Planning for Date Nights

Planning for Date Night

When it is just Wednesday and it has already been a full week. When the patience is tapped. Or the noise is a bit much. I start to think of date night. Date night is just a little bit of time away with my husband. A breath of fresh air. A new perspective. And a […]

Hodgepodge of Holiday Habits

Hodgepodge of Holiday Habits - practical and frugal!

That calendar turned to November, didn’t it? Yes, it surprised me even though I knew it was coming. So, I thought I’d pull out the hodgepodge of holiday habits. In hopes that one might inspire you. And also to remind myself as well. Feel free to pin this and come back to it later if […]

6 Simple Sucessful Strategies for Homeschooling a House Full

6 Simple Successful Strategies for Homeschooling a House Full

This past Tuesday I had the privilege of sharing the best of our helpful homeschool habits for multiple ages with a group of homeschool mamas. I promised them that I would put these all in one handy spot. And I have – so you, my readers, can enjoy them too. I have also included the […]

Georgia Sea Turtle Center – and More About Jekyll Island Georgia

Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center Georgia

Last month my Middle Girl and I took a trip to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia. My daughter has always had an interest in sea turtles and their life cycle. In fact, a few years ago, the life cycle of a sea turtle was the topic of her science fair project! […]

Sharks! The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Sharks! The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome! In honor of Shark Week beginning Sunday, August 10, 2014, we are sharing some great learning resources from fellow homeschoolers! —> Follow my Sharks! and More Marine Biology Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ Daze of Adventure […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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, […]

Habits for the Heart of Homeschooling – Helps for You!


~ Don’t miss the giveaway of our Help for Homeschool Bundle at the end! ~ You are invited! Friends, The Heart of the Matter is having an absolutely FREE fall conference tonight and tomorrow night. There is a wonderful line up of encouraging homeschool mentors. Read all about it here –> Heart of the Matter […]