Dauset Trails Nature Center

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on January 20, 2016. If you feel like an adventure, consider a drive down to Jackson, Georgia to explore Dauset Trails Nature Center, a private, non-profit center whose mission is to provide environmental education, outdoor recreation and an understanding of early farm life. It has 1400 acres … Continue reading Dauset Trails Nature Center

Counting My Blessings at Christmastime

Artwork I commissioned my six-year-old to do. "A T-Rex eating a Christmas tree." Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on December 23, 2015. As I write this, my nine-year-old is completing the last class of his homeschool chemical engineering class, and there are many blessings in that. 1) He enjoyed the class and learned … Continue reading Counting My Blessings at Christmastime

find me elsewhere

Here are a few items I've published elsewhere these last few weeks: Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Solstice on Short Notice -- on the home/school/life blog The Lazy Parent's Guide to Holiday Cheer -- on the home/school/life blog Stuff We Like :: 12.11.15 -- on the home/school/life blog Gift Ideas for Kids -- Barrow Journal And you … Continue reading find me elsewhere

Getting Out Into Nature

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on November 25, 2015. When that non-stop rain we had finally ceased, we high-tailed it to the nearest park. That, of course, was Barrow County’s treasure: Ft. Yargo State Park. We had wanted to go there frequently during the fall, but that rain was keeping us … Continue reading Getting Out Into Nature

Natural History Museum at Georgia College

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal in October 2015. If you have young children, they may not be old enough to appreciate Georgia’s history or the beautiful homes you can tour along the Antebellum Trail, but you may be able to sneak some of that in on a day trip to the Natural … Continue reading Natural History Museum at Georgia College

Is Homeschooling Hard?

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on November 11, 2015. While I was running errands in Winder recently, someone asked me if homeschooling is hard. Since I was having a good day, I said, “Not really. Not if you like learning and don’t mind doing some research.” By that I meant that … Continue reading Is Homeschooling Hard?

Not Back to School

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on September 9, 2015. I see a lot of homeschoolers posting pictures on Facebook and labeling them "not back to school" because, you know, their kids aren't going back to school, and for many, their daily routines stay the same. But September can mean getting back … Continue reading Not Back to School