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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast | Season 5 Episode Guide
Cait and Kara are two homeschooling moms doing this homeschooling thing out right beside you. On this podcast, we talk about real life homeschooling, books, caffeine addiction and surviving and thriving through these wonderful years.
We don’t have it all figured out, but one thing we know for sure is that homeschooling is a lot easier when you have a sister by your side.
So grab a cup of coffee or tea and let’s hang out … Do people still say that?
The Homeschool Sisters Podcast Season 5 Episode Guide
Here is a list of all the episodes from season five of The Homeschool Sisters Podcast. Happy listening, sisters!
Episode 43-Fall haul: Here we haul again
Cait and Kara are talking about transitioning to fall and sharing their 3rd annual Fall Haul, where they chat about what resources and supplies they are loving for the school year ahead.
Episode 44-Q and A: Is it ok to follow your child’s lead?
In this week’s episode, the sisters talk precocious kids, following (and ignoring) parts of a particular methodology, and what to do when our kids dive deep into a subject. Should we follow them down the rabbit hole? Listen in to hear what Cait and Kara have to say.
Episode 45-What We Don’t Do
One of the questions the sisters get a lot is “How do you get it all done?” You know- parenting, homeschooling, work, fancy meals, decorating, house projects, and on and on…
So in this episode, Cait and Kara are pulling back the curtain and sharing all that they don’t do. There’s a lot! And they want to hear from you too. Leave us a comment below to share what you don’t do in this season of life!
Episode 46-Q and A: Scheduling and Pacing
How do we know how to schedule our days and months with our kids? And when we have kids of different ages, how much can we teach them together?
This week, Cait and Kara talk scheduling, pacing, morning time, and more!
Episode 47-Q and A: Our Top 5 Homeschool Essentials
What do you REALLY need to homeschool? In this week’s episode, Cait and Kara break it down. They each share 5-ish absolute favorite things that have made a huge difference in their homeschools.
Episode 48-The Big Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow
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.
Episode 49- When Kids Are Wondering About Public School
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?
Episode 50- Homeschooling During Tricky Times
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!
Episode 51- Favorite Non-Fiction
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.
Episode 52- how to be A homeschool team, with S.D. and Gina Smith
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.
Episode 53-Q AND A: DEEP DIVES AND HARRY POTTER RESOURCES
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!
Episode 54- Gameschooling by Subject
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!
Episode 55- Homeschool Sisters on the Road
It’s the sisters’ first-ever in person, on the road episode!
Cait + Kara are joined by pals Mary Wilson from Not Before & 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 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!
Episode 56- YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ALL THE THINGS: A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EPISODE WITH MELISSA CAMARA WILKINS
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.
Episode 57- exploring subscription boxes
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!!
The Homeschool Sisters Podcast episode guides