Heyyyy, welcome to the Life Without School podcast by Stark Raving Dad! Here to help you and your children live the life *you* want to, not just the one you’re told you should.
How We Became A Home Educating Family
The very, very squiggly story of how we became a home educating family, including:
• How we ended up at financial rock-bottom as 30 year olds (with two young children).
• How despite that we’ve made it possible to always have at least one of us not working and at home with the children.
• How we found the experience of attending three different schools across two different countries.
• How a serious chronic illness threatened to derail our life plans, but actually helped keep us on the right path.
• How our first attempt at homeschooling was an exhausting mess.
• How we started de-schooling ourselves, and eventually settled into unschooling.
You know how you look at those families online and say ‘wow, life has been so easy for them - no wonder they can make a lifestyle like that work’?
Yeah, that's not us.
Introducing Life Without School (Prologue)
In this very first episode of the Life Without School podcast, I'm talking about why it even needs to exist. Why I’m so passionate about shining a light on life paths for children that don’t involve the normal school thing. Why there are millions of children around the world who wake up each day feeling broken, not enough, and believing that the things that come most naturally to them are not important.
Thank you for listening - I hope you're as excited as I am about this podcast becoming a thing!
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Soul Grounding and Beautiful
Izzy (and Kate), thank you so much for sharing your story and your encouragement. We have always been an unschooling family (with 4 children also, ranging in ages from 12-4) pushing against the norm, and it can be unnerving and challenging for sure, with wavering moments and questioning along the way. I am SO thankful that I came across your blog years ago. I scoured everything that you had written. I remember reading your story about your path to unschooling, and finding everything that you wrote so beautiful. It was a nice touch to hear you tell the story in podcast form. Your posts on Instagram are thought provoking, and I resonate so strongly with everything you write. You have put my feelings about it all into powerful words that I can easily share with others. I recently added your printed guides to my bookshelf, and am so glad to have them. Your work continually grounds me in what I feel and believe, and gives me courage. Thank you, thank you, thank you for shining your light so brightly, it is clear and strong and beautiful, and strengthens the rest of us who are traveling a similar path. Blessings and love to your family.
Excited for more
Beautiful… looking forward to more episodes.
I’ve followed SRD on social media for a while now, and I’m thrilled to be a listener of his new podcast. Need encouragement in your and your children’s schooling journey? Find it here. Need motivation? Find it here. Plus grace, empathy, wisdom, joy, and more.