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Guest Post — Bring the Outdoors into Homeschooling

A guest post from Val in Real Life (one of our favorite bloggers and adventurers). Being in the outdoors has always come naturally to me. As a mom, it was a no-brainer to me to take my two boys for outdoor adventures early on. So when our homeschooling journey began, folding outdoor activities into our 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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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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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

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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