Use Summer to Build Habits

Use Summer to Build Habits (1)

Oh summer is for fun! Summer can also be opportunity. See, without all the regular ‘have tos’ of school and extracurricular activities, there is time. That wonderful, empty space on the calendar. But sometimes having more time can be a challenge. So we have found a balance. Summer is when we work on those basic […]

How We Teach Homeschool

How We Teach...Homeschool

Today I share with you how we teach homeschool. How do you teach language arts? Tapestry of Grace? These are questions I get especially at this time of year. I have answered these questions before here at Hodgepodge. Also, our friends at iHomeschool Network (ihsnet) have a wonderful resource, How We Teach, available for homeschoolers. […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Celebrate

Helpful Homeschool Habit - Celebrate!

We are still pressing on in our homeschool but we have also had reason to celebrate this last week. Nice way to finish out the high school week – in the backyard in your ENO. The calendar flipped to May (!) and the younger children are down to their last lessons in all of their […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Pressing On

Helpful Homeschool Habit - Pressing On

In our homeschool we are pressing on. There are a few subjects we have finished. And the calendar is filled with end of the year programs, practices and celebrations. We are pressing on because in just a few short weeks it will be summer break. We are pressing on because in a few short weeks, […]

Earth Day and History at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Earth Day and History at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins to inspire earth day and history learning and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my History/Geography Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Fly!

Helpful Homeschool Habit - Fly

It has been a long while since I have shared a Collage Friday and weekly homeschool wrap. That is due to several reasons. And, of course, we have been practicing the helpful homeschool habit: fly! “What if I FALL? Oh but my darling, what if you FLY?” We’ve been busy homeschooling all our ages here […]

How to Get Started Homeschooling

How to Get Started Homeschooling

How to Get Started Homeschooling? First, take a deep breath… Exhale… God’s got this. And you are in for the ride of your life. I am here to tell you it won’t be easy. It is refinement by fire. But I can say, after nearly 15 years, that a homeschooling lifestyle is a rich reward […]

Keeping God as the Center of Your Life

Keeping God as the Center of Your Life

Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn’t is someone whom I admire but have never met. ~ Barbara Walters Last weekend I was blessed and privileged to speak to my church’s women’s ministry. I told the ladies I would follow with an overview of what I shared. Complete with links […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Focus

Helpful Homeschool Habit - Focus

What?? Focus in a household of five children of various ages? Well, maybe not detailed, honed-in focus. But I’ll share what I mean. The past two weeks our homeschool has carried the habit of focus. If it is possible to focus in multiple ways with multiple ages. Often I have quite the distracted mama brain. […]

Big Lists of Resources at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Big Lists of Resources at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins to big lists of resources for homeschool and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week!   –> Follow my Homeschool Pinterest Board! <– I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful […]

Seuss and Science at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Seuss and Science at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins to celebrate Seuss and science and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my Sooo Seuss Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals […]

True Education

True Education is teaching children how to learn

True education is teaching children how to learn, equipping them to learn, and guiding them in to their specific life-purpose by God’s design.” ~ Wisdom’s Way of Learning by Marilyn Howshall (and making sure they are warm enough and have a hat for spelling on a cold winter’s morning) Since last I shared a Collage […]