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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.

Host a Jane Austen Moms Night

A Jane Austen Moms' Night

…That first night we watched Sense and Sensibility. We enjoyed it so much we got together the next month and watched Pride and Prejudice. Next we plan to gather around Emma. “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” ~ Jane Austen Which Jane Austen novel and/or movie is your favorite? –> […]

Thanksgiving at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Thanksgiving at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

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

Night Classes and Other Benefits of Homeschool

Night Classes and Other Benefits of Homeschool at Hodgepodge

Though I share about homeschool habits almost every week here at Hodgepodge, ours seem to be changing daily! We have those habits we are grounded in but these days we are rearranging to meet the needs of our age range of children. Adapting to changing learning needs. Pictured above – Michael Farris teaching – with […]

Harold and the Purple Crayon Chalk Art

Harold and the Purple Crayon - Chalk Pastel Art at Hodgepodge

We have said so many times that we should do a chalk pastel of Harold and the Purple Crayon. And so we finally did! There is just so much you can do with the inspiration from this favorite book! We have loved Harold and all his adventures since our Five in a Row days. And […]

Planning for Date Nights

Planning for Date Night

When it is just Wednesday and it has already been a full week. When the patience is tapped. Or the noise is a bit much. I start to think of date night. Date night is just a little bit of time away with my husband. A breath of fresh air. A new perspective. And a […]

You Are an Artist: Paint Your Pet

You ARE An Artist - Paint Your Pet Challenge at Hodgepodge

Have you ever drawn or painted your pet? Well, we did and we think you should paint your pet too. We used chalk pastels, of course. And both Nana and Middle Girl painted our family pet, Oswald the Bearded Dragon. Middle Girl pulled a picture up that she had taken, and used it to create […]

Homeschool Helps at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Homeschool Helps at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring homeschool helps. Enjoy, repin, link up your pins – and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my Helpful Habits Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals […]

American Landmarks: Chalk Pastel Art for All Ages

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Art Curriculum with American Landmarks! With our chalk pastels at the ready, let’s take a tour of American Landmarks from sea to shining sea! American Landmarks: Chalk Pastel Art for All Ages is now available for only $7.99! What’s included in this art curriculum? Step-by-step how-to instructions. One book for all ages. No need to […]

Hodgepodge of Holiday Habits

Hodgepodge of Holiday Habits - practical and frugal!

That calendar turned to November, didn’t it? Yes, it surprised me even though I knew it was coming. So, I thought I’d pull out the hodgepodge of holiday habits. In hopes that one might inspire you. And also to remind myself as well. Feel free to pin this and come back to it later if […]

Preschool, Middle School and High School at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Preschool, Middle & High School at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring resources for homeschooling preschool, middle school and high school. And please do stop back by each week! Follow my Teaching Multiple Ages Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals […]

WordUp! The Vocab Show

WordUp! The Vocab Show - Review at The Curriculum Choice

“Dwane Thomas does such silly stuff that it helps us remember Latin and Greek roots.” ~ 11th grader As the homeschool mama, I not only love to hear my children laugh and see them enjoy learning, but I also really like how versatile WordUp! is. Just like Visual Latin, we can airplay the lessons on […]

October Activities at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

October Activities at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! There’s still time to enjoy some October activities – and these you will want to check out! And please do stop back by each week. —> Follow my Fall Art Pinterest board! and enjoy some fun art this next week! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate […]

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