Homeschooling with Amy Sloan from Humility and Doxology

Many golden nuggets of wisdom are shared between Adrienne Freas and Amy Sloan as they explain the common experiencs typical in the life of a homeschooler. Listen and be encouraged not to give up or to seriously consider homeschooling as a solid educational choice for your family.
About our Guest

Amy Sloan and her husband John are 2nd-generation homeschoolers to 5 children from 7 to 17 years old. The Sloan family adventures together in NC where they pursue a restfully-classical education. If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book stacks, giant mugs of coffee, beautiful memory work, and silly memes. At any moment she could break into song and dance from Hamilton, 90s country music, or Shakespeare. Amy writes at HumilityandDoxology.com and hosts the  “Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology” podcast.

Follow Amy on her website Humility & Doxology and her podcast Homeschool Conversations.

Show Notes

Adrienne interviews Amy and discusses the ins and outs of homeschooling. Amy shares her experience as a second generation homeschooler. She discusses how classical education shaped her life as a student and now as a homeschool mom.  Many golden nuggets of wisdom are shared between Adrienne and Amy as they explain the common experiencs typical in the life of a homeschooler. Listen and be encouraged not to give up or to seriously consider homeschooling as a solid educational choice for your family. 

Some topics in this episode include:
  • The hard realities in homeschooling
  • Prioritizing sibling frienships in a homeschool
  • The common stresses in most homeschools
  • Cultivating integrative learning: being purposeful to connect all the subjects
  • The Christian classical idea of teaching with a spirit of humility
  • Amy discusses the end goals to help answer the question, "why should I homeschool?".
  • How to consider outsourcing needs and options as a homeschool
Books & Resources In This Episode

Missy Andrew's memoir, My Divine Comedy
The Liberal Arts Tradition by Clark and Jain
Better Together by Pam Barnhill
Teaching From Rest by Sarah MacKenzie
For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Mcaulay

Podcasts from Homeschool Conversations mentioned in this episode as most helpful for getting started in homeschooling:
Curriculum Mentioned:
Sonlight Curriculum
AmblesideOnline Curriculum
Saxon Math
Math-U-See
RightStart Math

The quote that Amy shared:

"What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth. This has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert, himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt, the divine reason. Huxley preached a humility content to learn from nature, but the new skeptic is so humble that he doubts if he can even learn. Thus, we should be wrong if we had said hastily that there is no humility typical of our time. The truth is there is a real humility typical of our time, but it so happens that it is practically a more poisonous humility than the wildest protrations of the aesthetic. The old humility was a spur that prevented a man from stopping, not a nail in his boot that prevented him from going on. For the old humility made a man doubtful about his efforts which might make him work harder. But the new humility makes a man doubtful about his aims, which will make him stop working altogether."
- G.K. Chesteron, Orthodoxy (ch. 3)


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