Florida Keys

Florida KeysFlorida Keys –  Episode 75

Join Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn  and Sharon Rice to talk about the Florida Keys.

Do you think the Keys is just for adults? We shed light on why the Keys is the perfect family destination.  FPEA just returned from our 2nd Fun in the Sun Field trip. And what a good time we all had! There is more to do down there than we could fit in those 2 short days. So, pack up your family and head south. We have listed just a small number of the things the Keys has to offer families.

Here are some things to do in the Keys.

  • Snorkel or Dive John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park – a must!
  • The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West
  • Truman Little White House in Key West
  • The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
  • Take photos at the Buoy.
  • Key West Aquarium
  • Theater of the Seas – Islamorada
  • The African Queen –  Key Largo
  • Everglades
  • Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
  • Turtle Hospital – Marathon
  • Dry Tortugas
  • History of Diving Museum – Islamorada
  • Pigeon Key
  • Dolphin Research Center
  • and of course, eat Key Lime Pie! We highly recommend the Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory

 

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Summer Reading List

Summer reading ListSummer Reading List –  Episode 74

Join Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn  and Sharon Rice to talk about our Summer Reading List. What better time to sit back and relax with a good book? This summer, we want to enjoy a good book for the sake of enjoyment. So, we have some suggestions for you! Listen in and pick one to dive into this summer … or more than one!

Some of the ideas mentioned in the show.

Sharon’s Reading List

Suzanne’s Reading List

 

Consider creating a summer book club with friends. Make it simple and fun. Choose books. Maybe create some games or projects for the end of the summer to coincide with the chosen books.

 

Join the conversation in the comments or on Facebook page your Summer reading list ideas. What is your family reading this year?

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Join us June 28-29, 2019 for Fun in the Sun!

Sherri Seligson will be joining us for this FUN and INFORMATIVE field trip in the FLORIDA KEYS!

There will be opportunities to Snorkel, Dive and many other fun events over the weekend.

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Summer Playlist

Summer PlaylistSummer Playlist Episode 73

Join Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn  and Sharon Rice to talk about our Summer Playlist. What? Music?? No, not that kind of playlist. Although, music is often involved. In this episode, we talk about being intentional with fun during the summer. We discuss some of our favorite things to do over the summer and what we would like to do this Summer.

So listen in and then get outside with your family this summer. Enjoy time just playing and relaxing!

Some of the ideas mentioned in the show.

Sharon’s Playlist

  • Visit Florida’s Springs and Rivers
  • Kayaking
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Crabbing, Lobstering, and Scalloping
  • Volunteering – plant mangroves, clean beaches, and similar summer activity volunteering.

Suzanne’s Playlist

  • $5 Movies .. or similar events
  • Bowling Nights with friends
  • Beach time  – Fireworks, night time beach walks
  • Escape Rooms
  • Wax Museums

 

Be sure to check the many opportunities online for opportunities in your area. Some helpful links for resources:

Share in the commets or on Facebook page your Summer Playlist ideas. What is your family doing this year?

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Join us June 28-29, 2019 for Fun in the Sun!

Sherri Seligson will be joining us for this FUN and INFORMATIVE field trip in the FLORIDA KEYS!

There will be opportunities to Snorkel, Dive and many other fun events over the weekend.

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Summer Unplugged

Summer UnpluggedSummer Unplugged

Podcast #52

It’s Summer time!! And it’s time to get unplugged!! Remember the lazy days of summer when you were a kid? Before the time of all the electronics and devices? Want to help your kids create some lasting memories? Help your kids unplug this summer! Listen in as we talk about a Summer unplugged.

Suzanne and Sharon reminisce about past childhood summers!  We take a walk down memory lane and look at some fun, old fashioned summer fun! There are many ways to have fun in the Summer outside and inside, for those rainy days!

We also look at some good summer reading books. Get outside and have enjoy your SUMMER UNPLUGGED!

 

 

 

Ways to get unplugged this Summer:

  • Ride bikes
  • Play board games
  • Make fresh squeezed lemonade.
  • Find old games that todays kids might not know – pick-up sticks, jacks, old card games.
  • Read some classic books on rainy days.
  • Make homemade ice cream!
  • Play with sidewalk chalk – hopscotch
  • Jump Rope
  • Take some beach days!
  • Catch fireflies
  • Find a family favorite movie and do a movie night.
  • Find a local drive-in theater
  • Explore your town parks
  • Go camping
  • Do backyard camping

Enjoy your summer – away from the electronic devices and make some great family memories. And don’t forget the SUNBLOCK!

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.
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Making Memories as a Family: Summer Edition

making memoriesAs the school year comes to a close and summer is right around the corner, it is important to prioritize making memories as a family. When planning trips, weekend outings, or summer camps make sure I’m sure you are like many other homeschoolers and family needs are at the center. Making memories together will only increase family unity and stories that will be remembered and retold for years.

Choose a Destination that …

1. Matters to Family Heritage

Family heritage is so important to know and pass on to your kids. Not only will your child be able to understand basic genealogy, but researching family heritage can be fun! Flip through some old photo albums of relatives and tell your kids the story of how their grandparents met. Visit the town where they met and find the house where each grew up. If you can do this as a couple, this is fun as well!

