SS #51: Unschool to ClassiCOOL (with Amanda Gauthier-Parker!)

Our guest on the show is Amanda Gauthier-Parker. Amanda is as a Christian, a wife, a mother, and a homeschooler. Her journey from John Holt unschooling to Charlotte Mason and classical education has taken its twists and turns, while always chasing truth, goodness and beauty, and the path God has set before her. This spring she will graduate her first of five children, and will have 15 more years of homeschooling ahead in which to keep learning and growing. She … Read More

SS #49: The Sisters on Sayers — Not the Podcast You Expected

This is the first of two episodes in which the Sisters say things about Dorothy Sayers — specifically, they say things about her famous essay, The Lost Tools of Learning. What sort of things, you ask? Today, we’re talking good stuff: the good, the true, the beautiful. Join us! Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by the Sistership. Have you joined the Sistership yet? On our new-and-improved Sistership platform we not only have meaty and humorous conversation, … Read More

SS #48: Someone Stole My Socrates

This episode, Brandy and Mystie discuss the Socratic Method. Is it really classical? Is it progressive? Does it have anything to do with Socrates? Has he been kidnapped and, if so, it is right to hunt him down and steal him back?? This conversation was great fun for us. We think you’ll enjoy it, too! Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by the Scholé Sisters newsletter! I know what you’re thinking: why in the world is our … Read More

SS #47: Rightly Dividing (with Karen Glass!!)

Mystie and Brandy are glad to have Karen Glass back on the show to help us kick off Season 8. Karen is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition and Know and Tell: The Art of Narration and a member of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, mostly grown and married, who were homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning to end. Karen has been studying and writing about Charlotte Mason and Classical Education … Read More

SS #46: What the Dickens?

Today’s episode features a discussion of Charles Dickens’ famous story A Christmas Carol, which is Brandy’s FAVORITE Christmas story. Naturally, Mystie and Pam tried to ruin it for her, but she was undaunted, and thinks you will be, too.       Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Mystie’s Brain Dump Guide. Do you have a lot to do and too much to keep track of? Of course you do! Mystie’s all new Brain Dump Guide … Read More

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

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