Unschooling Mom2Mom

Sue Patterson

The Unschooling Mom2Mom podcast is a quick conversation with Sue Patterson, coach, author, and mother of 3 grown unschoolers. Sue shares inspiration and tips to help you find the unschooling confidence you're looking for!
Even if you’re more of a “homeschooler” than an “unschooler,” these 10 minute(ish) podcasts can help you find more joy in parenting, educating and connecting with your children!

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#135: What's Wrong with "A Little Curriculum?"
Apr 2 2024
#135: What's Wrong with "A Little Curriculum?"
Learning to unschool can be scary - and it's not unusual for parents to hang onto "a little curriculum" for certain subjects. Usually, it's the ones we don't feel that comfortable with. And why is that? Maybe it's simple preferences - but maybe it's because of the way schools taught us! This week, I want to encourage you to examine your ideas about subjects BEFORE you throw money at curriculum for the upcoming months.  Let's help you SEE that learning is happening all around - you don't need to check boxes for certain topics/subjects. And  if that makes you too uneasy, let's check boxes based on the kids' interests! I have a lot of resources to help you do that in my membership group. And remember that Podcast listeners can join without the $99 sign up fee using this link:Creating Confidence Membership Group.https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/podcast-friendsOn April 5, 2024, I'm hosting our free Unschooling Question of the Month Webinar: How Will they Learn Subjects if we unschool?  1pm (Central)Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unschoooling-question-of-the-month-how-do-unschoolers-learn-subjects-registration-876018112757More about Deschooling:https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/deschoolingAll webinars are in a playlist at YouTube: Unschooling Webinar Playlist_____________________________________________________Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family! You don't have to do this alone!www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.comLike what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee? Now you can! Buy Me a Coffee Creating Confidence Membership Group Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!)Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources
#130: Unschooling Valentine's Day!
Feb 12 2024
#130: Unschooling Valentine's Day!
Unschoolers don't have to skip out on the fun that Valentine's Day can bring. I know, it's Hallmark Celebration... and lots of people are not big fans. But you kids might enjoy some aspects of it - and I've pulled together 10 activities your family might like to try. Science ProjectsParty food ideasJokes/RiddlesArts & CraftsVideosLove LanguagesTONS of MEMES - some would be so fun to text to your big kids!Unschooling is about connecting with our kids. It’s going to give you insight into what they need from you. And it’s not that hard to sparkle up their lives, so they’re excited to learn about new things and grow their own VERY individualized pile of knowledge and experience. We don’t have a crystal ball, we don’t know how their lives will twist and pivot in the years to come. But living with them, fully experiencing life in a way that is expansive and adventurous - that’s so much better than the one size fits all learning or "finish your lessons" before you get around to the fun stuff.  Real life is full of lessons. You just have to notice them - and dive in. I hope this helps you have a great Valentine’s day with your kids.  ❤︎VALENTINE RESOURCESHere's the link to my list of links and resources to unschool your way through Valentine's Day! https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/unschooling-valentines-dayCreating Confidence Membership GroupDon't Miss the Membership Group! So many reasons to join! Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link!_____________________________________________________Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family! You don't have to do this alone!www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.comLike what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee? Now you can! Buy Me a Coffee Creating Confidence Membership Group Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!)Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources
#129: Is Unschooling Right for You and Your Kids?
Feb 9 2024
#129: Is Unschooling Right for You and Your Kids?
I have 5 Signs that it may be time for you to start unschooling! Whether you've been homeschooling and it's not working out as planned, or you're looking for alternatives to public schools, I want to share how to get started homeschooling from an unschooling perspective. I know, it can be scary to do something this unconventional, but gather some information and support, and you'll be able to do this. Think of me as virtually holding your hand as you gain confidence! Here's the link for the transcript: How Do I know if Unschooling is Right for Us?https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/how-do-i-know-if-unschooling-is-right-for-usDon't miss the discounts for Podcast listeners: $99 price for Jumping Into Unschooling Course ALWAYShttps://suepatterson-unschooling.thinkific.com/courses/jumping-into-unschoolingDiscount Code: PodcastAnd now sign up fee when you join my Creating Confidence Membership Group!https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/product/Creating-Confidence-Monthly-Membership-sign-up-fee-waived-p584881199_____________________________________________________Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family! You don't have to do this alone!www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.comLike what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee? Now you can! Buy Me a Coffee Creating Confidence Membership Group Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!)Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources
