You Don’t Have to Do All the Things: A special holiday episode with Melissa Camara Wilkins {S1E13}

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You Don’t Have to Do All the Things: A special holiday episode with Melissa Camara Wilkins {S1E13}

The holidays are here and if, like us, you are feeling just a *little* behind, grab a giant cup of coffee or tea and curl up with this episode! The sisters are joined by Melissa Camara Wilkins, mama of six, writer, homeschooler, and the sisters’ favorite resource for living simply and authentically.

Listen as Melissa shares two questions she asks herself and her family each season to bring joy instead of overwhelm, and as Melissa, Cait, and Kara share their favorite EASY traditions.

Don’t freak out sisters- you’ve got this season! Continue reading

Keep it Classy: The Sisters’ Guide to Dealing with Homeschool Doubters {S1E12}

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Keep it Classy: The Sisters’ Guide to dealing with homeschool doubters {S1E12}

It’s never easy when someone questions you about something as close to your heart as homeschooling. So in this episode, the sisters address how to handle homeschool doubters. What can you say when you first make the decision to homeschool? Is it worth it to argue? Will arguments even work? And what about the upcoming holidays- exactly what do you say when between bites of green bean casserole, your uncle leans across the table and tells you that you are ruining your kids’ lives? (It happens, sisters- and here’s what you can do.)

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Gameschooling: Learning Through Play {S1E11}

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Gameschooling: Learning Through Play {S1E11}

Cait is a game-master, Kara wants to be, but things keep getting in the way… like directions. So in today’s episode, Cait shares amazing ideas for adding more games to your days, for both learning and fun. The sisters talk favorite games old and new, games for certain subjects like science and math, why it’s OK to NOT love a game even if everyone else does, and the many, many lessons kids can learn from growing up playing. So join us as we roll the dice, spin the wheel, and share easy tips for incorporating more games into your homeschool- such a fun way to learn together!

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Awesome Adults: How to Raise Them; How to Be One, with Julie Bogart {S1E10}

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Awesome Adults: How to Raise Them; How to Be One, with Julie Bogart {S1E10}

The sisters are chatting with Julie Bogart! In this episode, we talk “Awesome Adulting” with Brave Writer creator and owner, Julie Bogart. How do we honor our kids’ unique personalities and help them pursue their dreams? How do we hold on to our own dreams in the busyness of homeschooling and parenting? Julie’s here with her signature support for all of us in the trenches, and it’s wonderful. Be sure to tune in because we have news about a Rafflecopter giveaway for Brave Writer moms! Continue reading

Start Small: Rhythms and Routines {S1E9}

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One of the most common questions the sisters get is about rhythms and routines. How to start one? How to resume one after a break? What about when your rhythm or routine is just NOT working? Cait and Kara hash it out in this episode and share their tips and ideas. The biggest one? Start small! Continue reading

Where’s My Zen: Homeschooling and Exercise {S1E8}

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Where’s My Zen: Homeschooling and Exercise {S1E8}

When you become a mom, things change. Exercise isn’t what it used to be… and your body isn’t what it used to be. Things change and that luxurious gym you belonged to decades ago is a thing of the past. Exercise feels out of reach. You find yourself doing yoga in the living room over a laundry basket, desperately searching for your zen. Or, you have a child by your side, commenting on the yoga faces you are making… or pretending to be your spin instructor… Continue reading

Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving {S1E8}

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Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving {S1E8}

It’s a bonus episode!

The sisters have been getting lots of questions about planning for the fall. In this episode, Cait and Kara share all of the resources that they are excited about using in the upcoming year. And, with five children and an age range of 5-12 between them, you’re not going to want to miss what they have to say! Continue reading

Just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it’s less: Chatting with Shawna Wingert {S1E6}

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Just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it’s less: Chatting with Shawna Wingert {S1E6}

In this episode, the sisters chat with one of their most favorite people: Shawna Wingert. Shawna is a writer, speaker, author, and homeschool mom to two amazing boys with special needs. Do you ever feel like your homeschool doesn’t or can’t look like the homeschool next door, or the family at church or co-op, or even all the families on the internet? Shawna joins the sisters to remind you that it’s OK, and that just because you have to do things a little differently, that doesn’t mean what you are doing is less. Continue reading

You don’t have to do it all: Getting started with homeschooling {S1E5}

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You don’t have to do it all: Getting started with homeschooling {S1E5}

In episode 5, Cait and Kara reflect on the early years of homeschooling. They share tips and tricks for those just starting down this path, and impart their favorite piece of advice- that you DO NOT have to do it all, especially your first year. Listen as they chat about deschooling, finding your tribe, and how your house will never be the same, but in a really awesome way. Do not worry if this is your first year. Your sisters have got you covered! Continue reading

Worry is Like a Car Alarm: Homeschooling Worriers {S1E4}

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Worry is Like a Car Alarm: Homeschooling Worriers {S1E4}

Let’s face it: Who can focus on math with a mind full of worries? In this episode, Cait and Kara discuss what it is like to homeschool little worriers.

Are you parenting a World-Class Worrier? Do you have a child who asks BIG questions in the middle of the night? Are you homeschooling a child who struggles with fears? Please know that you are not alone. Your sisters are in the trenches with you and in this episode, they share tips, tricks, and resources to try with your little worriers. Continue reading