JUL
20
2014

Heidi Unit Study

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Hi everyone! Looking for some fun summer reading to keep your kiddos from being bored? Heidi is a wonderful story for all to enjoy!   Story Summary: Meet Heidi, the spunky young lady who lives with her grandfather in the open air and sunshine of the Swiss Alps. But it’s not all fun and games as her Aunt decides she needs to move to another home to better her education. But the optimistic Heidi manages to enjoy her time there and make some life long friends before returning to her first love, the home in the mountains. This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Heidi Classic Starts version as retold from the Jules Verne original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the units using … [Read more...]

JUL
13
2014

The Prince and the Pauper Unit Study

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Looking for some fun summer reading? The Prince and the Pauper unit study is a perfect way to add in some reading fun!   Story Summary: The Prince and the Pauper is a charming story of two boys who look remarkably alike, but lead two very different lives! Edward is heir to the throne of England, while Tom’s father is a beggar and a thief. When the two boys meet by chance one day, they decide to change clothes for fun. Before they know it they’re involved in a case of mistaken identity and wind up trading places and lives! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the The Prince and the Pauper Classic Starts version as retold from the Mark Twain original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to … [Read more...]

JUN
29
2014

Moby Dick Literature Unit and Lapbook

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Hi everyone! I have another fun Literature Unit Study and Lapbook for you today. This one is on the classic Moby Dick. Hope you enjoy!   Story Summary: Ishmael is a sailor seeking adventure, and he comes upon the Pequod and it’s one-legged captain. Moby Dick follows the thrills and dangerous adventures as the crew searches for riches and for the infamous Moby Dick. Set sail with Captain Ahab as he searches for the great white whale! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Moby Dick Classic Starts version as retold from the Herman Melville original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the units using any version you choose. Watch my Moby Dick Lapbook Video to see more … [Read more...]

JUN
23
2014

Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

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I had the pleasure of meeting an amazing author this weekend at the Rocky Mountain Super Conference! His name is Chuck Black and he has a series of books for younger readers (and honestly I loved them as well) that will blow your socks off!   The Kingdom Series: “Don your armor….Fasten your sword…Mount your Steed! And get ready to embark on an epic journey of biblical significance into a kingdom of warriors, battles, swords, villains, and knightly heroes!” The Kingdom Series books are a medieval adventure allegory of the entire bible that takes readers on an exciting journey over the course of 6 adventure packed books! Each book also includes discussion questions and answers that you can use to help your readers make the biblical connections and character traits through out the stories. After talking with Chuck for awhile and looking at his amazing books, I asked if I could do a review for his Kingdom Series, which I thought our kiddos would love! He agreed, … [Read more...]

JUN
08
2014

Homeschooling 101 Now in Paperback!

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New to homeschooling? Need some help getting started? Look no further! I’m excited to announce that my popular Homeschooling 101 book is now available in PAPERBACK!! Yipee!!   Homeschooling 101 is a step by step practical guide that will help you to get started, and continue on in your homeschooling journey. It is designed to help guide you through all of the steps to getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more! It even includes helpful homeschooling forms!   HELP I’m homeschooling and I don’t know where to start! I’m not sure about you, but just the mere thought of homeschooling sent me into panic mode! Delving into the unknown can also create an element of self-doubt that fills your mind right off the bat. That coupled with an overwhelming task of choosing and gathering curriculum, creating lesson plans, organizing supplies, and teaching multiple grade … [Read more...]

APR
16
2014

iBlog & iBlog Pro Bundle Sale!

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Hi everyone, are you thinking about starting a blog? Do you wonder how to make some extra income for your family at the same time? Well, we have iBlog and iBlog Pro bundled for you at a discount yipee! But you’ll have to hurry the sale ends April 20th at midnight!   Disclosure: I am a contributing author for the iBlog ebooks. The link to purchase this eBook is an affiliate link and I will receive a percentage of the sale from purchases completed through my link. iBlog: I think the best way for me to explain the awesomeness of this book is to share our Table of Contents. There are 37 chapters with close to 400 pages full of helpful of information. I’ve teamed up with 30 other top bloggers to produce this new eBook! This resource is basically a blogger’s “how-to” manual to help you start and maintain a successful blog. It’s literally packed full of tips and advice from 30 influential and successful bloggers. We bloggers share everything we have learned along our blogging … [Read more...]

MAR
12
2014

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Giveaway

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Hi everyone! Today I have a treat for anyone looking for less stress, more sleep, and a restored passion for life. So I’ll just assume that probably includes everyone on this planet. With the exception of our cat. He has no stress. Unless you count moving from the bed, to a sunlit spot, and back to the bed again in the evening. But technically he’s not a person…so… For the rest of you all reading this post, today I’m talking about Crystal Paine’s new book “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode”. In her new book Crystal shares some much needed practical ideas to help you get a big picture perspective to help you live your life on purpose! Disclosure: I received this book for review and giveaway on my blog. All of the opinions expressed in this post are mine and were not influenced by the company or the free product provided. “In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, you'll find both practical ideas and big-picture perspective that will inspire you to live life on purpose. As a wife, … [Read more...]

MAR
02
2014

The Wind in the Willows Unit Study

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Hi everyone! I have a brand new Classic Literature Unit Study for you today!   Introducing The Wind in the Willows Unit Study & Lapbook The Wind in the Willows is a cute story about Toad, mole, Rat, and Badger, four great pals who live in the country. Students reading this story will join along in a fun adventure where the friends set out on an adventure, get into mischief, come up with inventive schemes of getting  out of said trouble, defend one another, and share an enduring friendship that rises above species!   For this unit I am using the Classic Starts The Wind in the Willows version. I find the Classic Starts a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit with the original version if you have an older student. The assignments are written to go with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the lapbook using any version you choose.   Watch a video of The … [Read more...]

FEB
03
2014

iBlog Pro Now Available!

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Hi everyone! I have exciting news today! My 2nd collaborative blogging book has been released! It’s called iBlog Pro: Taking your blog to the next level! There are 49 chapters packed full of amazing blogging tips, tricks, and technical information on how you can create an awesome blog! It was created by 30 top bloggers. This bad boy really gets to the nitty-gritty of blogging. Topics like how your blog can make money for you, how to maximize your time, setting up a business, accounting and taxes (ugh), working with vendors and sponsors, creating and selling products, and more are included in this amazing resource! It also includes chapters on Technology and Tools, managing and mastering social media, creating your own ebook, productivity, writing motivation, and the best blogging conferences! Seriously I can’t tell you how much information is packed in this book! I have even learned a thing or two myself! I’ve had so many questions from you all that are … [Read more...]

DEC
08
2013

Christmas Extravaganza Day 6: Seasons of a Mother’s Heart

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  Happy Monday readers! We’re continuing on with our festive December of giveaways here on Confessions! And today I have a book that blessed me greatly! It is for all of you homeschooling mamas out there called Seasons of a Mother’s Heart by Sally Clarkson. Sally is not only a dear online friend of mine but I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting her in person. Sally is one of those people who you can see the love of Christ shining through. She puts her whole heart into following the Lord and it comes across in everything she does. In Seasons of a Mother’s Heart Sally opens her heart as she shares and reflects upon her life as a mother, wife, and homeschooler. Sally is one of my favorite mentors, and her children are a beautiful testimony to her dedication to her family and Christ. I’m so excited to give this book away to you today, I hope you enjoy it! Ready to be blessed? Fill in the rafflecopter below to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]