Getting Outside!

One of the things I appreciate most about homeschooling, and particularly homeschooling in metro Atlanta, is the opportunity to spend a lot of time outside in nature. Because of our flexible schedules, proximity to State and National Parks, waterfalls, and mountain trails, and warm weather most of the year, we’re able to take ourselves — Read More

Around Town and Beyond — January Homeschool Events

To kick off the New Year (and new decade!), here are just a few of the fun homeschool-friendly events going on in January. Enjoy! Thursday, January 2 — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament at the Duluth Library; 2pm to 4:30pm. Compete to see who’s the best! This tournament is open to kids age 8-18, and Read More

Fall Fun Around Town (And Beyond)!

Looking for some fun things to do around town this fall? Here’s a list of family-fun adventures to enjoy in your homeschooling. Ongoing: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve — This lovely nature preserve in Johns Creek offers monthly, themed homeschool history and nature classes for two age groups — ages 6-11 and ages 9-13 — as 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

Easy Summer Fun

I hope everyone is having a great summer. Ours has been spent staycation style, as usual. There’s something sweet about spending summer days at home (or close to home), instead of trying to travel in peak heat and crowd season. If we take a trip this year it will most likely be a short getaway 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

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

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

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

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