you won't want to miss this conversation! Show notes and Complete Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/laura-booz Preorder Laura's book Expect Something Beautiful: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology?listId=1UL4Q6GUWK37L 100 Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
Sep 22, 202145:11
Resisting the Homeschool Stereotypes (with Gina Munsey)

Resisting the Homeschool Stereotypes (with Gina Munsey)

This might be the spiciest Homeschool Conversations podcast episode yet! Take a deep breath and dive into this fabulous conversation with Gina Munsey, 2nd-generation homeschooler, 3rd-culture kid, and Bringer-of-the-Truth-Bombs! Our conversation ranged from homeschooling behind the Iron Curtain to the dark underbelly of the homeschool subculture, from asynchronous learners to diversity in the homeschool curriculum, plus much more. I’ve been pestering Gina to be on this show since it first began, and I think you’ll see why when you listen to our chat! Show notes/transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/gina-munsey Textbook-Free History Masterclass: https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Kristin Moon Science Chemistry Lab Online Course: https://kristinmoonscience.com/chemistry-video-labs
Sep 13, 202101:15:22
Hope for Future Homeschool Generations (Homeschool Generations: Part 4)

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

Friends, I can hardly believe we have come to the conclusion of this Homeschool Generations series already! I have been personally so encouraged and challenged by the stories and perspectives shared by all the amazing homeschooling mamas who have participated. Have you missed one of the previous posts or audioblogs in the Homeschool Generations series? Read Part 1 to hear my personal story and experience as a 2nd-generation homeschool mom of 5. Read Part 2 and be encouraged by the hard-won wisdom and long-term perspective from 6 veteran homeschool moms (some of whom began homeschooling when it was still new and viewed with suspicion). Read Part 3 to hear from other second-generation homeschool moms as they share stories from their own education and how they’re doing things differently (or similarly) with their own children today. Today in Homeschool Generations: Part 4 we will share advice for the new homeschool parent just embarking on this adventure, and communicate some of our hopes for the homeschool generations of the future. Part 1: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1/ Part 2: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-2/ Part 3: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-3/ Part 4: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/future-homeschool-generations/ For more homeschool encouragement, subscribe to this podcast and check out my website at https://humilityanddoxology.com/
Sep 08, 202116:16
Introduction to Dante and The Divine Comedy (with Kristen Rudd and Wesley Callihan)

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

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 September 1! Enjoy this webinar replay for a helpful introduction, then read along with #100daysofdante: http://100daysofdante.org/   One of the greatest literary works of the Medieval era (if not the greatest), Dante’s Comedy can be intimidating for beginners.  The imagery is often bizarre and at times disturbing. The allusions and themes are often difficult for modern readers to grasp the first time through. Those few brave souls who attempt Inferno sometimes grow weary and don’t attempt to complete the full poem, thus abandoning themselves in a hellish unfinished story!   But do not “abandon all hope, ye who enter here!”   In this webinar we discuss:  Who is Dante, when did he live, and why did he write the Comedy?  What is the Comedy's place in literary history?  Why is Dante worth reading today?  What in the world is going on here? What themes should we be looking for as we read Dante's Comedy? (hint: LOVE)  How can we avoid getting burned out in hell (Inferno), persevere through Purgatorio, and enjoy the full radiance of Paradiso?  and MORE!    Let this be the year you begin your journey with Dante. You don’t have to read alone.   Join Kristen Rudd and read the entire Comedy 1 canto at a time beginning September 1: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100daysofdante/   Join Wes Callihan for a year-long course on Dante: https://www.circeinstitute.org/atrium   More homeschool encouragement with Amy Sloan: https://humilityanddoxology.com
Aug 31, 202101:03:27
Homeschooling for College Credit (with Jennifer Cook-DeRosa)

Homeschooling for College Credit (with Jennifer Cook-DeRosa)

