Rank #1: Episode 37: Creating a Morning Time Routine
The sisters are chatting with Morning Time expert Pam Barnhill in this episode!
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 new book, "Better Together."
Mar 05 2018
Rank #2: Summer Bonus Episode: What we're buying for fall
The sisters are checking in to let you know what they've been reading, what their kids have been reading, and how fall planning is going. Hint: It's kind of not yet.
Plus, they're sharing a new favorite resource, Epic!, which is like the Netflix of kids books, you guys! They're offering a coupon code to all of you to try it for FREE - so listen for the details, or head to our site to - thehomeschoolsisters.com.
Jul 31 2017
Rank #3: Episode 45: What We Don't Do
One of the questions the sisters get it 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. Head over to the show notes at thehomeschoolsisters.com to share what you don't do in this season of life.
Sep 10 2018
Rank #4: Episode 47: Q & A: Our Top 5 Homeschool Essentials
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! Got to homeschoolsisters.com and fill them in in the comments!
Sep 24 2018
Rank #5: Episode 5: You Don't Have to Do it All: Getting Started with Homeschooling
In this episode Cait and Kara talk the early days of homeschooling, share tips for getting started and impart their favorite piece of advice - that you DO NOT have to do it all, especially your first year. Listen as they chat about deschooling, finding your tribe and how your house will never be the same, but in a really awesome way. Don't fret if this is your first year - the sisters have got you covered!
Aug 09 2016
Rank #6: Episode 43: Fall Haul 3: Here We Haul Again
The sisters are back for Season 5 of the podcast!
Cait and Kara are talking 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! Head to the show notes to learn more: the homeschoolsisters.com
Aug 28 2018
Rank #7: Episode 9 - Starting Small: Rhythm and Routines
One of the most common questions the sisters get is about rhythms and routines. How to start one? How to resume one after a break? What about when your rhythm or routine just is NOT working. Cait and Kara hash it out in this episode and share their tips and ideas. The biggest one? Start small!
Sep 27 2016
Rank #8: Episode 81: Getting Started with Nature Study with Cindy West
The sisters are so thrilled to welcome Cindy West to this episode.
Cindy is a homeschool mom of three who has loved nature pretty much her whole life, and now creates fantastic products and classes to help parents learn about nature with their kids.
Cindy, Cait and Kara discuss easy ways to add intention to nature walks, how Cindy's own homeschool nature study has developed over the years and what to do about nature journaling if you have a kiddo who really wants their trees to look like trees ... wink.
This one is for parents new to nature study, those who want to beef-up their outdoor time, and even those who don't think they are "nature" types, i.e., one of the sisters ;)
Oct 22 2019
Rank #9: Episode 77: Meal Planning, Chores and the Urge to Purge
The sisters are talking homeschool investments in this week's episode - how they meal plan, Cait's new chore chart and the urge to purge.
Cait + Kara get tons of questions about how they get the day-to-day stuff done, how they get their kids involved, and how they feed people who are hungry ALL THE TIME.
Plus, the sisters are both enthusiastic purgers - find out what drives them to rage clean ;) (Hint: It rhymes with bormones.)
Sep 24 2019
Rank #10: Episode 40: Parenting Explosive Kids: A Conversation with Shawna Wingert
The sisters are joined by Shawna Wingert, author of Parenting Chaos, a 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.
May 14 2018
Rank #11: Episode 29: Hyggeschooling: The Sisters Get Cozy
Hygge is everywhere right now - you know why?
Hygge doesn't have a direct translation into English, but the closest word is probably coziness. So in this episode, the sisters are talking twinkle lights, cocoa, books, games, recipes and other ways to slow down your homeschool and embrace the most hyggeligt time of year.
This episode is sponsored by Raddish Kids! Get kids of all ages cooking with a Raddish Kids subscription. The kitchen is definitely the tastiest place to learn, and Raddish helps kids explore math, science, culture, and more. Use the code PODCAST for $15 off a 6- or 12-month membership. Head to Raddish Kids to download a free lesson.
