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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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Summer Learning through Camps

The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and flowers are blooming. It’s starting to feel like summer here in Atlanta, which means it’s time (or maybe past time!) to start thinking about summer camps! As homeschoolers, we know that learning happens year-round…even in summer. And, while taking it easy and lounging by the pool may Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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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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