Contentment

SFP 31: Contentment with Desirae Endres

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 30 and today I’m here with Elizabeth Willard Thames talking about intentional spending. Desirae is a mom, wife, host of the minimal-ish podcast, and a former classroom teacher turned online educator. Her goal is to give moms the tools they need to dive into the version of realistic minimalism that fits their family best and live an intentional life, focused on what matters to them. She spends her days in her old little home in Pittsburgh, PA with her toddler, husband, and golden doodle pup enjoying the people she loves […]

Intentional Spending

SFP 30: Intentional Spending with Elizabeth Willard Thames

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 32, she reached financial independence and left a successful career in Boston to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life on a 66-acre homestead in the woods of Vermont with her husband and their two young daughters. Thames is the author of Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living (HarperCollins; March 2018). Thames has been featured on The […]

SelfCare

SFP 29: Self-Care with Amethyst Joy

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 under the handle Healed Mother. She also helps people reparent themselves while parenting the souls who chose them as a trained intuitive energy reader and healer. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our adventure at a Bat Biology and Box Building seminar at a local nature preserve. Follow along on Instagram […]

Respectful Parenting

SFP 28: Respectful Parenting with Teresa Graham Brett

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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, she opted to serve the cause of social change as an advocate, educator, and leader at three large public universities across the United States. Her life was transformed after the births of two children. In spite of her espoused professional values, she realized that she had accepted, without question, the dominant cultural beliefs that adults […]

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SFP 27: Play with Peter Gray

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 know him from his Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn and his incredible book Free to Learn. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our adventure at the Pacific Science Center, Great Wolf Lodge, and the Museum of Flight. Follow along on Instagram Highlights Unpacking: We explains what we’ve gotten wrong. Definition: […]

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SFP 26: Brave Learner with Julie Bogart

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 Alliance online coaching community, and the upcoming book Brave Learner. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and can be found sipping a cup of tea, planning her next visit to one of her lifelong-learning kids. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our adventures at Winterfest, Winter Solstice, and the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. […]

Collaboration

SFP 25: Collaboration with Dr. Ross Greene

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. He is also the developer and executive producer of the award-winning documentary film The Kids We Lose, released in 2018. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now Founding Director of the non-profit […]

Creativity

SFP 24: Creativity with Meg McElwee

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 forms. For the past twelve years, she has run her indie sewing pattern company, Sew Liberated, from her home . . . almost always surrounded by her beloved little ones. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our adventure at our local pioneer fort for a Christmas Regale festival. Follow along on […]

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SFP 23: Wardrobe with Zoë Kim

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 challenges of a cluttered home and life. She loves to try new food, travel, and talk psychology. With her pragmatic and thoughtful approach, Zoë helps mothers find the best solutions to simplify their homes and lives. She lives outside of Atlanta with her 4 children. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share […]

Liberation

SFP 22: Liberation with Akilah Richards

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher 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 our relationships with children, and centers the voices of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) raising free people at raisingfreepeople.com. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our big adventure to Northern California and in particular our experience touring Alcatraz. Follow along on Instagram Highlights History: We share some historical context […]

Unconditional Parenting

SFP 21: Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 21 and today I’m here with Alfie Kohn talking about unconditional parenting. Alfie is the author of 14 books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including Punished by Rewards (1993/2018), The Schools Our Children Deserve (1999), Unconditional Parenting (2005), The Homework Myth (2006), and The Myth of the Spoiled Child (2014). He has appeared twice on “Oprah,” as well as on “The Today Show” and many other TV and radio programs. He works with educators and parents across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in […]

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SFP 20: Emotional Regulation with Azine Graff

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 20 and today I’m here with Dr. Azine Graff talking about emotional regulation. Azine is a mother, psychologist, and co-founder of Harmony in Parenting in LA. She is passionate about supporting parents and children in working through daily challenges through connection. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our adventures at the Issaqua Salmon Hatchery, South Sound Nature School, and Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Follow along on Instagram Highlights Brain Development: We give some context to this conversation by going over where a child’s […]

Neurodiversity

SFP 19: Neurodiversity with Debbie Reber

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 19 and today I’m here with Debbie Reber talking about neurodiversity. Debbie is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top podcast, and online community for parents who are raising differently wired children. Her most recent book, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, came out in June 2018. She currently lives with her son and husband in the Netherlands. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our big September adventure yurt camping on the […]

Judgment

SFP 18: Judgment with Tracy Gillett

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 18 and today I’m here with my friend Tracy Gillett talking about judgment. Tracy Gillett is a nature-obsessed, adventure-loving mama of one living in Vancouver, BC. She is the founder of Raised Good, a blog and community that strives to support and empower parents to trust and follow their instincts on a natural parenting path. She is the author of The Lost Art of Natural Parenting. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our road trip that culminated in horseback riding through the woods for Sky’s […]

Socialization

SFP 17: Socialization with Israel Butson

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 17 and today I’m here with my friend Israel Butson talking about socialization – the most common question we all get as homeschoolers. Israel is an unschooling dad on a mission to disrupt education and help build a fresh paradigm for a new generation of young learners. Writing and dabbling with his camera daily, you can catch him on his blog Stark Raving Dad, and follow him on Facebookand Instagram. Originally from New Zealand, he now lives with his wife and three children on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne. Support […]

Math

SFP 16: Math with Taylor Davis

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 16 and today I’m here with Taylor Davis talking about Math. Taylor is a former teacher turned passionate life learner, unschooling mama to 3 kids, and advocate for self-directed education.  She co-hosts the podcast, One Free Family, with her husband James. She is also a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and birth rights activist. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share our tour of an Austrian chocolate factory. Follow along on Instagram Highlights School Math: We discuss the way math is taught in school and […]

Screens

SFP 15: Screens with Leah McDermott

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 15 and today I’m here with my friend Leah McDermott talking about screens. Leahis a former Master Educator and now unschooling mama of two who has made it her mission to help bring more natural elements to children’s everyday learning experiences through her business Your Natural Learner. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week We took a birthday trip to a farm on Orca’s Island it was breathtakingly beautiful. Highlights Misconceptions: What’s up with all the fear and shame? We break a lot of misconceptions down. Valuable Tool: […]

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SFP 14: Minimalism with Denaye Barahona

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 14 and today I’m here with Denaye Barahona Ph.D. talking about minimalism. Denaye is the voice behind Simple Families–a blog, podcast, and community that helps mothers thrive through simple living. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share the magical forest theater where we hiked and saw Peter Pan with our friends. Highlights Minimalism: We share what minimalism really is and what it looks like for us. Parenting: I talk about how minimalism is a strong strand that is woven throughout […]

13 Values

SFP 13: Values with Becca Shern

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 13 and today I’m here with my friend Becca Shern talking about values. Bex is a mom, partner, Registered Dietitian, and creator of Minimal Wellness. Through minimalist principles she helps her family and clients find, navigate, and enjoy the simple path to optimal health. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share the breathtakingly beautiful lake we jumped into when we veered off course and embraced nature’s playground and history. Highlights Inherited Values: We talk about the work of unpacking the values you unconsciously inherited values from […]

Sleep

SFP 12: Sleep with Melissa Lang Lytle

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Melissa Lang Lytle talking about sleep. I would consider myself to be a bit of a late bloomer and care deeply about finding ways to be more connected to both the physical and spiritual world. I’m a mama of three children and married to my best friend for almost 18 years! I gravitate towards people and ideas that cultivate authenticity, vulnerability, and groundedness. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share the fun we had on my mom’s visit when we went to an […]