Does your family have an annual family reunion? Maybe consider going so that your kids can meet the people in the pictures hanging on your wall or sitting on the shelf. Still not jazzed about packing the kids in the car and heading to Small Town, USA? Research interesting places around the location of the get-together. Perhaps there is a county fair, national park, or town museum nearby. Even window-shopping down Main Street can be a new and exciting experience for a suburban kid.

2. Reinforces your studies

We planned a trip to the mountains in order to collect rocks for an upcoming Geology study the coming year. It was a wonderful time or climbing and hiking. The kids enjoyed a train ride in the mountains and we were blessed to stay at a cabin owned by friends. The entire trip was well within our budget and best of all, one we still remember years later. The rocks were used over and over again in studies throughout their homeschool years and now are used by my daughter with her children as she homeschools! Another year we took a trip to the Florida Keys. Actually, several trips. This was used as research for our Truth Seekers Mystery Series novels.

Another time we visited the DC area and the Smithsonean Museums. We studied American history that year and this was a culmination of our studies. How wonderful to see a the Constitution and visit the artifacts in the American History Museum. These memories were revisited by my daughter and I when she visited colleges in that area during her high school years.

  • What are you studying this upcoming year?
  • Is there any way to reinforce a study?
  • Can you plan a trip in advance or even after the fact that will be enjoyable for the entire family but also further your studies?

3. Increases family time

Going on a family vacation means doing things together. Whether that is hiking, visiting museums or on a cruise. Many times “family vacations” mean separating the kids from the parents. We all need time away to regroup, but a family vacation should center around doing things as a family and exploring together. How else can you talk about your vacation if you didn’t experience it together?

4. Focuses on Faith

A family we know takes a pilgrimage every summer with their family. They have toured the shrines in Europe, walked along the Via Delarosa – the path that Jesus walked in Jerusalem, visited the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. While this is outside of our budget, for them it was important. They saved money all year long with this trip in mind, and it was on a tight budget staying at convents whenever possible. They told the children ahead of time if they wanted to purchase souvenirs, they needed to bring their own money. Once home, they gathered family and friends and we viewed their movies and still shots and visited these beautiful sites alongside them. What a wonderful legacy they leave their children as well as sharing it with us, their friends!

5. That includes extended family

One year we tied a family trip to Canada, a place I lived for three years as a child to a family reunion in upstate New York. We were able to combine alone time with our family. After walking the streets of Niagra Falls, my son asked if we could read books by the fireplace, a tradition started at home–since the hotel had a fireplace! After a few days drove our rental car to our location in New York, for extended family fun, which included a horseback ride on trails through streams and hills.

Recently, after picking up my daughter at her college location, I realized that Long Island, New York was only four hours north. We visited the city while staying with my cousin and his wife. My second-cousin, who attends a college in Manhattan took us on a nine-mile hike throughout the city, showing us sites and insiders locations. On Sunday we enjoyed a family reunion with my cousins, the last time I visited them was as a teenager.

Memories that last a lifetime are easier said than done. It takes time, planning and a budget. There were many years that we could only afford day trips, and truthfully my family still prefers a weekend camping to a ten-day trip! Patrick Patton may have popularized the saying, “A family who prays together stays together,” however it is something we say as well! You don’t need a long or expensive vacation to make memories. Remember to spend time as a family laughing and enjoying each others company!

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Moms Read Too

Moms Read Too

Podcast #29

In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn talks about the importance of moms reading too! We spend a lot of time thinking about our children reading, that we often forget that moms read too! Listen in for some great tips and inspiration to read this summer! Find a new book to settle into this summer and enjoy!

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Build Your Summer Reading List

Build Your Summer Reading List

Podcast #28

In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn discusses ways to build your summer reading list.  Summer is a great time to expand your library. And what a wonderful time to spend reading some new and old favorites!

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are

 

Homeopathy for Bugs, Bites and Stings – Part 2

Tune in as Sue Meyer talks about homeopathic remedies to use to protect insects and what to do if you get stung in this podcast.Time for part 2 of this summer-time series!  Sue gives remedies for bites from Mosquitoes, Certain Flies, Fleas, Bedbugs, Gnats, Midges, Spiders, Ticks, and Chiggers … all are a concern this time of year as we get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather after a long winter.  All these insects have the chance of carrying diseases that can be transmitted to humans or animals.  Tune in as Sue Meyer talks about homeopathic remedies to use to protect ourselves and our families from these insects and what to do if you get stung in this two-part series.

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Summer School Fun

Summer school funSummer School Fun

Podcast #27

In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn talks about Summer school fun!  Summer is an excellent opportunity for adventure and refreshment!

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida. If you are interested in homeschooling our convention is every year in May during Memorial Day weekend.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Summer School Fun

Summer School Fun

Podcast #27

In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn talks about the fun you can have this summer. Summer is an excellent opportunity for adventure and refreshment!