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A Beautiful Homeschool Community | The official podcast of the Wild + Free community, hosted by Ainsley Arment.

Episode Date
Episode 65: Adventuring Together
00:27:20
This week, Greta Eskridge, author of the new book Adventuring Together, talks about creating memorable adventures with our children. Plus, we’ll share a few exciting things coming up in the Wild + Free community. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Medieval Adventure Weekend: bewildandfree.org/medieval Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 64: Interest-Led Learning
00:30:38
This week, Robyn Robertson, the host of Honey, I'm Homeschooling the Kids, talks about her homeschool journey and what unschooling is all about. Plus, we’ll share what's inside our new SOIL bundle, available now. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Robyn Robertson: instagram.com/honeyimhomeschoolingthekids Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Medieval Adventure Weekend: bewildandfree.org/medieval Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts
Jul 06, 2020
Episode 63: The Meaning of Motherhood
00:40:34
This week, Cindy Rollins, the author Mere Motherhood, talks about the meaning of motherhood (from a recent Wild + Free conference). Plus, we’ll share what's inside our new Homebound Activity Kit. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Cindy Rollins: instagram.com/cindyordoamoris Homebound Kit: bewildandfree.org/homebound Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts
May 04, 2020
Episode 62: Fighting for Joy
00:42:04
This week, Greta Eskridge talks about fighting for joy in the everyday struggles of life and motherhood. Plus, we’re putting the finishing touches on our upcoming content bundle called CURIOUS for the month of May. We’ll give you a sneak peek at what’s inside. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 61: The Gardener
00:25:31
This week, Katrien Van Deuren shares a “day-in-the-life” of mountain-schooling on her farm in Italy. Plus, our new content bundle called PLANT is available for the month of April. We’ll talk about what’s inside. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Katrien Van Deuren: instagram.com/growingwildthings Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Homebound Kit: bewildandfree.org/homebound Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 60: Special Edition
00:10:00
Join us for a special edition of the Wild + Free podcast as we navigate these uncertain times amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Homebound Kit: bewildandfree.org/homebound Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
Mar 29, 2020
Episode 59: Managing Motherhood During Difficult Times
00:42:53
This week, Elsie Iudicello shares three ways we can manage motherhood on the hard days of homeschooling. Plus, there are two opportunities for you to experience the beauty and joy of the Wild + Free Farm Village, and we’ll share those with you today. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Homebound Kit: bewildandfree.org/homebound Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Spring Mama Retreat: bewildandfree.org/springretreat Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
Mar 15, 2020
Episode 58: The Courage to Homeschool
00:26:53
This week, Jennifer Pepito talks with Elle Celaya of Woven Childhood about having the courage to homeschool after a career as an elementary schoolteacher. Plus, we just announced our new content bundle for the month of March called MIGHTY. We’ll talk about what’s inside. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Elle Celaya: instagram.com/wovenchildhood/ Spring Mama Retreat: bewildandfree.org/springretreat Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
Mar 02, 2020
Episode 57: Simplicity Parenting
00:22:49
This week, Amy Hughes and Jennifer Pepito talk about the principles from Kim John Payne’s book “Simplicity Parenting” and how they apply to homeschooling. Plus, this is the last week to get our February content bundle LEAVEN before the new MIGHTY bundle comes out next week. We’ll talk about what’s inside. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Amy Hughes: instagram.com/simplelittleamy/ Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 56: The Intentional Homeschool Life
00:26:54
This week, Erin Loechner, the author of Chasing Slow, shares how her principles for intentional living can apply to homeschooling. We talk about the importance of understanding the personalities of our children. And we announce two new events at the Wild + Free Farm Village. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Erin Loechner: instagram.com/erinloechner/ Farm Village Events: bewildandfree.org/upcoming Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 55: Keeping our Children Safe Online
00:29:48
This week, Greta Eskridge talks with us about homeschooling middle schoolers and protecting our children from the dangers online. Plus, we'll tell you about a special gathering we're hosting for Wild + Free group leaders. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern Group Leaders Retreat: bewildandfree.org/groupleaders Medieval Adventure: bewildandfree.org/medieval Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
Feb 10, 2020
Episode 54: Homeschool the Life-Giving Way
00:25:30
This week, Kristen Mittler, @oldjoy on Instagram, shares her story and honest advice about homeschooling to warm our hearts on these cold winter days. Plus, our new LEAVEN bundle is available now. We’ll talk about what’s inside. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Kristen Mittler: instagram.com/oldjoy Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp Medieval Adventure: bewildandfree.org/medieval Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Feb 03, 2020
