About Hodgepodgemom

Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children – preschoolers to high schoolers. 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.

Spring and Easter Arts and Crafts – The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Spring Arts and Crafts - The Ultimate #Homeschool Pinning Party www.hodgepodge.me

Welcome! —> Follow my Spring Art  and Easter/Spring Pinterest boards! What is the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party? *If you are a blogger this is a great way to share your content, increase your followers, and have your pins repinned! *If you are NOT a blogger this is a great party to find the BEST homeschool […]

Helpful Homeschool Habits for Standardized Testing

Helpful #Homeschool Habits for Standardized Testing www.hodgepodge.me

~ I’m keeping up the habit of sharing a helpful homeschool habit on Fridays! After we took a homeschool spring break, we went right back to it with required standardized testing. It was a productive yet interesting week of juggling things with our multiple ages. I am sharing our week and my tips in today’s […]

Free Caterpillar Video Chalk Art Tutorial

Free or Frugal Homeschool Art for All Ages www.freehomeschooldeals.com

Do we have a treat for you! Our eight-year-old taught Nana a chalk pastel tutorial. We have it for you to enjoy in video tutorial form, below. Also, Nana and I are sharing Free or Frugal Homeschool Art for All Ages at Free Homeschool Deals today as part of Jamerrill’s 3rd Annual Homeschooling for Free […]

Laundry Room Spring Cleaning

Laundry Room Spring Cleaning www.hodgepodge.me

I knew that a small part of our spring break would be spent spring cleaning. It just comes about naturally. We start to pull out the shorts, then there’s a bag of clothes to give away. The scooters come out from the garage and the socks and shoes from the morning are exchanged for sandals. […]

How to Get Started Homeschooling: Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

How to Get Started Homeschooling - Ultimate #Homeschool Pinning Party www.hodgepodge.me

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! —> Follow my Homeschool board and How to Get Started Homeschooling Pinterest boards! What is the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party? *If you are a blogger this is a great way to share your content, increase your followers, and have your pins repinned! *If you are NOT a blogger […]

Spring Nature Study – Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Spring Nature Study at The Ultimate #Homeschool Pinning Party www.hodgepodge.me

Welcome to The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! —> Follow my Nature + Science Pinterest board! What is the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party? *If you are a blogger this is a great way to share your content, increase your followers, and have your pins repinned! *If you are NOT a blogger this is a great party […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Take a Break!

Helpful #Homeschool Habit - Take a Break! www.hodgepodge.me

Several times this week I received confirmation that we need to take a break. This photo was taken Monday morning after the younger two had completed their school work… Time for a homeschool break! Nerf guns and backyard swinging over here. How about you? We all need breaks. Short breaks during the day. And a […]

Birds Nest Chalk Pastel Art by Lucia Hames

{Giveaway!} Chalk Pastel Bird Nest Art by Lucia Hames www.hodgepodge.me

When Nana and I create tutorials for you there is plenty of art work spread around. And when Nana made the cover design for our A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels, she had you in mind. She suggested we give away her original art work for our ebook. The art work, with original design […]

Free Printables – Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Free Printables - Ultimate #Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! What is the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party? *If you are a blogger this is a great way to share your content, increase your followers, and have your pins repinned! *If you are NOT a blogger this is a great party to find the BEST homeschool ideas, resources, projects, […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: How to Fit it All In

Helpful #Homeschool Habit - Fitting it All In www.hodgepodge.me

Last weekend was a bit crazy, all-over-the-place. A hodgepodge! So, instead of our usual weekly homeschool planning meeting with all our ages, I filled in their planners for our older three children myself. (It was warm enough earlier in the week for a cozy fire in the evening.) Doing the planning and writing for each […]

Trim Healthy Mama: Hodgepodge Style

Trim Healthy Mama - Hodgepodge Style www.hodgepodge.me

I hear you big time about ONE MORE THING to add to your life. I ordered the Trim Healthy Mama book and put off reading it when it came in the mail – simply because it was just so big! The book sat beside me on the end table by the couch. But when I […]

Spring Unit Studies

Spring Unit Studies (& giveaway!) www.hodgepodge.me

Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We are joining up with Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett for all things spring! I mentioned last week that we’ve been enjoying Spring Surprises with our kindergartener and second grader. A few highlights of our Spring Surprises studies… Listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Spring during lunch Time lapse […]

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