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Are you ready for a homeschooling experience you can enjoy? One with less stress and more fun? Are you ready to think differently about homeschool? Join Maren and Angela every Monday as we encourage each other, laugh, and get real about homeschool.

Homeschool Unrefined Maren Goerss and Angela Sizer

    • Education for Kids

Are you ready for a homeschooling experience you can enjoy? One with less stress and more fun? Are you ready to think differently about homeschool? Join Maren and Angela every Monday as we encourage each other, laugh, and get real about homeschool.

    Throwback: Where We Marie Kondo Our Homeschool

    Throwback: Where We Marie Kondo Our Homeschool

    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 Joy for us, and of course, we had to include a few What We Don’t Dos.  Because, Marie.
     
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    Loving This Week 
    Angela: Believed
    Maren: Quip Toothbrush
     
    Before You Go...
    Share this episode with a friend and let’s keep the conversation going in our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers.⁣
     
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website | Sign up for our newsletter. | Support us on Patreon. | Join our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers. | Merch Shop
    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube
    Angela on Instagram: @unrefinedangela | Maren on Instagram: @unrefinedmaren
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com
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    • 44 min
    Throwback: Top 10 Things We've Learned In 21 Years of Homeschooling With Pam Barnhill

    Throwback: Top 10 Things We've Learned In 21 Years of Homeschooling With Pam Barnhill

    This week we reflect on 21 years of homeschooling with THE homeschool guru and veteran, Pam Barnhill! Pam brings insight and encouragement to our discussion. Ready for some serious truth bombs?  Get out a Sharpie and notecard. You’ll want to tape these on your cupboard and be reminded of them everyday.
    Connect with Pam on her website, here.
     
    $20 in 2020: Classes ON SALE!!
    Jumpstart 2020 with our Personalities & Homeschool classes for just $20! Normally each class is $10, with all four classes bundled for $30. But with our New Year sale, you can get all four classes for just $20! Use code Unrefined20. Hurry! Sale ends Monday, January 6th, 2020.
     
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    Loving This Week
    Maren: Hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
    Angela: Beloved Cami
     
    Before You Go...
    Share this episode with a friend and let’s keep the conversation going in our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers.⁣
     
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website | Sign up for our newsletter. | Support us on Patreon. | Join our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers. | Merch Shop
    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube
    Angela on Instagram: @unrefinedangela | Maren on Instagram: @unrefinedmaren
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com
    Visit our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined
    We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

    • 44 min
    Throwback: Where We Honor Authenticity

    Throwback: Where We Honor Authenticity

    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 your authentic self. We’ll give you a glimpse into what our authentic homeschool looks like for each of us—and we bet it won’t look the same as yours!
    Ep 104: Where We Marie Kondo Our Homeschool
    Ep 56: Where We Adventure with Emily Carlson
    Ep 86: Where Nature Inspires Us With Greta Eskridge
    Ep 27: Where We Appreciate the Highly Sensitive Person
     
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    Loving This Week
    Angela: Mpow H5 Noise Cancelling Headphones
    Maren: Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Waterbottle
     
    Before You Go...
    Share this episode with a friend and let’s keep the conversation going in our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers.⁣
     
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website | Sign up for our newsletter. | Support us on Patreon. | Join our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers. | Merch Shop
    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube
    Angela on Instagram: @unrefinedangela | Maren on Instagram: @unrefinedmaren
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com
    Visit our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined
    We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

    • 44 min
    125: Where We Go Our Own Way with Saira Siddiqui

    125: Where We Go Our Own Way with Saira Siddiqui

    One of our favorite Instagram follows is here! Saira Siddiqui (@confessionsofamuslimmom) is a perspective-shifting writer and digital parent educator. If you haven’t met Saira yet, allow us to introduce you. Pull up a chair (and pull out a notepad!)—you’ll want to give this conversation your full attention and catch every bit of Saira's wisdom. Listening to Saira will challenge your ideas about education and embolden you to go your own way with whatever method of learning and living your family embraces.
     