Episode 53: When Mother Reads
00:26:38
Rea Berg, founder of Beautiful Feet Books, talks about fueling our children’s reading habits and cultivating storytellers at home. Also, Leah Boden shares a beautiful spoken-word piece called "When Mother Reads.” So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Rea Berg: instagram.com/reaberg Leah Boden: instagram.com/modernmissmason Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp Medieval Adventure: bewildandfree.org/medieval Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jan 27, 2020
Episode 52: Raising up Young Adults Who Thrive
00:21:02
This week, Toni Weber talks about raising up young adults who thrive. (She just completed 33 years of homeschooling her children.) Plus, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new "Music of Mozart" course by Rachel Kovac. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Toni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheart Music of Mozart: bewildandfree.org/mozart Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp Medieval Adventure: bewildandfree.org/medieval Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jan 19, 2020
Episode 51: Take the Pressure off Yourself, Mama
00:27:06
This week Cindy Rollins, the author of Mere Motherhood, helps us take the perfectionist-pressure off ourselves and encourages us to lean into literature. Plus, we're excited to announce a new family experience at the Farm Village. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Cindy Rollins: instagram.com/cindyordoamoris Medieval Adventure: bewildandfree.org/medieval Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jan 13, 2020
Episode 50: Homeschooling in the Waiting Room
00:28:56
This week our friend Elsie Iudicello shares about “homeschooling in the waiting room," making the most of the “in-between” times throughout the day. Plus, we have a few big announcements to share about the upcoming year. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Wild + Free Europe: bewildandfree.org/europe Wild + Free Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jan 05, 2020
Episode 49: Learning Through Literature
00:20:27
This week, the founder of Beautiful Feet Books, Rea Berg, talks about helping reluctant readers, finding a literary connection with our spouses, and how books make everything better. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Rea Berg: instagram.com/reaberg "Grow the Village" campaign: https://igg.me/at/farmvillage Wild + Free Farm Village: bewildandfree.org/farmvillage Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Story Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynights Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jul 29, 2019
Episode 48: Trusting the Process of Homeschooling
00:22:30
This week, Cindy Rollins – the author of Mere Motherhood – shares about filling our own mama souls and trusting the process of our homeschooling efforts. We’ll also provide an update on our “Grow the Village” campaign to buy a staff house at the Wild + Free Farm Village. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Cindy Rollins: meremotherhood.com "Grow the Village" campaign: https://igg.me/at/farmvillage Wild + Free Farm Village: bewildandfree.org/farmvillage Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Story Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynights Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jul 16, 2019
Episode 47: The Little Known Brilliance of Charlotte Mason
00:25:13
This week, this week, we’ll join our friend Richele Baburina for a fascinating conversation about Charlotte Mason and her little-known brilliance. Plus, today, we’re launching an exciting campaign for the Wild + Free Farm Village that’s loaded with all sorts of amazing perks. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Richele Baburina: instagram.com/rbaburina "Grow the Village" campaign: https://igg.me/at/farmvillage Wild + Free Farm Village: bewildandfree.org/farmvillage Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Story Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynights Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jul 10, 2019
Episode 46: Helping Our Children Thrive
00:30:40
This week, Elsie Iudicello shares some eye-opening thoughts on raising boys. Julie Bogart talks about fashioning an education around our children’s interests... not the other way around. And we'll share an exciting update about the Wild + Free Farm Village. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Julie Bogart: instagram.com/juliebravewriter Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Story Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynights Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jul 03, 2019
Episode 45: Homeschooling Through Hard Times
00:20:35
This week, we’re sharing some exciting things happening in the Wild + Free community this fall. You’ll hear an inspiring idea to beat the summertime heat and still spend time in nature. And we’ll join a conversation about “homeschooling through hard times.” So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Amy O'Meara: instagram.com/charlottemasonhomeschool Tiffany Hahn: instagram.com/thehahnestlife Naomi Ovando: instagram.com/3bebesmama Kristen Mittler: instagram.com/oldjoy Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book Story Nights: bewildandfree.org/storynights Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 44: Setting Intentions and Savoring Our Children
