Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia

After evacuating the Florida Panhandle for Hurricane Sally we decided not to waste the drive home. We were already forced off our normal route due to washed out roads and overflowing rivers, so instead we plotted a route taking us mostly through Georgia, passing several of our favorite state parks. Jeff and I visited Providence […]

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Family-Friendly Ponce de Leon Springs in Florida

This post contains affiliate links. Ponce de Leon State Park in Holmes County, Florida is halfway between Pensacola and Tallahassee, making it a great stopping point when traveling laterally across the Florida Panhandle. We popped in on an August weekday to cool off when temperatures were hanging out in the nineties. In order to meet […]

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Nature Study Resources

What we are currently using in our homeschool nature study. This post contains affiliate links. Hands-down my favorite part of homeschooling is the incorporation of nature study. It is a hallmark of a Charlotte Mason Education and something we quickly adopted in our homeschooling routine. Within nature study we practice art, memorization, organization, the scientific […]

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The Best Little Park in Destin

We found the best little park in Destin. It has a playground, splash park (during non-covid times), a pier, a beach, a small nature trail, changing facilities and a view of crab island. Plus, during our twilight-hour visit, a pirate ship sailed by. The Captain Leonard Destin Park can be found at 101 Calhoun in […]

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A Camping We Will Go…

Y’all I feel it too. The desire to get out and just go DO something. I’m constantly balancing my thankfulness for everything we have with the restlessness inside my being that wants to get out there and be with the world. It’s an enviably problem to have. We are still leery of leaving our home. […]

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Making Space for P.E. while Homeschooling

Through the #SharetheMic Campaign on Instagram I’ve gotten a chance to know Larissa Maloney. She is a mama, former professional beach volleyball athlete and owner of Active Kids 2.0. The goal of Active Kids 2.0 is to bring physical education into your home. My family is currently trying out Active Kids 2.0. I can’t wait […]

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Structuring Summer

I typically wouldn’t worry much about structuring our homeschool over the summer. This year though, with travel and outing restrictions, I needed a new plan. Typically, we move to what I like to think of as “schooling light.” We continue with some math, learning a new concept or two, but largely rely on the boys’ […]

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Homeschooling in the Garden

One of the advantages of homeschooling is the ability to get outside and do some hands-on learning. I love to be in the garden. I literally have no idea what I’m doing out there, but the garden is incredibly forgiving. It is also a wonderful place for hands-on learning about life. I’m going to lead […]

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Tips for Social Distancing Sanity While Homeschooling

Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned for keeping things sane when the whole family is at home. Even if you are used to homeschooling, suddenly having someone “working from home” completely changes the dynamic. Plus, your lack of traditional out-of-the-house activities and options can make everyone feel a little stir crazy. Set […]

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