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.

Permission to Live and Homeschool Imperfectly, with Melissa Camara Wilkins {Episode 83} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

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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Do you lack a musical background?  Or, do you feel unequipped to teach your children about music? Do you avoid music in your homeschool because you don’t know where to begin? Or, are you looking for a great homeschool co-op class to teach? If so, SQUILT Music Appreciation is for you! SQUILT is for parents who want to learn alongside their children. No musical background is required! All the work is done for you!

Mary Prather created a curriculum that is both simple and enjoyable while at the same time exposing your child to the highest quality of music. You can choose between SQUILT’s self-guided open-and-go volumes or you can let Mary teach your children via SQUILT LIVE. Lessons are offered every Monday and Thursday at 2 pm Eastern. All of the lessons are recorded so you can watch them at any time.  All of SQUILT’s materials are designed for multiple ages – and everything is simple, engaging, enjoyable AND affordable! To download a free lesson, to check out the open and go resources available, or to sign up for SQUILT LIVE, click here!


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This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream. CuriosityStream is a subscription streaming service that offers more than 2,000 documentaries and non-fiction titles from some of the world’s best filmmakers, including originals. With CuriosityStream you can watch award-winning science, technology, history and nature documentaries, worldwide, on-demand and on multiple devices. Plans start at just $2.99 a month.

CuriosityStream will be premiering some “spookier” fun in preparation for Halloween. Themes include the 17th-century witch trials, the migration of bats, the literature of Frankenstein and vampires, and many more along that vein. Several of these shows are kid-friendly but still spooktacular!

And if Halloween isn’t your thing, CuriosityStream has TONS of educational content. On October 17 they are premiering Amazing Dinoworld, a brand-new 2 part dinosaur series with amazing animation on par with Out of the Cradle.  If your kids love dinosaurs, they might love that one. And in early November they will be launching a biographical series on American history!

Go to CuriosityStream to sign up for your free trial! And if you watch anything you love, be sure to share it with us! We are always adding items to our watchlists!

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You can find Melissa Camara Wilkins on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. Melissa Camara Wilkins can also be found on StorylineNo SidebarSimple HomeschoolThe Art of SimpleScary Mommy and many others.

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