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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
    • 4.7, 132 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.

    Set Yourself Up for Homeschool Success

    Set Yourself Up for Homeschool Success

    You're getting a FREE class from our Back to School Summit! Woohoo!
     
    In this class, we talk about
    -Seeing the value in lots of learning beyond formal academics because kids are learning all the time. 

    -Adding in academics slowly and appropriately for each kid. 

    -Reframing household responsibilities as a good investment in helping our kids learn not just academic but lifelong skills. 
     
    Want more?
    We have two more sessions available right now on Patreon in our $5 Back to School Summit! You’ll get this class PLUS:
    *2 more classes like this one: "Make Your Homeschool Sustainable" and "The Practical Side"
    *Digital printable worksheets with reflection questions, takeaways and partner episodes for each class
    *Special savings for our App School Guide & Curriculum Guide bundle 
     
    Get Allllll the Rewards!
    The Summit in its entirety is ONLY available on Patreon, which means that for JUST $5 you get all this--AND you’ll unlock 2 years of patron rewards including an archive of extended interviews, monthly episodes, our patron-only Facebook group, and a discount code for our Homeschool+Personalities classes.
     
    Sharing is Caring
    If this class has been helpful, please let your homeschool community online and IRL know that they can listen to this first class for FREE by going to homeschoolunrefined.com or their favorite podcast app.
     
    Related Episodes
    *107: Where We Think Differently About Homeschool
    *113: Interest-Led Learning IRL

    *126: Where We Begin With Deschooling
     
    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    ANNOUNCEMENT: Back to School Summit

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Back to School Summit

    Hi friends!
    We're hopping back on the podcast feed to tell you that we'll be back to regular episodes in September, but in the meantime, we've got a new and exciting announcement!
     
    Get ready for the Back to School Summit! This summit will be for both new AND experienced homeschoolers to help us all start the year off on the right foot. Join us as we reframe expectations, share real-life solutions, and get set up for a successful and sustainable new year. 
     
    You’ll get: 
    3 inspiring and practical conversations  Digital printable worksheets with reflection questions, takeaways, and resources Special savings for our App School Guide & Curriculum Guide bundle   
    This summit is ONLY available on Patreon, which means that for JUST $5 you get all this--AND you’ll unlock 2 years of patron rewards including an archive of extended interviews, monthly episodes, our patron-only Facebook group, and a discount code for our Homeschool+Personalities classes. 
     
    The summit goes LIVE on Friday, August 7, but you’ll be able to access the sessions whenever you want from your podcast app. No need to clear your schedule or worry about what to do with the kids. Listen when it works for YOU.
     
    **We want to make this affordable and accessible to everyone, so EVERYONE will get the first session right here on our regular podcast feed for FREE this Friday!**
     
    Sign up for the Back to School Summit today to unlock all the patron rewards: patreon.com/homeschoolunrefined.
     
    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.

    • 5 min
    The Unrefined Curriculum Guide is here!

    The Unrefined Curriculum Guide is here!

    Hey friends! We've been working hard behind the scenes this summer to create our newest resource for you! 
     
    The Unrefined Curriculum Guide is 30 pages of inspiration, encouragement, and resources to build and boost your curriculum library with recommendations you won't dread using.
     
    Best of all, it’s just $10! Which means, it’s affordable for you AND it helps support us do what we do here at Homeschool Unrefined—win, win!
     
    And this month, patrons in the Squad get $5 off with a special code! (Offer ends 7/31)
     
    Go to homeschoolunrefined.com/curriculum-guide to get your guide and get ready for your favorite homeschool year yet. 
     
    Homeschool Unrefined on Romper
    We were invited by Romper to talk about creating a more inclusive homeschool community. Check it out here!
     
    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.

    • 2 min
    How We Homeschool Through a Pandemic: 3 Solutions for Your Summer

    How We Homeschool Through a Pandemic: 3 Solutions for Your Summer

    With so much up in the air, how can we give our summer some stability to help us unwind from this school year and stay open to what the future school year might have for us? If we can do 3 things, and only 3 things, this summer, what should those 3 things be? We focus in on what solutions are going to be both realistic AND beneficial for us this summer.
     
    Where You'll Find Us This Summer...
    We’re taking some time off from recording this summer—our first-ever (and much-needed) hiatus.⁣ BUT!⁣ We’ll be recording new episodes for Patreon all summer long.⁣ So if you’d like to keep processing with us *and* support our small podcast business, consider joining our $5 Squad on Patreon!⁣
     
    Curriculum Wrap-Up!
    Our $5 Squad on Patreon just got our Curriculum Wrap Up! We shared the learning tools that won our school year. Patrons get the episode right in their podcast app AND a handy-dandy hyperlinked PDF! Join the $5 Squad to get in on this and all the other rewards!
     
