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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.

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Episodes

Buy Another Watermelon: A Late-Summer Minisode

8/14/2018
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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 thehomeschoolsisters.com 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!

Duration:00:06:22

It's a Special Summer Mini-Sode!

7/17/2018
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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

Duration:00:06:27

Episode 42: Poolside Professional Development: Summer 2018

6/5/2018
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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 audible.trial.com/sisters. The sisters love Audible -...

Duration:00:41:44

Episode 41: Q&A: Self-Care Routines

5/25/2018
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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!!

Duration:00:26:05

Episode 40: Parenting Explosive Kids: A Conversation with Shawna Wingert

5/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:29

Episode 39: Get to Know the Sisters Part 2: Kara!

5/8/2018
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This week, Cait is interviewing Kara! Listen in as we learn a little about Kara's approach to homeschooling, her favorite books, why she isn't a music person (whaaaaat?) and more! Also, how is Kara fighting zombies? Tune in and find out!

Duration:00:44:06

Get to Know the Sisters Part 1: Cait!

5/1/2018
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Kara is interviewing Cait today! The sisters often get questions about which sister is which - so starting today, they are clearing that up! ;) Hear Cait's favorites, all about her take on homeschooling and more. Also, zombies. ;)

Duration:00:35:12

Episode 37: Creating a Morning Time Routine

3/5/2018
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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."

Duration:00:32:15

Episode 36: Q&A: Reading Aloud Through Interruptions

2/27/2018
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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

Duration:00:21:47

Episode 35: Q&A: The Search for the Perfect Homeschool Planner

2/19/2018
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Is there one perfect homeschool planner? Or do different people need different planners depending on their personality? And what about having multiple planners, or when your kids need access to your plans? Today, Cait and Kara are talking planners, bullet journals, daily dockets, using your phone and the many ways to plan.

Duration:00:14:36

Episode 34: Homeschool Conventions 101, with Dawn Garrett

2/13/2018
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It's homeschool convention season!! Are you heading to a convention this year? Or have you always had questions about them? Are they worth the money? How do you avoid overwhelm? And if you're an introvert, can you attend a convention without crying in the bathroom? The sisters have invited Dawn Garrett, who has gone to every Cincinnati Great Homeschool Convention since it started to answer your questions and help you navigate the world of "conventioning."

Duration:00:36:22

Episode 33: Q&A Homeschool Organization and Olympic Fever

2/5/2018
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Today the sisters are chatting organization! Books and games and art supplies - oh my! How do we keep track of all the things, and what do we do when people keep giving us stuff? (It's so nice, but we can also drown in great materials!) PLUS, the sisters have the tiniest case of Olympic Fever! If you do too, and you want to share it with your kids, Cait and Kara have lots of fun resource recommendations!

Duration:00:31:01

Episode 32: Homeschooling Gifted and Quirky Kids with Colleen Kessler

1/29/2018
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The sisters are joined in this episode by Colleen Kessler - a gifted specialist, educational consultant, author, speaker and homeschool mom to talk homeschooling gifted and quirky kids. Do you have a quirky kiddo? A worrier? Or is your child asynchronous? This episode is for you!

Duration:00:43:30

Episode 31: Q&A: Money and Kids

1/22/2018
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Join the sisters for their first mini-episode! Cait + Kara talk kids, allowance, chores and jobs!

Duration:00:14:43

Episode 30: Questions and Quandaries: Deep-Dives, Busy Toddlers and the S-Word

1/15/2018
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Wahoo! The sisters are back for Season 4! In this episode they're talking deep-dives - how do you support them - how do you encourage kids to follow interests and passions? Plus, Cait and Kara chat how to homeschool when you have toddlers in the mix, and just how much should we worry about the "s-word" - socialization? This episode is sponsored by Big Life Journal - www.biglifejournal.com. Use code HSsisters to get 10 percent off.

Duration:01:00:59

Episode 29: Hyggeschooling: The Sisters Get Cozy

11/21/2017
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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...

Duration:01:00:04

Episode 28: Why Personality Matters with Kortney Garrison

11/7/2017
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The sisters are joined by Kortney Garrison from One Deep Drawer, and the trio is chatting personality! They talk Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, Love Languages, and lots of Gretchen Rubin. But they also break-down WHY learning about personality can be valuable, and how personality, and knowing ourselves better, impacts our homeschools. There's so much goodness in this episode! This episode is sponsored by Raddish Kids. Get kids of all ages cooking with a Raddish Kids subscription. The...

Duration:00:44:49

Episode 27: Hungry, hungry homeschoolers: Feeding the family, with Samantha Barnes

10/24/2017
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In this episode, the sisters are talking meal planning, shopping, and how to keep our homeschoolers fed with their pal Samantha Barnes! Samantha is the founder of Raddish Kids, a homeschool mom of two, and a culinary instructor who knows what it's really like to try to get dinner on the table when there's already a volcano on said table. The trio chat dinnertime stress, why homeschoolers seem to be hungry ALL THE TIME, picky selective eaters and time saving hacks. Listen to this one as...

Duration:01:07:23

Episode 26: Looking Back: What we've learned

10/10/2017
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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

Duration:01:01:04

Episode 25: Questions and Quandaries: Homeschool Husbands and Tea Habits

9/26/2017
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The Sisters are 25!! Of course. You didn't think they were older, right? In this new episode, Cait and Kara take your questions. It's mostly a homeschool husband-themed episode - will homeschooling destroying your marriage? and how much money does this homeschooling business cost anyway? - but there's also a bit of tea discussion at the end. So join the sisters as they talk it out and give you their recommendations on everything from favorite tea blends to why date night isn't always the...

Duration:00:45:32