Q and A: Our Top 5 Homeschool Essentials {Episode 47}

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 Q and A: Our Top 5 Homeschool Essentials {Episode 47}

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.

Let the sisters know your top 5! Leave your thoughts in the comments!

This episode is sponsored by Epic! and KiwiCo.

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Q and A: Scheduling and Pacing {Episode 46}

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 Q and A: Scheduling and Pacing {Episode 46}

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!

This episode is sponsored by Epic! and Big Life Journal .

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 What We Don’t Do {Episode 45}

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 What we don’t do {Episode 45}

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!

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo. and Epic!

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Q and A: Is it OK to follow your child’s lead? {Episode 44}

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 Q and A: Is it OK to follow your child’s lead?{Episode 44}

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.

This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal and Epic!

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Fall Haul 3: Here We Haul Again {Episode 44}

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Fall Haul 3: Here We Haul Again {Episode 43}

The sisters are back for Season 5 of the podcast!

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.

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo. and Epic!

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast | Season 5 Episode Guide

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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? Continue reading

Poolside Professional Development: Summer 2018 {Episode 42}

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Poolside professional development {Episode 42}

Are you ready to pack your pool bags full of books that will keep you reading all summer long?

The sisters are back with their book recommendations for the summer!

Cait and Kara share their “Poolside Professional Development” picks- including homeschooling and parenting books- plus their choices for fiction and non-fiction.

If you’d like to try listening to books via Audible this summer, you can get your first book free by clicking here!

This week’s episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal. Big Life Journal is a growth mindset journal for kids ages 7-11. It helps build character and teaches children to be persistent and resilient, believe in themselves, and be open to new ideas and experiences. With this journal, kids learn that they can achieve anything they want out of life!

This is a guided journal, it has stories about real people, poems, colorful pictures, quotes and engaging writing prompts. It is done together with a Journal Buddy, someone they would share this journal with and have meaningful conversations about life. Your kids will love this special time with their Journal Buddy!

Big Life Journal is broken down into weeks and covers 13 topics including: Dream Big, Be Persistent, Love Learning, Be Grateful, Make a Difference in the World, and many others. It has been a huge success among thousands of parents around the world with over 500 five star reviews!

And… Big Life Journal just released a new resource, The Growth Mindset Activity Kit. With this kit, kids will practice creativity, problem-solving, resilience, learning from mistakes, trying new things, goal-setting, overcoming challenges, managing emotions, mindfulness, and gratitude through 25 carefully-selected activities (59 pages in total). These activities are designed to help kids develop a growth mindset and key life skills.
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Q&A: Our Self-Care Routines {Episode 41}

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Q&A: Our Self-Care Routines {Episode 41}

The sisters are chatting self-care in this Q and A episode.

Self-care is SUCH a big topic, so in this episode, Cait and Kara hit on what they try to do each day to keep themselves feeling tip-top. Surprise: they both look forward to books!!

This week’s episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal. Big Life Journal is a growth mindset journal for kids ages 7-11. It helps build character and teaches children to be persistent and resilient, believe in themselves, and be open to new ideas and experiences. With this journal, kids learn that they can achieve anything they want out of life!

This is a guided journal, it has stories about real people, poems, colorful pictures, quotes and engaging writing prompts. It is done together with a Journal Buddy, someone they would share this journal with and have meaningful conversations about life. Your kids will love this special time with their Journal Buddy!

Big Life Journal is broken down into weeks and covers 13 topics including: Dream Big, Be Persistent, Love Learning, Be Grateful, Make a Difference in the World, and many others. It has been a huge success among thousands of parents around the world with over 500 five star reviews!

And… Big Life Journal just released a new resource, The Growth Mindset Activity Kit. With this kit, kids will practice creativity, problem-solving, resilience, learning from mistakes, trying new things, goal-setting, overcoming challenges, managing emotions, mindfulness, and gratitude through 25 carefully-selected activities (59 pages in total). These activities are designed to help kids develop a growth mindset and key life skills.
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Parenting Explosive Children: A Conversation with Shawna Wingert {Episode 40}

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Parenting Explosive Children: A Conversation with Shawna Wingert {Episode 40}

In this episode, the sisters are joined by Shawna Wingert, author of Parenting Chaos: Practical Support and Encouragement for Parents of Explosive Childrena new book about explosive kids.

The trio chat explosive behavior- what causes it, the judgment surrounding it, and how we as parents can best respond to it.

If you have ever felt hopeless or helpless about your child’s behavior, this episode is a must-listen.

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast | Season 4 Episode Guide

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast | Season 4 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? Continue reading