SS 45: Need Scholé? Just Add Joy!

If you have ever smelled smoke at your house and wondered if you were starting to burn out at this homeschooling thing, this episode is for you. Brandy was tempted to burnout early this year and so she and Mystie chatted about homeschooling, minimalism, and why sometimes adding something is a better approach that cutting back even more.     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Start Here, the definitive starting place for studying Charlotte Mason. When … Read More

SS #44: Prioritizing Words (with Angelina Stanford!)

Our guest today is Angelina Stanford! Angelina Stanford has a Master’s degree in English literature and has been teaching, writing, speaking, and training teachers for over 20 years. She is the co-star of the popular Close Reads podcast, as well as the new Shakespeare podcast, The Play’s the Thing. You can find Angelina at her website where she teaches class for middle school, high school, and adults. And look for her upcoming book, How to Understand Every Story: From Greek Gods … Read More

SS #43: Forgotten Classics (with Martin Cothran!)

In this episode, Mystie and Brandy talk with Martin Cothran from Memoria Press. Martin is known for (among other things) his knowledge of forgotten classics – really good books almost no one remembers. It was our pleasure to discuss with Martin the nature of these books and how to find them.       Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Learning Well. Did you miss out on our September Learning Well Retreat? Not to worry, the … Read More

SS #42: Carpe Librum (Seize the Booklist)

If you were bummed that you were unable to attend the Scholé Sisters session at GHC in Cincinatti, and then extra disappointed we were unable to offer you a recording … this is for YOU! Brandy, Mystie, and Pam have redone the whole thing, and you can even get a download of the document handout with all the important details!   Download the booklist   Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by two new podcasts from The … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 5, part 1 – don’t fall for fake leisure

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

SS #41: Living Books Are Books for Life

In today’s episode, Brandy, Mystie, and Pam kick off Season 7 of Scholé Sisters with a discussion about living books. What are they, what is their significance, and how can you identify them? This is a totally fun discussion about reading — and how picky should we be anyway? — that you don’t want to miss!     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by two new podcasts from The Close Reads Podcast Network and the CiRCE … Read More

Want to raise lifelong learners?

Want to raise lifelong learners? Be one. Moms must be learners, too. We want our kids to love learning, to be self-motivated, to not try to fight us through the school day but rather be eager and excited to learn. The question we must ask is are we that way? Do we want to know about history, about mankind, about Creation, about God? Whether or not we want to can be told not by our feelings or words, but by … Read More

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