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Sage Family

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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7: Discipline with Tamara Soles

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 reward-punishment model, consequences, connection, collaboration, expectations, role modeling, boundaries, and playfulness. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast7 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 56mins

10 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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4: Deschooling with Pam Laricchia

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.com/podcast4 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 28mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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27: Play with Peter Gray

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 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

2hr 16mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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38: Simple Holidays with Rachelle Crawford

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

1hr 20mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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37: Peaceful Partnership with Avital

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 peaceful parenting skills into the partnership, and using dream talks to align priorities. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenting.com/podcast37 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 26mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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14: Minimalism with Denaye Barahona

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.com/podcast14 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 11mins

17 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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26: Brave Learner with Julie Bogart

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: www.sageparenting.com/podcast26 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 34mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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21: Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn

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 childism. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast21 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

46mins

20 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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8: Reading with Leah McDermott

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 aloud together, extending invitations through the environment, the relevant and contextualized real-life path to reading, role modeling, and trusting the when – the average age literacy develops naturally. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast8 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 20mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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15: Screens with Leah McDermott

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 screen usage. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast15 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 7mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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20: Emotional Regulation with Azine Graff

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 collaboration, and big collaboration.   Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast20 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

56mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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28: Respectful Parenting with Teresa Graham Brett

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 unschooling.   Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast28 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 28mins

21 May 2019

Rank #12

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42: Playschool with Teacher Tom

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’s emotions in schools, how to respond to the pressure for early reading, and what playgrounds should have and why. Get the full show notes here: http://www.sageparenting.com/podcast42 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 33mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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39: Mompreneur with Aubrey Hargis

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 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

2hr 22mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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11: Nature with Nicolette Sowder

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 show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast11 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

2hr 3mins

5 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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30: Intentional Spending with Elizabeth Willard Thames

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, redefining success, relationships, parenting, community, and environmentalism. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast30 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 32mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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16: Math with Taylor Davis

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.We go over school math, math anxiety/phobia, natural math, fear of gaps, and share what it looks like for us. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast16 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 23mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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12: Sleep with Melissa Lang Lytle

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.sageparenting.com/podcast12 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 55mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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40: Protecting Passions with Roya Dedeaux

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: http://www.sageparenting.com/podcast40 Support the Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 19mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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35: Financial Independence with Paula Pant

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 Sage Family Podcast here: www.patreon.com/sagefamily

1hr 4mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #20