20% off Oak Meadow through February 28

Oak Meadow is currently offering 20% off everything in their bookstore, through February 28, including their packaged curriculum. If you aren’t familiar with Oak Meadow, be sure to check them out! They offer a wonderful Waldorf-inspired, whole-child curriculum for grades PreK through High School. We happily used OM with our oldest son from Grade 5 Read More

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Weekends

January Educator Appreciation Shopping Weekends Grab your Barnes and Noble Educator Discount Card and do some discounted shopping every weekend in January. Homeschoolers and teachers get 25% off almost everything in the store. It’s a great way to stock up on books and fun activities to use in your homeschool. (Details below.) Getting your Educator Read More

Weekend Reading and More — Library Edition

We went to the library yesterday for a fun “Castles and Catapults” activity, and ended up finding a few books we had to bring home (of course!). We are spending more time in our local library this summer than we ever have before. In addition to always finding books we want to check out, the Read More

The Love List — June 2017

Here are a few things we’re loving in our homeschooling — and in our lives — right now: Movies/TV My eight-year-old and I have been completely enthralled with The Long, Long Holiday on Netflix. It is a beautifully written, beautifully animated series about a difficult topic. The creators have done a wonderful job showing the realities of WWII Read More

DIY Summer Camp at Home

Originally published in Atlanta Homeschool Magazine in 2014. This version has been updated and includes Amazon affiliate links. The summer months mean summer camps for many families, but that doesn’t have to mean signing your kids up for camps outside the home. When my own little homeschooler wanted to “play camp” last summer, we came Read More

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday — What We’re Reading

(Note: the following are some of the books we’re reading (and enjoying) as part of our homeschooling right now. I’ve included links to Amazon, in case anyone is interested in getting copies for themselves.)

March Love List

Here are a few of the things we’ve been loving lately: Books: We’ve just finished reading the excellent Freddy the Detective book by Walter R. Brooks. We enjoyed it so much, we’re now planning to read the whole series. My adult-read for the month is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It’s not a book I’d Read More

January Love List

Here are just a few things we’re loving in our homeschooling — and in our lives — right now (some Amazon affiliate links are included): Books: Z has discovered the Branches early chapter book line from Scholastic. So far he’s loving their Eerie Elementary, Dragon Masters, and Notebook of Doom series. I’ve been reading Meik Wiking’s Read More

Alternatives to College

This article originally ran in Home|School|Life magazine. by Shawne Taylor There’s been a push over the last 20 years or so for everyone to go to college. Families start planning for it when their children are still in preschool. High School students are pushed to take the hardest classes, fill their transcripts with extracurricular activities Read More