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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

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Rank #102 in Education category

Education
Kids & Family
K-12
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Cait and Kara are two moms doing this homeschooling thing right beside you. We might not 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.

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Cait and Kara are two moms doing this homeschooling thing right beside you. We might not 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.

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303 Ratings
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Blake7

By utah sooner - Aug 08 2019
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I love this podcast. I home school my 3 oldest who are 7th, 9th and 12th grade. My 2 youngest go to our public elementary school 2nd and 4th grade where I am also very involved. Homeschool has been so good for us in more ways than I could have ever guessed. I love every episode these ladies make and relate to them so well. I also so love all the book and product suggestions. Thanks Cait and Kara!

Love these ladies!!!

By Faithful Journey Homeschool - Mar 15 2019
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Just started listening and love them!

iTunes Ratings

303 Ratings
Average Ratings
288
10
2
2
1

Blake7

By utah sooner - Aug 08 2019
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I love this podcast. I home school my 3 oldest who are 7th, 9th and 12th grade. My 2 youngest go to our public elementary school 2nd and 4th grade where I am also very involved. Homeschool has been so good for us in more ways than I could have ever guessed. I love every episode these ladies make and relate to them so well. I also so love all the book and product suggestions. Thanks Cait and Kara!

Love these ladies!!!

By Faithful Journey Homeschool - Mar 15 2019
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Just started listening and love them!
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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Updated 8 days ago

Rank #102 in Education category

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Cait and Kara are two moms doing this homeschooling thing right beside you. We might not 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.

Rank #1: Episode 37: Creating a Morning Time Routine

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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
32 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 1: We're Out of Bread: Homeschool Overwhelm

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Cait and Kara discuss homeschool overwhelm and why moms often feel pulled in so many directions. Cait gives us the details about her Year of Nope, and the sisters share their favorite tips and tricks for getting back on track when things get bumpy.

May 29 2016
48 mins
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Rank #3: Summer Bonus Episode: What we're buying for fall

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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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 9 - Starting Small: Rhythm and Routines

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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
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 72: Learning with Little Ones, with Erin Loechner

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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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 73: Sibling Stuff (because we're together ALL the time)

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The sibling relationship is unique, especially when we're young and all living together in the same home.

Add homeschooling to that, and it's really vital to have some sibling strategies.

Cait + Kara have called in sibling expert Lynna Sutherland of Homeschooling Without Training Wheels for this episode. Lynna is a mom to 8 and host of the new podcast Sibling Relationship Lab. She also offers sibling courses, devotionals and more through her site.

Tune in to learn how to see our kids as people, get to the bottom of sibling strife, and raise our kids to want to see each other again every year at Christmas.

May 21 2019
56 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 45: What We Don't Do

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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
1 hour
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Rank #8: Episode 5: You Don't Have to Do it All: Getting Started with Homeschooling

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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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 47: Q & A: Our Top 5 Homeschool Essentials

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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
55 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 74: Poolside Professional Development III

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It's here sisters - tons of book ideas for you, plus your permission slip to read outside this summer!

Whether you hit the pool, the campground, or the backyard while your kids jump on the trampoline, Cait + Kara are sharing some books they hope to tackle during "summer break."

This is their third Poolside Professional Development Episode. Make sure you check out the first and second installments!

The sisters are going on break for a bit. They'll be back with new episodes in in the fall. Stay Sweet. See You Next Year and Love Ya Like a Sis!

May 28 2019
59 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 70: Quiet Joy: Introverted parenting (and homeschooling) with Jamie Martin

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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
1 hour
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Rank #12: Episode 61: Q & A: What Led Us to Homeschooling

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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
42 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 43: Fall Haul 3: Here We Haul Again

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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
56 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 29: Hyggeschooling: The Sisters Get Cozy

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Hygge is everywhere right now - you know why?

It's awesome!

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
1 hour
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Rank #15: Episode 26: Looking Back: What we've learned

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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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #16: Episode 48: The Big, Bad Math Episode with Kate Snow

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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
49 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 58: Hyggeschooling 2: Electric Light Boogaloo

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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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 19: Screens - Monsters or Manageable? with Mary Wilson

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The sisters get questions about screens all the time! So in this episode, they're phoning a friend - The amazing Mary Wilson from NotBefore7!

Mary has a great strategy in her home, and she has found peace with this topic, so you're going to love hearing what she has to say.

Cait and Kara chat with Mary about all the most common screen questions they receive: How much is too much? How do you find balance between "learning" screen time and "play" screen time? Is technology a monster? Or manageable?

And finally, is homeschooling moving more toward technology? If so, how can we embrace that?

There is so much wisdom from Mary in this episode! It's like a deep breath for worried parents!

Mar 27 2017
58 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 18: Strengths, Weaknesses and Homeschooling

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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
58 mins
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Rank #20: Bonus Episode! Fall Haul: Curriculum Resources We're Loving

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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
1 hour 4 mins
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