Fall Fun Around Town (And Beyond)!

Looking for some fun things to do around town this fall? Here’s a list of family-fun adventures to enjoy in your homeschooling. Ongoing: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve — This lovely nature preserve in Johns Creek offers monthly, themed homeschool history and nature classes for two age groups — ages 6-11 and ages 9-13 — as Read More

Chinese New Year — Happy Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival) is next week, and we’re looking forward to it. As I’ve mentioned (many times!), we’re a family that loves learning about other cultures. Celebrating holidays, trying foods, learning the history, reading the stories, and keeping up with current events from the places Read More

Lunch and Learn Friday — Family Edition

Just in time for the winter slump that seems to hit homeschoolers this time of year, my husband and soon-to-be-ten year old have come up with a great idea to freshen up our weekly homeschool routine. It’s our own “Lunch and Learn Friday,” and yesterday was our inaugural session. On Lunch and Learn Friday, the 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

Around Town (and Beyond) — June 2017

Summer is here (unofficially, at least), and there is so much to do around town and beyond! Let’s get out and have some fun: Ongoing Weekly Frog Feedings at the Atlanta Botanical Garden; come watch the conservation team feed and tend to the rare and endangered frogs housed in the Fuqua Conservatory lobby. An amphibian 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

Around Town (and Beyond) — May 2017

April showers have brought May flowers, and a continuation of the gorgeous summer (but not too hot yet) weather we’ve enjoyed all spring. There’s lots to do around town and beyond. Let’s get out and have some fun! Everywhere: May 2017 — Spring Meteor Showers and Other Sky Events; “Dazzling shooting stars kick off a Read More

Weekend Getaway — Nantahala River and National Forest

We’re just weeks away from summer and, if you’re like me, you’re already starting to think about fun things to do out of town. For the last few years, we’ve done smaller trips close to home instead of longer (and more expensive) vacations. It works best with our schedule and budget. One of the places Read More