Olympic Rings Chalk Pastel Art

Olympic Rings Chalk Pastel Art www.hodgepodge.me

With the Winter Olympics getting closer each day, it was time to make some Olympic rings in chalk pastels! This project is pretty simple. And you can make this painting your very own. Add the Olympic torch (our video tutorial) in the background, some athletes, a snow scene. Make it yours! We’ve been learning with our Winter Games 2014 study by Amanda Bennett, that the

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 intended to fill it with all of the duplicate tools

Making Memories This Fall

Making Memories this Fall

Our nature studies are intertwined with wonderful memories with family this past month. Maybe that’s what makes fall a favorite for me. Leaf trips, tromps through my grandmother’s woods, and just noticing changes right in our own backyard. The cooler weather, brilliant blue skies and gorgeous tree color make a beautiful combination. When Grandma and Grandpa were here early last month, we took a trip

A Practical Christmas

Practical Christmas at Habits for a Happy Home

Deep breath. Here I find myself almost at the end of October. Usually by this time I’ve made my Christmas list. Yes, I make a list early so I can do one or two things while I am out already. I’m all about simplifying and keeping things practical at Christmas. That’s why I’m sharing Christmas habits today. In October. All those favorites of the season.

Homeschooling High School at Hodgepodge

Homeschooling High School

My eldest two children are just 20 months apart in age. So, quite naturally they do many of their studies together. They are only officially a grade apart. For the 2012-13 year, they are my 8th and 9th graders. It was a few really busy years when they were both so little. But I’ve always been thankful God designed our family that way. This sister