A few days ago, my family and I experienced culture and beauty in a way that we have never done before – we visited a Hindu temple in the Atlanta area. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir of Atlanta has been on my “Must See It” list since it was built in 2007. When it opened, a… Continue reading The Beauty of Culture
Today, I finally had the opportunity to take my whole family to hike the Sope Creek Paper Mill Ruins and trails in Marietta, GA.
Hi, Happy Readers! Are you good at balancing everything in your life? No? Me neither! I have never been good at balancing all areas in my life, much less all the areas of homeschooling. Learning how to balance all of the academic subjects with the humanities in our homeschool has been of the hardest things… Continue reading The Art of Balancing
Hi, Happy Readers! I took my kids to an ecology class at our local State Park recently, and it got me thinking about how lucky the Park Ranger is to have a job teaching kids outside all the time. And she gets paid for it! I think I missed my calling. I could have been… Continue reading Take it Outside- Learning in the Great Outdoors
Hi, Happy Readers! Last week I gave a challenge to you – help me prove that our American children get more than the “reported” National Average of 7 minutes a day outside. I challenged you to get your kids outside for #morethan7minutes a day, take pictures of what you did, and post and tag the… Continue reading It Takes More Than Luck
Hi, Happy Readers! I came across several articles recently that pointed out a clear lack of outside playtime for American children as compared to other countries. These differences showed up as a lack of recess time in schools and as a lack of time outside in general. While other countries average anywhere from 1 hour –… Continue reading More Than 7 Minutes!
I love Spring. It brings out the best in me. Spring is when I make new plans and start new projects. Every year I go through the same cycle of ” Winter Shut-Down” and “Spring Re-Boot”; and every spring I find myself in the same place, wishing I was further ahead in life. Well, I’m sick of that cycle, and I’m ready for it to end. This year I vow to stop that cycle and start making a new life path for myself.