Both my grandfathers planted their gardens on Good Friday. We’ve adopted this tradition as well. The Good Friday garden. Good Friday Garden And while it’s a good practice to wait until Good Friday because all danger of frost has past, we’ve discovered another significance. We talk about Easter. We pour that fresh soil into a flower bed. And a little finger makes a little hole
Somewhere I saw this idea. A simple, heart-shaped bird feeder. Of course, we must make it. And we must make it allergy friendly! We gathered our supplies: cardboard from a cereal or other box lard or shortening SunButter (or peanut butter for those non-allergic types) bird seed string We cut out the simple heart shape. I punched a hole with the scissors and Middle Girl
Keeping up the habit of sharing a helpful habit! Today I share answers to the questions about the anchor of our day. A habit of a couple of decades. Originally posted November 2009 and updated recently on Hodgepodge for today’s needs. Afternoon Quiet Time is this… If you haven’t read the other posts in this series, please do: Shh! It’s Quiet Time Just Take a
Helpful homeschool habits. Over the years with babies, toddlers, stacks of school books, hungry mouths and now towering teens, these are the basic routes I’ve discovered for seeing results. (And honestly, for keeping my sanity in that daily does of chaos with five children!) Over 100 helpful homeschool habits. All of our best habits in my book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! In our years of homeschooling
Welcome to 10 Days of Lasagna Learning! I’m so glad you are here. As homeschool mothers, parents, we can all learn from and help each other. I hope that some part of this series will bless you – whether you are balancing the needs of an age range or just starting your homeschool journey. So I am imagining you and I sitting down for a
Have you heard that statement? “I honestly don’t know how you do it.” Or the question – “how do you teach so many different ages?” Well, we’ve covered that in many ways in this series. But, today’s topic is for you, the homeschool parent. It seems that statement or question always hits me on one of the hard days. And, sometimes, as a homeschool mama,
You, dear reader, already know Nana. She shares the blessedly messy pastel lessons with us. She gave me the red and white checked family cookbook I share recipes from. Well, she has graciously agreed to be a regular contributor here on Hodgepodge! Today, she’s sharing a craft she helped the children with, Hand Print Easter Lamb. Here’s Nana… I absolutely love any craft that makes
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 started with a clean slate planning and dreaming for the new year. We sat down as a family this past weekend. We dreamed, we planned, we talked.