Homeschooling Multiple Ages: Curriculum Choices

Hodgepodge #Homeschool Curricula for Multiple Ages

This last week I’ve shared our curriculum choices for 2013-2014 from kindergarten to high school. If you missed any of our individual plans, you can find a list at the bottom of this post. Because of that age range, we do many of our subjects and learning all together. Layers and levels  – lasagna learning. […]

Homeschool Kindergarten: Curriculum Choices

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Choices at Hodgepodge

Over the next week I am sharing our curriculum choices for 2013-2014. Rest assured I am still in the planning stages, but we pretty much have a handle on what resources we’ll be using – based on experience. My littlest guy is officially a kindergartener now! (Pause for reflection and a sweet sigh of savoring). […]

I Can’t Homeschool Because of the Little Ones

How to Homeschool Preschoolers at Hodgepodge

” So, when are you going to enroll her in mother’s morning out?” That’s the question I heard most often when our eldest was just a little more than a year old. It’s also the question the Lord used to work on my heart about homeschooling. Before I go any further, I am here to […]

Preschool and First Grade at Hodgepodge

Preschool and First Grade at Hodgepodge

We are homeschooling the stretch of ages this year – preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. I shared a couple of weeks ago an update on homeschooling high school. Today I’m highlighting the little ones – our preschooler and first grader. Here we are half way through the year. Here we are in February […]

Our Preschool Favorites Plus Election Study Resources for Multiple Ages

Hodgepodge of Homeschool Resources for Multiple Ages

Today I share with you, in the grand tradition of a hodgepodge, several resources. Some for preschool, some that span the multiple ages. I’ll start with the little ones. Rod and Staff Preschool Activity Books are full of fond memories for this Mama! This wonderful set is one of the resources we started homeschooling my […]

10 Simple Afternoon Art Projects

Simple Afternoon Art Projects

This summer we’ve just been enjoying some absolutely fun art projects. Many I’ve found on Pinterest. I’ve just been picking those that take little prep and offer marvelous results. So, today I’m sharing a round up of those projects because I know you and your children will enjoy them too – any time of year! […]

Celebrating a Good End Plus New Semester Plans


I realized, as I was planning our next unit of Tapestry of Grace, that I had not shared our holiday unit celebration. A unit celebration brings closure to our studies and boosts us on to further learning in the next unit. In the past, we plan for our unit celebration to happen on Thanksgiving Day […]

Devotionals and Other Resources for the New Year


When I find good resources I always want to share. This list of devotionals would be great to start with this new year or any time of year. Here’s our virtual stack: Read more at Habits for a Happy Home today…

Homeschool Highlights: Weekly Wrap & CPF


1. Baby niece | 2. F is for Fritos (an f snack while practicing f in handwriting) | 3. Me on the Map | 4. Hurricane Irene current events | 5. Sand Art | 6. dropped butter  | 7. Cicada – unexpected nature study | 8. AiG Science lesson – muscles | 9. Waiting for big sis […]

Answers for Preschoolers


Stop, drop and roll; numbers, matching, science, music, math, cutting and pasting, coloring, calendar work, weather seasons, holidays, Bible verse memory work and Biblical world view. “Complete multi-subject curriculum for preschoolers” ~ Answers in Genesis And, look! Right at the top of each page – plenty of practice in name writing. Join me at The […]

What About the Little Ones? Planning for a New Preschool Year

Preschool at Home

Keeping the habit of sharing a helpful habit on Fridays… I’m coming off of a weekend attending our state homeschool convention. I spent a good deal of time planning, researching and seeking out the tools I’ll need to teach my older children. But here comes the question I get most often. What about the little […]

What Preschoolers Like


from the 2009 archives, written by eldest girl when she was 11-years-old. I’ll tell you what preschoolers like to do: Something shocking. You’re lucky if you’re preschooler doesn’t do these things 3-yr-old did… called 911, came inside a complete mess after a day outside (see On a sunny monday) and more. So here are some […]