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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.

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.




Episode 57: Exploring Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are so much fun! And they make great holiday gifts. So in this week's episode Cait + Kara are exploring tons of boxes. From science, to art, to cooking and beyond, the sisters are giving the details on each box, and many of the companies even offered special codes for listeners - just go to the show notes at and look for Episode 57. Cait + Kara are also taking a little break - they'll be back in January with Season 6! Have a wonderful holiday...


Episode 56: You Don't Have to Do All the Things, A Special Holiday Episode with Melissa Camara Wilkins

The holidays are here, sisters, and if like us, you're feeling just a *tiny* bit overwhelmed, join us for this replay episode with the fantastic Melissa Camara Wilkins. Melissa is a mama of 6, a writer, homeschooler and Cait + Kara's very favorite resource for living simply and authentically. Listen as Melissa shares two questions she asks her family each season to bring joy instead of busyness, and as Melissa, Cait and Kara each share their favorite simple holiday traditions. Don't freak...


Episode 55: Homeschool Sisters on the Road: Friendship + Awesome Adulting

It's the sisters' first-ever in person, on the road episode! Cait + Kara are joined by pals Mary Wilson from Not Before & and Alicia Hutchinson from Learning Well Community and the new podcast Over at Alicia's in FLORIDA! The four of them talk friendships, meeting on the Internet, meeting again in person, and how Awesome Adulting and blogging brought them together. This episode is real, pretty much live, and all about making friends as a grown-up! Put on your jammies and join in the fun!


Episode: 54 Gameschooling by Subject

In this episode, the sisters dive into game schooling by subject. This is Cait's forté, so Kara does the interviewing, while Cait fills us in on her favorite games for each subject. The sisters also chat about a few popular games, and how games can make all the difference during the holiday season and leading into the winter. (Games are so hygge!) So grab your coffee or tea and listen in - but don't fret, you don't have to write these all down! They'll all be in the show notes at...


Q & A: Deep Dives and Harry Potter Resources

This week this sisters chat deep dives - how do we know how much to "push," and when to let kids just explore interests? Plus, they share all their favorite Harry Potter resources. We're not saying that Cait and Kara nerd out for a half-hour, but one of them does actually say that's exactly what they do. ;) Listen in as they suggest books, games, activities and more for your favorite little Potter People!


Episode 52: How to be a Homeschool Team, with S.D. and Gina Smith

In this week's episode, the sisters are joined by S.D. and Gina Smith - a homeschooling couple that shares their experience balancing life with homeschooling and working from home. Sam is the author of the hugely popular Green Ember series of books, but he's quick to point out that the characters he's created wouldn't be widely known if it wasn't for Gina, his wife of 18 years who homeschools their 4 kids. The Smiths talk candidly about avoiding interruptions when Dad works from home,...


Episode 51: Q & A: Favorite Non-Fiction

The sisters are chatting non-fiction today! From their favorite go-to authors, to the books that have stood the test of time in their homes, they are coming to you with tons of recommendations. Listen in as Cait + Kara chat biographies to encyclopedias, and how to find non-fiction books your kids will adore.


Episode 50: Homeschooling During Tricky Times

Challenging seasons are just part of life, but when we homeschool, those seasons can feel extra ... tricky. This is the episode for you if you've navigating something new, and trying to still keep things on track. Join Cait and Kara as they chat survival strategies and share simple tips - you've got this, sister!


Episode 49: Q & A: When kids are wondering about public school

In this week's episode, Cait and Kara chat about what we can do when our kids are curious about public school or maybe even feeling like they are missing out. From making time for friends, to helping your kids take ownership of their homeschool experience, the sisters address the question: What do I do when my child keeps asking about public school?


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...


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 and fill them in in the comments!


Episode 46: Q & A: Scheduling and Pacing

How do we know how to schedule out our days and months with our kids? And when we have kids of different ages, how much can we teach them together? This week Cait and Kara talk scheduling, pacing, morning time and more!


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 to share what you don't do in this season of life.


Episode 44: Q & A: Is it OK to Follow Your Child's Lead?

In this week's episode, the sisters talk precocious kids, following (and ignoring) parts of a particular methodology, and what to do when our kids dive deep into a subject. Should we follow them down the rabbit hole? Listen in to hear what Cait and Kara have to say.


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


Buy Another Watermelon: A Late-Summer Minisode

The sisters are popping into your earbuds for just a couple of minutes to talk about planning, back-to-school and fall. Head to the round-up post over at to read about everything from overcoming overwhelm, to Morning Time, to the sisters' favorite school resources. And while you're there, please take just a few seconds to fill out the sisters' blog survey. Thank you so much! The sisters will see you in a just a few weeks!


It's a Special Summer Mini-Sode!

The sisters are popping into your earbuds today with a mini-episode full of fun updates!! Post :: Our Top 10 Episodes Survey Sign up for the new newsletter! Cait on Instagram Kara on Instagram


Episode 42: Poolside Professional Development: Summer 2018

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 for first book free by going to The sisters love Audible -...


Episode 41: Q&A: Self-Care Routines

The sisters are chatting self-care in this Q and A episode. Self-care is SUCH a big topic, so in this episode Cait and Kara hit on what they try to do each day to keep themselves feeling tip-top. Surprise: they both look forward to books!!


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.