I talk a lot about slow living on my blog and I realized I’ve never actually defined what slow living means. There are plenty of definitions out there, but I’ll give you mine. For me, slow living means that I don’t get so busy that I’m forced to do things I don’t want to do.… Continue reading What is slow living?
Last year I worked more hours than I usually do. I couldn’t find anyone to work the afternoon shift, so I had to do it myself. It was nice to make the extra money, but it wasn’t worth the time I missed at home. Since I was at work all day, I couldn’t devote as… Continue reading Letting up on the throttle… a commitment to slow living.
It’s graduation season and all the high school seniors are leaving the nest and heading off into the big wide world. I hear people ask them where they’re going to college, as if it’s a given. All the ones I know do happen to be going to college, but I sort of wish at least… Continue reading You don’t have to go to college, but you should educate yourself…
Lake Acworth is a smallish lake in the city of Acworth, Georgia. The entire lake is a no wake zone, so you see small fishing crafts, kayaks, and paddle boards, but no speed boats or jet skis. Because of that, it is a super safe place to take kids for some fun on the water,… Continue reading Kayaking at Lake Acworth
My son had a short break from school, so we headed north for a one night camping trip to Toccoa Valley Campground in Blue Ridge, Georgia, one of my favorite towns in the whole state. I told the kids they could each pick one activity to do in the mountains, so in addition to camping… Continue reading Camping at Toccoa Valley Campground
When Instagram first came out, I was so enthralled with it. I followed people all over the world who were doing interesting things, things I didn’t know people still did, like packing mules over the mountains out west or running a chuck wagon at a dude ranch. I followed mountain climbers, polo players, ranchers, other… Continue reading Everyone else is so perfect.
Have you ever heard of geocaching? It’s basically a modern day treasure hunt using GPS technology. You use latitude and longitude coordinates to follow a map and find a hidden treasure. We use the geocaching app on my smart phone and it’s easy enough for my 8 year old to figure it out. It’s a… Continue reading Learn latitude and longitude with geocaching!