The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

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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Jun 5, 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 - it's the perfect way to get in a little learning in the car, or listen to your own books while folding laundry, walking the dog, or doing dishes!


May 25, 2018

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!!


May 14, 2018

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.



May 8, 2018

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!

May 1, 2018

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. ;)

Mar 5, 2018

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."


Feb 27, 2018

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

Feb 20, 2018

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. 

Feb 13, 2018

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."


Feb 5, 2018

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!

Jan 29, 2018

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!



Jan 22, 2018

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

Jan 15, 2018

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 - Use code HSsisters to get 10 percent off.

Nov 21, 2017

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 learn, and Raddish helps kids explore math, science, culture, and more. Use the code PODCAST for $15 off a 6- or 12-month membership. Head to Raddish Kids to download a free lesson.

Nov 7, 2017

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 kitchen is definitely the tastiest place to learn, and Raddish helps kids explore math, science, culture, and more. Use the code PODCAST for $15 off a 6- or 12-month membership. Head to Raddish Kids to download a free lesson. 

Oct 24, 2017

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 you load your crockpot!

This episode is sponsored by:

- Streamable Learning: Streamable Learning brings amazing field trips right to your kitchen table or wherever you learn. Oct. 24 - Nov. 1 is FREE Homeschool Week. Head to to check out all Streamable Learning has to offer. And, if you sign up during homeschool week, your annual membership fee will be just $39.99 - 20 percent off.

- Raddish Kids: Get kids of all ages cooking and learning with a  Raddish Kids subscription. The kitchen is definitely the tastiest place to learn, and Raddish helps kids explore math, science, culture and more. Use the code PODCAST for $15 off a 6- or 12-month membership. And head to to learn more and download a free lesson.

As always, for full show notes head to

Oct 10, 2017

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



Sep 26, 2017

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 answer.

Sep 12, 2017

The sisters are back for season 3, and today, they're chatting how to teach your kids survival without setting your house (or chicken coop) on fire.

They're also sharing their thoughts about homeschooling this fall, and lots of fun resources including Epic! which is offering a coupon code for readers.

The girls are thrilled to be back for a brand new season - they've missed all their virtual sisters out there!!

Jul 31, 2017

The sisters are checking in to let you know what they've been reading, what their kids have been reading, and how fall planning is going. Hint: It's kind of not yet.

Plus, they're sharing a new favorite resource, Epic!, which is like the Netflix of kids books, you guys! They're offering a coupon code to all of you to try it for FREE - so listen for the details, or head to our site to -


Jun 27, 2017

The sisters are popping in to update a previous episode about solo parenting with what they've learned recently.

It turns out that you shouldn't try to quit caffeine and meet big deadlines while you husband is out of town!

Listen in as the sisters catch-up, share what they're reading, and talk about how to make solo parenting a little easier.

For the show notes to the episode, search for Episode 3 at!

May 29, 2017

In this episode the girls are talking all things summer, and how to take a structured break.

Even if we homeschool year-round, we all need a little breather this summer! But how do we take a summer vacation that doesn't turn into chaos and end with chasing a wet dog off the trampoline?

The sisters share their ideas, and what they're doing this summer with their kids - outdoor projects, laid-back learning and even a new idea for handling household chores.

And head's up sisters - this is the last episode of Season 2. Cait + Kara will be taking their own "structured break," until early August - but don't worry, they are working on lots of fun episodes for Season 3 and will be bringing you some updated episodes from the first two seasons this summer!

May 15, 2017

The sisters are chatting books! Yeah!

They're sharing fun books, plus books to get you ready for homeschooling *next* year - what Cait calls, "Poolside Professional Development" books. (Doesn't that sound so fancy?!)

The gals are going to help load your Amazon cart, or make the librarian look at you a little funny, but you'll also get a ton of ideas for books that take you away from it all, and then get you inspired for next year.

Warning: Don't try to keep up with them all while listening - we're linking to all of them in the show notes for this episode - just head to

Apr 25, 2017

Are you a blogger, or working mama? Or are you just curious how the business of blogging works behind the scenes?

The sisters are joined this week by one of their very favorite bloggers and owner of the Learning Well Community, Alicia Hutchinson!

Listen in as they chat about the myth of "balance," and how Alicia and the sisters tackle homeschooling, work, parenting and homemaking without losing their minds.

Plus, learn why you shouldn't blog for money. At least, not at first!

If you're a working mama or interested in working from home, this episode is a great place to start!

Apr 10, 2017

The sisters are answering your questions in this episode - from dads who distract (often with plans that are more fun!), to testing, to weekly homeschool planning.

They also chat about homeschooling kids with special needs and how organizational systems save their bacon. So pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and listen in as Cait and Kara share their ideas.

Note: You could also pour yourself a giant bowl of potato chips ... wink!

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