On The Importance of Nature, with Linda Åkeson McGurk
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by Cait Curley
20h ago
In the third episode of our Summer 2024 Poolside Professional Development Series for Moms, we explore the importance of nature in the lives of our children, teens, and ourselves. This week, we are sharing a conversation with Linda Åkeson McGurk, a Swedish-American writer, author, and blogger. If you’re a lifelong nature enthusiast, or if you’d love to include more nature into your days but you don’t know where to begin, you’re going to love this episode! On The Importance of Nature, with Linda Åkeson McGurk Our summer 2024 Poolside Professional Development series for Moms is brought to you by ..read more
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On Simplicity, with Kim John Payne [Episode 144]
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by Cait Curley
1w ago
In the second episode of our Poolside Professional Development Summer Series for Moms we are sharing a conversation with Kim John Payne. Yes, that’s right, sisters- he’s back! Kim John Payne, M.ED, is an award-winning author and has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator, and private family counselor for twenty-seven years. In this conversation, we discuss child development, adolescence, homeschooling, media consumption, and how to simplify it all! On Simplicity, with Kim John Payne Thank you to our Poolside Professional Development for Moms Summer Series spo ..read more
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Poolside Professional Development 2024 [Episode 143]
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by Cait Curley
2w ago
It’s the last few days of May, and you know what that means, sisters: Poolside Professional Development! In this first episode of our 2024 summer series, Cait shares the titles in her summer book stack. Plus, get a sneak peek into our upcoming summer series, “Poolside Professional Development for Moms,” where we will share inspiring conversations all summer! When you finish listening, drop us a comment and let us know about YOUR poolside reading plans! Poolside Professional Development 2024 [Episode 143] Special thanks to our Summer 2024 sponsor, Homeschool Planet! Our Summer 2024 Poolside Pro ..read more
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A Conversation with Kara Anderson
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by Cait Curley
1M ago
We are wrapping up the Winter-Spring 2024 Homeschool Sisters Podcast season and we have saved the very best for last. Kara Anderson is back for a 2-part conversation that you’re going to adore! Join the sisters as we chat about everything, from the weird bittersweet season of finishing the homeschool journey, to figuring out what to do when you grow up, to the very best glasses for middle aged ladies, how to stop searching and just BE, perimenopause, morning routines, and more. Kara also shares a personal update on her new writing and podcasting adventure, Where the Beauty Is! Join us for the ..read more
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The Importance of Personalized Learning, with Amir Nathoo, Founder and CEO of Outschool [Episode 140]
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by Cait Curley
2M ago
Hiya, sisters! We are excited to bring this week’s episode to your earbuds because we know we have oodles of Outschool fans in the Sisters community. And if you haven’t heard of Outschool yet, you’re going to want to pull up a chair and get comfy for a second because we might just rock your homeschool world. In this week’s episode, we welcome Amir Nathoo, founder and CEO of Outschool. What a fun conversation it was! We chat about education, learning, and the sheer joy of a personalized education. Amir shares his experience with a traditional educational path and how alternative educational pat ..read more
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Gameschooling: The Best Coding Games for Your Homeschool
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by Cait Curley
2M ago
Today, I am sharing a few of our family’s favorite coding games. These board games would be a perfect way to introduce children to programming in your homeschool. They are perfect additions to your gameschooling routine! Gameschooling: The Best Coding Games for Your Homeschool ThinkFun has a number of incredible coding games for homeschool families. Today, I am sharing our family’s absolute favorites. When you have finished reading, please leave a comment with your family’s favorite coding games! Check out My Little Poppies Course Offerings: The Lazy Homeschooler’s Guide to Unit Studies How ..read more
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Easy Homeschool Planning, with Robyn Calvi of Homeschool Planet [Episode 139]
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by Cait Curley
2M ago
Here at The Homeschool Sisters Podcast, we get A LOT of questions about planning. Whether you’re someone who lives and breathes all things homeschool planning, or if you’re someone who has been struggling to find the perfect planning system from the get-go, you’re going to love this episode. This week, The Homeschool Sisters Podcast welcomes Robyn Calvi, a veteran homeschool mom to six children and the COO of Homeschool Planet. In this episode, Robyn keeps it real. She advocates for holding your homeschool plans loosely and being flexible so that you can meet your children’s unique needs. At t ..read more
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How to Homeschool Through an Election Year
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by Cait Curley
2M ago
Today, I am going to share some tips and tricks on how to homeschool through an election year. I’m sharing delicious books, educational games, online resources, and fantastic hands-on creative resources. How to Homeschool Through an Election Year * Disclosure: I received BookShark’s U.S. Elections Lap Book Kit at no cost in exchange for a social media share. I was not required to include this resource in a blog post, but I decided to share it here because it is an incredible hands-on resource that I am certain my kids will *l0ve*. I also received Election Night! at no cost in exchange for a s ..read more
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More Than Science, with Brandon Hendrickson of Science is WEIRD
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by Cait Curley
3M ago
Hey, sisters! If you love rabbit holes and learning, you’re going to LOVE this episode. Please welcome Brandon Hendrickson of Science is WEIRD to The Homeschool Sisters Podcast. Brandon Hendrickson is the founder of Science is WEIRD, but in this episode, we talk about SO much more than “just” science. From Mr. Roger’s to Taylor Swift’s hidden Easter eggs to the horrors of balloon animals, to riddle culture in medieval times, to Greek mathematics, to golf, to cartoon wars, to fossils… we even talk about tombstones! Pour yourself a cup of your favorite warm beverage, hunker down with us for a bi ..read more
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Learning To Read And Write With Night Zookeeper: Creative and Fun!
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by Cait Curley
3M ago
If writing is a pain point in your homeschool, grab a cup of coffee and keep reading because I have a story (and a resource) for you! My oldest two kiddos breezed through writing without any trouble. They were naturally strong spellers, and the actual mechanics of writing seemed to come easily for them. But children have a way of keeping us humble, don’t they? Enter my youngest son: Loves games. Hates writing. My youngest is a curious and joyful learner who used to hate to write. My youngest is a super creative and imaginative person. He has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. Our ..read more
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