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?
Messy Minimalism with Rachelle Crawford
Today I’m here with Rachelle Crawford talking about Messy Minimalism. Rachelle is the author of Messy Minimalism and the founder of Abundant Life with Less. We go over starting with the who instead of the why, wrestling with assumptions, helping kids into minimalism, becoming more conscious consumers, reducing decision fatigue, why organization is not the answer, how perfectionism keeps you stuck, decluttering, and slowing down.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast71.
Giving with Matt Matheson
Today I’m here with Matt Matheson talking about giving. Matt is a husband, father, educator, and founder of Family Money School. We go over how giving fits into financial freedom, what strategies we use for the mechanics of giving, how to encourage children to be giving, and how to be generous outside of financial donations.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast70.
Empathy with Sarah Rosensweet
Today I’m here with Sarah Rosensweet talking about empathy. Sarah is a mother of 3 and a certified peaceful parenting coach, podcaster, and educator in Toronto. We go over the impact of empathy, modeling empathy, holding boundaries with empathy, empathy as an intention and not a tactic, an empathetic mindset, and how empathy has blossomed in our own children.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast69.
Real Estate with Erika Brown
Today I’m here with Erika Brown talking about real estate. Erika turned a career as a real estate agent into a multi-million dollar real estate empire that provides jobs and empowers the community, while unschooling her three boys. We go over money, real estate, financing, BRRRR, Air BnBs, rentals, entrepreneurship, parenting, and unschooling.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast68
Family of Origin with Shelly Robinson
Today I’m here with Shelly Robinson talking about relationships with our family of origin. Shelly is a certified holistic family wellness coach, cycle-breaker, conscious parenting educator, and founder of Raising Yourself. We go over expectations, boundaries, narratives, homeostasis, and approval.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast67.
Communication Q+A with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
Today I’m here with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson with a communication Q & A. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist and Ned is a tutor geek and they are both speakers and authors of The Self-Driven Child and What Do You Say. We go over what to say when a child is struggling with complaining, school, neurodiversities, a hard new skill, substances, mental health, technology, lying, and siblings.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast66.
A calm, grounded voice
Rachel’s professional expertise coupled with her real life examples from parenting her own kiddos have been influential in my unschooling journey. I hear her calm, grounded voice like that of a trusted friend. I so appreciate her vulnerability and willingness to mentor others on this incredible journey through her podcast. Thank you, Rachel!
need to let the guest speak more
I love most of the topic she discusses and her view of the gentle parenting and unschooling. I have been a listener for the past three years and learned a lot from her.
However, she doesn’t really let her guest to complete their thoughts and ideas before jumping in and affirming with her own thoughts and ideas.
I have found myself many time eagerly waiting to hear from the guest more yet Rachel is giving the conclusion for the guests.
Sometimes it is hard to not being able to fully listen the guest, and I just forward the episode.
I love her guests and topic.
Jen has good parenting advice but her interview episodes are painful to listen to. The guest seems to barely get a word in and it seems like she structures the questions so she can say what she wants to say. She goes into a random monologue mid interview where it seems like she’s just reading from a script. I’m not sure why she bothers having guests if she doesn’t let them speak. It feels extremely rude sometimes. That being said she does give good parenting advice.