Dunwoody Nature Center – Dunwoody, Georgia

The Dunwoody Nature Center is a free, shaded nature area just north of downtown Atlanta. There are multiple playgrounds to climb, tons of native forest for nature exploring, a wetlands boardwalk, stream water play, two miles of hiking trails, and a nature center with opportunities for geocaching nearby. It’s a great green space for a day of family fun.

Monks Mound at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Cahokia Mounds: The Ancient Native American Mound Building Civilization You Shouldn’t Miss

Did you know the largest ancient settlement north of Mexico is just fifteen minutes east of St. Louis? It's practically right over the Mississippi River bridge. However, it isn’t one of the top visited places in St. Louis. Here's the research you need to prepare yourself for a great learning and exploring trip through our country's largest ancient city.

Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

Georgia Waterfalls

Top Ten Tips: How to Travel with Kids All By Yourself!

When we moved to Georgia from Texas, I decided to quit my part-time job and stay home full-time. My husband was betting against me lasting more than six months, and my stubbornness kept me from admitting the same thing to myself. However, here we are more than a year and a half later with Mom … Continue reading Top Ten Tips: How to Travel with Kids All By Yourself!

Staying in the UK: 5 Things You Need to Know

AKA: Things I Wish I had Known Before Feeling Stupid in a Rental House Before our trip to England and Scotland, I briefly refreshed myself on the obvious differences between United States and UK life. The important stuff: biscuit means cookie, chips means French fries, and crisps means chips. Lastly, I bought a plug converter. … Continue reading Staying in the UK: 5 Things You Need to Know

A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation

Just thirty minutes outside of Charleston, is the longest continually working plantation in the country. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is a lovely place to experience real southern history through tours of the house, the farm, the slave quarters, and a presentation on Gullah culture. This is an excellent day trip to learn so much history in a beautiful setting. With this educational guide, you will be better prepared to spend your day and to continue your family learning at home. Just go!

Schooling from the Driver’s Seat

Learning happens anywhere and any time, usually without you acknowledging it. When you do call it “learning”, that’s when the kids stop doing that very thing. Whether you do traditional schooling or homeschooling, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family learning any time. Being on a road trip as … Continue reading Schooling from the Driver’s Seat

How to Visit the Great Sand Dunes: The Basics

Great Sand Dunes National Monument is in southeast Colorado as you cross from the flatland of the eastern part of the state to the start of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. As the highest sand dunes in North America, this national park site offers plenty of adventure for families with mountain hiking, overnight camping, and … Continue reading How to Visit the Great Sand Dunes: The Basics

Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a place for animal encounters like you’ve never seen anywhere else. While starting as only one man's plan to have animals, it has grown into the third largest collection of animals in Kansas. This family owned park is just the place to spark the same excitement in your family. They need … Continue reading Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas