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

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

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

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

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