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Homeschool Unrefined

Dec 6, 2021

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


We're closing out this season with someone who was on our dream guest list from Day 1—and Rachel Jepson Wolf did not disappoint! Rachel and her two kids (now teens) have been homeschooling from the beginning when Rachel made an unexpected U-turn on the way to Kindergarten. Their eclectic, project-based homeschool style is all about making space for who her kids are. We talk through how they've utilized a destination-based approach to some learning, what it's like homeschooling teens, their current routine and rhythm, and the impact that COVID has had on connecting with community as long-term secular homeschoolers. We loved this conversation from start to finish, and we know you will, too.


Rachel Jepson Wolf is the owner and founder of LüSa Organics, a body care company specializing in herbal balms, soaps, and baby care. Rachel and her husband Pete have raised and homeschooled their two kids in rural southwestern Wisconsin. Rachel is the author of two books: Herbal Adventures, a wildcrafting book for kids and their families, and The Unplugged Family Activity Book a treasure trove of screen-free fun. You can find her online at and on Instagram (her business is there, too) and Facebook.


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Our season is ending, but you can always get new content on Patreon! Join our $5 Squad on Patreon to get an extra episode every week. Every month, you'll get 2 Listener Q&P (Question & Process) Episodes, an LTW Extra episode, and a monthly check-in where we get real about what's going well, what's hard right now, and what we're doing for self-care. You'll also get plugged into our community of like-minded parents for support, encouragement, and fun!


Loving This Week (LTW)

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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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