Exploring Subscription Boxes {Episode 57}

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Exploring Subscription boxes {episode 57}

Subscription boxes are so much fun! And they make great holiday gifts. So in this week’s episode, Cait + Kara are exploring tons of boxes.

From science, to art, to cooking and beyond, the sisters are giving the details on each box, and many of the companies even offered special codes for listeners -so keep reading!

Cait + Kara are also taking a little break – they’ll be back in January with Season 6! Have a wonderful holiday season, sisters!!

This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal.

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You don’t have to do all the things: A special holiday episode with Melissa Camara Wilkins {Episode 56}

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You Don’t Have to Do All the Things: A special holiday episode with Melissa Camara Wilkins {Episode 56}

The holidays are here, sisters, and if like us, you’re feeling just a *tiny* bit overwhelmed, join us for this replay episode with the fantastic Melissa Camara Wilkins.

Melissa is a mama of 6, a writer, homeschooler and Cait + Kara’s very favorite resource for living simply and authentically.

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

Don’t freak out, sisters – you’ve got this holiday season.

This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal.

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Homeschool Sisters on the Road: Friendship + Awesome Adulting {Episode 55}

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Homeschool Sisters on the Road: Friendship + Awesome Adulting {episode 55}

It’s the sisters’ first-ever in person, on the road episode!

Cait + Kara are joined by pals Mary Wilson from Not Before 7 and Alicia Hutchinson from Learning Well Community and the new podcast Over at Alicia’s in FLORIDA!

The four of them talk friendships, meeting on the Internet, meeting again in person, and how Awesome Adulting and blogging brought them together.

This episode is real, pretty much live, and all about making friends as a grown-up! Put on your jammies and join in the fun!

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo and ModCloth. Keep reading for special offers from both sponsors!

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Gameschooling by Subject {Episode 54}

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Gameschooling by Subject {episode 54}

In this episode, the sisters dive into game schooling by subject. This is Cait’s forté, so Kara does the interviewing, while Cait fills us in on her favorite games for each subject.

The sisters also chat about a few popular games, and how games can make all the difference during the holiday season and leading into the winter. (Games are so hygge!)

So grab your coffee or tea and listen in – but don’t fret, you don’t have to write these all down! They are all here in the show notes!

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo. Keep reading for a special offer!

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Q and A: Deep Dives and Harry Potter Resources {Episode 53}

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Q and A: Deep Dives and Harry Potter Resources {Episode 53}

This week the sisters chat deep dives – how do we know how much to “push,” and when to let kids just explore interests? Plus, they share all their favorite Harry Potter resources.

We’re not saying that Cait and Kara nerd out for a half-hour, but one of them does actually say that’s exactly what they do. 😉 Listen in as they suggest books, games, activities and more for your favorite little Potter People!

This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal and Simple Contacts. Keep reading for special offers from both sponsors!

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How to Be a Homeschool Team, with S.D. and Gina Smith {Episode 52}

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 How to Be a Homeschool Team, with S.D. and gina smith {Episode 52}

In this week’s episode, the sisters are joined by S.D. and Gina Smith – a homeschooling couple that shares their experience balancing life with homeschooling and working from home.

Sam is the author of the hugely popular Green Ember series of books, but he’s quick to point out that the characters he’s created wouldn’t be widely known if it wasn’t for Gina, his wife of 18 years who homeschools their 4 kids.

The Smiths talk candidly about avoiding interruptions when Dad works from home, respecting homeschooling as a vocation and even ideas for getting Dad on board if he’s resistant to the idea of homeschooling.

Plus, Sam shares a little about his newest book, The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner, available Dec. 3.

You won’t want to miss this episode, and the sisters think it’s a perfect one to share with all the non-primary homeschool parents out there.

This episode is sponsored by Audible

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Q and A: Favorite Non-Fiction {Episode 51}

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 Q and A: Favorite Non-Fiction {Episode 51}

The sisters are chatting non-fiction today! From their favorite go-to authors to the books that have stood the test of time in their homes, they are coming to you with tons of recommendations.

Listen in as Cait + Kara chat biographies to encyclopedias, and how to find non-fiction books your kids will adore.

This episode is sponsored by Care/Of and RXBAR

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 Homeschooling During Tricky Times {Episode 50}

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 Homeschooling During Tricky Times {Episode 50}

Challenging seasons are just part of life, but when we homeschool, those seasons can feel extra… tricky.

This is the episode for you if you’re navigating something new, and trying to still keep things on track.

Join Cait and Kara as they chat survival strategies and share simple tips- you’ve got this, sister!

This episode is sponsored by Audible and LOLA. 

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When Kids are Wondering About Public School {Episode 49}

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 When kids are wondering about public school {Episode 49}

In this week’s episode, Cait and Kara chat about what we can do when our kids are curious about public school or maybe even feeling like they are missing out.

From making time for friends, to helping your kids take ownership of their homeschool experience, the sisters address the question: What do I do when my child keeps asking about public school?

This episode is sponsored by Epic! and KiwiCo.

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The Big Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow {Episode 48}

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  The Big Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow {Episode 48}

Sisters- it’s here! The big, bad math episode!

Cait and Kara have been wanting to do a math episode for so long, but they wanted to be sure to talk to an expert who would bring the knowledge, but also put your heart at ease.

So this week, they are interviewing Kate Snow of Kate’s Homeschool Math Help. Kate is a Harvard grad, a teacher, a curriculum creator, the author of 5 books, and she’s also a mom who has taught math in her own home, so she knows the unique challenges of homeschool families.

Pour yourself a nice, hot cup of coffee or tea for this one- and keep your ears open at the end- there’s an opportunity to ask YOUR biggest math questions!

This episode is sponsored by Epic! and Audible.

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