GA HB 39: Georgia Homeschooling Law Changes Beginning 2012 / 2013 School Year

{How to Homeschool in Georgia} Since the deadline for submitting a Declaration of Intent to Homeschool is September 1st, I thought I would repost this column I wrote earlier in the summer.  Last night I submitted our Declaration of Intent to Homeschool on the Georgia Dept. of Education's website, and it could not have been … Continue reading GA HB 39: Georgia Homeschooling Law Changes Beginning 2012 / 2013 School Year

Happy Birthday Six-year-old

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on August 22, 2012. In a few days TODAY the “five-year-old” becomes the “six-year-old.”  In a flash he has grown taller, more able-bodied, and smarter.  And if those first two sentences sound familiar, that means you read my column last week. (Thanks!)  Yes, my two boys birthdays are one … Continue reading Happy Birthday Six-year-old

Happy Birthday Three-year-old

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on August 16, 2012. In a few days TODAY the “two-year-old” becomes the “three-year-old!”  In a flash he has grown taller, more able-bodied, and smarter.  When my eldest was this age, I thought this must be the cutest and most frustrating age of young children.  My youngest is not … Continue reading Happy Birthday Three-year-old

Worthy Reads and Blog Business

It's been a busy summer, and Worthy Reads is long overdue.  I'm sure I've missed a few worthy reads too, so if you have any interesting articles about homeschooling, education, parenting, storytelling, or something else you know I should read, please leave them in the comments!  Below are my Worthy Reads. (Keep in mind that … Continue reading Worthy Reads and Blog Business

The Museum of Science and Industry

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on August 8, 2012.  You can view it on the newspaper's website by clicking here.  Attention Homeschoolers: You might find useful information for your home education program on this museum's website! Since my family and I made a trip to Chicago to help celebrate my in-laws 50th anniversary, … Continue reading The Museum of Science and Industry

A 50th Anniversary Celebration, Polish Style

Note: This has surely been the busiest summer of my life, and the column below will let you know one of the reasons why.  We are finally home from this unexpected two-week vacation in Chicago, and though we had a lot of fun, we're ready to get back into the swing of things.  I have … Continue reading A 50th Anniversary Celebration, Polish Style