December Helps at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

December Helps at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring December helps for the homeschool mom – encouragement, crafts, breakfast ideas and more. I just LOVE Pinterest, don’t you? Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! Follow my Christmas,  Gift Ideas and/or Holiday Habits Pinterest boards! I have the privilege of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apple or Pumpkin Art Tutorials and Resources

Apple or Pumpkin Chalk Pastel Tutorial

Last week we went on an apple, pumpkin and waterfall tour to enjoy the fall leaves and get some apples and pumpkins! So, I thought you might be needing to follow up a trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch with some art tutorials too! First, apples… Apple Art and Resources Apples straight from […]

Grandma’s Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe

Grandma's Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe

In honor of fall, Hodgepodgedad’s favorite. Grandma’s Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour 2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ginger 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup shortening (I didn’t have any so I substituted real butter and they turned out beautifully!) 1 cup sugar 1 cup […]

Homeschool Omnibus – A Hodgepodge of Help for You!


Today you can get an amazing hodgepodge of homeschool help – Homeschool Omnibus 2014! ~The affiliate links included are for resources we absolutely love and truly depend on. Because Hodgepodge ebooks are included in the Homeschool Omnibus, if you purchase through our affiliate link, we will receive a percentage of the sale. Thank you for […]

Creative Pinterest Boards for Homeschool Lunch

Creative Pinterest Boards for Homeschool Lunch at Hodgepodge

Lunch. Homeschool lunch. Is it that time already?? I am always needing inspiration. So I have been searching and browsing and I have found some really creative Pinterest boards for homeschool lunch! There’s really no reason why we can’t do an edible cell for lunch or a human skeleton made out of veggies. And many […]

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Homemade mayonnaise recipe

My grandmother, Mama Ann, has always made her own mayonnaise. Imagine the savings! She says it’s the homemade mayo that makes her Pimento Cheese so delicious. Probably so, but I think it also has to do with just her making it and me getting to enjoy it. She shared her homemade mayo recipe with me: Mama Ann’s […]

Trim Healthy Mama: Hodgepodge Style

Trim Healthy Mama - Hodgepodge Style

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 […]

A Hodgepodge of Pinterest Fun

Best of Hodgepodge Pinterest boards

Do you love Pinterest too? I love the visual collections. I love the boards you can create. The recipes you can find. The inspiration. The resources. The tools.   {follow the Best of Hodgepodge Pinterest board!} Today, my fellow iHomeschool Network friends and I are sharing our favorite Pinterest boards. Well, this was no small […]

Healthy Mama: Why I Quit Coffee After All These Years

Healthy Mama - Why I Quit Coffee

I love coffee. Back when I was a teenager I must have had a hard time getting going for school in the mornings. Because I still remember that morning my mama brought me my first cup of coffee – complete with cream and sugar. I’ve been drinking coffee ever since that morning I was 15. […]

Healthy Mama: Guide to Getting Started Gluten Free

Healthy Mama Guide to Getting Started Gluten Free - Part 2 of a series at

You will find all kinds of advice on gluten free living out there in the world. And, as I said in Healthy Mama: Gluten Free Living, I am not a dietician. I am simply thrilled with the freedom I’ve found living and eating gluten free. So, today I share with you the resources I turned […]