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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. […]

Simple Kid Closet

Minimalist Kid’s Closet

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Want to improve your child’s emotional regulation and independence while reducing the amount of daily energy required of you? Simplify your kid’s closet! Emotional Regulation Your child’s bedroom should be their peaceful sanctuary. Think about it, children are often staring right into their closets as they try to fall asleep at night (which is why simplifying their closet can also improve their sleep) and it’s often the first thing they see when they wake (setting the tone for the day). Being in a cluttered and chaotic space is incredibly overwhelming, even and especially for children, who absorb their environment and […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Nature

SFP 11: Nature with Nicolette Sowder

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Nicolette Sowder talking about nature. Nicolette is a nature-connected educator and founder of Wilder Child and Wildschooling. Her passion is to serve as companion and guide for those families, educators and care givers interested in nurturing and growing their relationship with nature. She is also the creator of The Kids Moon Club, a year-long lunar journey designed to guide and encourage families to sync up with moon time. Most days you can find her being led through her farm and forest by her two wildlings. Support the show on […]

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SFP 9: Transkid with Rachel Gonzales

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Rachel Gonzales talking about raising a transgender child. Equality Texas Education and Resource Coordinator Rachel Gonzales has testified several times at the Texas Capitol, spoken at rallies and protests, and has maintained a local to national media presence in the fight for equality for transgender Texans. As the mother of a transgender child, equality for LGBTQ youth is her passion. She is delighted to be able to combine her passion with her background in cultural applied anthropology to advocate for the equal treatment of LGBTQ youth, providing […]

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SFP 8: Reading with Leah McDermott

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Leah McDermott talking about Reading on the natural learning path. Leah is 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 This week I had my first solo adventure when I drove down to Portland for a homeschool conference and stayed 1 night in a hotel all by myself. You guys, I peed, and […]

Discipline

SFP 7: Discipline with Tamara Soles

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Dr. Tamara Soles talking about Discipline on the gentle parenting path. Tamara is a mom of 4-year-old twins, Evangeline and Sawyer. She is a psychologist and parent coach in Montreal at the Centre she founded called the Secure Child Centre for Families and Children. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week This week we met friends at the roller rink. I was rocking my pig tails and tube socks and it was so much playful fun. We danced like no one was watching, sang like […]

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SFP 6: Breastfeeding with Joy MacTavish

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Joy MacTavish talking about Breastfeeding on the natural path: on cue, at night, in public, and full term. Joy MacTavish, MA, IBCLC, RLC supports families with lactation, babywearing, and gentle parenting practices through her business, Sound Beginnings. She lives with her family in a multi-generational home in Shoreline, Washington where they enjoy reading, LEGO, exploring, and impromptu science experiments. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week This week we played in an indoor playground, which is as a general rule I’m not a huge fan of, but it […]

Adventure

SFP 5: Adventure with Robyn Robertson

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Robyn Robertson talking about adventure. “I call myself an unschooling mom, but I’m really a curious student of life. I’ve learned so much about myself and the world through my travels that I wanted to share that with my kids. 5 ½ years ago we decided to make a change and follow our dream of travelling with our kids (or at least try). It was the experiences of life and travel that changed our idea of learning. I started to let go and allowed their natural curiosity […]

Sage Family Podcast 4

SFP 4: Deschooling with Pam Laricchia

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Today I’m here with my friend Pam Laricchia talking about Deschooling and how the transition into unschooling mirrors the hero’s journey. Pam is a long-time unschooling mom whose three children left school back in 2002. She loves exploring unschooling and sharing the fascinating things she’s discovered about learning and parenting along the way (through her books, podcast, and website at livingjoyfully.ca). Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week This week I talk about our adventure at Pump It Up and the rambunctious fun that was had by all. Highlights Story: Pam is […]

Sage Family Podcast 3

SFP 3: Therapy with Cassidy Freitas

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher I’m here with my friend Dr. Cassidy Freitas, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in San Diego, talking about Therapy and how to make it work for us as families outside the mainstream. Cassidy shares that when a helping professional asked them, “How do you describe the problem?,” regarding their daughter, her husband responded, “Why are we calling it a problem?” Exactly. You can find more about her work and approach to supporting families at www.drcassidymft.com Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week This week I talk about our adventure at […]

Sage Family Podcast 2

SFP 2: Role with Jo Watt

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher “My responsibility, the only thing, is to be as kind as I can . . . and the other things will all come from that.” Today I’m here with my friend Jo Watt of the blog and Instagram Girls Unschooled, talking about our role as parents on a natural learning path. Jo is a former teacher turned unschooling mum of 2. Adventure of the Week This week I talk about our adventure day with friends, including Jo and her girls, at the fantastic Lynwood Community Pool, and how West managed to hold onto gratitude […]

Sage Family Podcast 1

SFP 1: Introduction

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 1 and today I’ll be giving you an introduction to who I am and what this podcast is all about (natural homeschooling, gentle parenting, simple living, and family adventure). As an avid podcast listener myself, I really appreciate when I can scroll to an episode 1 and get a quick and easy introduction. Plus, my sweet, silly kids (and husband) stop by to introduce themselves. Dive Deeper Sage Parenting on Instagram About Rachel