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 the conversation about homeschooling for college credit. I loved Jennifer's encouragement and down-to-earth approach, and especially her reminder that there is no one-size-fits-all model for this homeschool high school and college/career journey. This is a conversation you'll want to listen to today and then to save and listen to again as you consider choices for your homeschool teens!    Show notes/Complete Transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jennifer-cook-derosa/ Kristin Moon Science Chemistry Video Labs (use code HandD10 for 10% off): https://kristinmoonscience.com/chemistry-video-labs/ Please subscribe, rate, and review the Homeschool Conversations podcast in your favorite podcast player!
Aug 30, 202152:20
Homeschooling with Creativity, Imagination, and Vulnerability (with Carrie Brownell)

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

This was a delightful conversation with Carrie Brownell, fellow 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5. I absolutely loved Carrie’s honesty and vulnerability. If you’ve ever felt like you have to follow a homeschool philosophy perfectly, or if you’ve ever struggled to make your family fit inside a box, this conversation will be such an encouragement. Our talk about creativity and imagination gave me goosebumps! Carrie brings such a unique perspective to our chat and I know you’ll love it as much as I did!   Full transcript can be found here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/carrie-brownell/ Check out all of Carrie's beautiful bookish art here: https://shrsl.com/33v6j (affiliate link) 100 Poems for Morning Time: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
Aug 16, 202144:39
MoneyTime: Financial Literacy for Kids Made Easy (with Neil Edmond)

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

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 financially. It may sound advanced but kids are hungry to understand how the world around them works. By teaching your child these key financial concepts you’re giving them the head start in life they need. When children understand how the financial system works and how to use it to their advantage they’re able to feel confident about money and the future. Are you looking for an online financial literacy course for your homeschool? MoneyTime will teach your child all the things you wish you had been taught about money. That’s why I’m so excited to share today’s interview with Neil Edmond, founder of MoneyTime, on this week’s Homeschool Conversations podcast episode! A big thank you to MoneyTime for sponsoring this episode and post. Don’t miss your chance to get 25% off annual memberships of this great resource in the MoneyTime Summer Sale. It is definitely worth checking out for homeschool families looking for a financial literacy course for their tweens and teens. Find the full transcript and show notes for today's episode here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/moneytime-financial-literacy-for-kids/
Aug 11, 202157:20
Masterpiece Makers: Fine Art for Homeschool Families (with Alisha and Olivia Gratehouse)

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

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 fantastic guests. (I couldn’t stop the alliteration once I got started…) Look for a new episode in your podcast player of choice every other Monday (with a few bonus surprises coming your way in between). Please subscribe, rate, and review the podcast in your favorite podcast app, and join my email list so you don’t miss a single episode! Today I am joined by Alisha and Olivia, a spunky mother-daughter duo. Olivia is also the first of many homeschool graduates joining us on the podcast this season! We especially focused our chat on fine arts for the homeschool family. I loved Alisha’s tip to have a “Fine Arts Friday”! Listen in for some artistic encouragement (even if you don’t feel artistically inclined). Masterpiece Society Studio is open for enrollment THIS WEEK (8/2-8/6) so check that out here: https://humilityanddoxology--masterpiecesociety.thrivecart.com/masterpiece-society-studio/ (affiliate link) Show notes/Complete transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/alisha-olivia-gratehouse/ Join my email list and get access to a free Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
Aug 02, 202129:18
Homeschool Generations: Part 3

Homeschool Generations: Part 3

Homeschool Generations Part 3: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-3 Homeschool Generations Part 2: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-2 Homeschool Generations Part 1: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1 FOLLOW UP WITH THESE 2ND-GENERATION HOMESCHOOL MAMAS Leave comments on the blog post if you have any follow-up questions or words of encouragement for these sweet homeschool moms, and I will make sure it gets to them! I’ve also linked their websites below where relevant. Amelia Rodgers Ashley Kelso Katie Waalkes Laura Melissa Cummings Mystie Winckler Nicole Still Rachel (Seven in All) Please subscribe, rate, and review this podcast in your favorite podcast player! And be sure to check out past interview episodes, including my interviews with Katie Waalkes and Mystie Winckler. (And listen out for Melissa and Rachel in Season 4!) I’d love to include your point of view! Send an email to Amy @ HumilityandDoxology.com telling me how this series changed the way you think about your own homeschool journey. You might just see yourself quoted in Homeschool Generations Part 4! Textbook-Free History Masterclass (use code PODCAST for $5 off): https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Free Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
Jul 20, 202145:39
WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New (with Marty Machowski)

WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New (with Marty Machowski)

Even your youngest child may be familiar with familiar passages like Psalm 23. But WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New by Marty Machowki enables young readers, parents, and whole families explore the Psalms more deeply.    Our family already loved other Bible study resources by Marty Machowski, and when I saw his new book about the Psalms I was so thrilled! WonderFull is not only an engaging introduction to the themes and structure of the Psalter for beginners, but it enables readers of all ages to see connections within the Psalms themselves and to see how the Psalms individually and as a whole point to Jesus.    I am so thrilled Marty agreed to be a guest on the Homeschool Conversations podcast! We discuss why he began writing books for children, how the Psalms can help us learn to pray, encouragements for parents as we disciple our children, the power of the Gospel, and more. I know you'll be encouraged by this conversation!   Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/wonderfull-marty-machowski   Get your own copy of WonderFull here using my affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3qPnycY Free Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
Jul 06, 202128:28
Taming the Transcript with Ann Karako

Taming the Transcript with Ann Karako

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! Ann's conversational style and real-life perspective help you realize that it's all really going to be ok. Plus, she gives step-by-step, practical advice for making a transcript that accurately reflects your homeschool education. Ann helps you realize that it truly doesn't have to be complicated!  Listen to my chat with Ann as we discuss some of the faulty assumptions homeschool parents make about the homeschool high school transcript.   Get your own copy of Taming the Transcript: https://amzn.to/3w6oprf (affiliate link)   Ann’s website: https://www.annieandeverything.com/ Ann's Podcast: https://www.annieandeverything.com/homeschool-high-school-podcast/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ItsNotThatHardtoHomeschoolHighSchool/  For more homeschool help and encouragement, find Amy at HumilityandDoxology.com  Check out these other high school resources from Humility and Doxology: Homeschooling High School with Confidence, Competence, and Contentment (with Ann Karako) Conversations, Relationships, and a Charlotte-Mason Education During High School (with Jami Marstall) Homeschool High School Math Online (with Dennis DiNoia from Mr. D Math) High School Science at Home (with Dr. Kristin Moon) Friendly Sciences: Homeschool High School Science Curriculum REVIEW Creatively Homeschool High School with Out-of-the-Box Teens (an interview with Heather Woodie) Homeschooling High School and Pursuing College Credit through Personalized Learning High School Math and ACT Prep: Online Homeschool Math with Mr. D Math World War 2 Booklist for Middle School and High School Homeschool High School: Free Curriculum Plan for US Government and Economics Courses Reading Journals for Middle School and High School Tweens, Teens, and other Homeschooling Joys and Challenges (with Jessica Jensen) Outsourcing Homeschool Writing: IF and WHEN to hire a writing tutor or join a writing class Reading and Teaching the Great Books (with Kristen Rudd)
Jun 08, 202130:06
Homeschool Generations: Part 2

Homeschool Generations: Part 2

Homeschool Generations Part 2: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-2 Homeschool Generations Part 1: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1 FOLLOW UP WITH THESE VETERAN HOMESCHOOL MAMAS Leave comments on the blog post if you have any follow-up questions or words of encouragement for these sweet ladies, and I will make sure it gets to them! I’ve also included their websites below where relevant. Jewel Katherine Weitz (Cottage Press Publishing) Kristin Moon (Kristin Moon Science) Lisa Hajda (Generational Homeschooling) Mari Fitz-Wynn (Heart for Homeschool Ministries) Missy Andrews (CenterforLit) Please subscribe, rate, and review this podcast in your favorite podcast player! And be sure to check out past interview episodes, including my interviews with Kristin Moon, Kathy Weitz, and Missy Andrews. Textbook-Free History Masterclass (use code PODCAST for $5 off): https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Free Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
May 26, 202149:09
Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschooling (with Adrienne Freas)

Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschooling (with Adrienne Freas)