00:14:41
This week, we’re finishing our conversation with six Wild + Free mamas who spent a few days together talking about homeschooling, life, and motherhood. We’re talking about New Year’s resolutions and some words of wisdom for 2019. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Jennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernaraki Toni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheart Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern Lynsey Kramer: instagram.com/fivechicksandafarmer Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/frisco Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 43: The Christmas Edition
00:14:17
For our Christmas edition, you'll hear a conversation between some Wild + Free mamas who spent a few days in Chicago to talk about homeschooling, life, and motherhood. We talk about overcoming failure in our homeschools and rediscovering wonder in the midst of hard times. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Jennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernaraki Toni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheart Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern Lynsey Kramer: instagram.com/fivechicksandafarmer Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/frisco Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Dec 23, 2018
Episode 42: What it Means to Be Wild + Free
00:24:53
This week, we’ll hear a conversation between some Wild + Free mamas who spent a few days together in a cozy Bed & Breakfast to talk about homeschooling, life, and motherhood. You’ll also hear a heart-to-heart conversation with Jennifer Naraki on what’s happening in her life and homeschooling through difficult times. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Jennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernaraki Toni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheart Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern Lynsey Kramer: instagram.com/fivechicksandafarmer Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Wild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/frisco Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 41: Tiny Seeds Grow Mighty Trees
00:24:07
This week, we’ll hear an inspiring story from the annals of homeschool history. Our friend Elsie Iudicello shares her heart-felt reflections about Wild + Free conferences. And Sandy Hunt, the mother and music teacher of the band The Hunts, reflects on her homeschool experience. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Sandy Hunt: instagram.com/thehuntsmusic Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Nichole Holze: instagram.com/coleyraeh Wild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/frisco Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Nov 05, 2018
Episode 40: Handling the Loss of Community
00:17:21
This week, we’ll talk with Jodi Mockabee about the changing seasons of homeschooling and how to handle the loss of community. Toni Weber will share her “homeschool story” with us. And we’ll re-visit a fun moment that happened at the recent Wild + Free conference in Franklin, Tennessee. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Jodi Mockabee: instagram.com/jodimockabee Toni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheart Tina Ingold: instagram.com/heyingolds Wild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/frisco Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Oct 28, 2018
Episode 39: Bringing Humor into Homeschooling
00:27:24
This week, we’ll talk with Leah Boden about the concept of loop scheduling; we’ll catch up with Betsy Jenkins, the creator of the hilarious Homeschooling with the Classics Instagram feed; and we’ll share a fun moment at the recent Wild + Free conference in Franklin, Tennessee. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Leah Boden: instagram.com/leahvboden Betsy Jenkins: instagram.com/homeschoolingwiththeclassics Tina Ingold: instagram.com/heyingolds Wild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/frisco Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Oct 21, 2018
Episode 38: Making Much of Little
00:25:01
This week, we’ll hear from Modern Miss Mason herself, Leah Boden, as well as our dear friend Cindy Rollins, the author of Mere Motherhood, plus, a few special announcements. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Leah Boden: instagram.com/leahvboden Cindy Rollins: instagram.com/cindyordoamoris Wild + Free Frisco, TX: bewildandfree.org/frisco Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 37: Homeschooling Through the Summer?
00:17:49
This week, you'll hear from the refreshingly-honest, veteran homeschooling mama, Terri Woods. We're talking about our summer plans - whether to keep homeschooling until fall - or take the season off. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Terri Woods: instagram.com/woodsermom Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp
May 14, 2018
Episode 36: Making Homeschool Count
00:18:48
This week, you'll hear hear an inspiring conversation with first-year homeschooler Rachael Alsbury about interest-led learning, STEM projects, and making learning natural. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Rachael Alsbury: instagram.com/fromfaye Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp
May 06, 2018
Episode 35: Finding Community
00:21:11
This week, you'll hear an encouraging interview with Greta Eskridge about what it takes to find meaningful community as a homeschooling mama. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 29, 2018
