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

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

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

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

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

Around Town (and Beyond) — February 2017

February has already started, but there’s still a lot of fun to be had over the rest of the month. We’ve put together a list of family friendly activities and events from around town and beyond to help you plan your adventures. Ongoing through March 1 — Six Flags Read to Succeed — grades K-6; Kids Read More

Take A Hike!

This post originally ran on the Atlanta Homeschool blog, Fall 2015. Five Great Fall Hikes in Atlanta and Beyond Fall in Atlanta is beautiful. The trees are bursting with color, the oppressive heat of summer is gone, and the pollen count is lower than what we find in spring. To me, this makes fall the Read More