10 Educational Instagram Accounts to Follow

Favorite Educational Instagram Accounts to Follow

I have always loved taking photos. That is just one reason why I enjoy Instagram so much. I also enjoy following educational Instagram accounts. Learn something new each day! I was telling Hodgepodgedad about Atlanta History Center’s Instagram – over date night last weekend. Interesting how some of my favorites to follow are mostly educational […]

IKEA for Homeschool – Organization Update

IKEA for Homeschool - organization galore!

Are you organizing? Both July and late December seem to be THE organizational times for us. Both being before back-to-school times. I recently had a question from my friend Pamela on our IKEA for homeschool organization. And I asked if I could share her question here since it was about time for an organizational update. […]

Favorite Books for an Eight-Year-Old Girl

Favorite Books for an Eight-Year-Old Girl - by Littlest Girl at Hodgepodge

Today, I introduce you to our Littlest Girl of the Hodgepodge. She will be sharing many different types of things here in the future. She is a lover of books, nature and all things sharks! Today she shares her very favorite books with all eight-year-old girls out there.  My Favorite Books: In Grandma’s Attic 1-2 […]

Chalkboard of Summer Prompts

Chalkboard of Summer Prompts at Hodgepodge

I love chalkboard. I also appreciate a good list. And so we created a chalkboard of summer prompts. A combination of the two! Simple. Actions verbs. Encouraging us all to be creative!   It’s nothing fancy but when I shared it on Instagram and Facebook, there were several friends interested. So I thought I’d expand […]

Love the Journey Review

Love the Journey - Tapestry of Grace

~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!~ I’ve shared before about the books that have shaped my heart for homeschooling. Oh how I wish I’d had Marcia Somerville’s Love the Journey- Homeschooling: Principles to Practices when I started my journey. But I am very thankful I’ve had it at the top of my stack of […]

Waterfalls to Visit in Georgia

Waterfalls to See in Georgia www.hodgepodge.me

In the month of May we spent some time exploring north Georgia as a family. We were armed with a newly purchased Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Family Pass because without it, those $5 parking fees tend to add up when you are stopping at several state parks throughout the year. We had several […]

World of Coca-Cola Summer

World of Coca-Cola Summer Fun www.hodgepodge.me

Tickets for you! Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! You might know that the World of Coca-Cola – besides being all things southern and rich in history – is one of our favorite local destinations here in Atlanta, Georgia. We went just last week to check out the new movie (made me cry!), try […]

Free Things to Do This Summer


In continuation of our Free and Frugal Atlanta Summer Staycation theme, our friends at Homeschool.com have a wonderful list of… 101 Things to Do This Summer (our art tutorials are listed as #98!) Learn about cotton candy, learn to play an instrument, make watermelon ice… In addition, they are offering a free summer homeschool magazine. […]

Free and Frugal Atlanta Summer Staycation

Free and Frugal Atlanta Summer Staycation www.hodgepodge.me

The homeschool year is winding down. The days are longer and all is green outside. It’s time to plan some summer fun! I have some resources for you – both fun and educational! There’s always the neighborhood or local public pool! This spring we have been exploring trails and parks close to home and plan […]

Free and Frugal at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Free and Frugal at The Ultimate #Homeschool Pinning Party www.hodgepodge.me

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! –>> Follow my Frugal Living 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 to […]

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. […]

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 […]