Throwback: Where We Stage an Intervention

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We are looking back to when we needed to stop ourselves from getting super stressed out about every single thing, and refocus on what’s really important.  This is reoccurring issue, so we needed to hear this from ourselves again.  Hope this helps you, too!

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Angela - Humans of New York: The Series

Maren - Whole Foods

 

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Throwback: What We Don't Do

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In this favorite listener episode we hand out all the permission slips to do less, relax more, so that we can enjoy this time we have so carefully carved out for our families and for ourselves.  We dig into what the purpose is for homeschooling in the first place, so we can make some tough decisions about what NOT to do.

Everlane: The Cotton V T-shirt

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

Hello Fresh

 

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Angela: Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott

also mentioned: Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Maren:  Instagram Follows - National Geographic (@natgeo)

National Geographic Travel (@natgeotravel)

Retta Einstein (@unforettable)

 

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80: Nature Series: How To Raise a Wild Child, Ch 3-5

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Join us for our Summer Book Club: How to Raise a Wild Child.   In this episode, we address how schools are helping/hindering the love of nature, very easy ways to incorporate nature into our everyday lives, and how our frame of mind is a huge factor in helping our kids get on board.  Read along with us this summer, or just listen in for the highlights!  Either way, you’ll get so much out of this book.

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How To Raise a Wild Child by Scott Sampson

Sparkle Stories

 

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Angela: Trader Joe's Everything Bagel Seasoning

Maren: The New Primal Beef Thins

 

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79: Summer Mode: The State of Our Cars

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We’re in Summer Mode, and you know what that means.  We dive into our series topics: what’s going well and what needs tweaking.  We want you to be part of our Summer Mode series, too, so we’re answering listener questions!  This week’s question addresses the universal homeschool worry about how much is too much seat work.

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How To Raise a Wild Child by Scott Sampson

 

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Angela: Resistbot

Maren: The Daily

 

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78: Nature Series: How To Raise a Wild Child, Ch 1-2

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We all know getting into nature is good for us.  But do we really know why?  And how do we overcome all the hurdles of actually making it happen?  We are kicking off our summer book club with an inspiring discussion of chapters 1 & 2 of How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson.  Read along throughout the summer, or just listen in to grab the highlights.

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How To Raise a Wild Child by Scott Sampson

 

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Angela: In the Dark, Season 2

Also mentioned: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Maren: Prana Foundation V-neck Top

 

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77: Summer Mode: Boredom, Rhythm & Reading

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Are you in Summer Mode?  Join us as we kick off this new series with real talk about boredom, rhythm & reading and what that looks like in this season.  In Summer Mode, we’ll discuss what’s going well, what needs tweaking, and we’ll answer a listener question.  As always, we’ll share our LTWs throughout the summer.  Let’s do this summer together!

Next week, we will be chatting about nature and the first few chapters of the book How To Raise a Wild Child by Scott Sampson.  We will use this book to guide our nature discussions all summer long.  Please join us but do NOT feel like you need to read the book, unless of course, you're interested.

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Angela: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman

Maren: Summer Drink: Spindrift, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and Nutpods over ice. H/T @inexactscience on instagram

 

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76: Where We Play! With Christy Thomas

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Christy Thomas is the guru for play, and we are so happy to have her on the podcast. Christy shares with us the power of play and why it is vital to our families. She helps us process through our angst of needing to do all the “important” things first and how we can make play a priority. If you need a little nudge in the right direction, a pass to play, this is it!

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Find Christy Thomas:

Play 4 Life Moms

Instagram @everyday_runner_christy

Play 4 Life Moms on Facebook

 

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Maren: The Goop Podcast

Angela: Dyson V7 Trigger Cord-Free Handheld Vacuum

 

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75: Where We Q & A

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This week we're getting to some of the homeschool related questions you all sent in.  We talk about things like what our typical days look like, if we ever homeschool into the summer, choosing curricula and more of what we don't do.  

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61: Where We Do a Curriculum Check-In

 

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Angela: Smartest Person In the Room Bias Series

Maren: Dear White People

 

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74: Where We Slide Into Summer

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We are giving ourselves all the permission to wind down as needed (or desired) in this episode!  We process through the angst of ending school, and hope to reach a comfort zone of activities and down time for the summer.  What would you like your summer will look like?  Busy? Nothing on the calendar?  Somewhere in between?

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25: Where We Suggest Simple Summer Projects

 

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A: North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person

M: Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady

 

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73: Where We Learn How To Homeschool

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You’ve decided to homeschool, but now what?  Listen to this episode where we dive into a simple, doable way to get started.  We address different ages, preferences, and needs (including your own).  And we pose some great questions that will help point you in the right direction.  Veteran homeschoolers, this is a great episode to share with a friend and it will help reboot your own homeschool!

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Maren: Diva Cup

Angela: Shaun King on Instagram

 

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After School Special: Get To Know Us

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Listeners new and old will enjoy getting to know us better in this bonus episode.  Things we cover: where (exactly) we met, our favorite go-to meals, whether or not our husbands are friends and just how many pair of Costco socks we own.  Listen in for all of that and more (including which SNL character Maren used to perform on stage). We hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as we did recording it.

 

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72: Where Simple Homeschool Is Our Jam With Jamie Martin

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If you’ve been around the homeschool community for any length of time, you probably know Jamie Martin and her work as the editor at simplehomeschool.net.  For many years, Jamie and her team of writers have been encouraging parents in keeping homeschool less complex and more joyful. We loved talking with Jamie about personalities, essentialism, Thomas Jefferson Education and what simple homeschool means to her. We hope you leave this conversation feeling inspired.

