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 […]

For Mama at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Encouragement for Mama at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! Are you, homeschool mama, in need of some encouragement? I know that these featured pins will bless you! And I do hope you will stop back by each week. –> Follow my A Few of My Favorite Things Pinterest board!  <— I have the privilege of co-hosting the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Love the Journey Review

Love the Journey - Tapestry of Grace

~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!~ I’ve shared before about the books that have shaped my heart for homeschooling. Oh how I wish I’d had Marcia Somerville’s Love the Journey- Homeschooling: Principles to Practices when I started my journey. But I am very thankful I’ve had it at the top of my stack of […]

Free Things to Do This Summer

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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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Ultimate Atlanta Summer Staycation Guide: Free and Frugal Family Fun

Super Summer Staycation - Atlanta

Some of our very best summer memories are made with family right close to home. Today I offer up ideas for a super staycation in Atlanta! Plus, you can win tickets for a trip to the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and tickets to see the Atlanta Braves. Don’t miss this ultimate giveaway at […]

10 Classic Toys That Have Withstood the Hodgepodge

Classic Toys That Have Withstood the Hodgepodge

I hope my children look back on today, And see a mom who had time to play, There will be years for cleaning and cooking, For children grow up while we’re not looking. ~ author unknown Those toys that have been around since our teenagers were toddlers. Loved and passed down to be enjoyed again… […]