It’s in the happy habits that already exist in our home that I always find freedom. I hear that children thrive on a routine. I believe it’s important for adults too. You see, the day just goes differently when I don’t have my morning coffee.

Early in parenting, my husband and I built a daily habit of reading to our child. We saw how easily our eldest learned from us at home.

Then our family grew. The atmosphere was a bit more hectic. I often felt overwhelmed. I needed strategies. I wanted practical routines that worked for my family.

I started asking. I gleaned knowledge from the families who have gone before us on this homeschooling journey.

Guess what I found out? Your child will learn more by watching you – how you handle a tough situation, how you make a decision, how you love the Lord. Your children will pick up on your habits.

In the end, when all the dishes are put away, the beds are made – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising our children is a God-given privilege. And folks, the time is short.

Homeschooling for over a decade now, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children. She shares a mixture of free art lessons, frugal and allergy-friendly recipes and all things practical at Hodgepodge.

She and her husband, Steve, are also owners and authors at The Curriculum Choice. They manage a Southern Hodgepodge of sites.

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  1. Tricia, I need to talk to you about something (sooner would be better than later) but I don’t know how to reach you. Could you possibly contact me through Facebook (Vicki Appleby Bentley) or through the contact page of my site, with a way to talk to you for a few minutes? Thanks!

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