Episode 34: A Suprise Moment & Making Math Easy
00:34:18
This week, we'll hear a special moment that happened at our recent Wild + Free conference in Portland, Oregon… as well as a delightful interview with a mama who's making math easy for the rest of us - Holly Doden. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Holly Doden: instagram.com/moms_do_math Layla Hughes: instagram.com/laylatheawesomest.m Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 15, 2018
Episode 33: Practical Tips for Natural Learning
00:37:21
This week, we'll hear an inspiring story called "Mornings Without Measure" by Elsie Iudicello and an interview with the founder of Brave Writer, Julie Bogart. Here are some practical tips for natural learning. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Julie Bogart: instagram.com/juliebravewriter Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 08, 2018
Episode 32: Making Meaningful Connections with our Kids
00:32:44
We're back from a brief hiatus with a special edition of the Wild + Free podcast. You'll hear an interview with Readaloud Revival's Sarah Mackenzie about her new book, an impassioned word about connection from Leah Boden, and an overview of our recent Wild + Free conference in Portland, Oregon. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Sarah Mackenzie: instagram.com/readaloudrevival Leah Boden: instagram.com/leahvboden Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 01, 2018
Episode 31: Homeschooling and Marriage
00:21:54
This week, Jennifer Pepito and Kristin Rogers talk about the challenges of building a thriving marriage while homeschooling. Ainsley shares a big announcement about the Farm Village and invites everyone to a special Webcast Event this New Year's Eve. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Kristin Rogers: instagram.com/kristinrogers Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give New Year's Webcast: bewildandfree.org/newyears
Dec 12, 2017
Episode 30: Holiday Books and a Christmas Wish
00:22:57
This week, Ainsley shares a special announcement about the Wild + Free Farm Village and shares a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Rea Berg about favorite Christmas books and holiday traditions. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Rea Berg: instagram.com/reaberg Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give
Dec 03, 2017
Episode 29: Welcoming the Christmas Season
00:37:32
This week, Ainsley talks about the stress of Christmas and how we can create new traditions that make the season more peaceful. You'll hear a conversation with Rachel Kovac about making time for handcrafts, learning to love math, and the Waldorf pedagogue. Finally, you'll hear an interview with Elisabeth Ensor about her experience as a homeschooled homeschooler. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Rachel Kovac: instagram.com/rachelstitchedtogether Elisabeth Ensor instagram.com/lizzyloveshealth Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give
Nov 26, 2017
Episode 28: Elsie Iudicello & Jennifer Naraki
00:31:01
This week, Ainsley welcomes the holiday season with thoughts on creating family traditions. Elsie Iudicello shares about storytelling in the home and how we can endow our children's heritage with unbound stories. You'll also hear a conversation with Jennifer Naraki about homeschooling through hard times and what to do when you don't know what to do. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Jennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernaraki Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give Nature Journal Book: bewildandfree.org/naturejournal
Nov 19, 2017
Episode 27: Family Camp & Elsie Iudicello
00:38:00
This week, Ainsley Arment shares about the Wild + Free Family Camp a few weeks ago in Colorado. Jennifer Pepito interviews Elsie Iudicello about her homeschool day and the concept of "parallel learning spaces." And you'll hear a snippet of a fun song sent to us by eight-year-old Emma Cucheran called Wild And Free. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Elsie Iudicello: instagram.com/farmhouse_schoolhouse Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give New Wild + Free website: bewildandfree.org Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts PIONEER Package: bewildandfree.org/pioneer
Sep 11, 2017
Episode 26: Hannah Mayo
00:24:48
This week, Ainsley Arment talks about difficult times and finding grace in the midst of this homeschool life. You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Hannah Mayo about their daily rhythm and Hannah's booming Wild + Free group in south Florida. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Hannah Mayo: instagram.com/hmayophoto Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give New Wild + Free website: bewildandfree.org Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts PIONEER Package: bewildandfree.org/pioneer
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 25: Sarah MacKenzie
00:21:01
This week, Ainsley Arment talks about winding down summer (but not too soon!) and planning for homeschool to start in the fall. You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Sarah MacKenzie about what they're planning to do different this coming year and inspiring a love for literature in our children. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Sarah MacKeznie: instagram.com/readaloudrevival Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give New Wild + Free website: bewildandfree.org Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts PIONEER Package: bewildandfree.org/pioneer
Aug 14, 2017
Episode 24: Wild + Free Mamas!
