Fun! Things to do Around Town May-August

I’ve been filling in our personal calendar with all the fun things to do around town (and particularly OTP in the Gwinnett County area) this summer, and thought I’d share some of our favorites here, in case anyone else wants to check them out. The list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms Read More

Around Town (and Beyond) — March 2019

March is here! Spring is just a couple of weeks away! And there’s a lot of fun stuff to do around town. Here are a few ideas to get you started: March 7-16 — Atlanta Jewish Music Festival; taking place at multiple venues around town, this annual festival showcases Jewish heritage through jazz, sacred, folk, Read More

Around Town (and Beyond) — February 2019

Mid-winter is always tough for homeschoolers. The excitement of a new homeschool year has long passed and summer break is still so far away. Fortunately, we can fill our mid-year months with fun activities and field trips around town. Below are a few happenings in February to help get you through. Enjoy! Through March 10 Read More

Chinese New Year — Happy Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival) is next week, and we’re looking forward to it. As I’ve mentioned (many times!), we’re a family that loves learning about other cultures. Celebrating holidays, trying foods, learning the history, reading the stories, and keeping up with current events from the places Read More

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Weekends

January Educator Appreciation Shopping Weekends Grab your Barnes and Noble Educator Discount Card and do some discounted shopping every weekend in January. Homeschoolers and teachers get 25% off almost everything in the store. It’s a great way to stock up on books and fun activities to use in your homeschool. (Details below.) Getting your Educator Read More

Around Town (And Beyond) — April 2018

Happy Spring! If you’re looking for fun, indoor and outdoor, homeschool-friendly, family events around town in April, we’ve put together a short list to give you a few ideas. Enjoy! Ongoing: Stone Summit Climbing Homeschool Teams — Mondays 10am to 12pm and Fridays 1pm to 3pm ; Stone Summit Atlanta location Ninja Quest Fitness Homeschool Parkour 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

Where Does the Time Go?

So, yes, it’s been a while since we’ve posted on this site. What was intended to be a short break, turned into a 9 month extended leave. We’ve spent that time homeschooling, exploring, taking and teaching classes, and then recovering from the flu (it was really bad this year, wasn’t it!?). We also spent those Read More

Weekend Reading and More — Library Edition

We went to the library yesterday for a fun “Castles and Catapults” activity, and ended up finding a few books we had to bring home (of course!). We are spending more time in our local library this summer than we ever have before. In addition to always finding books we want to check out, the Read More

The Love List — June 2017

Here are a few things we’re loving in our homeschooling — and in our lives — right now: Movies/TV My eight-year-old and I have been completely enthralled with The Long, Long Holiday on Netflix. It is a beautifully written, beautifully animated series about a difficult topic. The creators have done a wonderful job showing the realities of WWII Read More