If you are like me you are always looking to see if there is a family plan for anything. Because with a largish family, the family plan is usually the best and most frugal option. This is true for our membership to the local history center. It actually saved us more money to purchase the family membership for a year – than to purchase individual
I have shared the span from preschool to middle school – our curriculum choices for each age and stage. Today we reach high school. We have now graduated two high schoolers and will have a junior in the fall of 2018. I am so very thankful my husband and I have the privilege of this time with our young adults. Thankful we can tailor an
The children and I have shared before how Teaching Textbooks homeschool math curriculum is our perfect match. We have a hodgepodge of learning styles in our homeschool. Our eldest, one of our visual learners, is off at college and thriving. Another auditory learner graduated last year and is on an entrepreneurial and online studies path. We still have three cruising through Teaching Textbooks. And wow!
A new video art tutorial – how to draw a garden spider with chalk pastels! This tutorial was inspired by the garden spider and the web she built right out the Hodgepodge family room window. This is not the first time a garden spider chose to build her web within view. And so, the grandchildren pulled out the southeastern field guide. And Barb-Harmony Art Mom
We are growing a love of art this spring! Here are some free art lessons to get you started… Free Spring Art Lessons How to Draw a Tornado in Chalk Pastels (VIDEO – with a fisting technique) Robin Chickadee 10 Easter and Spring Arts and Crafts New Spring Art Lessons! Dr. Seuss Truffula Trees (and bonus Cat in the Hat) on Facebook and on YouTube
It was at the midpoint of the homeschool year I found we needed the math answer. The homeschool math answer. My eldest children were middle schoolers and I had preschoolers under foot. Math was a struggle. There were tears (from the children too). So I asked my fellow homeschool mamas. “Teaching Textbooks,” they said. I’m so grateful they did! I remember the morning my 5th
In our 17 years of homeschooling, we have gathered some favorites. Tried and true homeschool favorites we use always! I’m sharing those with you today. Not only that, but I am celebrating 10 years of blogging here at Hodgepodge. And because it is a Hodgepodge, my family and I are also hosting BIG giveaways at our three sister websites as well. I’ll share more about