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

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

The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on April 23, 2014. Last week my family ventured down to Macon to visit the Museum of Arts and Sciences. This is the only museum in Georgia that focuses on art and science, and we had a fun time checking it out. The main brick building … Continue reading The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia

The Georgia Museum of Art

Photos courtesy of the Georgia Museum of Art Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on April 9, 2014. Believe it or not, I wasn't planning this field trip when I started writing my art series. It's serendipity at its best! My boys love to produce lots of original artwork. I keep their supplies … Continue reading The Georgia Museum of Art

North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on December 11, 2013. I’ve been waiting all year to tell you about the North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show. We went last year, and we’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition because we had so much fun. It’s going to be this weekend, … Continue reading North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

Gift Ideas for Home Educators

{Gift Ideas for Children} {Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers} {Gift Ideas for Anyone!} This is a post I wrote two years ago. I thought it might help you (and me) as we get ready for this holiday, gift-giving season! I have added a few resources & checked all the links. Enjoy! *** Do you have homeschooled children … Continue reading Gift Ideas for Home Educators

Homeschooling: End of the Year Review and Progress Report

Available Now! ... The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching First Grade is a simple guide to homeschooling 1st grade. But it's also much more. I recommend it for any parent who has a child between the ages of 4-8. “First Grade” is merely a guide. Not an absolute. This guide will help you figure out … Continue reading Homeschooling: End of the Year Review and Progress Report

The North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show

This weekend my family and I went to check out The North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show.  I'm so grateful to "Pamela" who took the time to write about it on a local homeschool list last week. When I saw her message, I thought this was something my boys would love, and luckily, … Continue reading The North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show

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