There are some weeks that just click along in our homeschool. And there are other weeks we couldn’t possibly plan or predict the sidetracks. Yet, in keeping with the comforts and the flexibility of homeschool, today I want to encourage you in the sidetracks. Because sometimes the sidetracks are the best places to learn. Monday we had a regular sort of day staying home and
It occurred to me this week, as it often does. This homeschool life is full of comforts. But this time I was intentional to catch the images. The many, many comforts of homeschool. How blessed we are to do this thing together. And how quickly these children grow, how fleeting the time. So today, a Collage Friday of our week of comforts… The stack of
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 sat down as a family this past weekend. We dreamed, we planned, we talked. Some specific goals, some homeschool goals, maybe some places we’d like to go.
I left the BEECH Retreat 48 hours ago, turning north off of Captiva Island, FL to head home. My fellow blogging friend, Mary of Homegrown Learners and I rode the 11 hour trip back to Georgia together. The long trip gave us focused time to talk about all we had learned. To share how we were inspired. And to admit we were overwhelmed with new
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,
I slept really well every night this week. That’s because we’ve ramped up to full homeschool schedule. Yes, we’ve been back to school since July. And I felt like we had our basics down. We’ve had good practice with our Before 8:45 Checklist, math, English, and spelling. And last week we started adding back in all those enriching subjects on top of it. The true
A dear reader asked the question: Have you posted somewhere your schedule? Her question made me realize I have shared many of our homeschool habits here and there – even in a gigantic list. However, I’ve never typed out our basic school schedule, or order. Today’s 10 in 10 theme is 10 Things You Should Know About Me. I’m putting a spin on that and
I have an old hymnal – one passed down. I’m not sure how it came to be on my end table. But I’m sure glad it is there. I’ve always loved the old hymns. Heaven came down and glory filled my soul, When at the cross the Savior made me whole… Like many, I was fortunate to be raised on them. They are a part