Dear Homeschooler, There were so many titles I could have given this list: Encouragement for all homeschoolers, 10 pieces of advice for a new homeschooler, What I Wish I’d Known When We Started Homeschooling, My Best Advice, Don’t Let Homeschooling Get You Down. Whatever the title, I hope you will find something to urge you on. I hope you find something to encourage you in
When I first started homeschooling I was desperate to learn how to do it. I knew it was easily an extension of parenting and reading books aloud to our eldest. But part of me needed details and examples. Fortunately, I have several long-time homeschooling friends who have mentored me. Those I can still call on for advice. But there are also books I read that
Oh sakes. How to narrow down the benefits and freedoms of homeschooling to 10? Can’t do it but I’ve squished it into 10 areas. Here it goes… Continuing education for me! An understanding of the history timeline that I never grasped in my years of school. The truth about the dinosaurs and more through Answers in Genesis resources. An incredible expansion of time management skills.
I thought we might poke around in the archives and I lead you on a little tour of Hodgepodge. Sometimes it really is a confused mixture and the pieces and parts go like this: 1. Parenting, faith and gratitude – from The Butter Cat – a Hodgepodge classic (because sometimes you just have to laugh)… to the glory days of parenthood to how to become a
Today I’m sharing a peek inside my fridge. Fingerprints from small people and all. The favorites that are always on the Evernote grocery list. Would you like a bite to eat? How about some… SunButter – Yum! and lots of it (yes, that is 10 lbs tucked in the fridge door for easy access! We truly love it. I have a whole section on Hodgepodge devoted
As a homeschool mama, I have to be on my toes to get my family of seven fed. I like to fill their tummies with good things yet my recipes must be practical and simple. You too?? I contribute recipes monthly to two sites. Recipes for the larger family at $5 Dinners and egg and nut free recipes to Food Allergies on a Budget. I
I hope my children look back on today, And see a mom who had time to play, There will be years for cleaning and cooking, For children grow up while we’re not looking. ~ author unknown Those toys that have been around since our teenagers were toddlers. Loved and passed down to be enjoyed again… ~this post contains affiliate links that help support Hodgepodge. Please
One of those wonderful benefits of homeschooling is continuing to learn right alongside your children. History, a love of art, composers, nature study. I just love continuing education. For many years now, Tapestry of Grace has truly woven together all the learning in our home. All ages learning the same topics, on their age, grade and skill level. We’ve used Tapestry since our eldest was