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  LISTEN IN ITUNES | LISTEN IN STITCHER | LISTEN IN SPOTIFY Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 37 and today I’m here with Avital talking about Peaceful Partnership. Founder of TheParentingJunkie.com, Avital is a mindful parenting coach and childhood designer whose mission is to help parents and caregivers who struggle with […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 36 and today I’m here with Brandon and Jen Pearce talking about worldschooling. Brandon and Jennifer Pearce are the founders of the Family Adventure Summit, and co-founders of the At Home in the World […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 35 and today I’m here with Paula Pant talking about financial independence. Paula is financially independent and helps others break free through her Afford Anything podcast. We go over what FIRE is, how to […]

As a daughter who recently lost her mother, it’s hard to describe how deeply the condition of my mother’s estate impacted me. This is the grand, final gesture of love and care that you extend to your loved ones. It is a loud echo that can leave them comforted by your lullaby in the depth […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 35 and today I’m here with Lucy Aitkenread talking about creating community. Lucy Aitkenread is founder of Parent Allies, a place that resources parents to be allies to their children. She lives off the […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 33 and today I’m here with Rachelle McCloud talking about anxiety. Rachelle McCloud, LCSW is a mental health therapist and emotional wellness coach. She has a private practice located in Salem, Oregon where she […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 32 and today I’m here with Sami Womack talking about debt freedom. Sami Womack is the podcaster behind A Sunny Side Up Life Podcast. Sami is the wife to her high school sweetheart, Daniel, […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 31 and today I’m here with Desirae Endres talking about contentment. Desirae is a mom, wife, host of the minimal-ish podcast, and a former classroom teacher turned online educator. Her goal is to give […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 30 and today I’m here with Elizabeth Willard Thames talking about intentional spending. Elizabeth Willard Thames, better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, is the creator of the award-winning personal finance blog, Frugalwoods.com. In 2016, at age […]

Part of my role as a mother to a transkid is to help her navigate the transition: social (presenting as the gender of her identity) , medical (aligning her physical body with her gender identity), and/or legal (amending her legal documents to accurately identify her gender identity). The legal transition was something I assumed we had years […]

I finished school after 22 years of formal education (I’m counting preschool and grad school) knowing absolutely nothing about personal finance (reason #9726 why we homeschool). I always considered myself to be pretty smart and good with money, but as I peeled back the layers of mainstream assumptions (parenting, schooling, working, consumerism, etc.), I began […]

As a very detailed planner who is responsible for ensuring 5 people have everything they need while traveling, packing used to be incredibly stressful. It felt like mental gymnastics trying to anticipate every possible scenario in an unknown setting with 5 different personalities. I can neither confirm nor deny that my husband has come home […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 29 and today I’m here with Amethyst Joy talking about self-care. Amethyst has 3 littles that she co-creates with and writes about her healing journey, parenting, and generally being a person in a body […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon This is episode 28 and today I’m here with Teresa Graham Brett talking about respectful parenting. Teresa lives her passion for creating social change by combining work in social justice education with parenting. After graduating from law school, […]

Living a natural learning lifestyle with your kids is all about role modeling: reading, learning, and growing yourself! You can consider these 7 books your unschooling uncurriuclum or homeschooling home study. When I was diving deep into learning all I could about homeschooling for our own sake and then for writing the Sage Homeschooling book, […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 27 and today I’m here with Peter Gray talking about play. Peter is a research professor of psychology at Boston College and founding board member and president of the alliance for self-directed education. You […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 26 and today I’m here with Julie Bogart talking about being a brave learner. Julie is the force behind the online writing program and podcast Brave Writer, the weekly habit Poetry Teatime, The Homeschool […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 25 and today I’m here with Dr. Ross Greene talking about collaboration. Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the originator of the innovative, evidence-based approach called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions(CPS), as described in his influential […]

  LISTEN IN ITUNES | LISTEN IN STITCHER | LISTEN IN SPOTIFY Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 24 and today I’m here with Meg McElwee talking about creativity. Meg is an aspiring gentle parent of three, former Montessori teacher, homeschooler, work-at-home fiber artist and lover of beauty and creativity in all […]

  LISTEN IN ITUNES | LISTEN IN STITCHER | LISTEN IN SPOTIFY Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 23 and today I’m here with Zoë Kim talking about wardrobes. Zoë is the author of Minimalism for Families and a simplicity coach at Raising Simple where she partners with women to tackle the […]

  LISTEN IN ITUNES | LISTEN IN STITCHER | LISTEN IN SPOTIFY Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 22 and today I’m here with Akilah Richards talking about liberation. Akilah is an unschooling podcaster, consultant, and founding board member of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her work explores privilege and power in […]

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