00:32:18
This week, join us for some spontaneous interviews with Wild + Free mamas at our past conferences. You'll also hear a casual conversation with Stephanie Beaty about her summer activities, her plans for all, and the National Conference coming this September. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give New Wild + Free website: bewildandfree.org Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts PIONEER Package: bewildandfree.org/pioneer Stephanie Beaty: instagram.com/lifeographer Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 23: Special Edition
00:15:48
In this special edition, Ainsley Arment makes some BIG Wild + Free announcements! This isn't our typical podcast, but buckle your seatbelt. You're going to get a sneak peek at some of the new offerings for the 2017-2018 year. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Farm Village Project: bewildandfree.org/give New Wild + Free website: bewildandfree.org Handcrafts Book: bewildandfree.org/handcrafts PIONEER Package: bewildandfree.org/pioneer Aubrey & Jen McGowan: songandstory.com Josh Garrels: joshgarrels.com Jon & Val Guerra: jonguerramusic.com Dave Wilton: aboyandhiskite.com The Last Bison: thelastbison.com
Jul 31, 2017
Episode 22: Sally Clarkson, Part 2
00:27:00
In part two of a conversation, Ainsley Arment talks with homeschooling pioneer and author Sally Clarkson about raising "different" children and helping them thrive with their unique gifts and talents. You'll also hear a short conversation with Jennifer Pepito and Terri Woods about their summer plans and the Wild + Free conference this September. (Tina Ingold is on a family-trip to Los Angeles. She'll be back in August!) | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Terri Woods: instagram.com/woodsermom Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Sally Clarkson: instagram.com/sally.clarkson Sally's blog: sallyclarkson.com Sally's podcast: At Home With Sally
Jul 24, 2017
Episode 21: Sally Clarkson
00:23:23
This week, Ainsley Arment has a conversation with homeschooling pioneer and author Sally Clarkson about setting aside time to rest and finding rhythms that bring peace and predictability to our days. (Tina Ingold is on a family-trip to Los Angeles. She'll be back in August!) | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Sally Clarkson: instagram.com/sally.clarkson Sally's blog: sallyclarkson.com Sally's podcast: At Home With Sally
Jul 16, 2017
Episode 20: The Homeschool Day
00:16:19
This week, Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold conclude their conversation about "Getting Started in Homeschool." This week's topics include what our homeschool day looks like, some concerns homeschooling mothers have, and avoiding the temptation to replicate the classroom in the home. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jul 10, 2017
Episode 19: Getting Started: Learning Gaps
00:26:26
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold continue their conversation about "Getting Started in Homeschool." This week's topic addresses the concerns of many parents to fit it all in and avoid any gaps in learning. You'll also hear a sneak peek audio clip of Kristin Rogers' nature journaling excursion to the beach with her girls... and a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Jessica Pahl about road-schooling. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Jessica Pahl: instagram.com/resplendentlife Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Kristin Rogers: instagram.com/kristinrogers Jennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernaraki Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Jennifer Naraki's support page: https://www.youcaring.com/jennifernaraki-861283 The book FREE TO LEARN by Peter Gray
Jul 03, 2017
Episode 18: Getting Started: Socialization
00:20:06
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold continue their conversation about "Getting Started in Homeschool." This week's topic is "socialization." You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Jennifer Dees about finding community for teenagers and simplifying your homeschool life. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Jennifer Dees: instagram.com/jendydees Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jun 26, 2017
Episode 17: Getting Started in Homeschool
00:28:28
Join Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold for the first podcast in a series called "Getting Started in Homeschool." They talk about overcoming their fears, the legal requirements, and what their typical homeschool days look like. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jun 18, 2017
Episode 16: Joy is in the Journey
00:25:57
This week, Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about their love for spontaneous family getaways, along with their personal journeys in homeschooling. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 15: Summer Lovin'
00:32:29
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about their summer reading lists for mamas, the new JOURNEY bundle, and some of the comments in your feedback to this podcast. | You'll also hear an interview between Jennifer Pepito and Rea Berg about traveling the world with their children and giving them rich experiences as part of their homeschooling education. | So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Rea Berg: instagram.com/reaberg Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free Groups: bewildandfree.org/groups
Jun 04, 2017
Episode 14: It's Summer!
