Put it in your back pocket: Preparing for homeschool slumps

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Put it in your back pocket Preparing for homeschool slumpsWritten by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

Put it in your back pocket: Preparing for homeschool slumps

This summer, we started our mornings with Coffee and Books on the back patio. As the kids ate breakfast, I read aloud. For much of the summer, this was the extent of our homeschooling. I’d read until they lost interest, or until it was time to head to the pool.

Our days were fluid, open-ended, free. Continue reading

Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast #7:

Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving

It’s a bonus episode!

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! Continue reading

Just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it’s less: Chatting with Shawna Wingert

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The Homeschool Sisters Podcast #6:

Just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it’s less: Chatting with Shawna Wingert

In this episode, the sisters chat with one of their most favorite people: Shawna Wingert. Shawna is a writer, speaker, author, and homeschool mom to two amazing boys with special needs. Do you ever feel like your homeschool doesn’t or can’t look like the homeschool next door, or the family at church or co-op, or even all the families on the internet? Shawna joins the sisters to remind you that it’s OK, and that just because you have to do things a little differently, that doesn’t mean what you are doing is less. Continue reading

My Big Picture Planning Page (and how I use my bullet journal for homeschool planning)

My big picture planning page

Written by Kara S. Anderson

Recently Cait and I were chatting for an episode, and I mentioned my Big Picture Homeschool Planning Page.

(Doesn’t that sound super official?) Continue reading

Here are 6 of the sisters’ favorite books

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here are 6 of the sisters' favorite books

Here are 6 of the sisters’ favorite books

If you’ve been following our podcast, you already know that we are readers. We love to talk about our favorite books and we share them in our posts. This week, we are sharing them for real. We are giving away six of our favorite books! Continue reading

You don’t have to do it all: Getting started with homeschooling

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You don't have to do it all Getting started with homeschooling

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! Continue reading

Stop Counting Raisins: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude at Home

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Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

Stop Counting Raisins Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude at Home {Advice From the Trenches}.jpgMom! You gave her twenty-six raisins and I only got twenty-two!”

Flabbergasted, I turn to meet his eyes. “Did you just count the raisins?” Continue reading