    BONUS Episode!
    Don't miss our bonus episode with Diversity & Inclusion Expert Charnaie Gordon of @hereweeread. You'll be inspired to read more diverse books AND you'll be equipped with an amazing list of picture books!
     
    FREE Homeschool High 5 Guide
    We created a FREE guide to help you jump in, refresh, and boost your home-learning experience. Check it out and share share share!
     
    App School Guide
    Our App School Guide has all our favorite apps--organized by category and hyperlinked. It’s easy to use and includes a key to let you know which apps are free and which ones aren’t. Best of all, it’s just $5! 
     
    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!
     
    Loving This Week
    Angela: bookshop.org
    Maren: Gentefied
     
    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How We Homeschool Through a Pandemic: Q &A

    How We Homeschool Through a Pandemic: Q &A

    Can you believe we've done NINE episodes in this series?! Friends, give yourselves CREDIT for navigating these last couple months of pandemic life. You're so amazing. We are tackling some of YOUR questions in this episode, and our answers might not be what you're expecting!
    -"How do you fit it all in? Working out, chores, running a whole household, AND having enough time for school work?"
    -"What are your mental health tips for mom?"
    -"What are some homeschool fails and loves this year?"
    -"What about little kids?"
    Tune in to next week's episode, too! We'll be wrapping up this series and processing our thoughts on ending the school year and what summer might look like for each of us.
     
    BONUS Episode!
    Don't miss our bonus episode with Diversity & Inclusion Expert Charnaie Gordon of @hereweeread. You'll be inspired to read more diverse books AND you'll be equipped with an amazing list of picture books!
     
    Curriculum Wrap-Up!
    Our $5 Squad on Patreon gets our Curriculum Wrap Up episode! We share the curriculum that won our school year. Patrons get the episode right in their podcast app AND a handy-dandy hyperlinked PDF! Join the $5 Squad to get in on this and all the other rewards!
     
    BINGO!
    We made a BINGO story template and we think you'll like it.
     
    FREE Homeschool High 5 Guide
    We created a FREE guide to help you jump in, refresh, and boost your home-learning experience. Check it out and share share share!
     
    App School Guide
    Our App School Guide has all our favorite apps--organized by category and hyperlinked. It’s easy to use and includes a key to let you know which apps are free and which ones aren’t. Best of all, it’s just $5! 
     
    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!
     
    Loving This Week
    Angela: A Secret Love
    Maren: Happy Endings
     
    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.

    • 52 min
    How We Homeschool Through a Pandemic: What We Miss & What's Saving Us

    How We Homeschool Through a Pandemic: What We Miss & What's Saving Us

    Anyone else missing adventures and ACTUAL ALONE TIME? Yes, there's a lot we miss during this pandemic. But thankfully, we've also found some surprising things that are getting us through. How about you? What are you missing? What's getting you through?
     
    BONUS Episode!
    Don't miss our bonus episode with Diversity & Inclusion Expert Charnaie Gordon of @hereweeread. You'll be inspired to read more diverse books AND you'll be equipped with an amazing list of picture books!
     
    Curriculum Wrap-Up!
    Our $5 Squad on Patreon gets our Curriculum Wrap Up episode! We share the curriculum that won our school year. Patrons get the episode right in their podcast app AND a handy-dandy hyperlinked PDF! Join the $5 Squad to get in on this and all the other rewards!
     
    BINGO!
    We made a BINGO story template and we think you'll like it.
     
    FREE Homeschool High 5 Guide
    We created a FREE guide to help you jump in, refresh, and boost your home-learning experience. Check it out and share share share!
     
    App School Guide
    Our App School Guide has all our favorite apps--organized by category and hyperlinked. It’s easy to use and includes a key to let you know which apps are free and which ones aren’t. Best of all, it’s just $5! 
     
    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!
     
    Loving This Week
    Angela: The Color of Water
    Maren: More Myself: A Journey
     
    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.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

CaliMom4 ,

Making homeschool feel attainable

They keep it real, and are so positive. I love listening to this podcast.

jilljarvis ,

Encouragement

Angela & Maren are such a breath of encouragement! They share the real life experience of life...education and raising kids at this point.

Melissagc1314 ,

If you’re feeling alone, there bad b’s have got you

Fairly new listener here. Pandemic got me like...🥴😷😩 biy Angela and Maren have been INCREDIBLE to listen to. I always leave feeling encouraged, entertained, and less alone. I am always nodding my head and laughing out loud. I am so grateful for these women. Keep it up!!!!

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