94 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?

Sage Family Rachel Rainbolt

    • 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?

    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
    Warrior with Karen Young

    Warrior with Karen Young

    “We have to give them the neuroscience. This is going to strip any shame. It’s going to make it easier for them to turn and face and own their behavior. We really have to turn these feelings into allies and friends.”
    Karen Young joins me in today’s episode about inner warriors (anxiety).
    Karen is a psychologist, speaker, consultant, the founder of Hey, Sigmund, and the author of Hey, Warrior.
    We discuss ways anxiety shows up in kids that are often not recognized as anxiety, how we can frame anxiety for our children, how to guide our own nervous systems back to safety, how to support a child through co-regulation, how to hold boundaries for safety while holding space for big feelings, why repair is important, how to help our children through hard experiences so they don’t get stuck as traumas.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast92.

    • 54 min
    Declarative Language with Linda Murphy

    Declarative Language with Linda Murphy

    “It shifts your communication dynamic from one that might be negative to one that’s positive. It moves it from demand based or power struggles to connection and partnership.”
    Linda Murphy joins me in today’s episode about Declarative Language.
    Linda is a speech language pathologist and RDI® Constultant.
    We discuss social learning differences, imperative vs declarative language, examples, benefits, social learning examples, pacing, and co-regulation.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast91.

    • 58 min
    Aggression with Tosha Shore

    Aggression with Tosha Shore

    “Limits are the thing parents struggle with the most and it’s one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. Until you feel confident and competent in your limit setting skills, it’s going to be really hard to help your child through aggressive behaviors.”
    Tosha Schore joins me in today’s episode about Aggression.
    Tosha is a parent coach and the founder of Parenting Boys Peacefully, where she is on a mission to create a more peaceful world, one sweet boy at a time.
    We discuss boys, aggressive play, brains, fear, connection, communication, playfulness, and limits.
    Get the full show notes at sagefamily.com/podcast90.

    • 47 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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