The Fall Homeschool (and a Lot of Art Too!)

The Fall Homeschool at Hodgepodge

I know I mentioned this before. Fall fever gets me more than spring. Every season of homeschooling has its challenges. But fall– especially October – calls us out of the house more often. These beautiful fall days are simply meant to be enjoyed. And so a couple of months ago we planned for Hodgepodgedad to […]

Florida Gulf Coast: Favorite Sites to Visit

Florida Gulf - Sites to Visit

Even though I’ve been going to Florida’s Gulf of Mexico at least once a year all of my life, there are still places I’m finding out about. My favorite sites to visit continues to grow… As a child, we went to Grayton Beach several times each summer to stay in the family house full of […]

St. Simons Island Georgia – Historical Sites to Visit

St. Simons Island Georgia - Historical Sites to Visit

St. Simons Island, Georgia is a marvelous golden isle to visit – with many historical sites! Above: The view of the marsh from Ft. Frederica. I highly recommend beginning your historical tour of St. Simons with the Colonial Trolley Tour. You can soak up about 400 years worth of history with this fantastic overview –  […]

St. Simons Island – A Golden Isle of Georgia in 48 Hours

St. Simons Island - A Golden Isle of Georgia (in 48 hrs)

We have made a point this year to enjoy local parks, attractions and historic sites here in Georgia. St. Simons Island is one of the coastal islands of Georgia. And it was a special destination for our mother/daughter trip last week. Folks, St. Simons is so diverse, I could write ten posts on all you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waterfalls to Visit in Georgia

Waterfalls to See in Georgia

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

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 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

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 […]

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. […]