How to help your young entrepreneur start a small business

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Written by Kara S. Anderson.

During the summer, my daughter came to me and told me that she wanted to buy a computer.

She’s a writer and poet, and she wanted a laptop.

And she wanted to buy it herself.

My kids have always wanted jobs. They’ve asked to do lemonade stands, and they’ve asked to do dog walking, which was a little outside of my comfort zone because I don’t let them go beyond our block.

A child becoming a dog walker basically meant I was becoming a dog walker supervisor, and I already have a job that I love, thankyouverymuch.

But this time, my daughter had another, bigger idea.

She wanted to start a candle company.

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Why Personality Matters with Kortney Garrison {S3E5}

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why personality matters with Kortney garrison {S3E5}

The sisters are joined by Kortney Garrison from One Deep Drawer, and the trio is chatting personality!

They talk Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, Love Languages, and lots of Gretchen Rubin. But they also break-down WHY learning about personality can be valuable, and how personality, and knowing ourselves better, impacts our homeschools.

There’s so much goodness in this episode!

This episode is sponsored by Raddish Kids.

Get kids of all ages cooking with a Raddish Kids subscription. The kitchen is definitely the tastiest place to learn, and Raddish helps kids explore math, science, culture, and more. Use the code PODCAST for $15 off a 6- or 12-month membership. Head to Raddish Kids to download a free lesson.

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Soup on the Sidelines: An Ode to My Crockpot

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Soup on the Sidelines: An Ode to My Crockpot

Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

In a recent episode of The Homeschool Sisters Podcast, Kara and I chatted about my fall survival strategy: Soup on the Sidelines. And then it came up again in our last episode.  And then I had a listener ask me to explain Soup on the Sidelines in more detail.

Here it is, you guys.

Buuuuut…

I have to tell you something first: I don’t really love to cook.

wish I did, but I don’t.

And if we are being really, truly, super-duper honest here: I spend more time dancing in my kitchen than I do cooking in it.

(True story.)

What I’m trying to say is that Soup on the Sidelines is less Martha Stewart and more S.O.S.

Soup on the Sidelines has saved my bacon this fall. So, if this post helps one frazzled sister out there, this post was worth it.

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Hungry, Hungry Homeschoolers: Feeding the Family with Samantha Barnes {S3E4}

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hungry, hungry homeschoolers: Feeding the Family with Samantha Barnes {S3E4}

In this episode, the sisters are talking meal planning, shopping, and how to keep homeschoolers fed with their pal Samantha Barnes!

Samantha is the founder of Raddish Kids, a homeschool mom of two, and a culinary instructor who knows what it’s really like to try to get dinner on the table when there’s already a volcano at said table.

The trio chat dinnertime stress, why homeschoolers seem to be hungry  ALL THE TIME, pick selective eaters and time-saving hacks.

This episode is sponsored by:

  • Streamable Learning:
    Streamable Learning brings amazing field trips right to your kitchen table or wherever you learn. With over 450 live streaming events – many of which incorporate project-based learning- Streamable Learning allows you to connect with experts from around the country. October 24, 2017 to November 1, 2017 is FREE Homeschool Week. Head over to Streamable Learning to check out current offerings. And, if you sign up during homeschool week, your annual membership fee will be just $39.99- 20 percent off.
  • Raddish Kids:
    Get kids of all ages cooking with a Raddish Kids subscription. The kitchen is definitely the tastiest place to learn, and Raddish helps kids explore math, science, culture, and more. Use the code PODCAST for $15 off a 6- or 12-month membership. Head to Raddish Kids to download a free lesson. Also, be sure to keep reading because Samantha has shared a downloadable “Eat a Rainbow Every Day Colorful Cuisine Challenge” with all the homeschool sisters out there!

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Live your reality, not your Instagram feed

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Written by Kara S. Anderson

Join me in an experiment:

While reading this post, I want you to open up Instagram. And I want you to scroll …

I want you to think about how you feel as you see the images go past. Are you jealous? Are you sad you didn’t do that thing, whatever it is, when your kids were younger?

Do you feel less-than?

How often are you able to be genuinely happy for the people you see in your feed without adding something to your mental to-do list, or feeling bad?

Now, I want you to look around your home. I want you to think about your kids, and your circumstances.

Because today I want to talk about what I think is one of the keys to successful homeschooling – living your actual reality.

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Looking Back: What We’ve Learned {S3E3}

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Looking Back: What we’ve learned {S3E3}

The sisters are hopping in their homeschool time machine today and looking back on what they’ve learned.

Listen in as Cait and Kara talk about how they got started homeschooling, what they would have done less of and what they would have done more of, and hear how they’re applying what they’ve learned to their homeschool now.

This episode is brought to you by Audible. Go to audibletrial.com/sisters for a free audiobook. (And please come back and let us know which one you picked!)

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How to Create a Lazy Unit Study in 5 Steps

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Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

In a recent episode of The Homeschool Sisters Podcast, Kara and I chatted about trying to get back into the September swing of things.

At the time, we were both knee-deep in interest-driven unit studies. Kara’s kids were all about survivalism and camping, while my kiddos were on a nutrition kick.

As we discussed our respective unit studies, I mentioned how my unit studies tend to be a little, um, lazy. Continue reading

Queries and Quandaries: Homeschool Husbands and Tea Habits {S3E2}

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Queries and Quandaries: homeschool Husbands and Tea Habits {S3E2}

In this episode, Cait and Kara take your questions. It’s mostly a homeschool husband themed episode- will homeschooling destroy your marriage? and how much money does this homeschooling business cost anyway? – but there’s also a bit of tea discussion at the end.

So join your sisters as they talk it out and give you their recommendations on everything from favorite tea blends to why date night isn’t always the answer.

And that’s not all- the sisters are partnering with Audible! Go to audibletrial.com/sisters for a free audiobook. (And please come back and let us know which one you picked!)

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What camping teaches kids

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Written by Kara Anderson

Sometimes I get kind of crazy ideas, and then later freak out about those ideas.

In the first episode of this season, I shared how we were doing a camping/survival/outdoors unit study – it seemed like such a good idea because my kids were so into it.

But then one night I woke up around 4 a.m. thinking to myself that camping is not school, and maybe I needed to scrap the whole thing and buy some math textbooks and finally learn the Timeline Song.

Luckily, what I’ve learned about kid-related -4 a.m.-panic-wake-ups is that the next day, my kids usually do something great that reminds me that we’re OK; and that probably my kids will not end up as Baby Drivers.

That happened – and so I decided to double-down and we booked a cabin for our first-ever Anderson Family Camping Expedition.

We didn’t get crazy – there was a gas station 2 minutes away from the campground, and our cabin had an air conditioner.

BUT, it was the perfect start for us and guess what – it showed me that kids (and adults, ahem … ) really can learn a lot from camping.

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Fire Bosses and Walking Tacos: The Sisters Talk Fall {S3E1}

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Fire Bosses and Walking Tacos: The SIsters Talk Fall {S3E1}

The sisters are back for season 3, and today, they’re chatting how to teach your kids survival without setting your house (or chicken coop) on fire.

They’re also sharing their thoughts about homeschooling this fall, and lots of fun resources including Epic! which is offering a coupon code for readers.

The girls are thrilled to be back for a brand new season- they’ve missed all their virtual sisters out there!!

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