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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

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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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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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Soul Cakes

Youngest son and I made soul cakes today, to take to the World History Grab Bag class that I teach on Mondays with our local homeschool group. We’ll be discussing the history and traditions of Halloween, so it seemed like a great time to get into the kitchen and try out a new (to us) 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