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Rachel Rainbolt is the mama behind the Sage Family Podcast, where we gather around a virtual campfire to share meaningful conversations with inspiring and insightful friends around Gentle Parenting, Natural Homeschooling, Simple Living, and Family Adventure. Are you ready to live the family life of your dreams?
 
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Today I’m here with Kim John Payne talking about Simplicity Parenting. Kim is a counselor, speaker, researcher, adult educator, and the author of the book Simplicity Parenting. We go over cumulative stress reaction, environment, rhythm, and schedule. Get the full show notes here: rachelrainbolt.com/podcast49 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: pa…
 
Today I’m here with Kerry McDonald talking about unschooling. Kerry is an unschooling mother of 4 with a master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University and the author of the book Unschooled. We go over origins of schools, threats to a family’s legal right to choose homeschooling, how children learn, what unschooling is, how literacy an…
 
Today I’m here with Claire Bidwell Smith talking about grief. Claire is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of 3 books: The Rules of Inheritance, After This, and Anxiety. We go over culture, anxiety, self-care, story, afterlife, kids, and estate. Get the full show notes here: rachelrainbolt.com/podcast46 Support the Sage Family Podcast…
 
Today I’m here with Diane Boden talking about sentimentality. Diane is a wife, mother, and the voice behind the top-rated Minimalist Moms podcast. We go over why it’s so hard to let go of keepsakes, how your keepsakes can tell the story of your life, criteria for keeping or letting go, use of precious objects, photos, and digital keepsakes. Get the…
 
Today I’m here with Desirae Endres talking about Habits. Desirae is a mom, wife, host of the minimal-ish podcast and former classroom teacher turned work at home mom. We go over struggles and intentions that can be supported by habits, unbusying, language, getting started, lowering the bar and setting up the environment for success, reflections bet…
 
Today I’m here with Shira Gill talking about Organization. Shira Gill is the founder of Shira Gill Home, a lifestyle brand focusing on clutter-free living, that merges minimalism, organization, and style. We go over clutter, minimalism, blocks, focus, lists, process, zero waste, and style. Get the full show notes here: rachelrainbolt.com/podcast43 …
 
Today I’m here with Teacher Tom talking about Playschool. Teacher Tom is a preschool teacher, writer, speaker, artist, and author. We go over assumptions/expectations/beliefs about children that schools and parents get wrong, components of school that are not serving children, how children learn and socialize, why it’s important to support a child’…
 
Today I’m here with Deena Barselah talking about Food. Deena is a holistic and integrative health coach and mom. We go over food issues many women carry from their past into their present, problematic mainstream approaches to food, how to utilize the home environment to set your family up for success, the importance of allowing your child to experi…
 
Today I’m here with Roya Dedeaux talking about Protecting Passions. Roya is a homeschooler, heritage artist, therapist, and professor who combines her interests and work in play and recreation with mental health and relationships. We go over judgment, fears, reparenting, reframe, benefits, support, and role modeling. Get the full show notes here: h…
 
Today I’m here with Aubrey Hargis talking about Mompreneurship. Aubrey Hargis, also known as Child of the Redwoods, is a parent coach, Montessori advocate, and homeschooler. We go over launching, integration, priorities, routine, simplicity, self-care, automation, and delegation. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenting.com/podcast39 …
 
Today I’m here with Rachelle Crawford, author at Abundant Life With Less, talking about Simple Holidays. We go over decorations, traditions, Santa, decluttering, gifts, and boundaries with extended family. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenting.com/podcast38 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily…
 
Today I’m here with Avital talking about Peaceful Partnership. Founder of theparentingjunkie .com, Avital is a mindful parenting coach and childhood designer. We go over unpacking baggage, clearly communicating needs, controlling yourself instead of your partner, handling it when a parent is willfully resistant to peaceful parenting, extending peac…
 
Today I’m here with Brandon and Jen Pearce talking about worldschooling. Brandon and Jen are the founders of the Family Adventures Summit and have been traveling long-term with their 3 daughters for the past 10 years through 45+ countries. We go over their story, minimalism, values, travel, worldschooling, finances, fears, and growth. Get the full …
 
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 increase income, reduce expenses, invest, and avoid common pitfalls. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenting.com/podcast35 Support the S…
 
Today I’m here with Lucy Aitkenread talking about creating community. Lucy lives off the grid in New Zealand with her family where she writes and creates videos, retreats, and workshops about how we can live compassionately. We go over what community is, why it’s important, how to create it, and how to maintain it. Get the full show notes here: htt…
 
Today I’m here with Rachelle McCloud talking about anxiety. Rachelle is an unschooling mama of 5, mental health therapist, and emotional wellness coach. We go over symptoms, science, sources, and treatments around anxiety along with what it can look like in childhood and how we can help our kids with anxiety. Get the full show notes here: http://ww…
 
Today I’m here with Sami Womack talking about debt freedom. Sami is a homeschooling momma and the voice behind A Sunny Side Up Life Podcast. A shift into intentional living got her family out of $490,000 of debt and Sami now helps other women to downsize, budget, and change habits to experience the life-altering magic of intentional living for them…
 
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. We go over contentment in our spaces, time, relationships, comparison, gratitude, and the distinction with complacency. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenting.c…
 
Today I’m here with Elizabeth Willard Thames talking about intentional spending. Liz is the creator of the personal finance blog Frugalwoods and book Meet the Frugalwoods, who reached financial independence at 32 and moved onto a 66-acre homestead in the woods with her husband and 2 young daughters. We go over frugality, lifestyle design, redefinin…
 
