Introducing History for Homeschoolers

{Free Online History Classes} Note: A similar version of this column was published in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, August 26, 2016. Some of you know that my husband is a historian and a history professor. He has been teaching history at the college level for over eighteen years. At first, he was very skeptical about … Continue reading Introducing History for Homeschoolers

Day Trip to Greenville’s Children’s Museum

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. We are having a short “staycation” of sorts while my husband has some time off from work. In order to make the best of it, we thought we’d explore some places we have never been to before, and since it’s too hot … Continue reading Day Trip to Greenville’s Children’s Museum

In the Heat of Summer

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on July 29, 2015. I don’t know about you, but it’s always around late July that I start looking forward to fall weather. It’s so hot and humid that whenever I muster enough motivation to go outside, I feel like I’m walking through soup. That takes the fun out … Continue reading In the Heat of Summer

Birds

Note: This column appeared in the Barrow Journal on July 1, 2015. I may call this the spring and summer of birds. My family and I have always enjoyed watching the songbirds in our yard. We love the cardinals, bluebirds, tufted titmice, hummingbirds and chickadees. Every time my boys see a flash of red out the window, … Continue reading Birds

Cloudland Canyon State Park

main overview at Cloudland Canyon State Park Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on June 3, 2015. Last month we had time to take a short vacation, so we decided it would be a good time to visit Cloudland Canyon State Park. It is located in the very northwest corner of Georgia. We stayed … Continue reading Cloudland Canyon State Park

Indian Springs State Park

Note: This column appeared in the May 6, 2015 edition of the Barrow Journal. Last month we enjoyed exploring Indian Springs State Park, which is located almost right in the middle of Georgia. It took us about two hours to drive there, and like all Georgia state parks, it’s beautiful, but we didn’t realize what a … Continue reading Indian Springs State Park