Worthy Reads

Homeschooling The Value in Mistakes - Interest-Led Learning What About Socialization? - Homeschool.com Homeschooling works - the star online Homeschooling a better choice for some - Franklin Park Herald, Chicago Sun-Times Nova Scotia would be 'worst place in Canada' for homeschoolers if gvmt heeds new report - LifeSiteNews.com Kenya to outlaw homeschooling? - One News Now … Continue reading Worthy Reads

The Junior Ranger Program

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.  Ever since I learned about the Junior Ranger Program, I’ve been looking forward to when my son could participate.  Any child age 6-12 can participate, and it’s a great way to get outdoors, explore nature and learn about Georgia’s history.  It’s also a … Continue reading The Junior Ranger Program

Happy Thanksgiving

{Thanksgiving Wreath} Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!   We're having a cozy Thanksgiving at home this year, and the only true activity we did besides cooking, eating, and reading our Thanksgiving books was make this autumn wreath out of cotton, natural items from our yard and natural items that my son's cousin sent him … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Ft. Yargo State Park

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on November 15, 2012. Autumn is the perfect time for getting out into nature, and we residents of Barrow County can’t forget the treasure that is in our own backyard: Fort Yargo State Park.  At least 400,000 people visit Ft. Yargo every year, and aren’t we lucky … Continue reading Ft. Yargo State Park

Worthy Reads

Homeschooling In Berlin, Global Homeschooling Leaders Unveil Historic Declaration - The New American Home-school proponent (Susan Bauer) well-versed in controversy - The Norman Transcript a few rules for homeschooling and life, the marvel edition - Wonder Farm The Year I Went to School and Why I Left - Huffington Post Teen - a very down-to-earth … Continue reading Worthy Reads

Creating New Family Traditions

Note: This column first appeared in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (you can view it online here), and shortly after, appeared on my blog. I'm re-posting it now because we're entering the holiday season again, which can be stressful for many, including me. It's important to think about what you want for your family at … Continue reading Creating New Family Traditions

The Ups and Downs of Parenthood

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on November 7, 2012. October was a rough month for us.  The boys got sick for the second time this fall.  All those wonderful festivals and things to do at this time of year got cancelled for us.  That didn't surprise me. Now I'm kind of used to … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Parenthood

Homeschooling Kindergarten: Teaching About the Weather

Like the solar system, the weather was one other subject I decided to introduce to my son to last year.  All others (besides reading and math) were child-initiated.  For this, I mostly relied on books from the library and our own book collection (see below for list of books).  For our initial lesson, I stuck … Continue reading Homeschooling Kindergarten: Teaching About the Weather