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WILD + FREE

A Beautiful Homeschool Community | The official podcast of the Wild + Free community, hosted by Ainsley Arment.

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Episode 63: The Meaning of Motherhood

This week, Cindy Rollins, the author Mere Motherhood, talks about the meaning of motherhood (from a recent Wild + Free conference). Plus, we’ll share what's inside our new Homebound Activity Kit. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yCindy Rollins: instagram.com/cindyordoamorisHomebound Kit: bewildandfree.org/homeboundWild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundlesWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coWild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/bookHandcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts

40mins

4 May 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 33: Practical Tips for Natural Learning

This week, we'll hear an inspiring story called "Mornings Without Measure" by Elsie Iudicello and an interview with the founder of Brave Writer, Julie Bogart. Here are some practical tips for natural learning. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch!LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoElsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouseJulie Bogart: instagram.com/juliebravewriterWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundlesFamily Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp

37mins

8 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Learning Through Stories

Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about giving our children a playful childhood, playing WITH them, and delighting IN their play. | You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Rea Berg, the founder of Beautiful Feet Books, on learning through stories. | bewildandfree.org

32mins

12 Mar 2017

Rank #3

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Episode 17: Getting Started in Homeschool

Join Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold for the first podcast in a series called "Getting Started in Homeschool." They talk about overcoming their fears, the legal requirements, and what their typical homeschool days look like. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch!LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yTina Ingold: instagram.com/tinagleeWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coFamily Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycampContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

28mins

18 Jun 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 62: Fighting for Joy

This week, Greta Eskridge talks about fighting for joy in the everyday struggles of life and motherhood. Plus, we’re putting the finishing touches on our upcoming content bundle called CURIOUS for the month of May. We’ll give you a sneak peek at what’s inside. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yGreta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodernWild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundlesWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coWild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/bookHandcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts

42mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 5: For the Love of Learning

Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about surprising our kids with learning through play. | You'll hear a talk from Jodi Mockabee at our Wild + Free Conference in Wimberley, TX in the fall of 2016. She talks about unschooling, the concept of strewing and how play is a higher form of learning.NOTESAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yTina Ingold: instagram.com/tinagleeJodi Mockabee: instagram.com/jodimockabeebewildandfree.org/bundlesbewildandfree.org/familycamp

38mins

26 Mar 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 47: The Little Known Brilliance of Charlotte Mason

This week, this week, we’ll join our friend Richele Baburina for a fascinating conversation about Charlotte Mason and her little-known brilliance. Plus, today, we’re launching an exciting campaign for the Wild + Free Farm Village that’s loaded with all sorts of amazing perks. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoRichele Baburina: instagram.com/rbaburina"Grow the Village" campaign: https://igg.me/at/farmvillageWild + Free Farm Village: bewildandfree.org/farmvillageWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coWild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/bookStory Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynightsContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

25mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 4: Comfort in the Chaos

Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about practical ways to engage your children in playful learning. | You'll hear a surprising moment that happened at one of our Wild + Free conferences as well as stories from some of the homeschooling mamas in our community. | Special Guest: Danielle Bennett. | bewildandfree.orgWild + Free: @wildandfree.coAinsley Arment: @ainsl3yTina Ingold: @tinagleeDanielle Bennett: missdaniellebennett.com

27mins

20 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 20: The Homeschool Day

This week, Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold conclude their conversation about "Getting Started in Homeschool." This week's topics include what our homeschool day looks like, some concerns homeschooling mothers have, and avoiding the temptation to replicate the classroom in the home. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch!LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yTina Ingold: instagram.com/tinagleeWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coFamily Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycampContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

16mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 48: Trusting the Process of Homeschooling

This week, Cindy Rollins – the author of Mere Motherhood – shares about filling our own mama souls and trusting the process of our homeschooling efforts. We’ll also provide an update on our “Grow the Village” campaign to buy a staff house at the Wild + Free Farm Village. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch.LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoCindy Rollins: meremotherhood.com"Grow the Village" campaign: https://igg.me/at/farmvillageWild + Free Farm Village: bewildandfree.org/farmvillageWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coWild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/bookStory Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynightsContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

22mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 21: Sally Clarkson

This week, Ainsley Arment has a conversation with homeschooling pioneer and author Sally Clarkson about setting aside time to rest and finding rhythms that bring peace and predictability to our days. (Tina Ingold is on a family-trip to Los Angeles. She'll be back in August!) | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch.LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yTina Ingold: instagram.com/tinagleeWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coFamily Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycampContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundlesSally Clarkson: instagram.com/sally.clarksonSally's blog: sallyclarkson.comSally's podcast: At Home With Sally

23mins

16 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 44: Setting Intentions and Savoring Our Children

This week, we’re finishing our conversation with six Wild + Free mamas who spent a few days together talking about homeschooling, life, and motherhood. We’re talking about New Year’s resolutions and some words of wisdom for 2019. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch.LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoJennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernarakiToni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheartGreta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodernLynsey Kramer: instagram.com/fivechicksandafarmerElsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouseWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coWild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/friscoContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

14mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 46: Helping Our Children Thrive

This week, Elsie Iudicello shares some eye-opening thoughts on raising boys. Julie Bogart talks about fashioning an education around our children’s interests... not the other way around. And we'll share an exciting update about the Wild + Free Farm Village. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoElsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouseJulie Bogart: instagram.com/juliebravewriterWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coWild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/bookStory Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynightsContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

30mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 32: Making Meaningful Connections with our Kids

We're back from a brief hiatus with a special edition of the Wild + Free podcast. You'll hear an interview with Readaloud Revival's Sarah Mackenzie about her new book, an impassioned word about connection from Leah Boden, and an overview of our recent Wild + Free conference in Portland, Oregon. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch!LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoSarah Mackenzie: instagram.com/readaloudrevivalLeah Boden: instagram.com/leahvbodenWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundlesFamily Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp

32mins

1 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 37: Homeschooling Through the Summer?

This week, you'll hear from the refreshingly-honest, veteran homeschooling mama, Terri Woods. We're talking about our summer plans - whether to keep homeschooling until fall - or take the season off. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch!LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoTerri Woods: instagram.com/woodsermomWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundlesFamily Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp

17mins

14 May 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 49: Learning Through Literature

This week, the founder of Beautiful Feet Books, Rea Berg, talks about helping reluctant readers, finding a literary connection with our spouses, and how books make everything better. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch.LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoRea Berg: instagram.com/reaberg"Grow the Village" campaign: https://igg.me/at/farmvillageWild + Free Farm Village: bewildandfree.org/farmvillageWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coWild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/bookStory Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynightsContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

20mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 31: Homeschooling and Marriage

This week, Jennifer Pepito and Kristin Rogers talk about the challenges of building a thriving marriage while homeschooling. Ainsley shares a big announcement about the Farm Village and invites everyone to a special Webcast Event this New Year's Eve. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch.LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoKristin Rogers: instagram.com/kristinrogersWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coFarm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/giveNew Year's Webcast: bewildandfree.org/newyears

21mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 36: Making Homeschool Count

This week, you'll hear hear an inspiring conversation with first-year homeschooler Rachael Alsbury about interest-led learning, STEM projects, and making learning natural. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch!LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoRachael Alsbury: instagram.com/fromfayeWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundlesFamily Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp

18mins

6 May 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 6: Nature

Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about the benefits of Nature in home education and this month's new NATURE content bundle. | You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Greta Eskridge about nature study as science and forming your own nature group.NOTESAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yTina Ingold: instagram.com/tinagleeJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoGreta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodernbewildandfree.org/bundlesbewildandfree.org/familycamp

27mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #19

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Episode 42: What it Means to Be Wild + Free

This week, we’ll hear a conversation between some Wild + Free mamas who spent a few days together in a cozy Bed & Breakfast to talk about homeschooling, life, and motherhood. You’ll also hear a heart-to-heart conversation with Jennifer Naraki on what’s happening in her life and homeschooling through difficult times. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKSAinsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3yJennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepitoJennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernarakiToni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheartGreta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodernLynsey Kramer: instagram.com/fivechicksandafarmerElsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouseWild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/friscoWild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.coContent Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles

24mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #20