Gwinnett Library Events

We love our local library system. We spend much of our summer checking out books and attending fun events there. During the rest of the year, we always seem to be too busy to get to the library as often as we want. But I think we’re going to make an effort to do more Read More

Celebrating “Back to School”

Now that it’s August, we can feel our summer winding down and preparation for fall (and fall homeschool classes) gearing up. It’s a bittersweet time; time to say goodbye to our sweet, lazy summer days, but also time to say hello to new classes, new friends, and new learning opportunities. We always celebrate this time Read More

Lunch and Learn Friday — Family Edition

Just in time for the winter slump that seems to hit homeschoolers this time of year, my husband and soon-to-be-ten year old have come up with a great idea to freshen up our weekly homeschool routine. It’s our own “Lunch and Learn Friday,” and yesterday was our inaugural session. On Lunch and Learn Friday, the Read More

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

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

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

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

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