Laundry Room Spring Cleaning

Laundry Room Spring Cleaning

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

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 Hodgepodge: Gluten Free Living

Hodgepodge Healthy Mama

Quite sporadically I have shared the blessings and successes of health and diet adjustments at Hodgepodge. You likely know about the allergy challenges we face with our children. But now that it’s been eight months of a diet change, I thought I’d share the triumphs in healthy living for me – the mama. Over the […]

A Hodgepodge of Guest Posts and Appearances in 2013

Simplify Your Homeschool with the Ancient Paths

This past year I spent some time at places other than Hodgepodge. And it was a hodgepodge of writing, art tutorials and guest appearances I was absolutely honored to be a part of. I enjoy encouraging fellow families. Today, I am sharing my writings and interviews from 2013 (well, and one from 2014!) – all […]

A Clean Slate – Planning and Dreaming for the New Year

A New Slate - Planning and Dreaming for the New Year

In my time with family over Christmas and in these days leading up to the new year, I have been reflecting. Reflecting on God’s goodness. His constant provision. His direction and love over our family, our homeschool. We sat down as a family this past weekend. We dreamed, we planned, we talked. Some specific goals, […]

Your Favorites at Hodgepodge

Your Favorites at Hodgepodge

Today I am sharing YOUR favorites. The posts you enjoyed and shared the most in 2013. But this list is a little different. See there are some classic posts (e.g., art, slow cooking, homeschool habits) that beat most of this first list. I include these classics because the first eight are the most visited in […]

iHomeschool Network Christmas Stocking Stuffer!

iHomeschool Network Christmas Stocking Stuffer prize!

This. You. Do. Not. Want. To. Miss. Does iHomeschool Network have a mega stocking stuffer for YOU! Guess what is happening today and tomorrow?? Take a look… The 40 Days giveaway: ALL days 1-39 will be open – Click over to iHomeschool Network to enter to win! You can click on each day on this […]

Sales and Deals at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party!

The Ultimate Homeschool Board

Welcome! 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, and more! You can create a […]

Thanksgiving Gifts

Thanksgiving Gifts - ABCs

A – All these ages together. B – Beach. Need I say more? C – Children, all five. Crammed calendar – full of blessings ahead. D – Date nights. Oh how I sometimes live for those! Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever. Psalm 118:1 E – Evening read […]

Family Holiday Fun Around Atlanta

Holiday Fun at World of Coca-Cola Pemberton Place

This past weekend, we went as a family to the Georgia Aquarium. We have annual passes so that we can go at a moment’s notice to enjoy the exhibits. We also had a fun time posing by the life-sized holiday ornaments at Pemberton Place in front of The World of Coca-Cola. More from Pemberton Place […]