What is Your Homeschool Hell Yes?

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What is Your Homeschool Hell Yes?

Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

I’ve lived in New England my entire life, and I’d rather be outdoors than inside, but somehow I never learned to ski.

When my husband and I were first married, he bought me ski lessons.

It was the perfect gift, really. I had always wanted to learn. My husband is an avid skier and this would be another outdoor activity we could enjoy together.

I wanted to love it.

I tried really, really hard to love it.  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

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

Worry is Like a Car Alarm: Homeschooling Worriers

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Worry is Like a Car Alarm: Homeschooling Worriers

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

Mothering A Worrier

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Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

Something happens this time of year. Somewhere between the sandy toes and the watermelon slices, the worry creeps in.

Usually after dark.

Summer is supposed to be an endless string of leisurely days filled with swimming and catching fireflies and eating popsicles and reading your weight in delicious books. Continue reading

What’s That Noise! Summer Survival Strategies

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What’s That Noise! Summer Survival Strategies

The transition to summer can be a tricky one. Finding a rhythm that works for all members of your family is no small feat. As a homeschool mom who has been running full throttle all year long, you need a break. But is a break even possible? While you fantasize about ice cream sandwiches and leisurely summer reading on the front porch, your children might be craving more structure and routine. Continue reading

We’re Out of Bread: Homeschool Overwhelm

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We’re Out of Bread: Homeschool Overwhelm

In this first episode of The Homeschool Sisters Podcast, Cait and Kara discuss homeschool overwhelm.

As homeschooling moms, it can be a challenge to balance everything! From homeschooling to laundry to dinner to self-care, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and overextended.

But not to worry, we’ve got some ideas! From brain dumps and bullet journaling to Cait’s Year of Nope, your sisters are on your side. (But out of bread, because life.) Continue reading