00:37:06
Join in as Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about their summer plans, fun activities for your kids and their summertime read-alouds. | You'll also hear a conversation between Ainsley and Wild + Free's Groups Coordinator Paula Caggiano about the nearly 1,000 Wild + Free Groups all over the world. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Paula Caggiano: instagram.com/paulacagg Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free Groups: bewildandfree.org/groups
May 29, 2017
Episode 13: Laying the Feast
00:36:45
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold continue their conversation about restoring the wonder in our kids. | You'll also hear a laugh-out-loud moment from our Wild + Free conference in Texas last fall, along with a powerful talk by Terri Woods about laying the feast, how to study Shakespeare, and getting over the guilt that comes with homeschooling. So grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Terri Woods: instagram.com/woodsermom Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Song: "Let It Shine On" by Sweet Nothings
May 22, 2017
Episode 12: Finding Kindred Spirits
00:32:21
Join Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold in a conversation, as they talk about finding kindred spirits on this homeschooling journey, starting a book club, and whether it's ever too late to raise a Wild + Free child. | You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Toni Weber about reading books out loud and homeschooling teenagers. Grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch! LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Toni Weber: instagram.com/homeschoolingbyheart Jillian Ragsdale: instagram.com/ourgreennest Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Wild + Free Groups: bewildandfree.org/groups
May 15, 2017
Episode 11: Community & Comparison
00:36:02
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold continue to talk about the new bundle KINSHIP, finding community, and avoiding the trap of comparison on social media. | There's an invitation to Family Camp this summer and a chance to provide feedback on iTunes. | You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Zane Kathryne Schwaiger about nature handcrafts and their own thoughts on avoiding comparison. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Zane Kathryne Schwaiger: instagram.com/zanekathryne Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp Wild + Free Groups: bewildandfree.org/groups
May 07, 2017
Episode 10: Kinship
00:23:43
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about the new Wild + Free bundle KINSHIP, their summer plans, and becoming a mom who says YES to adventure! | You'll also hear an interview with Wild + Free group leader Maria Gervase about how to find a homeschooling community. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Maria Gervase: instagram.com/barefootedarrows Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Content Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp
May 01, 2017
Episode 9: Getting Your Spouse on the Same Page
00:25:01
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about getting your spouse on the same page with homeschooling. | You'll also hear a special, musical moment that happened at our Wild + Free Conference in Wimberley, TX this past fall. It's bound to put a smile on your face. LINKS Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jon & Valerie Guerra: instagram.com/iamjonguerra Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Family Camp: instagram.com/bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 23, 2017
Episode 8: Mother Culture
00:35:41
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about their plans for summer - whether to homeschool or not to homeschool, along with their recent experiences with math curriculum, what's working and not working for their kids. | You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Jennifer Naraki about "mother culture," which is all about caring for your mother-heart so you can pour more into your children. Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Jennifer Naraki: instagram.com/jennifernaraki Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free Family Camp: bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 16, 2017
Episode 7: A Nature Walk
00:32:23
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about some resources to help your kids love and learn about nature, looking after your children's safety, and how to experience nature when you don't like nature! | You'll also hear a beautifully recorded "English Nature Walk" read by Leah Boden all the way from Warwickshire, England. NOTES Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Leah Boden: instagram.com/leahvboden bewildandfree.org/bundles bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 6: Nature
00:27:59
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about the benefits of Nature in home education and this month's new NATURE content bundle. | You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Greta Eskridge about nature study as science and forming your own nature group. NOTES Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jennifer Pepito: instagram.com/jenniferpepito Greta Eskridge: instagram.com/maandpamodern bewildandfree.org/bundles bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Apr 03, 2017
Episode 5: For the Love of Learning
00:38:51
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about surprising our kids with learning through play. | You'll hear a talk from Jodi Mockabee at our Wild + Free Conference in Wimberley, TX in the fall of 2016. She talks about unschooling, the concept of strewing and how play is a higher form of learning. NOTES Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Tina Ingold: instagram.com/tinaglee Jodi Mockabee: instagram.com/jodimockabee bewildandfree.org/bundles bewildandfree.org/familycamp
Mar 26, 2017
Episode 4: Comfort in the Chaos
00:27:43
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about practical ways to engage your children in playful learning. | You'll hear a surprising moment that happened at one of our Wild + Free conferences as well as stories from some of the homeschooling mamas in our community. | Special Guest: Danielle Bennett. | bewildandfree.org Wild + Free: @wildandfree.co Ainsley Arment: @ainsl3y Tina Ingold: @tinaglee Danielle Bennett: missdaniellebennett.com
Mar 20, 2017
Episode 3: Learning Through Stories
00:32:53
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about giving our children a playful childhood, playing WITH them, and delighting IN their play. | You'll also hear a conversation between Jennifer Pepito and Rea Berg, the founder of Beautiful Feet Books, on learning through stories. | bewildandfree.org
Mar 12, 2017
Episode 2: Chasing the Spark
00:33:40
Ainsley and Tina continue discussing the topic of play in our homeschools and the advantages of homeschooled kids in college | You'll hear a special story about our Family Camp and a featured interview by Jennifer Pepito with Elsie Iudicello on "chasing the spark."
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 1: Playful
00:41:23
Ainsley Arment and Tina Ingold talk about the subject of Play in our homeschools. | The legacy of John Holt | The new Wild + Free content bundle PLAYFUL | The upcoming Family Camp | And a featured interview by Jennifer Pepito with Stephanie Beaty on "game-schooling"
Feb 25, 2017