In our final regular episode of Homeschool Conversations Season 3, I’m joined by Adrienne Freas, another one of the lovely guest suggestions I received from Karen Glass. Adrienne has experience as a Classical Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom, and has also worked to implement these ideas in charter school programs. Our conversation touched on topics like the Trivium as curriculum and pedagogy, the role of picture study and nature study in developing contemplation, and the realities and challenges of homeschool motherhood. I hope this conversation is an especial encouragement to you all as you transition from the end of one homeschool year into planning for the next! Be sure to subscribe to Homeschool Conversations in your podcast player so (spoiler alert!) you don't miss any of the bonus episodes coming your way this summer, and stay tuned for more fabulous guests in Season 4 later this summer! Show notes and transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/adrienne-freas Textbook-Free History Masterclass (use code PODCAST for $5 off!): https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/ Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Links to nature study resources recommended by Adrienne: https://www.amazon.com/shop/humilityanddoxology?listId=2XDF05MD8JK7F
May 24, 202101:12:39
Living Latin Lessons in Our Homeschool (with Angela Reed)

Living Latin Lessons in Our Homeschool (with Angela Reed)

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 Karen Glass recommended I speak with Angela Reed, I was eager to hear her perspective. Angela loves classics and Latin and that joy is evident! She also teaches Latin classes designed especially for Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. Regardless of your educational philosophy (and even regardless of your interest in Latin), I know you will be encouraged by our conversation. Angela made me smile the whole time! Please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast in your favorite podcast player! Thank you.  Transcript + links to the various Latin curricula Angela recommends here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/angela-reed Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
May 17, 202101:05:48
God Made All of Me: Helping Our Children Protect and Appreciate Their Bodies (with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb)

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

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% are strangers. Tragically, we know that this can and does occur in local churches and homeschool groups. How can we help our children protect their bodies from those who would seek to harm them? Justin and Lindsey Holcomb join us in this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode to discuss issues of child protection and body image, all in the context of who we are as image-bearers of God. Does this feel awkward to you, or are you unsure where to start or how to have these conversations with your kids? Justin and Lindsey share some great tips and encouragement with us in today’s chat! Show notes and transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/justin-lindsey-holcomb Links to God Made All of Me and God Made Me In His Image: https://amzn.to/3h1kU0I (part of the Humility and Doxology Amazon shop)
May 10, 202101:06:53
Foreign Language Learning at Home (with Anne Guarnera)

Foreign Language Learning at Home (with Anne Guarnera)

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 change your whole mindset when it comes to language learning at home! Have you wanted to include a foreign language in your homeschool, but you’re just not sure how? Have you wondered why language learning is even important? Maybe you’ve been entranced by the idea of bilingual education, but that sounds way too complicated for your ordinary homeschooling family life. Well, today’s Homeschool Conversations guest, Anne Guarnera, has a great perspective to share! Anne combines professional expertise with her real-life experience as a bilingual homeschooling mom. My favorite part about this conversation, though, was Anne’s relationship-oriented purpose behind language study! Show notes/complete transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/anne-guarnera Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Please subscribe, rate, and review this podcast so more homeschool parents can find these encouraging conversations!
May 03, 202144:08
Conversations, Relationships, and a Charlotte-Mason Education During High School (with Jami Marstall)

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

Jami Marstall is a Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom of 4, including 2 homeschool graduates! When I was exploring options for podcast guests, I reached out to previous guests Karen Glass and Cindy Rollins for their recommendations. When both of them mentioned Jami as someone I should talk to, I knew she would be a scintillating guest! Our conversations ranged from the joys and challenges of homeschooling to the nitty-gritty of homeschooling (and graduating) a high schooler using a Charlotte Mason approach. This was an absolutely delightful conversation. Jami is a real-life homeschool mom in the trenches right there beside us, but she also has the long-term wisdom that graduating 2 very different students brings. You will be so encouraged by Jami's perspective! Please subscribe, rate, and review the Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology podcast to help other homeschool parents find these encouraging chats. Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Jami-Marstall Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ FREE Homeschool Planning Guide: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/
Apr 26, 202101:02:26
Homeschooling with Dyslexia (with Marianne Sunderland)