    In this episode:
    Saira Siddiqui is a Digital Parent Educator, advocating critically thinking, anti-bias, self-directed education (unschooling), and stronger emotional health for parents and children: "The goal of education is critical thinking.” We talk a lot about unschooling and what it means to Saira: “Unschooling and self-direction isn’t just how we learn, it’s a mindset. It’s a lifestyle.” We touch on deschooling ourselves and unlearning our educational backgrounds, including questioning the idea that work and home have to be separate: “What are my passions? What am I pursuing? What am I contributing?” Saira also explains how unschooling changed her own path: “It wasn’t until I really truly embraced unschooling that my own trajectory took off.” Plus, we talk about the value of self-direction in learning: “A lot of what makes us successful as adults has to be very intrinsic.” Lastly, Saira shares about their family’s choice to live abroad: “When you live in a place, you see people for how they see themselves, not how you see them.”  Connect with Saira on Instagram, Facebook, and her website.
     
    Get the Extended Interview!
    Patrons get our extended interview where we talk about some of Saira's favorite books (your TBR pile is about to get a lot taller!). We also get her take on the Homeschool Unrefined signatures: "What We Don't Do" and "Giving Ourselves Credit"–join now to listen!
     
    Speaking of Patreon...
    We're capping our closed Voxer group, which is currently available to all Super Squad supporters ($8/month level). This means that if you want in on this amazing group of homeschool mamas, JOIN NOW! We're closing the group to new members on December 9, 2019. Don't miss your chance to get in! https://www.patreon.com/homeschoolunrefined
     
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    Secure your spot on the "Nice" list
    Want to give Homeschool Unrefined a (FREE!) gift this holiday season? Use our affiliate link! Every time you're shopping on Amazon, use our magical link FIRST and we'll get a small kickback on whatever you purchase. Every little bit adds up, especially when all of you use the link! https://www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined
     
    Classes
    Put our Personalities & Homeschool classes on your wish list this year! Each class is $10, with all four classes bundled for just $30. (Psst... Patrons get an additional discount on the four-class package. Join us at the Squad or Super Squad levels to access these exclusive savings now!) 
     
    Merch!
    It's a great time to treat yourself to Homeschool Unrefined totes, hoodies, mugs, and more in our Merch Shop!
     
    Loving This Week
    Maren: Disney+
    Angela: Splendid Women's Thermal Wrap Hooded Cardigan
     
    Before You Go...
    Share this episode with a friend and let’s keep the conversation going in our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers.⁣
     
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website | Sign up for our newsletter. | Support us on Patreon. | Join our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers.
    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube
    Angela on Instagram: @unrefinedangela | Maren on Instagram: @unrefinedmaren
    Email us any ques

    • 53 min
    Bonus: A Holiday Gift Guide for YOU

    Bonus: A Holiday Gift Guide for YOU

    This holiday season, let's all get better at saying, "This is what I want." Don't get stuck with gifts you don't want (we're looking at you, decorative hand towels and clunky desk calendars). Let our Gift Guide inspire you to invest in YOURSELF. You deserve it! 
     
    Want to give Homeschool Unrefined a (FREE!) gift this holiday season? Use the affiliate links and referral codes included in our show notes! Every time you're shopping on Amazon, use our magical link FIRST and we'll get a small kickback on whatever you purchase. Every little bit adds up, especially when all of you use the link! https://www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined
     
    LTWs
    Check out alllll our LTWs on our website and in our Amazon Shop. Do you love this conversation and these recommendations? We do a whole episode like this every month for our Super Squad on Patreon!
     
    Classes
    Put our Personalities & Homeschool classes on your wish list this year! Each class is $10, with all four classes bundled for just $30. (Psst... Patrons get an additional discount on the four-class package. Join us at the Squad or Super Squad levels to access these exclusive savings now!) 
     
    Merch!
    It's a great time to treat yourself to Homeschool Unrefined totes, hoodies, mugs, and more in our Merch Shop!
     
    Show Some Love
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    HURRY! Don't miss Coffee Hour Live!
    We're doing an online Coffee Hour Live on Wednesday, November 20 from 3:00-4:00pm Central! Plan out your beverages of choice and a movie/documentary/video game for your kids. We're gonna chat about the holidays and answer your questions. This event is exclusive to our Patreon Squad and Super Squad.
     
    Our Holiday Gift Guide for YOU
    Grocery Delivery: Instacart | Shipt | Amazon Prime Clothes & Shoes: Athleta leggings (and the knockoffs) | Boots Haflinger Unisex Clog Self-Care Membership: Float Pod | Movies | Yoga | Headspace  Kayak Gear: Smart Water Bottle | Apple Watch | Yoga Mat | Art Supplies | Walking Stick Airpods Plane ticket / Airbnb Kindle Paperwhite: older version and newer version Babysitter cash and set up  
    Want more ideas for you or your family? Browse our Amazon Shop! And check out our "Simple Holiday Gift Guide" episode!
     