Nov 21 2017
Rank #12: Episode 58: Hyggeschooling 2: Electric Light Boogaloo
The sisters are back with Season 6, and they're talking one of their very favorite topics - Hyggeschooling!
Listen as the sisters talk cozy homeschooling, building atmosphere, and adding twinkle lights everywhere! This episode will inspire you to put on your warmest socks, pour everyone some hot chocolate and actually enjoy February.
Then head over to their site, thehomeschoolsisters.com, and download their new Hyggeschooling Toolkit.
Feb 05 2019
Rank #13: Episode 48: The Big, Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow
Sisters - it's here! The big, bad math episode!
Cait and Kara have been wanting to do a math episode for so long, but they wanted to be sure to talk to an expert who would bring the knowledge, but also put your heart at ease.
So this week, they are interviewing Kate Snow of Kate's Homeschool Math. Kate is a Harvard grad, a teacher, a curriculum creator, the author of 5 books, and she's also a mom who has taught math in her own home, so she knows the unique challenges of homeschool families.
Pour yourself a nice, hot cup of coffee or tea for this one - and keep your ears open at the end - there's an opportunity to ask YOUR biggest math questions!
Oct 02 2018
Rank #14: Episode 61: Q & A: What Led Us to Homeschooling
Cait + Kara are both unexpected homeschoolers. In fact, it's one of the (many) things that bonded them.
Listen in as they share how they ended up homeschooling their kiddos AFTER sending their kids to preschool programs. In fact, one of them even quit homeschooling for a short time and sent a child back to school before giving homeschooling another shot.
Also, hear a bit about the upcoming virtual Kindred Co. Homeschool Conference on March 8 - a full-day of inspiration and encouragement from the sisters and their pals Alicia Hutchinson and Mary Wilson.
There is still time to sign up here: https://www.kindredhomeschool.com
Feb 26 2019
Rank #15: Episode 26: Looking Back: What we've learned
The sisters are hopping in their homeschool time machine today and looking back on what they've learned.
Listen in as Cait and Kara talk about how they got started homeschooling, what they would have done less of and what they would have done more of, and hear how they're applying what they've learned to their homeschools now.
Come reminisce with the girls!
This episode is brought to you by Audible. Get a free book when you go to www.audibletrial.com/sisters
Oct 10 2017
Rank #16: Episode 18: Strengths, Weaknesses and Homeschooling
Is it normal for your homeschooler to have strengths and weaknesses in certain subjects? How much should you worry about keeping your child at grade level? Is there a way to know what your child *should* be learning?
This week, the homeschool sisters dive into these questions and offer up some thoughts about the "standards," plus how to keep from worrying all the time.
They chat about kid quirks, dealing with state requirements, grandma doubts and dad concerns. And mostly, they remind you that all kids naturally develop on their own timelines, so don't fret - you've got this!
Mar 14 2017
Rank #17: Episode 70: Quiet Joy: Introverted parenting (and homeschooling) with Jamie Martin
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 super power, how to make homeschooling work when you need frequent recharge time, and why to put on pants every day! ;)
Apr 30 2019
Rank #18: Episode 72: Learning with Little Ones, with Erin Loechner
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.
May 14 2019
Rank #19: Bonus Episode! Fall Haul: Curriculum Resources We're Loving
The sisters have been getting lots of questions about planning for the fall. In this episode, Cait and Kara share all of the resources that they are excited about using in the upcoming year. And, with five children and an age range of 5-12 between them, you’re not going to want to miss what they have to say!
Sep 01 2016
Rank #20: Episode 36: Q&A: Reading Aloud Through Interruptions
This week the sisters are talking about reading aloud, and what to do when you have a kiddo with a lot of questions! ;)
From audiobooks to note-taking to snacks, Cait and Kara shares some ideas for keeping everyone on track, and enjoying read-aloud time together.
And to get a FREE audiobook, go to audibletrial.com/sisters
Feb 27 2018