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.

Bonus: Creative Cooking and Meal Planning with Samantha Barnes | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

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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Incorporating Art into Your Homeschool {Episode 88}

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

Incorporating Art into Your Homeschool {Episode 88} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In this episode, the sisters are joined by two special guests – Tricia Hodges and Nana (Lucia Hames) from You Are An Artist Chalk Pastels.

The sisters are asking all your questions, from why it’s valuable to include art in your homeschool to what to do if your child gets frustrated.

You’ll love hearing from this sweet duo!

Plus, Cait and Kara share the details on the upcoming Kindred Conference – sign up by Feb. 19!

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo and Warby Parker

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Co-ops and Copywork {Episode 87}

Today, we’re talking about co-ops and copywork. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

Co-ops and Copywork {Episode 87} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The sisters are back with Season 8!

Listen in as they catch up – they promise this isn’t an eye doctor podcast now – and dive into co-ops and copywork.

Are either necessary? When do you need them and when can you do without?

Cait and Kara are sharing thoughts and their own experience!

This episode is sponsored by ChalkPastel.com, Native, and Thrive Causemetics.

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An Invitation to Slow Down with Katrina Kenison {Episode 86}

Today, we’re talking about how to slow down with Katrina Kenison! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.

An Invitation to Slow Down with Katrina Kenison {Episode 86} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Oh, sisters! In this final episode of Season 7, Cait and Kara are talking to the author of one of their favorite books – Katrina Kenison.

The sisters and Katrina discuss her book Mitten Strings for God, and how it impacted Cait and Kara as young moms. And they get to find out more about Katrina’s philosophy of slowing down, embracing the ordinary and being present with our kids.

This might be a new favorite, sisters, especially as the holidays approach!

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo, Raddish, and Native.

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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.

Q and A: Strong-Willed Kids and Wiggly Ones {Episode 85}  | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

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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