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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Summer plans: How to take a structured break {S2E23}

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Summer plans: How to take a structured break {S2E23}

In this episode, the girls are talking all things summer, and how to take a structured break.

Even if we homeschool year-round, we all need a little breather this summer! But how do we take a summer vacation that doesn’t turn into chaos and end with chasing a wet dog off the trampoline?

The sisters share their ideas, and what they’re doing this summer with their kids- outdoor projects, laid-back learning, and even a new idea for handling household chores.

And heads up sisters- this is the last episode of Season 2. Cait and Kara will be taking their own “structured break,” until early August- but don’t worry, they are working on lots of fun episodes for Season 3 and will be bringing you some updated episodes from the first two seasons this summer!

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast | Season 2 Episode Guide

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast | Season 2 Episode Guide

Cait and Kara are two homeschooling moms doing this homeschooling thing out right beside you. On this podcast, we talk about real life homeschooling, books, caffeine addiction and surviving and thriving through these wonderful years.

We don’t have it all figured out, but one thing we know for sure is that homeschooling is a lot easier when you have a sister by your side.

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Poolside Professional Development (plus fun books to read this summer!) {S2E22}

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Poolside Professional Development (Plus Fun Books to Read this Summer!)

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The sisters are chatting books! Yeah!

They’re sharing fun books, plus books to get you ready for homeschooling *next* year- what Cait calls, “Poolside Professional Development” books. (Doesn’t that sound so fancy?!)

The gals are going to help load your Amazon cart or make the librarian look at you a little funny, but you’ll also get a ton of ideas for books that take you away from it all, and then get you inspired for next year.

Warning: Don’t try to keep up with them all while listening- we’re linking to all of them in the show notes for this episode.

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Blogging, Business, and Homeschooling: Chatting with Alicia Hutchinson {S2E21}

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Blogging, Business, and Homeschooling: Chatting with Alicia Hutchinson

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Blogging, Business, and Homeschooling

 

Are you a blogger, or working mama? Or, are you just curious how the business of blogging works behind the scenes?

The sisters are joined this week by one of their very favorite bloggers and owner of the Learning Well Community, Alicia Hutchinson!

Listen in as they chat about the myth of “balance,” and how Alicia and the sisters tackle homeschooling, work, parenting and homemaking without losing their minds.

Plus, learn why you shouldn’t blog for money. At least, not at first!

If you’re a working mama or interested in working from home, this episode is a great place to start!

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Queries and Quandaries: What You’re Asking The Sisters [Part 1] {S2E20}

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Queries and Quandaries: What You’re Asking The Sisters [Part 1]

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Queries and Quandaries: What You're Asking The Sisters [Part 1] | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The sisters are answering your questions in this episode- from dads who distract (often with plans that are more fun!), to testing, to weekly homeschool planning.

They also chat about homeschooling kids with special needs and how organizational systems save their bacon. So pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and listen in as Cait and Kara share their ideas.

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Screens- Monsters or Manageable? with Mary from Not Before 7 {S2E19}

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Screens: Monsters or Manageable? with Mary

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Screens- Monsters or Manageable? with Mary from Not Before 7 | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The sisters get questions about screens all the time! So in this episode, they’re phoning a friend- The amazing Mary Wilson from Not Before 7!

Mary has a great strategy in her home and she has found peace with this topic, so you’re going to love hearing what she has to say.

Cait and Kara chat with Mary about all the most common screen questions they receive: How much is too much How do you find balance between “learning” screen time and “play” screen time? Is technology a monster? Or manageable?

And finally, is homeschooling moving more toward technology? If so, how can we embrace that?

There is so much wisdom from Mary in this episode! It’s like a deep breath for worried parents!

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Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling {S2E18}

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Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling

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Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling {Episode 17} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Is it normal for your homeschooler to have strengths and weaknesses in certain subjects? How much should you worry about keeping your child at grade level? Is there a way to know what your child “should” be learning?

This week, the homeschool sisters dive into these questions and offer up some thoughts about the “standards,” plus how to keep from worrying all the time.

They chat about kid quirks, dealing with state requirements, grandma doubts and dad concerns. And mostly, they remind you that all kids naturally develop on their own timelines, so don’t fret- you’ve got this!

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Ladies’ Holiday: Hold On To Your Hat! {S2E17}

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Ladies’ Holiday: Hold On To Your Hat!

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Ladies' Holiday: Hold On To Your Hat!

Cait and Kara have been joking about this episode for months and finally made it happen. Warning: This episode might not be appropriate for tiny children, sensitive spouses, grandparents, pastors… Also, there is some giggling.

Because the sisters are getting REAL about being a woman, and how that can affect homeschooling. From cramps to PMS to whether or not being bloated and angry should earn you a sick day from co-op, the gals hope you’ll be able to relate to this episode.

And that you don’t run away screaming.

Because there are 16 other episodes where they don’t mention this stuff.

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It’s a Nor’Easter!: Answering Your Homeschool Questions {S2E16}

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It’s a Nor’Easter!: Answering Your Homeschool Questions {S2E16}

It's a Nor'Easter!: Answering Your Homeschool Questions

In this episode, the sisters are answering YOUR questions! Cait and Kara get such great questions from you all, so they’re addressing several of them, from finding your tribe, to keeping homeschooling legal, to chores! They even share some ideas for other podcasts. Also, Cait is caught in a Nor’Easter, so Kara sends her a Saint Bernard with a barrel full of tequila. Snow margaritas! Pop the gals in your ears, and let’s have some fun!

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