Today I’m here with Amethyst Joy talking about self-care.Amethyst is an energy healer, mother of 3, and writer who shares her healing journey and helps people reparent themselves while parenting their children. We go over trauma, integration, maintenance, mindfulness, boundaries, choice, tools, and community. Get the full show notes here: www.sagep…
 
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 and is the author of Parenting for Social Change. We go over semantics, mainstream parenting, respectful parenting, transformative learning and tools, and unschoo…
 
Today I’m here with Peter Gray talking about play.Peter is the research professor behind the Psychology Today blog Freedom to Learn and the book Free to Learn. We go over what we’ve gotten wrong, real play, mixed age play, scaffolding, equality, screens, independence, and lifestyle. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast27 Supp…
 
I’m here with Julie Bogart talking about being a brave learner. Julie is the force behind Brave Writer, Poetry Teatime, The Homeschool Alliance, and the upcoming book Brave Learner. We go over real learning, forces of enchantment, capacities for learning, ports of entry, comparison, screens, role modeling, and paydays. Get the full show notes here:…
 
Today I’m here with Dr. Ross Greene talking about collaboration.Dr. Greene is the originator of the innovative, evidence-based approach called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions(CPS), as described in his influential book The Explosive Child and is now Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance. We go over why kids misbehave, lagging …
 
I’m here with Meg McElwee talking about creativity.Meg is an aspiring gentle parent of three, homeschooler, and work-at-home fiber artist with her indie sewing pattern company, Sew Liberated. We go over creativity for ourselves, for our children, in our parenting, creative blocks, entrepreneurship, minimalism, and clothing. Get the full show notes …
 
I’m here with Zoë Kim talking about wardrobes. Zoë is the mother of 4, author of Minimalism for Families, and simplicity coach at Raising Simple. She partners with mothers to tackle the challenges of a cluttered home and life with her signature pragmatic and thoughtful approach. We go over why, clothing, shopping, closets, storage, and travel packi…
 
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. She explores privilege and power in our relationships with children and centers the voices of BIPOC raising free people. We go over history, oppression, deschooling, access, u…
 
Today I’m here with Alfie Kohn talking about unconditional parenting.Alfie is the author of 14 books on education, parenting, and human behavior. He’s been on Oprah twice, the today show, and many other programs in addition to speaking regularly at conferences across the country. We go over goals, rewards and punishments, praise, choices, and child…
 
Today I’m here with Dr. Azine Graff talking about emotional regulation. Azine is a psychologist and co-founder of Harmony in Parenting, where she supports parents and children in working through daily challenges through connection. We go over brain development, mirroring/role modeling, accepting/reflecting/validating feelings, connection, small col…
 
Today I’m here with Debbie Reber talking about neurodiversity. Debbie is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author of the book Differently Wired, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top podcast, and online community for parents who are raising differently wired children. We go over what neurodiversity is, acceptance, connect…
 
Today I’m here with Tracy Gillett talking about judgment.Tracy is a nature-obsessed, adventure-loving mama of one and 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 and the author of The Lost Art of Natural Parenting.We go over the purpose …
 
Today I’m here with 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 through Stark Raving Dad. We go over school socialization, natural socialization, balance, values, …
 
Today I’m here with my friend Leah McDermott talking about screens. Leah is a former Master Educator and now unschooling mama of two who brings more natural elements to children’s everyday learning experiences through Your Natural Learner. We go over misconceptions, utilizing technology as a tool, finding balance, and role modeling with your own sc…
 
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. We go over minimalism, parenting, time, playscape, ownership, role modeling, boundaries, and extended family. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.…
 
Today I’m here with my friend Becca Shern talking about values. Bex is a mom, partner, Registered Dietitian, and creator of Minimal Wellness. We go over inherited values, defining your values, collaboration with your partner and children, setting priorities, and laying out intentions. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast13 Su…
 
Today I’m here with my friend Melissa Lang Lytle talking about sleep. Melissa is a co-sleeping, radical mama of 3 and my bestie.We go over common sleep baggage (including pressure to CIO) and intentional arrangements, environment, and routines that support better sleep that fosters both connection and independence. Get the full show notes here: www…
 
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. Most days you can find her being led through her farm and forest by her two wildlings. We go over wildschooling, benefits, fears, lifestyle choices, and bringing nature indoors. Get the full sh…
 
Today I’m here with my friend Deena Barselah talking about beauty. Deena is an Integrative Health Coach and Educator, a wife, a mom to three-year-old Zeke, and lives in Encinitas, CA. We cover defining it, the struggle to embrace it, role modeling, time, quantity, and quality. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast10 Support th…
 
Today I’m here with my friend Rachel Gonzales talking about raising a transgender child. Rachel is the education and resource coordinator at Equality Texas, a member of the human rights campaign parents for trans equality council, VP of Texas Trans Kids and Families and the gentle mama of three, including her trans daughter, Libby. Get the full sho…
 
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. We cover misconceptions, reading alou…
 
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. We cover the definition of discipline, values, the re…
 
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. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast6 Supp…
 
Today I’m here with my friend Robyn Robertson talking about Adventure and how to embrace a lifestyle of learning, connection, and joy through rich experiences as a family. Robyn is an unschooling mom and a curious student of life who has traveled all over the world with her family and has built a community around families following their passions t…
 
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 who loves exploring unschooling and sharing the fascinating things she’s discovered about learning and parenting along the way. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.c…
 
This is episode 3 and today 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, …
 
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…
 
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