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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Bonus: Creative Cooking and Meal Planning with Samantha Barnes

Today, we’re talking about creative cooking and meal planning. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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So many of us are feeling stressed about FOOD right now. So in this special bonus episode, the sisters are joined by their friend Samantha Barnes from Raddish Kids.

Samantha is a homeschooling mom and the creator of Raddish – a cooking club and curriculum for kids of all ages.

In this episode, the trio is chatting how to get creative with pantry ingredients and dealing with shortages, how to meal plan right now, all the snacking!! and how cooking can bring us together.

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Navigating Anxiety, with Colleen Kessler {Episode 92}

Today, we’re talking about navigating anxiety. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

Navigating Anxiety, with Colleen Kessler {Episode 92} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The sisters are joined by Colleen Kessler of Raising Lifelong Learners to talk about navigating anxiety with our kids.

They discuss how to handle media, sleep issues and how to manage your own anxious feelings. Cait, Kara and Colleen also talk about homeschooling through a period of intense anxiety.

Plus, Colleen shares her new anxiety tool kit card deck. Pour yourself a tea or coffee and settle in!

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo and Native.

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The Power of Stories in Hard Times {Episode 91}

Today, we’re talking about the power of stories in hard times. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

The Power of Stories in Hard Times, with S.D. Smith {Episode 91} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In this special bonus episode, the sisters are joined by storyteller and author of the Green Ember series of books, S.D. Smith.
Sam and the sisters chat how stories can help us through times of uncertainty and if it’s OK to read hard stories during difficult seasons.
Plus, Cait, Kara and S.D. talk about his newest book, Ember’s End available TODAY!

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Dyslexia, dysgraphia, outside appointments and more with Shawna Wingert {Episode 90}

Today, we’re talking about dyslexia, dysgraphia, and outside appointments with our homeschool cousin, Shawna Wingert of Different by Design Learning. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

Dyslexia, dysgraphia, outside appointments and more with Shawna Wingert {Episode 90}

In this episode, the sisters are joined by their “homeschool cousin” and friend Shawna Wingert to talk dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and how to handle lots of outside appointments for yourself or your kids.

Shawna is a special education teacher turned business consultant and mom of two brilliant boys with differences and special needs.

So she is the perfect person to address some recent questions about the “Three Ds” and beyond.

This episode is sponsored by Wonder Crate and Home Science Tools.

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Bonus Episode: Social Distancing

Today, we’re talking about social distancing. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

Social Distancing {A Bonus Episode!} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Hey sisters!

We may have to socially distance in person right now, but that just means we need podcasts more than ever, right?

So the sisters hopped on to share this informal episode. They’re talking how to homeschool during this uncertain time, how to help parents brand new to educating their kids at home, stress and fear, helping our kids manage worries and more.

Cait and Kara definitely don’t have this all figured out, but one thing they know for sure is that we’re in this together.

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Adding Music to Your Homeschool {Episode 89}

Today, we’re talking about incorporating music into your homeschool. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

Adding Music to Your Homeschool {Episode 89} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

We’ve got a brand new episode and some big news today!

Mary Prather of SQUILT is joining Cait and Kara to talk about why and how to add music to your homeschool. So many of us don’t have a music background, but we want our kids to learn about music and be able to pursue it if it interests them – so tune in to hear what Mary has to say!

Plus, Kara’s book is available TODAY here!

This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream.

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