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!

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Summer School for Homeschool Moms

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Summer School for Homeschool Moms | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

I’m sending myself to summer school this year, you guys.

First, allow me to back up a bit…

Last week, Kara and I had a chat about what I like to call Poolside Professional Development.

Before I was a homeschool mom, I was a school psychologist in Boston… and I loved professional development days. I always returned home feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

The problem is, homeschool moms don’t get professional development days. No one is going to pay for me to attend a conference in the big city.

But homeschool mamas need time to plan and feel inspired and rejuvenated too.

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Poolside Professional Development (plus fun books to read this summer!) {Episode 22}

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Poolside Professional Development (Plus Fun Books to Read this Summer!)


The sisters are chatting books! Yeah!

They’re sharing fun books, plus books to get you ready for homeschooling *next* year- what Cait calls, “Poolside Professional Development” books. (Doesn’t that sound so fancy?!)

The gals are going to help load your Amazon cart or make the librarian look at you a little funny, but you’ll also get a ton of ideas for books that take you away from it all, and then get you inspired for next year.

Warning: Don’t try to keep up with them all while listening- we’re linking to all of them in the show notes for this episode.

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