NOV
10
2014

Happy Veterans Day!

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Good morning readers! If you live in the United States, today is Veterans Day! It is a day of remembrance, and a day to honor the men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. And it’s a great day to teach your kiddos all about them as well.   Each year, on November 11th, the Veterans Day National Ceremony is held  at Arlington National Cemetery. It is to honor and thank all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. where a color guard honors America’s war dead by a wreath laying ceremony held at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The ceremonies then continue inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations as well as special speakers. There are also observances throughout the country from parades to special military exhibits and tributes to veterans.   Here are some ideas to help teach your kiddos about Veterans Day: Sing the US National Anthem, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and … [Read more...]

NOV
03
2014

November Holidays & Fun Days 2014

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  Good morning readers! It’s almost November. Did you hear me? I said N.O.V.E.M.B.E.R! Okay, despite the fact that I have no clue what happened to 2014, I will say that November is one of my favorite months of the year and here are the top 3 reasons why: It’s my birthday month. And yes, we celebrate all month, why not right? It’s also the Teeny Tot’s birthday Nov. 20th, and my husband’s birthday Nov. 25th. They get one day to celebrate since I've taken over the rest. It’s the month before Christmas which means I can be festive without people thinking I’m too weird. It’s Thanksgiving, and we get together with family and friends! Okay, so that said, you’re probably wondering what else is going on in November besides Erica’s birthday? Right? I know, it’s mostly all about my birthday, but still I feel the need to share a few other random things going on this month. So let’s get on with it! Here are the November holidays and fun days for all of you awesome … [Read more...]

SEP
28
2014

October Holidays & Fun Days 2014

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Hi everyone! October is approaching, which means fall is in the air for those of you above the equator! I love the fall crisp air, leaves change color, and warm comfy clothes! Here are a few dates to remember to make your October a little more exciting! Holidays: October 1 International Day for the Elderly October 3 World Smile Day October 3 Yom Kippur October 8 Sukkot October 13 Columbus Day October 13 Thanksgiving Day in Canada October 16 Boss's Day October 24 United Nations Day October 25 Make a Difference Day October 31 Halloween   Fun Days! October 1 - World Vegetarian Day Eat your veggies today! Find a fun recipe and make a vegetarian dinner October 3 - World Smile Day Self explanatory, but make sure to share a smile with those around you! Check out pinterest for some healthy teeth activities October 4 - National Golf Day Head out for a game of golf with the family Have younger kiddos? Play a round of … [Read more...]

SEP
08
2014

September Holidays and Special Dates

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I know this post is a little late being that we’re already a week into September, but I’ve been meaning to do some fun posts on monthly activities to help make your homeschooling a little more fun and engaging! We like to find a couple of things each month that we do to make it special. It’s not always an educational thing, but I at least like to make note of major holidays and celebrate a few out of the box days as well!   So here’s what’s going on for the month of September 2014… Holidays: September 1 - Labor Day September 2 - VJ Day, WWII September 7 - Grandparents Day September 11 - 911 Remembrance September 17 - Constitution Day September 21 - International Peace Day (UN) September 23 - Autumnal Equinox September 24 - Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown) September 26 - Native American Day Fun Days: September 5 - Cheese Pizza Day Make you own homemade pizzas Go out for a pizza night! September 6 - Read a Book Day Head to the … [Read more...]

JUL
02
2014

Happy Independence Day 2014

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My fellow Americans…   Thank you to all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear. What will we be doing over here at the Confessions household? Getting up early to check out the July 4th Parade. Possibly witnessing a rodeo. (Tinker Bell has high hopes of seeing a pig there.) Relaxing and spending the day with family. Maybe a little swimming. Enjoying some yummy BBQ. Talking the Teeny Tot through another year of semi-terrifying overhead explosions. And enjoying squeals from the older kids as each one lights up the night sky! I hope you will be able to enjoy a wonderful and safe Independence Day with those you love!   Digital Scrapbooking Template: For all of you digital scrapbookers out there, I also have a fun star template to share with you. It was inspired from a class at www.jessicasprague.com where I’ve learned most of my mad graphic … [Read more...]

JUL
03
2013

Happy Independence Day

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To all of my fellow Americans…   I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful and safe Independence Day with those you love! Thank you to all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear. What will we be doing over here at the Confessions household? Getting up early to check out the July 4th Parade. Possibly witnessing a rodeo. (Tinker Bell has high hopes of seeing a pig there.) Relaxing and spending the day with family. Maybe a little swimming. Enjoying some yummy BBQ. Talking the Teeny Tot through another year of semi-terrifying overhead explosions. And enjoying squeals from the older kids as each one lights up the night sky! Happy Independence Day America! … [Read more...]

DEC
31
2012

Happy New Year ~ 2013!

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Wow, I’m always amazed when a new year shows up. And I also typically wonder what the heck I was doing during the previous year that made it fly by so quickly. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say I was probably busy homeschooling, blogging, and all of the other things that come with being a wife, mother, and homeschooler. So since I’m feeling all nostalgic and all…I thought it would be fun to take a quick look at our 2012 year in review.   This year… Strawberry Shortcake turned 9! Turbo turned 8…Tinker Bell turned 6…and the Teeny Tot turned 4! Gasp… And I turned…oh never mind. Let’s just say I don’t like this aging thing at all! For me or the kiddos! I wish they could stay babies forever. whaaa! Okay sorry for that little outburst… to lighten the mood a bit, I thought it would be fun to see a list of my top 10 posts from 2012! Hope you enjoy! 2012 Top 10 Posts: Letter of the Week Preschool Christmas Activities Mini-Van Express Tickets Kindergarten Number … [Read more...]

DEC
23
2012

Merry Christmas 2012 & GIVEAWAY!!

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Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” ~ Luke 2:13-14 Blessings from our family to yours, We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013! Erica, Jason, Strawberry Shortcake, Turbo, Tinker Bell and the Teeny Tot! While we’re off spending time with family and friends, I wanted to leave you with a little holiday cheer that can be found over here at the Confessions home…courtesy HP Pin the Halls!     As part of the HP Pin the Halls program, I was super excited to receive the EVNY 20 TouchSmart AiO to review, and it was just in time to help me make that super cute video for you! I was also dying to try out the new Windows 8 platform, and true to rumors, it’s super cool! Just like my tablet, it’s a touch screen, which makes it all the easier to use. It is also great for running apps, and you can even … [Read more...]

JUL
03
2012

Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day!   Thank you to all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear. I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful and safe holiday with those you love! I am taking a break today to be with loved ones, having some yummy BBQ, talking my Teeny Tot through another year of semi-terrifying overhead explosions, and enjoying squeals from the older kids as each one lights up the night sky!   Happy Independence Day America! … [Read more...]

MAY
10
2012

What’s in the Bible Mother’s Day Goodies!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderfully talented and awesome moms out there! I wanted to remind you if no one’s told you lately, that your kiddos are so blessed to have a mom as patient and loving as you are! And yes, I’m talking to all of you! The task of homeschooling is no easy feat, and we all have our weaknesses. But we also have a heart to touch the hearts of our children and that’s the stuff that counts! In celebration of all things mom, I have a special Mother’s Day treat for you today! Our good friends at What’s in the Bible are offering a printable Mother’s Day Card along with a $5 off coupon for you all.  Use Coupon Code: MOM5 to get your discount!   They created this cute printable card you can print out and let your kiddos fill out, maybe even with the help of Dad! --> Click here to download the Mother’s Day Printable <--   Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels... Strength and honor are her … [Read more...]