We have hosted our family’s Thanksgiving celebration for many years. Each year about this time, I start making lists. Guest lists. Menu lists. Grocery lists. To-do lists. And so on. And every year I find myself straining my already-strained brain trying to remember last Thanksgiving and what worked and what didn’t. That is, until I started the note to self habit. Here is how to
Years ago I let go of the notion of the perfect holiday with all of its long list of ingredients and turned to the practical, enjoyable celebration. This goal was met with a few, simple steps. I’m sharing that with you, too. Simple holidays for the homeschool mom. What do you think of when you hear the word holiday? Often, November and December bring a
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.
A round up of all my helpful habits on homeschool planning at Hodgepodge! Homeschool Planning at Hodgepodge First off, I do plan our homeschool year in rough form. I explain that time in detail in my Annual Planning and Goal Setting habit. But I honestly do not plan our year weekly. I: look at our resources, gather what we need. spend time praying for and
The household notebook – also known by many other names – the home binder, control journal, family organizer, command central, etc. It’s kind of the brain, if you will, containing all those things you need to keep track of in your home. All those things that, if you’re like me, you try to remember in your head, but can’t. After my great desk clean-off, I
Remember I mentioned that I’ve been planning here and there over Christmas break? Just 15 minutes to half an hour a morning for each child. Then the rest of the day with family and a Hodgepodge of other things. This magazine rack type shelf over the family room couch is very handy. I decided that we would make purposeful use of this shelf this semester.
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
When it comes to planning for the school year, I have tried just about everything. There are so many different options, I was bound to find one that works for my family. I have spent hours printing, writing lesson plans, printing, entering lesson plans on the computer, printing, researching products, did I mention printing? While each system, product and printable planner has great features and