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Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. The biggest lesson she’s learned? At the end of the day – when the dishes are put away and the children are tucked in bed – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising children is a God-given privilege and, folks, the time is short.

Seuss and Science at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Seuss and Science at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins to celebrate Seuss and science and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my Sooo Seuss Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals […]

True Education

True Education is teaching children how to learn

True education is teaching children how to learn, equipping them to learn, and guiding them in to their specific life-purpose by God’s design.” ~ Wisdom’s Way of Learning by Marilyn Howshall (and making sure they are warm enough and have a hat for spelling on a cold winter’s morning) Since last I shared a Collage […]

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages the Frugal Way

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages the Frugal Way

Homeschoolers are frugal by nature. We have to be! Most homeschoolers are building their learning environments with one income. And a good bunch of homeschoolers are teaching more than one child. So, just how to homeschool multiple ages the frugal way? I will share my best tips with you today… My best tips for homeschooling […]

Resources for Multiple Ages at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Resources for Multiple Ages at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins with resources for multiple ages and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my Homeschool Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn […]

Half Off – Art at The Beach Tutorials

SALE - Art at the Beach only $5 through 2/22/15

Warm breezes… Toes in the sand… Like us, you might be wishing you were at the beach. So, we are offering a special half price discount on our Art at the Beach chalk art curriculum. Regularly $9.99 for only $5! For a limited time – through Sunday, February 22. Simply use code BEACH at checkout. […]

Essential Oils the Frugal Way

Essential Oils the Frugal Way at Hodgepodge

One question I get quite often these days with Young Living essential oils – and one I faced myself when first learning about essential oils is: How do you enjoy essential oils the frugal way? I will share with you the many ways we have made essential oils work on a budget – in a family […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Keep on Keeping On

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Keep On Keeping On

Friends it has truly been a hodgepodge these last two weeks. We are learning a variety of things in a variety of ways. But I believe that the overall theme of our learning has been keep on keeping on. Nothing spectacular and just pretty simple and basic. On the trail again…(a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll […]

Reasons We Love Compass Classroom for Homeschool

Why We LOVE Compass Classroom for Homeschool

We have enjoyed the resources from Compass Classroom for quite some time. And as we were going about our usual afternoon video courses, I realized there are several reasons we love Compass Classroom for our homeschool. Not only that – Compass Classroom is having a super sale starting today that I didn’t want you to […]

5 Ways to Weave Hymns into Your Days

5 Ways to Weave Hymns into Your Days

I’ve always loved the old hymns. Like many, I was fortunate to be raised on them. They are a part of me. But for quite a while now, I’ve made sure I spend part of my morning quiet time flipping through that hymnal. Pausing on a favorite. Remembering the chorus of another. Each hymn holds […]

February Learning at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

February Learning at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins for February learning – Valentines, chemistry, high school, reading and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my Homeschool Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful […]

Pan Pastels: How to Draw a Sky and Beach

Using Pan Pastels: How to Draw a Sky and Beach

We have recently discovered all that pan pastels can do. Specifically, how to draw a sky and a beach scene. Nana shares a video tutorial using pan pastels, below. Pan pastels are little ‘cups’ or pans of pure pigment. Just use a little sponge or your finger and spread the chalk color around. It is […]

Winter Fun at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Winter Fun at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins for winter fun and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! —> Follow my Winter Art Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ […]

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