97 episodes

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, and Simple Living. Are you ready to live the family life of your dreams?

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 307 Ratings

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, and Simple Living. Are you ready to live the family life of your dreams?

    Homeschooling to School with Angela Sizer & Maren Goerss

    Homeschooling to School with Angela Sizer & Maren Goerss

    “It was so important for us as homeschool parents, and because of the tenets that we hold as the reasons why we homeschool: it’s important for us to value our children as humans, and for their voices to be heard, and for their mental health, and so, when our kids were saying, ‘I think we need to start thinking about school,’ if we ignored these ideas that were coming from our kids, we would’t be holding the tenets that we thought were important in homeschooling—trusting and respecting them, which is the highest value.”
    Angela Sizer and Maren Goerss join me in today’s episode about Homeschooling to School.
    Angela and Maren are hosts of the Homeschool Unrefined Podcast and authors of the new book Think Differently About Learning.
    We discuss how we came to homeschooling, treating children as humans, nuts and bolts of homeschooling, outsourcing, mental health, and the transition from homeschooling to school.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast98

    • 59 min
    Conflict with Lisa Rothman

    Conflict with Lisa Rothman

    “Our needs are never in conflict. It’s the strategies that we use to meet our needs that get us into conflict.”
    Lisa Rothman joins me in today’s episode about Conflict.
    Lisa is a mom who has spent more than 20 years learning, practicing, and teaching collaborative communication skills.
    We discuss a template for preventing and repairing conflict, capacity, and boundaries and we get to step inside of some conflict resolution sessions with families.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast97

    • 1 hr 2 min
    96: Shared Labor with Zach Watson

    96: Shared Labor with Zach Watson

    “There was a child that drowned when they were with their dad at a public pool and the mom was blamed while being five states away, and I thought, that was something I’d never considered, that women are blamed for the well-being of their children no matter what.”
    Zach Watson joins me in today’s episode about Sharing Labor.
    Zach is a content creator and coach teaching men to better see the invisible labor that is happening around them.
    We discuss his awakening, examples of mental, emotional and domestic labor, why women carry so much of this load, how language is important, how to discuss this in our partnerships without triggering defensiveness, working on this ADHD, and supporting a societal shift toward greater equity.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast96.

    • 57 min
    Ceremony with Magdalena Garcia

    Ceremony with Magdalena Garcia

    “Ceremony is the point in time when we all know it’s time to stop . . . and honor something or someone. Ceremony is the time and the place. And ritual, those are the elements within ceremony that get us deeper, that actually encourage us to pause and find meaning. So the elements of ritual: things like symbolism, the activation of the senses . . . all of those things get us to here, now, which then helps us with the other element—what is the story underneath the story?”
    Magdalena Garcia joins me in today’s episode about Ceremony.
    Magdalena is a mother, educator, writer, birth story listener, parenting coach and ceremony facilitator.
    We discuss the religion gap, tools for creating ceremonies, birthdays, transitions, birth, teenagers, and holidays.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast95.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Emotional Labor with Rose Hackman

    Emotional Labor with Rose Hackman

    “What happens when you don’t teach a whole group of people to understand their emotions is that they become extremely emotionally dysregulated . . . it then tends to be a woman who is tasked with modulated that partner’s expression, especially when there are kids involved and you’re trying to be a buffer between that temper—that mood—and your children.”
    Rose Hackman joins me in today’s episode about Emotional Labor.
    Rose is a British journalist and the author of Emotional Labor.
    We discuss what emotional labor is, how it develops, the problem of it being invisible and unvalued, how men are also harmed by patriarchy, how to make our relationships more egalitarian, and what changes we could make in society to value emotional labor.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast94.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Consent with Fran Liberatore

    Consent with Fran Liberatore

    “I believe that all humans have a right to ownership over their body, over their mental, spiritual, emotional autonomy and consent is kind of a way to ensure that it’s not just us being autonomous everywhere but we are also respecting other people’s boundaries and right to be autonomous. My autonomy ends where yours begins.”
    Fran Liberatore joins me in today’s episode about Consent.
    Fran is a writer, podcaster, Masters student and ex-educator, as well as an unschooling mother of two children.
    We discuss what consent is, why it matters, how it connects to adultism, how to create a culture of consent in our homes, making consent-based decisions, consent-based education, to what extent children are able to consent, and if everything has to be arrived a through a collaborative process.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast93.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

omnivert mama ,

A great tool for the parenting/homeschool tool box!

Rachel’s vast knowledge and the guests she has on are a far reaching resource. What she presents on her podcast bring in a wide range of ideas and potential for the critical thinker!

Rochelleadair ,

Perspective changer

I started listening to this podcast as a brand new mom and, now, 6 years and 2 kids into motherhood I still value so much that I learned and continue to learn from Rachel. She has such an eye opening and gentle perspective that has truly helped me so much in navigating parenthood.

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Informative and fun podcast!

I’ve listened to the Sage Family podcast for years. It’s a great source of inspiration and education, and has fantastic guests. I recommend this podcast for anyone interested in a thoughtful approach to raising a family with a strong bond.

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