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Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschoolers Convention 2018

Have you heard about the 2018 Secular Eclectic Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers Convention coming to Atlanta this summer? This 2nd annual, four-day national homeschooling conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta from July 12-15, and I’m really looking forward to it! Between the workshops, panels, and discussions for parents, the 100% Read More

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Old Fashioned, Old-School Summer Camp!

I’m happy to announce that I’m partnering with fellow homeschooling instructor and mom, Brandy Lucas (of Gardens on the Side), to offer two weeks of awesome old-fashioned summer camp for homeschooling families in the Atlanta area this summer. Here are the details: Old Fashioned, Old-School Summer Camp with Brandy Lucas and Shawne Taylor June 4-8 Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Apps for All Ages

by Kane Taylor Today’s advances in technology make it easier than ever to learn on the go. Even if your homeschooling takes place outside the house (or in the car) more often than at home, there are hundreds of good apps you can use to take the learning with you. I’ve rounded up a few Read More

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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

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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

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Ten Reasons Why I Play Minecraft

By now, everyone has heard of Minecraft. And most likely you either have a child who plays the game or know a child who plays the game. But how many parents are playing too? I started playing this year when my now-adult son and my seven year old both asked me to join in. I’d Read More

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Product Review: Age of Mythology the Board Game

My boys and I spent last Sunday playing a three hour game of Age of Mythology. We’ve had this board game for years — since the oldest was about 8 years old (he’s now 19) — but it had been years since we’d played it, and our youngest (the 7 year old) had never joined Read More