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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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 181 Ratings

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.

    Bonus Episode: Seeing Children As Humans with Rachel Rainbolt

    Bonus Episode: Seeing Children As Humans with Rachel Rainbolt

    Join us for this special bonus episode with Rachel Rainbolt where we explore the importance of seeing children as humans! 
     
    Rachel Rainbolt is a therapist, coach, writer, educator, and host of the Sage Family Podcast. 
     





    Connect with Rachel!
    Sage Family
     
    We’re here to show you how to:
    Identify learning opportunities in everything you do, how to celebrate your child’s differences, and how to give yourself and your kids credit for all the things you’re already doing.
    If you have felt unwelcome in other spaces, we hope you feel welcome here. 
     
    You can now order our book! 
    You can order "Think Differently About Learning: A Homeschool Where Children And Parents Thrive" from the following vendors, or wherever books are sold. 
    Bookshop.org Amazon Barnes & Noble  
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website and follow us on Instagram: @homeschoolunrefined. Follow Maren for ADD, homeschooling, and parent coaching: @alwayslearningwithmaren.
    Sign up for our newsletter and get our Top 100 Inclusive Book List.
    We are listener-supported! Support us on Patreon and get access to our special Q&P (Question and Process) episodes!
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bonus Episode: Creativity And Homeschool with Julie Soul

    Bonus Episode: Creativity And Homeschool with Julie Soul

    Join us for this special bonus episode with Julie Soul all about creativity and homeschool!
     
    Julie Soul is the host of the Creative Homeschool Podcast. She is also the founder of Soul Sparklettes Art and The Glitter Bomb®. Her mission is to inspire and empower anyone who teaches art to kids! 
     






     
     
    Connect with Julie!
    Soul Sparklettes Art
     
    We’re here to show you how to:
    Identify learning opportunities in everything you do, how to celebrate your child’s differences, and how to give yourself and your kids credit for all the things you’re already doing.
    If you have felt unwelcome in other spaces, we hope you feel welcome here. 
     
    You can now order our book! 
    You can order "Think Differently About Learning: A Homeschool Where Children And Parents Thrive" from the following vendors, or wherever books are sold. 
    Bookshop.org Amazon Barnes & Noble  
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website and follow us on Instagram: @homeschoolunrefined. Follow Maren for ADD, homeschooling, and parent coaching: @alwayslearningwithmaren.
    Sign up for our newsletter and get our Top 100 Inclusive Book List.
    We are listener-supported! Support us on Patreon and get access to our special Q&P (Question and Process) episodes!
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bonus Episode: Homeschooling & Motivation with Casey O'Roarty

    Bonus Episode: Homeschooling & Motivation with Casey O'Roarty

    Join us for this special bonus episode with Casey O'Roarty where we discuss homeschooling and motivation. 
     
    Casey O’Roarty, M.Ed, is a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and Coach. She hosts the Joyful Courage podcast, parenting summits, live and online classes, and individual coaching. Her book, Joyful Courage: Calming the Drama and Taking Control of YOUR Parenting Journey was published in May 2019. 
    Connect with Casey!
    Joyful Courage Podcast
     
    We’re here to show you how to:
    Identify learning opportunities in everything you do, how to celebrate your child’s differences, and how to give yourself and your kids credit for all the things you’re already doing.
    If you have felt unwelcome in other spaces, we hope you feel welcome here. 
     
    You can now order our book! 
    You can order "Think Differently About Learning: A Homeschool Where Children And Parents Thrive" from the following vendors, or wherever books are sold. 
    Bookshop.org Amazon Barnes & Noble  
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website and follow us on Instagram: @homeschoolunrefined. Follow Maren for ADD, homeschooling, and parent coaching: @alwayslearningwithmaren.
    Sign up for our newsletter and get our Top 100 Inclusive Book List.
    We are listener-supported! Support us on Patreon and get access to our special Q&P (Question and Process) episodes!
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bonus Episode: Differently wired Learners with Debbie Reber

    Bonus Episode: Differently wired Learners with Debbie Reber

    Join us for this special bonus episode with Debbie Reber where we discuss differently wired learners! 
     
    Debbie created Tilt Parenting in early 2016 in the hopes that no parent walking this unmarked path will ever feel alone again; to help frustrated and stuck parents feel connected and grounded as they chart a path that feels positive and hopeful for the whole family.
    Connect with Debbie!
    Tilt Parenting






     
    We’re here to show you how to:
    Identify learning opportunities in everything you do, how to celebrate your child’s differences, and how to give yourself and your kids credit for all the things you’re already doing.
    If you have felt unwelcome in other spaces, we hope you feel welcome here. 
     
    You can now order our book! 
    You can order "Think Differently About Learning: A Homeschool Where Children And Parents Thrive" from the following vendors, or wherever books are sold. 
    Bookshop.org Amazon Barnes & Noble  
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website and follow us on Instagram: @homeschoolunrefined. Follow Maren for ADD, homeschooling, and parent coaching: @alwayslearningwithmaren.
    Sign up for our newsletter and get our Top 100 Inclusive Book List.
    We are listener-supported! Support us on Patreon and get access to our special Q&P (Question and Process) episodes!
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com.

