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Homeschool Unrefined

Nov 16, 2020

Homeschool parents do A LOT, but none of us do it all. We want to normalize not doing it all—and embrace the idea that homeschool and parenting will be more enjoyable and sustainable when we take things off our plates. So this episode is a celebration of what we don't do! In addition to the things on our don't-do list, we share listener answers, too. 



-We try to remember the phrase: Saying "yes" to one thing means saying "no" to something else.


-We teach people how to treat us: Not doing it all is a way to set healthy boundaries.


-We model for our kids that no one should be expected to do it all.


-Our kids learn we trust them when we don't do everything for them.


This episode is last in a series: You've Got This! We're tackling some of the most common questions and daily dilemmas we face in homeschool and parenting. Listen to the previous episodes in the series: The Device Dilemma and A Harmonious Homeschool.




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Episode 23: What We Don't Do

Episode 50: What We Don't Do (Holiday Edition)


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Listener Review

myshell726, 09/11/2020

"I always enjoy listening to this podcast. Maren and Angela are funny, and they have a good balance of casual conversation and topical discussion. I also admire them for speaking out on the need for homeschoolers to become more inclusive. There are a lot of homeschool podcasts, but this is one of my favorites!"

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Angela: Multi-Color Light Bulb Pathway Markers

Maren: YUEDGE socks


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More About Homeschool Unrefined

We are an inclusive and nonsectarian podcast. We believe Black Lives Matter, and we are LGBTQ+ affirming (for more, read our piece on Romper). We are listener supported and are donating 10% of all Patreon income and product sales to The Conscious Kid, a Black and Brown-led organization that has been instrumental in our own evolution and in leading the way in both ideological and tangible change with their work in “parenting and education through a critical race lens." Read our full ABAR Statement here and on Instagram.



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