A Thomas Jefferson Education

Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning

Essentialism for the Highly Sensitive Homeschool Mom by Jamie Martin

Simple Homeschool

Simple Homeschool on Facebook

Jamie Martin on Instagram

 

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Maren: Sunglasses

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71: Where You're Considering Homeschool

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Thinking about homeschooling, but worried that because you’re not a superhero, maybe it’s not for you?  We’re here for you!  We’ll hash out those, “I want to homeschool, but I could never...” moments.  We’ll calm your nerves.  We won’t coax you into homeschool, but we will encourage some healthy ways to cope with the things that might be setting you back.  And we’ll reflect on the ways homeschool has been even better than we imagined.  Don’t miss this episode, veteran homeschoolers!  You’ll want to share this with your friends who are curious.

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Our Audible listens: Food: A Love StoryDad Is Fat, The Art of Screen TimeSing Unburied SingThe Lion the Witch and the WardrobeThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader

 

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Maren: Facebook Marketplace

Angela: Super Soul Conversations with Amy Schumer

 

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70: Where We Are Brave Writers With Julie Bogart

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We are so excited to share this episode with you.  Julie is a trailblazer in the homeschool world.  She gives us all permission to make learning fun, interesting, and something we could do forever (not that we needed permission, but sometimes we think we need permission)!  While she focuses on writing, her philosophy is all-encompassing, and her spark is catchy.  Listen to this episode if you need that last boost to get you through the end of the school year.  Then follow Julie on Instagram and Facebook for your daily shots of Vitamin J.

Brave Writer

7 Day Writing Blitz

The Writer's Jungle

Poetry Tea Time

Julie in Instagram

Julie on Youtube

Julie on Facebook

The Homeschool Alliance

 

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Maren: The Queen of Katwe

Angela: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

 

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69: Where Our Kids Fight

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Does that fact that your kids fight feel helpless sometimes? Us too.  There is no shame in that. Join us as we process through the ups and downs of fighting.  The reasons fighting could happen, why it might not be the worst thing in the world, and how we deal with fighting in our own homes.  This episode calmed our own nerves about this inevitable topic, we hope it does the same for you!

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Simplicity Parenting

Siblings Without Rivalry

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Maren: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Angela: Dear Sugar Podcast Series on Consent 

 

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68: Where We Don't Make Meaning For Our Kids With Amanda Ginn

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We can’t get enough of Amanda Ginn’s perspective on children and how they learn.  Amanda reminds us we are not in control of everything, and she also points out how natural and right and scary and freeing it is.  Join us for an invigorating conversation about trusting our children.  Get ready for a ton of “aha” moments!

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

John Holt's Books

Free to Learn by Peter Gray

Amanda on Instagram @aswearegoing

 

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Angela: Instagram follows: Melissa HartwigHip Sobriety

Maren: Russell Hobbs Retro Style Electric Kettle

 

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67: Where We Have All the Feels About Screens

Feeling torn about how screens play a part in your family?  Us too!  In this episode we share all our feelings on the topic.  No judgments here, just an honest conversation about the push and pull of our technology-infused culture and how we’re handling it today.

 

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Maren: Athleta

Angela: Brook Modern Solid Wood Dining Chair

 

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66: Where Angela and Her Teen Talk Books and Homeschooling

Have you ever wondered what teens think of homeschooling? Today you're in for a treat. Angela's daughter is on the podcast and she reveals her thoughts - what she likes and dislikes about school, parents and siblings.  She also gives us a bunch of great teen book, podcast and toy recommendations. This would be an excellent episode to share with your homeschooled kids.

Head over to Instagram where we are giving away a copy of A Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel!  Giveaway closes on Friday March 30, 2018 at noon CST.

Boxcar Children

American Girl Books

The Secret Garden

The Little Princess

Black Beauty

Harry Potter

A Wrinkle In Time

The Wingfeather Saga

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

The Night Gardener

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Divergent

100 Cupboards

The Eighth Day

The Babysitter's Club Graphic Novels

Raina Talgemeier's books - Ghosts, Drama, Smile, Sisters

Invisible Emme

Sunny Side Up

Mr. Lemoncello's Library

The War That Saved My Life

Mary Poppins

Echo

Esperanza Rising

Swish and Flick

Alohomora

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

How I Built This

Little Bits

Paint By Sticker

Snap Circuits

 

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Georgia: A Wrinkle In Time Movie

Angela: The Florida Project

 

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65: Where We Confess Our Biggest Homeschooling Mistake

It's time to confess! In this episode Angela and Maren divulge the one thing they wish they could do over.  As usual, they do this with lots of grace.  Listen in to hear what they are working to change on their journey.

 

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Episode 65: Where We Do a Curriculum Check-In

The Writer's Jungle by Julie Bogart

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

Free to Learn by Peter Gray

 

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Angela: Lazy Sisters Podcast

Maren: Soda Stream

 

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64: Where We Need a Reset

Sometimes, we need to start over with a clean slate. In this episode, Maren and Angela chat about what a reset is, when we need one, and how it helps us gain perspective.  Feeling the need for a reset?  Listen in on this helpful conversation!

 

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Angela: Kite Hill Cream Cheese

Maren: Black Panther

 

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