SS #34: Bling Your Pre-Reading with a Notebook Makeover (with Celeste Cruz)

Our guest today is Celeste Cruz. Celeste is the Catholic homeschooling mother of nine children ages 11 and under, blogger at Joyous Lessons, and one of the hostesses of CharlotteMasonIRL on Instagram.  In this episode, Pam, Brandy, and Celeste have an in-depth conversation about transforming the chore of pre-reading for our children’s lessons into a beautiful scholé experience for Mom. They cover the technical aspects of notebooking, letting go of perfectionism, and MORE!     Thank you to our sponsor: … Read More

SS #33: Narration: The Act of Knowing

Brandy is pleased to have Karen Glass back on the show today. Karen is the author of Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, she’s the brain behind Mind to Mind, an abridgment of Charlotte Mason’s sixth volume, and her third book, Know and Tell: The Art of Narration just debuted last month. Karen Glass is part of the Advisory of AmblesideOnline. She has four children, mostly grown and married, who were homeschooled using Charlotte Mason’s methods from beginning … Read More

SS #32: Paideia Is All Greek to Me

In today’s episode, Mystie Winckler and Brandy Vencel discuss Werner Jaeger’s introduction to his three-volume series, what Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture, Jaeger’s definition of education, what culture is, why Christians are resistant to honoring the Greeks, and much more. Download to listen, subscribe and be a Sister!     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by The Afterthinker’s Guide to Charlotte Mason’s Home Education. That’s right! Brandy has a NEW Charlotte Mason study guide out for … Read More

SS #31: Being Impervious: Now it’s [Not] Personal (with Cindy Rollins!)

Welcome to SEASON FIVE of Scholé Sisters! Mystie and Brandy are kicking this season off right with the one and only Cindy Rollins. Today’s discussion centers on the idea of being impervious. We discuss not allowing “things” to get to us, absorbing emotion, self-control, menopause (gulp), and more! This is a conversation you don’t want to miss.     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Personality Pages. Want to figure out and understand your personality better? … Read More

SS #30: Putting the Merry Back in Christmas

Today, the Scholé Sisters get real about Christmas. Mystie says we can be classical not just in our approach to education, but also in our approach to happiness. Does the classical tradition have something to offer us at Christmas as well? We talk about depression and grief, yes, but also bad attitudes and dangerous expectations, all in an attempt to encourage all of us toward a better Christmas. Christmas is important, because the incarnation is important. Let’s never forget what it’s … Read More

SP #2: Leading Well (You Had Questions, We Had Answers)

This episode is a something of a bonus for those of you who attended our Leading Well retreat this past summer. If you DIDN’T attend the retreat, we think you’ll still enjoy the episode. But more importantly, a lot of you have asked if we offer replays of the retreat for those who missed it, or didn’t know about it at the time. Starting TODAY, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! (See below for more info.) So … Read More

SS #29: I’m Not the Holy Spirit (with Eric Hall)

Mystie and I are pleased to welcome Eric Hall as our guest today. Eric is a classical scholar and teacher who is local to Brandy. That’s right! She gets to know him in real life. Eric has studied at The Master’s College, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and Clemson University. When he’s not reading Thomas Aquinas, Eric enjoys mountaineering and rock climbing. Today’s episode is our attempt to balance two ideas. On the one hand, we have grace … Read More

SS #28: Education is a Life

The third and final episode in our series on education as an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life, today’s discussion is all about LIFE. What is meant by “education is a life?” How do we procure this life for ourselves and our children? Don’t forget to download our free Life Audit at the bottom of this post to help you put these ideas into action.     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by A Month of … Read More

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