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(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.)

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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

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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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Around Town (and Beyond): April 2017

It’s no joke! We’ve put together a list of great, family fun adventures to have around town and beyond this month. As always, April is FULL of great, fun things to do. Maybe we’ll see you at some of them? Enjoy! April 6-7 — Writers Festival at Agnes Scott College — teens/adults; distinguished writers visit the 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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Around Town (and Beyond): March 2017

Though the month has already started, there are still so many fun, family-friendly things to do around town and beyond in March! And with spring right around the corner, it’s no surprise that many of them focus on flowers and being outdoors. It’s impossible to include every awesome event that our state (or even our Read More

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Dining Around Town: Exploring the World Through Food

Exploring the World Through Food at these Six Atlanta-Area Restaurants By Shawne Taylor I love learning about other cultures through literature and food. The stories people tell and the food that they eat can tell you a lot about their traditions, daily life, and even their geographic location. Fortunately, Atlanta is home to just about every type Read More

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Science Fun for a Good Cause! The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count begins next Friday, February 17. This annual four day event is a great way to plug into a natural science study with your family, learn more about the birds in your area, and become citizen scientists. To participate, simply create an account at the Great Backyard Bird Count Read More