Homeschool Unrefined

An Education, K-12 and Kids podcast
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With recent and upcoming trips fresh on our minds, we’re taking this show on the road and talking all about homeschool + travel! How do our kids learn through travel? Do our travel activities have to be “academic” to be educational? What are the no…
Real-life homeschool mom Vanessa Wright is here to guest co-host and get us in the F.L.O.W. She’s developed the F.L.O.W. acronym for helping find homeschool flow, and we’re breaking it down, one letter at a time. This conversation is like a homesch…
Jamie C. Martin, author of “Give Your Child the World” and editor of SimpleHomeschool.net, joins us to talk about the power of knowing, accepting, and celebrating yourself as an introverted parent. But this message isn’t just for introverts—we’re t…
Can knowing more about personalities transform your homeschool? We think so! We discuss the simple yet powerful framework of introvert/extrovert, and we break down the common myths and misunderstandings about both. Respecting this basic dynamic in …
Most of us want a homeschool experience that's more than just school at home. But it can be overwhelming, even scary, to change our entire mindset about learning and schooling. So we're talking about what it means, why it's important, and how empow…
Chances are we all have a kid who is differently wired, regardless of a diagnosis. Debbie Reber is here to normalize these differences and ease our minds. Debbie answers all our questions we didn’t know who to ask (until we met her). Just hearing D…
Today, we honor our authentic selves and yours!  Do you love to plan?  Or are you more fly by the seat of your pants?  Do you love to knit? Play games? Read aloud? Adventure?  Whatever you do, embrace it!  Here we give you ALL the reasons to own yo…
Sure, you’re Marie Kondo-ing your sock drawer, but what about your homeschool?  In this episode, we talk about why we all might want to consider using Marie Kondo’s simplifying technique on our homeschool plans.  We also identify what really Sparks…
We had another inspiring conversation with Julie Bogart you won’t want to miss!  We talk about everything from making the most of your personality to getting older kids excited about learning to keeping the magic going even when we don’t feel like …
We’re back… and easing into homeschool (and podcasting) with lots of patience for ourselves.  Transitions can be tricky, and we’re here to go through the good, the bad and the ugly of it all with you.  We’ve got lots of podcast news for you, and we…
It's time to confess! In this episode Angela and Maren divulge the one thing they wish they could do over.  As usual, they do this with lots of grace. Listen in to hear what they are working to change on their journey. Today's podcast is brought to…
We are ecstatic to welcome Greta Eskridge (@maandpamodern) to the show!  She is the ultimate nature enthusiast, and you will not want to stay inside another minute when you hear her wonder at all things outdoors.  Greta gets real, simple, AND fun w…
Does that fact that your kids fight feel helpless sometimes? Us too.  There is no shame in that. Join us as we process through the ups and downs of fighting.  The reasons fighting could happen, why it might not be the worst thing in the world, and …
Join this inspiring conversation with Kristiina Craven (creator of the blog Getting Unschooled) as she tells how she went from an unlikely homeschooler to fully embracing the lifestyle.  Listen in on her story of how, as she learned more and more a…
You do not want to miss this packed hour where we celebrate 100 EPISODES(!!) of keeping homeschool simple, real & fun.  Celebrate with us because there is so much for YOU in this episode!  We’ll reflect on how we have changed and grown over the las…
We practically grew up with Candace Cameron Bure as DJ on Full House and now we get to see her even more (Hallmark movies, Netflix, and her Instagram Stories are 💯).  So it felt a little like a reunion of sorts when we sat down with Candace for a f…
Have you ever thought of taking an extended break during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?  Need someone to tell you it’s okay?  Here you go!  Your official permission to take whatever time you need or want to really thrive during this s…
November has flown by, and it’s time for our favorite end-of-the-month ritual: check-in day!  Here we discuss what’s going well in our homeschool (and our lives), what needs tweaking, and we answer a listener question.  Topics we cover: holiday sch…
Throwback to this amazing interview with Julie Bogart, the original homeschool guru!  Whenever we feel tired, insecure, or downright unable to homeschool anymore, we call upon Julie.  A few words from her, and we feel like super heroes again.  Whic…
Do you tend to overthink Holiday shopping? Us too! This year, we've done all the hard work for you. We've asked our kids, looked around our houses and reviewed our Amazon histories to bring you a curated list of gifts our kids have LOVED over the y…
Ever wonder how interest-led learning even works?  Ever wonder what it even is?!?  We’re here for you!  We define it (in our own Homeschool Unrefined words), we walk through how it benefits our kids and can be an ideal way to learn, and as usual, w…
It’s check-in day, which is quickly becoming our favorite!  This week we update each other on past all-important LTWs.  We also get real about what’s going well, what needs tweaking, and how we’re doing at self-care.  We do this, because so much gr…
In this episode, we enjoy talking about all the ways our kids learn outside of traditional curriculum.  We want to give value to all this learning by talking bout how we support it.  We share a talent for supplying kids with the resources to learn …
In this part 2 of our amazing interview with Renee Tougas, we dive into what is great about having high schoolers and touch on a challenge or two that might go along with them.  We ask Renee how she handles our ever-changing world of technology wit…
Need a Pick-Me-Up no matter what the age of your kids?  Renee Tougas is the answer.  Renee is a homeschool mom to 3 teenaged and young adult children.  She is a talented blogger and adventurer.  Her words are profound, inspiring and beyond encourag…
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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 31st, 2016
Latest Episode
May 6th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
127
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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