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 {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

I Want a Milkshake: When Dad Works A Lot {S1E3}

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I Want a Milkshake: When Dad Works a Lot {S1E3}

In this episode of The Homeschool Sisters Podcast, Cait and Kara discuss what it is like when dad works or travels a lot.

It can be stressful to be the only adult on duty, 24/7. Bedtime becomes more challenging, washing machines break, and the last thing you want to think about is dinner.

Cait and Kara have been there, too, and they have some survival strategies to help you through it. From games to fantastic audiobooks to dinner picnics, we’ve got you covered! Continue reading

We’re Out of Bread: Homeschool Overwhelm {S1E1}

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We’re Out of Bread: Homeschool Overwhelm {S1E1}

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