How awesome adulting impacts your homeschool (and your whole life)

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Written by Kara Anderson

I have met moms who have let themselves go.

Now before you think I mean fashion, or eyeliner, what I’m talking about goes so much deeper than that.

I mean moms who have become so passionate about momming; fallen so in love with their babies; moms who are so desperate to do it all right, that they let themselves go. Continue reading

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

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

{Episode 10}

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

The Brave Writer Lifestyle {One Family’s Approach}

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The Brave Writer Lifestyle

{One Family’s Approach}

Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

Ever since our Fall Haul episode aired, Kara and I have been getting heaps of questions about Brave Writer. The most common question is about the Brave Writer Lifestyle itself. How do we implement it? What does it mean to us? What does it look like? Continue reading

Start Small: Rhythms and Routines

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Start Small: Rhythms and Routines

Episode 9

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

Get fit with your sisters: A 31-day challenge

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Get fit with your sisters: A 31-day Challenge

Written by Kara Anderson.

So here’s the thing about goals. They generally seem like a good idea until you realize that you have 6 weeks to learn how to run.

And as I stated in our episode about exercise, this mama doesn’t run. I’ve tried to run. Plenty of times. But everything hurts and itches and I go back to power walking around my neighborhood, except just regular walking as fast as I can. Continue reading

Where’s My Zen: Homeschooling and Exercise

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Where’s My Zen: Homeschooling and Exercise (Episode 8)

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

Put it in your back pocket: Preparing for homeschool slumps

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Put it in your back pocket: Preparing for homeschool slumps

This summer, we started our mornings with Coffee and Books on the back patio. As the kids ate breakfast, I read aloud. For much of the summer, this was the extent of our homeschooling. I’d read until they lost interest, or until it was time to head to the pool.

Our days were fluid, open-ended, free. Continue reading

Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast #7:

Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving

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

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast #6:

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

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