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
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
photos by Shawne Taylor, 2019 No words, no description. Just a favorite photo memory or new photos from the week.
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
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
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
Around Town (and Beyond) — June 2017
Summer is here (unofficially, at least), and there is so much to do around town and beyond! Let’s get out and have some fun: Ongoing Weekly Frog Feedings at the Atlanta Botanical Garden; come watch the conservation team feed and tend to the rare and endangered frogs housed in the Fuqua Conservatory lobby. An amphibian Read More
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