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Homeschool Unrefined

Nov 22, 2021

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


Deb Shin is a video games marketer turned homeschooler. Deb shares about her homeschool to unschool journeyfrom Charlotte Mason homeschooling to realizing she was inadvertently school-at-home homeschooling, followed by her initial skepticism about unschooling to becoming self-directed unschoolers blending video games and modern media with a literature-rich learning lifestyle. Deb also gives us a glimpse into a "day-in-the-life" and her approach to finding community.


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Aha Moment

"Don’t overthink or overanalyze or project too far into the future based on your children’s behavior right now." -Maren



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Loving This Week (LTW)

Angela: Red (Taylor's Version)

Maren: Little Simz 


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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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