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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.

Holiday Family Fun Plus Homeschool Freebies & Sales

Atlanta Holiday Family Fun Plus Homeschool Freebies & Sales

At least once a month I like to update you on some family fun around Atlanta. But today I also have some fabulous sales for you as well! The children in front of the larger-than-life Christmas ornaments this past Saturday at Pemberton Place – in front of The World of Coca-Cola. Makes for great Christmas […]

Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

This is my maternal grandmother’s recipe for Thanksgiving dressing. Nana has the recipe that Mamaw wrote down herself. The recipe begins with “bake a pone of cornbread.” I never wondered about the definition of a pone until I began typing this recipe. I think of a pone as just a nice, round hunk of cornbread […]

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Chalk Art

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Chalk Art - You Are An Artist at Hodgepodge!

It’s a tradition at our house to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving each year. You too? And in anticipation of doing just that we decided to search some images of Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for artistic inspiration. There are many images to choose from – check it out for yourself.  YOU are the artist – so […]

Simplifying the Holidays at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Simplifying the Holidays at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring resources for simplifying the holidays. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! —> Follow Habits for a Happy Home’s Holiday Habits Pinterest board!   I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: […]

The Thanksgiving Homeschool

The Thanksgiving Homeschool

We switch things up for holidays. You do too, right? Well, real quick I thought I’d share about the Thanksgiving Homeschool. Because we are headed into that glorious week of family. Aren’t you ready to take a break too? And we have a birthday party for two of our children with November birthdays. It’s busy. […]

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 […]

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