    Before You Go...
    Share this episode with a friend and let’s keep the conversation going in our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers.⁣
     
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website | Sign up for our newsletter. | Support us on Patreon. | Join our closed Facebook group: Unrefined Homeschoolers.
    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube
    Angela on Instagram: @unrefinedangela | Maren on Instagram: @unrefinedmaren
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com
    Visit our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined
    We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

    • 43 min
    124: Simple Holiday Gift Guide

    124: Simple Holiday Gift Guide

    Do you tend to overthink holiday shopping? Us too. But good news: 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 years. Yep, ONE-CLICK SHOPPING. So sit back and enjoy knowing your shopping experience can be a little bit less stressful this year. All of the items mentioned can be found in our Amazon shop at www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined.
     
    MORE gift ideas!
    Last year's Patreon episode "More Holiday Gift Ideas" is available for Patreon supporters. We talked about our favorite gift subscriptions, gifts for parents (and what we're asking for this year), and our favorite homeschool-specific books for kids. To hear that episode and many more we've recorded just for supporters, go here.  
     
    Secure your spot on the "Nice" list
    Want to give Homeschool Unrefined a (FREE!) gift this holiday season? Use the affiliate links included in our show notes! Every time you're shopping on Amazon, use our magical link FIRST and we'll get a small kickback on whatever you purchase. Every little bit adds up, especially when all of you use the link! https://www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined
     
    HURRY! Don't miss Coffee Hour Live!
    We're doing an online Coffee Hour Live on Wednesday, November 20 from 3:00-4:00pm Central! Plan out your beverages of choice and a movie/documentary/video game for your kids. We're gonna chat about the holidays and answer your questions. This event is exclusive to our Patreon Squad and Super Squad.
     
    Classes
    Put our Personalities & Homeschool classes on your wish list this year! Each class is $10, with all four classes bundled for just $30. (Psst... Patrons get an additional discount on the four-class package. Join us at the Squad or Super Squad levels to access these exclusive savings now!) 
     
    Merch!
    It's a great time to treat yourself to Homeschool Unrefined totes, hoodies, mugs, and more in our Merch Shop!
     
    Show Some Love
    Leave us an iTunes review! Your reviews help more people find the podcast. When new people find us, they'll see how much YOU love the podcast and want to listen, too!
     
    Simple Holiday Gift Guide
    Below you will find links to every item mentioned in our episode. You can also find ALL of the items in our Amazon Shop at www.amazon.com/shop/homeschoolunrefined. Don't forget to click here to browse our list of Holiday Books.
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    Legos - aircraft carrier, architecture buildings here, here and here.
    Magic Set
    Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run
    Citiblocs
    Rain Cloud Tub Toy
    Army Men Play Bucket
    Dress Up Clothes - Capes, Capes, Playsilks
    Indoor Gym
    Mini Trampoline
    Snap Circuits
    Fidget Spinner, Fidget Cube
    Microscope and Prepared Slides
    Bacteria Plates Kit
    Harrisville Designs 10" Potholder Loom Kit
    Magnetic Poetry Kit
    Manic Panic Hair Dye
    Art
    Fine Line Markers
    Sharpies
    Coloring Books - Gretchen Rubin, Harry Potter
    Washi Tape
    Hot Glue Gun
    All In One Art Kit
    Oil Pastels
    Paint Brush Kit
    Charcoal Pencils
    Sketch Books - 9x12, 5x8
    Slime Ingredients - Gallon Glue, Shaving Cream, Contact Lens Solution, Baby Oil
    Spirograph
    Play Dough and Kit
    Spin Art
    Candle Making Kit
    Paint By Sticker - younger kids, older kids
    Sun Print Paper Kit
    Tech
    Walkie Talkies
    Karaoke Machine
    Compose Yourself
    Camera Stand
    Selfie Stick
    Osmo (*often goes on sale on black Friday)
    DSLR Camera
    Echo Dot
    Games
    Skiwampus (Out of print! Alternative: Sleeping Queens)
    Mancala
    No Stress Chess
    Wooden Tetris Puzzle
    One Person Puzzles - here, here and here.
    Blokus
    Outdoor
    Spider Swing
    Swiss Army Knife
    Bow and Arrow Sets - here and here
    Slackline
    Big Scooters
    Pogo Stick
    Butterfly Growing Kit
    Hammock
    Kitchen
    cutting boards
    soda stream
    cast iron pan
    apple slicer
    vegetable peeler
    food chopper
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