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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast #5:
You don’t have to do it all: Getting started with homeschooling
In episode 5, Cait and Kara reflect on the early years of homeschooling. They share tips and tricks for those just starting down this path, 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. Do not worry if this is your first year. Your sisters have got you covered!
Afer you have finished listening to this episode, we’d love it if you could leave a comment sharing what advice you’d give to a new homeschooler. What tips and tricks do you have? What lessons have you learned? What do you wish someone had told you when you first started on this journey?
In honor of this fifth episode, Cait and Kara have started something new. At the end of each episode, the sisters will be sharing something that has been making them happy lately. When you are finished listening, we’d love to hear from you: What is something that is bringing you joy right now?
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Links from the episode:
- 10 things every new homeschooler needs to know ~ Jamie Martin, Simple Homeschool
- 10 ways you’re making your homeschool day harder than it needs to be ~ Jamie Martin, Simple Homeschool
- Do you need a (homeschool) full stop? ~ Kara S. Anderson, Quill and Camera
- Evolution of a First-Year Homeschooler ~ Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies
- Four Things Every New Homeschooler Needs to Know ~ Alicia Hutchinson, Investing Love
- Hackschooling makes me happy ~ Logan LaPlante, TEDx University of Nevada
- Homeschooling Legal Defense Association (HSLDA.org)
- How my February envelope saved my bacon (and my sanity) this year ~ Kara S. Anderson, Quill and Camera
- How to homeschool: Links to get you started ~ Jamie Martin, Simple Homeschool
- I’m just so glad he didn’t sit on the line ~ Kara S. Anderson, Quill and Camera
- Julie Bogart (Brave Writer) on Periscope
- Not again! What to do when our kids complain ~ Jena Borah, Simple Homeschool
- On how maybe you never really have it all together – and that’s OK ~ Kris Bales, Simple Homeschool
- Simple Homeschool on Pinterest
- So You’ve Decided to Homeschool ~ Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies
- Suddenly, Unexpectedly, Homeschooling (“You’re Gonna WHAT?!”) ~ Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies
- Today I Threatened to Send Him Back ~ Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies
- Washing Away the Public School Mindset ~ Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies
- When a love of reading unfolds slowly ~ Kara S. Anderson, The Homeschool Sisters Podcast
- When you just really want to start homeschooling ~ Kara S. Anderson, Simple Homeschool
- Why I let my kids read (almost) anything ~ Kara S. Anderson, Simple Homeschool
- You’re not homeschooling for likes ~ Kara S. Anderson, Quill and Camera
Books from this episode:
- Anything by John Holt
- Creative Homeschooling: A Guide for Smart Families by Lisa Rivero
- Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time by Jamie C. Martin
- Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
- Let’s Play Math by Denise Gaskins
- Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry by Katrina Kenison
- Project-Based Homeschooling
- Teaching From Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah MacKenzie
- The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
- Shauna Niequiest: Savor; Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life; Bread and Wine: A Loveletter to Life Around the Table with Recipes; Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way;
- Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne
- The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith
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