    • 39 min
    210: When Struggles Happen

    210: When Struggles Happen

    Join us as we discuss a challenging topic: When struggles happen!
     
    Let's get right to it! When struggles happen, it's usually because our kids aren't doing what we want them to do. Parents often have an agenda and kids often don't have that same agenda. 
     
    There's a big difference between reacting vs responding and we discuss this in detail. We also dive into how the disparity between our priorities vs the needs of our children is often what creates struggles.
     
    We share our simple (but oh-so-effective!) strategy for responding to struggles when they arise. 
     
    3-Step Response Strategy
    Stop and take a break Take responsibility and get curious Co-create a plan together  
    Using this 3-step response strategy and working through a struggle is often the best form of learning that our children can experience. Don't forget to celebrate working through a struggle together!
     
    This last season of our podcast is for homeschooling parents, traditional school parents, and everyone in between. This is our last season and definitely our best season!
     
    We’re here to show you how to:
    Identify learning opportunities in everything you do, how to celebrate your child’s differences, and how to give yourself and your kids credit for all the things you’re already doing.
    If you have felt unwelcome in other spaces, we hope you feel welcome here. 
     
    LTWs 
    Angela:
    Beyond That, The Sea by Laura Spence-Ash
    ChatGPT told me I would like this and they were spot on! I listened to it and loved it.
    Maren: 
    Ergonomic Kneeling Chair
    This takes the pressure off my lower back and hips while working at my computer! Also great for ADHD because I can rock. That small movement helps me focus!
    You can now pre-order our book! 
    Our book will be released on June 18th! You can pre-order "Think Differently About Learning: A Homeschool Where Children And Parents Thrive" from the following vendors, or wherever books are sold. 
    Bookshop.org Amazon Barnes & Noble  
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website and follow us on Instagram: @homeschoolunrefined. Follow Maren for ADD, homeschooling, and parent coaching: @alwayslearningwithmaren.
    Sign up for our newsletter and get our Top 100 Inclusive Book List.
    We are listener-supported! Support us on Patreon and get access to our special Q&P (Question and Process) episodes!
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com.

    • 27 min
    209: Devices, Technology & Screens

    209: Devices, Technology & Screens

    Join us as we discuss devices, technology & screens!
     
    We know this is a hot topic and one that can often be heated. It's complicated and encompasses an ever-changing landscape. 
     
    What is it about screens that captivates our kids? A sense of community, autonomy, and dopamine are three key words to keep in mind. Our world is technology-dependent and connected so it's important that we empower ourselves and our kids, and get curious while we seek to understand this issue. 
     
    Together, let's dive into the following:
    Our kids are watching us and our relationship with screens. Like it or not, we are modeling for them! It's critical that we teach media and tech literacy. It's essential that we create a plan together, with our kids.    
    This last season of our podcast is for homeschooling parents, traditional school parents, and everyone in between. This is our last season and definitely our best season!
     
    We’re here to show you how to:
    Identify learning opportunities in everything you do, how to celebrate your child’s differences, and how to give yourself and your kids credit for all the things you’re already doing.
    If you have felt unwelcome in other spaces, we hope you feel welcome here. 
     
    LTWs 
    Angela:
    The Tortured Poets Department
    Almost two months later, this album is still a bop. 
    Maren: 
    Death and Other Details
    I have become a TV show snob, and this show checks all the boxes for me! This is a locked room murder mystery, which grabs my attention every time. Almost the entire season 1 takes place on a yacht. It unfolds the present timeline with family, financial, and social drama, plus jumps back to a previous unsolved murder very much entangled with this one. The vibe is Knives Out meets Succession.
     
    You can now pre-order our book! 
    Our book will be released on June 18th! You can pre-order "Think Differently About Learning: A Homeschool Where Children And Parents Thrive" from the following vendors, or wherever books are sold. 
    Bookshop.org Amazon Barnes & Noble  
    Connect with us! 
    Visit our website and follow us on Instagram: @homeschoolunrefined. Follow Maren for ADD, homeschooling, and parent coaching: @alwayslearningwithmaren.
    Sign up for our newsletter and get our Top 100 Inclusive Book List.
    We are listener-supported! Support us on Patreon and get access to our special Q&P (Question and Process) episodes!
    Email us any questions or feedback at homeschoolunrefined@gmail.com.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

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Towels

So funny I’ve been avoiding replacing my towels from 20 years ago bc the store closed. They are Charisma too, ha I still love them 19 years later but 5 kids later I need more, thanks for the 411

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Terrible podcast

This is the absolute worst podcasts for homeschool families. Be aware moms!

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Homeschool or public school?

I listened for a bit but I kept getting confused that they talk about homeschooling but say their kids are in public school? Don’t have a problem with either but I listen for experiences from homeschool moms. The socialization episode talks about how socialization is not an issue and how great it is for kids but then she said her kids are in public school because they felt isolated. Just feels like they’re saying this is great but my kids had to go to school because it was bad for them

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