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
This homeschool journey can sometimes seem like a lonely one. Especially when someone puts you on the spot, questioning your motives, your reasons or even your qualifications. However, I’ve found an across the board way to respond to and deal with these type questions. The answer is… …Kindness. See, often what seems like criticism is simply curiosity. You can choose to respond positively and let
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
Recently, Janeen asked a Tapestry of Grace (TOG) question: I am interested in starting my family with Tapestry of Grace after reading your posts and reviews of the program. I went to their site and have read and watched everything I can. I really want to start implementing this with my kids right away. I have noticed them losing excitement for school and this seems
Simple afternoon art projects? Just getting through a school day can be overwhelming. And here I am sharing about art projects? Well, rest assured I entitled this planning post Simple Afternoon Art Projects for practical purposes. Because I know. I know about trying to be a fun mom and wanting to give my children opportunity to enjoy art. In fact this planning post is an
We teach an age range of five children from one who just turned five up to 15. Preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. For a long time I’ve called it Layers and Levels of Learning. That one-room schoolhouse type of learning. But Lasagna Learning describes it much more accurately. Homeschooling multiple ages… update: we’ve now graduated two and have an elementary, middle school and
What does Christmas look like at Hodgepodge? In our homeschool? I invite you to come and sit by the fire, enjoy a warm cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea and put your feet up – for about five minutes. Just five minutes because in December things are changing moment to moment. Like most families, it’s so very busy. Time to head to this practice,