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 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 […]

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 […]