#128: Unschooling the Pythagorean Theorem
Jan 29 2024
#128: Unschooling the Pythagorean Theorem
Many of us memorized math facts that we don't use a lot in our adult lives. But what if I told you that you actually DO use many of them - even the Pythagorean Theorem - but you just don't realize it?This is a little different podcast this week, prompted by something that happened to me after a podcast interview as well as something I've seen recently on social media - you probably have too!So let's take a few minutes to talk about how even something like the Pythagorean Theorem really does weave through our lives - and random memorization of theorems or math facts are probably not the best way to understand what it's all about. You can see the transcript for this blogpost - along with 75! Uses of the Pythagorean Theorem in Real Life here:What About That Pythagorean Theorem?https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/unschooling-the-pythagorean-theoremAnd if you're interested in finding all the different ways Math weaves through daily lives, my course will help you so much! You'll never need to buy an other Math Curriculum! Here's the link for the course: Learning Math WITHOUT Curriculumhttps://suepatterson-unschooling.thinkific.com/courses/unschooling-math_____________________________________________________Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family! You don't have to do this alone!www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.comLike what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee? Now you can! Buy Me a Coffee Creating Confidence Membership Group Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!)Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources
#126: Unschooling Typical Days - 3 Secrets to Success!
Jan 9 2024
#126: Unschooling Typical Days - 3 Secrets to Success!
What IS an unschooling day like? That's one of the most common questions when parents are thinking about unschooling as a homeschooling option. We KNOW what school looks like. We even have a pretty good guess about what traditional school-at-home homeschooling looks like. But unschooling? That's a different story! Sue Patterson shares insight on what's typical about unschooling days - and what's the problem with trying to find a formula or someone else's day to duplicate.  Plus she's sharing 3 secrets successful unschoolers know! Now you'll know too!Listen to the podcast for your peptalk on unschooling - the first for 2024! Go to this link to get:-> Free PDF to help you Create Your Own "Typical" Day-> Link for the January Unschooling Question of the Month Webinar - "What about an Unschooling Typical Day?" -> Podcast Transcripthttps://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/typical-unschooling-day_____________________________________________________Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family! You don't have to do this alone!www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.comLike what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee? Now you can! Buy Me a Coffee Creating Confidence Membership Group Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!)Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources
#125: Incomplete Deschooling - Are homeschoolers wrong?
Dec 19 2023
#125: Incomplete Deschooling - Are homeschoolers wrong?
So many people struggle with deschooling.  It's probably less about doing it "right" or "wrong" and more about recognizing that it's not a one-and-done kind of thing.  We're in a hurry to get on with it, right?  This Unschooling Mom2Mom podcast is all about REALLY examining deschooling. Can you do it in a week or a month and then plug the kids into an, albeit modified, version of school (traditional homeschooling)? Or is this the source of all that frustration you may be having lately? Let me know what you think!Read the transcript here:https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/incomplete-deschooling____________________________________UNSCHOOLING RESOURCESUnschooling Guide: Deschoolinghttps://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/product/Deschooling365 Days of Deschoolinghttps://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/product/365-Days-of-DeschoolingCreating Confidence Membershiphttps://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/podcast-friendsDeschooling Videoshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgAn6XIBfsvEc_lin82LGesmEK5FE-iq4_____________________________________________________Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family! You don't have to do this alone!www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.comLike what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee? Now you can! Buy Me a Coffee Creating Confidence Membership Group Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!)Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources