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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

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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

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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

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Super Blood Moon Sunday!

We’re super excited about the Super Blood Moon happening this Sunday night. How about you? It’s a total lunar eclipse during the full moon, which happens to coincide with the perigee (the time when the moon is at it’s closest point to the Earth). So the moon will be big, full, and shadowy red (and Read More

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Mindful Homeschooling: The Bliss of Under-Scheduling

This piece originally ran in Home|School|Life magazine. It was written near the end of our summer break a few years ago, and was the impetus for the creation of Summerly Homeschool. I thought it might be appropriate to share it here, this time of year, when so many of us feel overwhelmed with the busy-ness Read More

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Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschoolers Convention 2018

Have you heard about the 2018 Secular Eclectic Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers Convention coming to Atlanta this summer? This 2nd annual, four-day national homeschooling conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta from July 12-15, and I’m really looking forward to it! Between the workshops, panels, and discussions for parents, the 100% Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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