Q and A: Strong-Willed Kids and Wiggly Ones {Episode 85}

Today, we’re chatting all about strong-willed kids and wiggle worms! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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In this week’s episode, the sisters are answering two listener questions – about strong-willed kids and kiddos who need to move.

Cait and Kara have experience with both (um, wink), so they share what has worked in their own homes, book suggestions and ways to keep your kids learning, even if they need tons of movement.

If you feel like you’re clashing with a strong-willed child, or you have one that hops up so often that chasing them counts as cardio, this episode is for you!

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Hyggeschooling {Episode 84}

Today, we’re chatting all about hyggeschooling!. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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The sisters are sharing their favorite cozy tips in this hyggeschooling replay!

Hygge doesn’t have a direct translation into English, but the closest word is probably coziness. So in this episode, the sisters are talking twinkle lights, cocoa, books, games, recipes and other ways to slow down your homeschool and embrace the most hyggeligt time of year.

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Permission to Live and Homeschool Imperfectly, with Melissa Camara Wilkins {Episode 83}

Today, we’re chatting all about giving yourself permission to live and homeschool imperfectly with our friend, Melissa Camara Wilkins. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Permission to live and homeschool imperfectly, with Melissa Camara Wilkins {Episode 83}

The sisters are joined by author Melissa Camara Wilkins today to talk about her fantastic new book, Permission Granted.

Cait, Kara and Melissa are talking why we so often feel like we need permission in the first place, how releasing ourselves from perfection helps release our kids too, and more.

Melissa’s book is available now wherever books are sold, and it’s definitely a Sisters favorite.

This episode is sponsored by SQUILT Music Appreciation, KiwiCo, and CuriosityStream.

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Adding Adventure to Your Homeschool with Greta Eskridge {Episode 82}

Today, we’re chatting all about how to add adventure to your homeschool with our phone-a-friend, Greta Eskridge! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Adding Adventure to Your Homeschool with Greta Eskridge {Episode 82}

The sisters are joined this week by one of their favorite adventurers, Greta Eskridge!

Cait, Kara and Greta talk adventure, a bit about the myth of balance, and Greta’s homeschool challenges as an extrovert and Enneagram 7.

She also shares a peek inside her local adventure club, and why she decided years ago to make weekly outdoor excursions a priority in her homeschool.

Plus, you know that Greta has a book on the way, right?! #happydance

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Getting Started with Nature Study with Cindy West {Episode 81}

Today, we’re chatting with Cindy West about Nature Study tips and tricks! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Getting started with nature study with Cindy West {Episode 81}

The sisters are so thrilled to welcome Cindy West to this episode.

Cindy is a homeschool mom of three who has loved nature pretty much her whole life and now creates fantastic products and classes to help parents learn about nature with their kids.

Cindy, Cait, and Kara discuss easy ways to add intention to nature walks, how Cindy’s own homeschool nature study has developed over the years and what to do about nature journaling if you have a kiddo who really wants their trees to look like trees … wink.

This one is for parents new to nature study, those who want to beef-up their outdoor time, and even those who don’t think they are “nature” types, i.e., one of the sisters 😉

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Choosing a Homeschool Convention or Conference {Episode 80}

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 Choosing a Homeschool Convention or Homeschool Conference {Episode 80}

Do you need to go to a homeschool conference or convention?

Nope! In fact, one of the sisters has never been to one!

But, if you’d like to attend one or the other, this is the episode for you. Cait + Kara break down the differences between conferences and conventions, what to look for in a conference and how to find one that’s a good fit.

Plus, the sisters spill the beans with a major announcement about where they will be speaking TOGETHER this year!

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Your Math Questions, with Kate Snow {Episode 79}

We are chatting all things math this week! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Your Math Questions, with Kate Snow {Episode 79}

Kate Snow of Kate’s Homeschool Math Help is back! And this time, she’s answering listener questions.

Kate – a Harvard grad, full-on smarty and possible math fairy brings her signature mix of calming support and deep math knowledge to this episode. She addresses what to do about math if you’re brand new to homeschooling, how to know if your child really “gets” a math concept and more.

This one is especially good for the math-phobic  – so get cozy and let Kate put your anxious soul at ease.

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Roadschooling, Boatschooling, and Beyond {Episode 78}

We are chatting roadschooling, boatschooling, and more with our friend, Celeste Orr. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Roadschooling, Boatschooling, and Beyond, with Celeste Orr {Episode 78}

If you’ve ever dreamt of hitting the road (or open water!) with your family, this episode is definitely for you.

The sisters are joined by Celeste Orr of Wandering Nation and Togetherness Redefined to talk about the ins and outs of traveling as a homeschooling family.

Cait and Kara are asking your questions – how to homeschool in a tiny space, how to function without going to the library weekly and without a co-op and the BIG one – how do you keep everyone getting along when you are all together 24/7 in an RV!

So bring your wanderlust – even if you don’t plan on traveling full-time soon, this episode of full of ideas for your next roadschool vacation plus how to make your time together count.

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Meal Planning, Chores, and the Urge to Purge {Episode 77}

We are chatting about meal planning, chores, and the “urge to purge”! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

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Meal PLanning, Chores, and the Urge to Purge {Episode 77}

The sisters are talking homeschool investments in this week’s episode – how they meal plan, Cait’s new chore chart and the urge to purge.

Cait + Kara get tons of questions about how they get the day-to-day stuff done, how they get their kids involved, and how they feed people who are hungry ALL THE TIME.

Plus, the sisters are both enthusiastic purgers – find out what drives them to rage clean 😉 (Hint: It rhymes with bormones.)

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You’re the Boss, Not the Curriculum {Episode 76}

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You’re the Boss, not the curriculum {Episode 76}

If you ever feel like you’re not measuring up to the curriculum, this is the episode for you.

Cait and Kara talk are breaking down common curriculum worries, and how to make your resources work for you. Remember – you are in charge, and there are so many ways to homeschool – you shouldn’t feel bad all the time!

So pour a cup of coffee or tea, and get ready to take charge of your days.

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