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Homeschool Unrefined

Oct 25, 2021

This is the second episode in our "How We Homeschool" series. We'll be talking with different homeschool parents all season to hear about their philosophies, insights, and experiences. 


Let's meet Faryal! She homeschools her 4 kids, ages 7-17. Faryal shares how teaching influenced her philosophy of homeschool, how her homeschool has changed over the years, and how she evolved from a classical home educator to a more relaxed, eclectic homeschooler. Get a glimpse into her curriculum choices, homeschool routines, and the personal practices that sustain her. Plus, we talk about how she's finding community. We have MORE with Faryal available when you join our $5 Squad on Patreon!


Find Faryal on Instagram at @life.of.faryal and @cup.of.home and blogging at


This episode is sponsored by Elephants and Algebra. Elephants and Algebra offers one-on-one K-12 math tutoring that meets your child where they are.


Aha Moment

“Get the book.” -Maren



Brave Writer 

The Good and the Beautiful 
Saxon Math 
Mr. D Math


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Loving This Week (LTW)

Angela: Democracy Jeans (bootcut and straight leg)

Maren: Overheard Austin


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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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