Homeschooling with Dyslexia (with Marianne Sunderland)

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 reader or is dealing with underlying learning challenges. Today's Homeschool Conversations guest Marianne Sunderland is a veteran homeschooling mom of 8 children, 7 of whom have dyslexia and other learning challenges. She brings her personal experience and expertise to today's chat. If you want to know how to homeschool your children with dyslexia or other learning challenges, you won't want to miss today's episode! Show notes and the complete transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/marianne-sunderland/ FREE Homeschool Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Learn more about the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading: https://bit.ly/3smUngC (referral link) Please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. It helps other homeschooling parents find these encouraging interviews! Thanks so much.
Apr 19, 202134:23
Order, Harmony, and the Medieval Imagination (with Kelly Cumbee)

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

When Karen Glass recommends someone "wise and experienced" for your podcast, you listen! And today's guest, Kelly Cumbee, does not disappoint. Kelly brings experience as a veteran homeschool mom of 7 children who have graduated from her homeschool, so her perspective on home education is not to be missed. Kelly is also an enthusiastic lover of Medieval literature, especially the Faerie Queen. In our conversation, we dive into what defines the Medieval imagination, the reasons why studying Medieval and Renaissance literature still matters, and the ways we can gain an entry into this fascinating area of study. Hold onto your library card and book wish list and get ready for a delightful conversation! Complete transcript and show notes here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Kelly-Cumbee Why We Pursue a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool: https://humilityanddoxology.com/why-christian-classical-education-homeschool/ FREE Homeschool Planning Guide Ebook: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-planning-guide/ Be sure to check out past Homeschool Conversations in your podcast app. Please subscribe, rate, and review!
Apr 12, 202148:06
Analogies for All of Us: Thoughts on Classical Conversations and Communicating Well (with Marc Hays)

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

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 educational priorities, I know so many folks love CC, and several have asked me to include a Classical Conversations perspective on the podcast. Marc Hays is not only a curriculum developer for Classical Conversations, but he's also an old friend. In fact, I once lived with the Hays family for several months and helped care for their newly adopted infant triplets! So when I decided to bring on a guest from the CC world, I knew Marc would be a perfect fit. Our conversations touched on topics like Christian classical education, analogies (and why they matter), and the true purpose of skillful communication. Regardless of whether or not you're interested in Classical Conversations, I know you'll love this chat! Show notes and transcript (including a video of Marc playing tin whistle!): https://humilityanddoxology.com/Marc-Hays Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ Please subscribe to this podcast and leave a rating and review!
Apr 05, 202148:23
Peacefully Homeschooling (with Jennifer Pepito)

Peacefully Homeschooling (with Jennifer Pepito)

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 turning your homeschool approach into a perfectionistic competition? Jennifer Pepito joins us today to encourage us to consider the whole child in our home. She reminds us to take some of the pressure off and to consider what is truly most important, lest we wind up with children who may know a lot, but who certainly don’t care a lot. This is an encouraging conversation for homeschooling parents of all ages, and also includes a special section for parents of preschoolers and kindergartners. Be sure to listen to the end for a special discount code from Jennifer! Full transcript and show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jennifer-pepito Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems
Mar 29, 202134:22
Homeschool Generations: Part 1

Homeschool Generations: Part 1

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 partnership with The Curriculum Choice. This is going to be a 4-part series exploring past, present, and future generations of homeschoolers! Listen to this bonus episode, then head over to the post and share your own homeschool story in the comments! --> https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-generations-part-1/ Find more Homeschool Conversations episodes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations/
Mar 24, 202112:21
Curiosity and Surrender: Classical Education, Poetry, and a Longing for Light (with Jennifer Dow)

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

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 with my guest! That was certainly the case with today's conversation with Jennifer Dow. Jennifer will encourage you to ask questions and think about many things in a new way. She emphasized the vital importance of curiosity and surrender in classical education in general and in our study of poetry in particular. But, really, you just need to listen to the full conversation yourself! I can't wait to hear in what ways you're encouraged and challenged by this week's Homeschool Conversations episode.    A printable version of one of the poems Jennifer shared is available in the email subscribers freebies page! Join here for access to this an other fabulous printables: https://app.birdsend.co/forms/4169/hosted  Show notes and full transcript for this episode: https://humilityanddoxology.com/jennifer-dow/ 100 Morning Time Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
Mar 22, 202153:35
Finding Our Unique Homeschool Path (with Aimee Otto)

