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?
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.
Grow Wild with Katy Bowman
Today I’m here with Katy Bowman talking about the role of movement in growing wild. Katy is a biomechanist, author, speaker, and a leader in the movement movement. We go over stacking needs, culture, clothing, cooking, the home environment, learning, activities, and alloparents.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast65.
Second Baby with Ashleigh Warner
Today I’m here with Ashleigh Warner talking about having a second baby. Ashleigh is a psychologist and respectful parenting mum of 2. We go over grief, big feelings, attachment, inclusion, challenging behaviors, regression, and miscarriage.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast64.
Assessment with Tamara Soles
Today I’m here with Tamara Soles talking about assessment. Tamara is a psychologist, parent coach, and mom of twins. We go over neurodiversity, what a psychological assessment is, when it’s helpful, how to find a practitioner that is a good fit, what to expect during the process, what a diagnosis means, and how to advocate for consent for our children.
Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast63.
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!
I’m new to homeschooling. Rachel makes my road ahead seem not only manageable, but illuminates it in glowing, forest dappled light. Whenever I struggle or feel plagued with doubt, she offers the wisdom I need. Her guests and the twists and turns of their conversations almost always alleviate my concerns and back my intuition up with science and experience.
This alternative schooling is so necessary, my kids are so much happier now that they are home. I am very surprised at how privileged this podcast family seems to be and her guests as well. Assuming everyone can unschool is unfortunately not how our culture and social systems work in the United States. I wish there was some acknowledgement of these struggles occasionally. An attempt to see life through other lenses.