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. […]

Healthy Mama: Why I Quit Coffee After All These Years

Healthy Mama - Why I Quit Coffee www.hodgepodge.me

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. […]

A Clean Slate – Planning and Dreaming for the New Year

A New Slate - Planning and Dreaming for the New Year www.hodgepodge.me

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, […]

Family Holiday Fun Around Atlanta

Holiday Fun at World of Coca-Cola Pemberton Place www.hodgepodge.me

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 […]

Have a Thanksgiving Homeschool Celebration

Have a Thanksgiving Homeschool Celebration www.hodgepodge.me

We have been going full force over here before the upcoming blessed holidays. That’s because we have a goal. See, at Thanksgiving we share some of our best work with grandparents. They are a captive audience, bless them. I wrote about our Thanksgiving Homeschool Celebration at Heart of the Matter a couple years ago. And […]

Thanksgiving Fun at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party!

The Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party

Welcome! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ Daze of Adventure Toni @ The Happy Housewife Staci @ Motherhood on a Dime Tricia @ Hodgepodge So your pins will show up on all five sites! And the party starts every Friday […]

Celebrate and Learn About Veterans Day

Flag Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial at www.hodgepodge.me

On this Election Day, I am sharing specials and resources for celebrating upcoming Veterans Day! My fellow Georgians will love this… World of Coca-Cola Half Price Tickets for Friends and Family of Veterans World of Coca-Cola is thanking members of the armed forces! Military members receive complimentary admission to the attraction year-round, but in honor […]

Homemaking Inspiration at The Homeschool Pinterest Party

The Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party

Welcome! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ Daze of Adventure Toni @ The Happy Housewife Staci @ Motherhood on a Dime Tricia @ Hodgepodge So your pins will show up on all five sites! And the party starts every Friday […]

The Tool Bag

Tool Bag by Steve Hodges www.purposeful-parenting.com

My eldest son turned 14 in May. I was determined to find a birthday gift that would have lasting significance. After looking high and low for a gift, a thought occurred to me. I headed to the garage. I pulled out a practically new tool bag that I had bought some time ago. I had […]

Discounted World of Coca-Cola Ticket Offer for Georgia Residents

World of Coca-Cola Norman Rockwell art

Guess what? My fellow Georgia residents need to know about a very special World of Coca-Cola offer! Remember we went to World of Coca-Cola not long ago and got to see the Norman Rockwell original paintings? More details on that exhibit on the World of Coca-Cola website. Oct. 10 through Oct. 31, all Georgia residents […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Atlanta for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia

We love going to local World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain. We recently celebrated Middle Girl’s birthday at World of Coca-Cola recently and built some great memories searching for the Vault of Secret Formula. We went with our church family to Stone Mountain in July. And we’ve been to the Georgia Aquarium three […]

Savoring Summer with a Slow Start to Homeschool

A Slow Start to #Homeschool at www.hodgepodge.me

Summer started simple and easy going and then took off at super speed. So, we’ve slowed down these last weeks of summer by making a point of easing into homeschool. Since I took a break from weekly wrap ups and Collage Fridays over the summer, I’m sharing a little catch up of all we’ve been […]