Finding Our Unique Homeschool Path (with Aimee Otto)

Today’s Homeschool Conversations guest has a unique homeschool perspective to share. Aimee Otto and her husband, Nick, equally share the loads in their family when it comes to both homeschooling and work. They’ve faced challenges along their journey, but have found an approach that works well for their unique family. Aimee also shares some pretty fabulous tips for creatively collaborating with your children when they’re struggling, some fun family read aloud suggestions, and some encouragement for those hard seasons of homeschool family life.   Be sure to listen to the full podcast episode for a sneak peek into Aimee’s new podcast project with The Homeschool Compass! Since recording our conversation, The Homeschool Compass Podcast has launched, so I’m excited to share a little preview trailer from Aimee at the end of this week’s Homeschool Conversations episode.  Show notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Aimee-Otto The Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
Mar 15, 202133:20
Homeschool High School Math Online (with Dennis DiNoia from Mr. D Math)

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

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 teens to learn, and utilizing online high school courses to help homeschool parents.   A few years ago I won an Instagram giveaway that changed my daughter's life. Ok, so maybe that's a bit melodramatic. But that was how we were first introduced to Mr. D Math. My daughter is now such a huge fan that we've continued to purchase her online high school math courses from Mr. D Math! Emma has even been known to favorably compare Mr. D Math to Jane Austen, so you know it must be good.   What a delight to be able to chat with Mr. D himself on this week's Homeschool Conversations podcast episode! A big thank you to Mr. D Math for sponsoring this episode.    If you're looking for online high school courses for your homeschooler, click here to see all Mr. D Math has to offer: http://bit.ly/2uNy5Ng​​ (please note this is my referral link)    Show notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-high-school-math/ Find all of the Homeschool Conversations interviews here: https://humilityanddoxology.com/homeschool-conversations Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
Mar 08, 202138:18
Story-Formed, Wonder-Filled Homeschooling (with Amber O'Neal Johnston)

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

I've absolutely loved following Amber Johnston on Instagram. I enjoy seeing pictures of her family exploring the world through travel, reading, and just ordinary family living. I appreciate her reminders that this homeschool mom life we're living is a good gift. So it was such a delight to chat with her for this episode of Homeschool Conversations! We discussed topics like how she came to embrace a Charlotte Mason education; the value of cherishing a slow, gentle childhood; the concept of books as mirrors and windows; and the encouragement that you don't have to figure it all out at once. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review the Homeschool Conversations podcast. Thank you so much! Full Transcript and Show Notes: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Amber-Johnston Year of Memory Work: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/
Mar 01, 202148:53
Life in the Mundane: tips and encouragement from a second-generation homeschool mom of 6 (with Katie Waalkes)

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. Katie Waalkes is a wife of 12 years, mother to 6 kids, and runs the YouTube channel "Life in the Mundane". She is passionate about encouraging parents in their biblical parenting and helping homeschool moms in their journey. Katie has a unique perspective on homeschooling as both she and her husband grew up homeschooled. As a second generation homeschooler, she has been both the student and teacher and has much to offer on the topic. She hopes to be able to help you start making the most of the little moments in life as the mundane moments are often the most impactful.  You can find Katie at lifeinthemundane.com or on YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook as "Life in the Mundane." Please subscribe, rate, and review Homeschool Conversations in your podcast player! Thank you! Show Notes and full transcript: https://humilityanddoxology.com/Katie-Waalkes 100 Poems: https://humilityanddoxology.com/100morningtimepoems/
Feb 22, 202131:01
Banish the Homeschool Blahs

Banish the Homeschool Blahs

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 experience among us (well, more if you count Amy and Lynna’s experience as homeschooled students!), and we know that sometimes the Homeschool Blahs strike when you least expect them. Listen in as we share a few simple tips and encouragement for bani