My new friend, Rachel, at Finding Joy, posted a photo of herself with her blog. She challenged her readers to do the same. I, like Rachel, feel Hodgepodge is “an extension of (my) life…a place to celebrate life – an authentic, intentional and joy seeking life.” And the photo is not for glory or fame of my double chin but for memories. Plus I really love the golden tree in the backyard. Photo credit goes to Middle Girl who made me laugh.
It’s a mixture of the practical at Hodgepodge. Helpful homeschool habits for balancing the needs of the age range. Adding in the joy of art. Frugal family recipes and allergy-friendly strategies for saving bucks and your sanity. Being purposeful in parenting. Learning about grace and finding freedom along the way. Hodgepodgemom shares the how tos of leaving the drive thru lane for the road home.
This Hodgepodge site was established back in August 2008 so I’d stop flooding my friends and family with photos in email. Then it broadened to sharing recipes, allergy-friendly living and homeschool highlights. A hodgepodge of posts.
Really, it’s this guy of mine that lends technical validity to everything. But most importantly, the touch of sanity – or fun – needed at just the right time. Hodgepodgedad. Isn’t he great?
Earlier in the week we learned that Hodgepodgedad is nominated for Best Homeschool Dad blog at the Homeschool Post! I sure think he’s the best.
P.S. Hodgepodge is also nominated in a hodgepodge of categories…
- Best Homeschool Dad Blog
- Favorite Homeschool Mom
- Best Crafts, Plans and Projects Blog
- Best Homeschool Variety Blog
- Best SUPER Homeschooler
Many thanks to the Homeschool Post for all the work that goes in to the awards. Have you seen all those links and lists? Plus their ministry to the homeschool community. Thank you also, friends, for nominating Hodgepodge! What an honor.
Kelly K says
O my goodness! I love your pictures! 😀
Stopping by from Rachel’s hop!
All Things Beautiful says
I love the photos! You are so beautiful. It is so nice that your blog is a family project. Isn’t Rachel wonderful?
Hi! Love the photo- it’s always great to laugh. I wasn’t expecting to see your husband 😉 but what a great surprise 🙂
What an interesting concept to make a photo memory of ourselves and our blog, isn’t it? I love it!
All Things Beautiful says
Oh, by the way, congrats on all the nominations. Your blog is tops in all those categories, in my book! Super homeschool mom, super mom and super blogger!
Oh, My Hodgepodge Girl: You are so beautiful and….I love Hodgepodgedad too, but he may get conceited about that kudo…so very, very proud of you both!
I love that ya’ll blog together!
Sam @ Sam's Noggin says
Yay!! You joined!
Thanks so much y’all. I’d much rather be BEHIND the camera 🙂 But this really was a fun thing. And, Phyllis, yes! Rachel is wonderful!
Barb-Harmony Art Mom says
Look at how beautiful you are….inside and out. 🙂
Angie W. says
So Much Fun!
Rachel @ finding joy says
Well, your entry made me tear up. Seriously. I think I love it because it captures your heart and your love of your family. And I really like it that your husband is in one of the pictures. Fabulous!
I have been so blessed to getting to know you more these past weeks and want to thank you for your kind words and encouragement.
Thank you for linking up. God’s blessings to you and your beautiful family!
I love all of you pictures! The beautiful fall background makes it even more awesome. Thanks for sharing!
I came over from Finding Joy.
so, so fun. I love that you took a picture of your husband with the blog too! how fun! nice to meet your family in this post!
Mrs. White says
The pictures are charming! I love them!
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