Sibling Stuff (Because We’re Together ALL the Time) {Episode 73}

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Sibling Stuff (Because We’re Together ALL the Time){Episode 73}

The sibling relationship is unique, especially when we’re young and all living together in the same home.

Add homeschooling to that, and it’s really vital to have some sibling strategies.

Cait + Kara have called in sibling expert Lynna Sutherland of Homeschooling Without Training Wheels for this episode. Lynna is a mom to 8 and host of the new podcast Sibling Relationship Lab. She also offers sibling courses, devotionals and more through her site.

Tune in to learn how to see our kids as people, get to the bottom of sibling strife, and raise our kids to want to see each other again every year at Christmas.

This episode is sponsored by BookShark, Big Life Journal, and Epic!

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Learning with Little Ones, with Erin Loechner {Episode 72}

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Learning with Little Ones, with Erin Loechner {Episode 72}

In this episode, the sisters are joined by Erin Loechner, founder of the international online homeschool community for little ones, Other Goose.

Erin and the sisters are breaking down simple homeschooling with kids ages 2-7 – how to make it intentional and fun, without making yourself crazy.

Cait, Kara, and Erin discuss common early years questions including what to do when your kids don’t like your plans for the day, how much “school” we should expect from little kiddos and Erin even shares her strategy for engaging her toddler while working with her 6-year-old.

Guess what, sisters? Erin just opened a 14-day free trial for listeners to enjoy before or during enrollment on 6/1! Just click here to sign up!

This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal and Epic!

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Morning Time (And a New Book) with Pam Barnhill {Episode 71}

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Morning Time Routine (and a new book) with Pam Barnhill {Episode 71}

The sisters are chatting with Morning Time expert Pam Barnhill in this episode! Plus, don’t miss Pam’s new book, Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace.

Have you heard about Morning Time? Have you tried it? Or are you wondering how to start a Morning Time routine in your homeschool? Tune in to learn all about Morning Time, plus all about Pam’s book, Better Together.

This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal and Epic!

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Quiet Joy: Introverted Parenting and Homeschooling with Jamie Martin {Episode 70}

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Quiet Joy: Introverted Parenting and Homeschooling with Jamie Martin {Episode 70}

This sisters are joined this week by long-time friend Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool!

Jamie has written a new book that is THE guide for introverts and for helping extroverts understand introverts better: Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt and Quiet Joy.

Learn about why introversion is a superpower, how to make homeschooling work when you need frequent recharge time, and why to put on pants every day! 😉

This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal and Epic!
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Q and A: How to Squeeze in One on One Time {Episode 69}

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Q and A: How to Squeeze in One on One Time

{Episode 69}

The sisters are chatting one-on-one time this week … How to get it when you’re homeschooling and together ALL THE TIME, why it’s valuable and what you can do when this just isn’t the season for it.

Cait and Kara share simple ideas for one-on-one time at home or when you just have a few minutes and how to make the most of the time we get together.

This episode is sponsored by Epic.
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Meeting emotional needs (and beyond) {Episode 68}

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Meeting emotional needs (and beyond) {Episode 68}

In this episode, Cait + Kara address a common question they get from parents – how to meet their children’s emotional needs, and how to deal with issues like anxiety and more while homeschooling.

With plenty of candor, the sisters are their own experiences with this issue and how they’ve navigated rough patches (and beyond) with their own children.

This episode is sponsored by History Unboxed and Epic!
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Methods, Philosophies (And Why You Don’t Need Them) {Episode 67}

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Methods, Philosophies (and why you don’t need them) {Episode 67}

Today the sisters are chatting about methods and philosophies and why you don’t necessarily need to choose one in order to homeschool.

Cait + Kara share their own experiences, and about learning this lesson the hard way – one of them even got booted from a group! (Wait until you hear the reason).

The sisters also talk about finding support if you don’t choose a strict method to follow.

This episode is sponsored by Wonder Crate and Epic!
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Q & A: New Rhythms and Spring (Fever) {Episode 66}

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Q & A: New Rhythms and Spring (Fever) {Episode 66}

The sisters have a tiny case of spring fever in this episode which covers rhythms, new routines, seasonal changes in their homeschools and more. (Specifically Bob Ross and The Tiny Chef.)

Join them for a candid chat about how rhythm isn’t like a crockpot, and why quarterly reviews are the routine sweet spot.

 

This episode is sponsored by Epic!

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Q & A: When You Aren’t Good at Playing {Episode 65}

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Q & A: When You aren’t Good at Playing {Episode 65}

Sisters, if you just aren’t good at playing, or don’t especially love playing, this is the episode for you!

Cait + Kara are talking about what you can do if you can’t help but think about laundry and dishes when you wish you could just focus on tiny plastic animals.

And if you just really don’t want to play, what you can do instead? The sisters have lots of ideas!

Cait + Kara have your back, friends. Tune in and know you are not alone when it comes to this struggle!

This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream.

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Different by Design with Shawna Wingert {Episode 64)

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Different by Design with Shawna Wingert {Episode 64}

Shawna Wingert joins the sisters in this episode to talk about when your homeschool doesn’t look like the one next door, and why just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it’s less.

Shawna is a special education teacher turned business consultant, and mom of two brilliant boys with differences and special needs. She’s just launched a new venture – Different by Design Learning – which creates customized, strength-based learning plans for nontraditional learners.

Shawna has a new venture and we are so excited about it! Different By Design Learning offers customized, strength-based learning plans for nontraditional learners. Completely based on your child’s interests, you have the option of using a custom workbook template that walks you through making your own plan, or you can work directly with Shawna and she will create it for you. You answer some questions about your child and she does all the work for you. This perfect for the mom of a differently wired kiddo that just needs a little help getting started with a strength-based approach.

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo.

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