Advent- A Slow Walk to Something Good, Tsh Oxenrider {Episode 101}

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Advent- A Slow Walk to Something Good, Tsh Oxenrider {Episode 101} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The sisters are joined by Tsh Oxenrider, author of the new book Shadow & Light: A Journey Into Advent.

Tsh is a writer, podcaster, and the bestselling author of three previous books.

In this episode, Tsh shares her own experience creating advent traditions with her family, and how we can celebrate advent with little ones.

She also explains how it may be easier and more timely than ever right now to add advent celebration into your home.

This episode is sponsored by Art History Kids.

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Episode 100: The Sisters Show! {Episode 100}

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Sisters … it’s episode 100! And today Cait and Kara are joined by homeschool cousin Shawna Wingert from Different By Design Learning.

Shawna flips things around and interviews the sisters – plus she hosts ‘The Sisters Show,’ – think Newlywed Game meets friendship, meets potato chips.

Thank you so much for 100 episodes of support! It has been a joy to get to share this journey with all of you!

This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker,  KiwiCo, and TeacherFit/StudentFit.

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Homeschooling with a New Baby {Episode 99}

The sisters are back to chat about homeschooling with a new baby! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

Homeschooling with a New Baby, With Anne Guarnera {Episode 99} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The sisters are joined by Anne Guarnera of Language Learning at Home to talk about the reality of adding a baby to the homeschool mix.

Anne is the mama of 3 boys and bravely shares what the past year has been like, homeschooling her 6- and 3-year-olds and also being the primary caregiver for her mom, while welcoming a new son.

Even if you don’t have a brand new baby at home, Anne, Cait, and Kara talk about the myth of balance setting reasonable expectations, social media’s impact on us as mothers, and more.

This episode is sponsored by You Are An Artist Chalk Pastel, Home Science Tools, and TeacherFit/StudentFit.

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Math with Little Ones, Kate Snow {Episode 98}

The sisters are back to chat about math with little ones! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Kate Snow is back!

Kate is a math guru, a Harvard grad, and has been on two previous episodes of the podcast. Her goal is to take the intimidation out of math for parents and kids and to help kids have a positive relationship with math.

This week, Kate chats with Cait and Kara about math for little ones. She shares a bit about her new book, Kindergarten Math with Confidence, as well as how to introduce math to our preschoolers.

This episode is sponsored by Honest History, Photo IQ, and Raddish Kids.

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Fall Haul 4: Raiders of the Late Start {Episode 97}

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Fall Haul 4 Raiders of the Late Start {Episode 97} The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The sisters are officially back with Season 9!

In this episode, they catch up, share what they did with their summer vacations – HINT: there are coupon codes! ūüėČ

And of course, Cait and Kara dish about what resources they are excited about using with their kiddos!

Bring your coffee or tea and jump right back in!

This episode is sponsored by You Are An Artist Chalk Pastel,  Warby Parker,  and TeacherFit/StudentFit.

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Bonus! Math games, gameschooling, and learning that sticks

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In this special episode, the sisters are joined by game creator Jim Moran of Semper Smart Games.

As a former ACT and SAT tutor, Jim saw the common gaps kids have in math, and has created PlaySmartDice‚ĄĘ and the games Election Night! and Blobby’s Pizza to help kids learn challenging math in fun ways.

Election Night! is not a political game, but rather an exciting way for families to study geography and math, and learn about the mechanics of the Electoral College.

The sisters thought this bonus episode would be perfect to share this time of year, and listen in to get a coupon code just for Sisters!

 

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The Gift of Simplicity, with Kim John Payne {Episode 96}

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The Gift of Simplicity, with Kim John Payne {Episode 96} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In this very special final episode of the season, the sisters are joined by the author of one of their very favorite shared books, Kim John Payne.

Years ago, Cait + Kara bonded over one of his many books, Simplicity Parenting, and so they are thrilled to welcome him to the show this week.

Kim, Cait, and Kara discuss why parents don’t need to be on a constant quest to give their kids more, the gift of boredom, and how we can simplify our kids’ lives so they can become more who they truly are.

This is a new favorite, sisters!

And, if you’re looking for Poolside Professional Development, don’t fret. We aren’t having an episode this year due to the pandemic¬†but we have got you covered. Keep reading because we are sharing a list of our all-time favorites!

This episode is sponsored by Virtual High School and Virtual Elementary School, KiwiCo, and Home Science Tools.

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Homeschooling an Only, with Jessica Waldock {Episode 95}

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Homeschooling an Only, with Jessica Waldock {Episode 96} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In today’s episode, the sisters are diving in to “homeschooling an only” – friend Jessica Waldock’s name of teaching one child at home.

The trio discusses unique challenges, how to get alone time,  socialization and co-ops and a few common myths.

This episode isn’t just for families homeschooling one child, however, there are plenty of great tips for families of all size, including to be Mom or Dad first.

This episode is sponsored by Virtual High School and Virtual Elementary School, Big Life Journal, and History Unboxed.

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Taking Care of Ourselves Through a Crisis {Episode 94}

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Taking Care of Ourselves Through a Crisis, with Vanessa Wright {Episode 94} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In today’s episode, the sisters are joined by good pal Vanessa Wright – an amazing, dedicated homeschool mama who is also great at making self-care a part of her routine.

The trio chat why we need self-care more than ever when things are hard, and why it is NOT selfish.

They share how to replenish ourselves in small, busy mom-size increments and what to do if you feel like you are running on empty.

Pour yourself a hot coffee or tea, put your feet up for a bit, and listen in – you deserve a minute, mama!

This episode is sponsored by Common Sense Press and  KiwiCo. 

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Coping Right Now, with the Kindred Collective Crew {Episode 93}

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Coping Right Now, with the Kindred Collective Crew (Episode 93) The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In this week’s episode, Cait and Kara are joined by the other half of the Kindred Collective crew – Alicia Hutchinson and Mary Wilson.

The gals are checking in, sharing what’s helping each of them cope + a couple of simple things that are keeping them sane (ish).

Plus the gals talk dealing with disappointment, how to end the year this year, and some Kindred news!

This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream and Warby Parker. 

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