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    Happy Thanksgiving 2014

      Good morning readers. I’m posting this a day early because were taking a couple of days off over here at Confessions. We will be spending time with our loved ones and counting all of the things we are thankful for this year. I’m always thankful for my mom’s home cooked meals! So Lord … [Read More...]

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    December 2014 Monthly Meal Plan

    Yay! Guess what time it is? Can you guess? That’s right, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s officially holiday season with twinkle lights, snowy nights, and yummy dinners to warm the whole family! I have another monthly meal plan for you today fully of yummy fall goodness. And as … [Read More...]

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    2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    Good morning readers! It’s about time to start thinking about gifts for all of those special people in your life. and today I have a holiday gift guide to help make your shopping a bit easier. I like to share both educational and fun items that we’re either looking forward to receiving or giving. … [Read More...]

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    Chocolate Caramel Cake

    Strawberry Shortcake made this delicious dessert for her co-op baking contest, and I wanted to share the recipe with you! It’s super moist and yummy, and easy to make. Like the title says it includes chocolate and caramel and you can’t go wrong with that! This recipe is great for kids too since … [Read More...]

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    DIY: Pumpkin Pie Soap Tutorial

    Hello readers! Since we’re well into fall I thought it would be fun to share this simple and easy DIY pumpkin pie soap tutorial. This stuff smells so yummy, and it literally takes about 10 minutes to prepare!     So let’s get on with the video shall we? Click here for the … [Read More...]

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04
2010

Katy and the Big Snow Lapbook

Since it’s so cold outside, and my kids have been literally BUGGING me about when they’ll get to do another lapbook, I decided to give each one a snow themed book. For kindergarten we’re doing Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton, it was perfect for a little dude who digs big tractors! This lapbook was downloaded from Homeschool Share. He liked organizing the cards, but I think it would’ve been better if they’d have gone along with the story better…also, for him, I put the basic lapbook together then let him do any cutting/pasting/coloring of the accompanying cards.Contents were downloaded from Homeschool Share … [Read more...]

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04
2010

The Love Dare Day 33: Love completes each other

If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? Ecclesiastes 4:11 TODAY’S DARE Recognize that your spouse is integral to your future success. Let them know today that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions, and that you need their perspective and counsel. If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask them to forgive you.The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My MarriageI would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!If you're participating in The Love Dare, I would love to hear … [Read more...]

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03
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: Kindergarten

Welcome to my weekly mime: What’s in the box Wednesday! I’ll alternate between prek, kindergarten and 2nd grade just for fun :) Hope you enjoy! Make sure to sign up on the McLinky at the bottom to share your boxes with everyone!Math U See Primer video and workbook Hot Dot Blend Cards and pen : See bottom of post for more Hot Dot info! Abeka Handwriting practice Abeka – addition flashcard practice Abeka  Reading Practice Abeka – Numbers writing practice Dry Erase writing practice Telling Time practice Abeka – Addition problem writing practice Wall-E I Spy Book Click here for more information on the Workbox System! More info on Educational Insights  Hot Dots: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fd3c20ef4-268f-4f95-8b19-91505e4f5fa7&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate I purchased some 'make your own hot dots' from Lakeshore Learning. You can print your own cards, these are phonics … [Read more...]

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03
2010

What’s faster than calling 911?

Answer: Two kids with a love for band-aids. I cut my finger today putting together some of my prek activities. Did I forget to mention that prek can be dangerous? So I calmly say “Ugh, I cut my finger!” And without a word, both kids raced out of the school room. I thought nothing of it, until they showed back up in about 2 seconds. My son had a damp towel and promptly began applying pressure to the cut, while my daughter carefully unwrapped a band-aid. My son then ‘dabbed’ my finger dry, and my daughter placed the band-aid over the wound. Now, I have to say that during this process not a word was spoken, not even by me. They were “in action” and I was just sitting back observing the process of it all, sort of in awe at their speed and skill level. Apparently they’ve been paying attention all those times they got hurt! (There’s the culprit in the lower right corner of the photo, no offense Fiskars Trimmer, I still love you!) And here they are the two heroes…whose response time is … [Read more...]

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03
2010

The Love Dare Day 32: Love meets sexual needs

The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:3 TODAY’S DARE If at all possible, try to initiate sex with your husband or wife today. Do this in a way that honors what your spouse has told you (or implied to you) about what they need from you sexually. Ask God to make this enjoyable for both of you as well as a path to greater intimacy.Obviously we'll need to adjust this for the children today, I think we will have them initiate a random act of kindness towards a sibling, such as helping them with a chore.The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My MarriageI would ask for you all to … [Read more...]

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02
2010

The Snowy Day Lapbook

I can’t do a lapbook for the others without including one for our eager little preschooler! I chose The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats since we have it and it fits in nicely with our Letter S for snowman theme! This lapbook was downloaded from Homeschool Share I particularly like the story board cards that she put up in order as we read the story. I’ve found that for my 3 year old its better to put the main lapbook together for her, then let her do any coloring/pasting involved. … [Read more...]

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02
2010

The Love Dare Day 31: Love and Marriage

A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 TODAY’S DARE Is there a “leaving” issue you haven’t been brave enough to conquer yet? Confess it to your spouse today, and resolve to make it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependent upon it. Follow this with a commitment to your spouse and to God to make your marriage the top priority over every other human relationship. The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My Marriage I would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from … [Read more...]

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01
2010

Prek Letter Q

Welcome to the Letter Q. We’ll be having fun with Quilts this week! Letter Q Memory Verse: “Quench not the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Q is for Quilt Letter Hunt Worksheet: Letter Q Handwriting Practice:   Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. (Notice the outfit, she’s Queen for the day!) Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Quilt Match-Up! Print this sheet twice, leave one together as the game board, and cut up the second one into pieces so you have a matching game. Goal: Match up the identical designs! Quilt Number Cards! This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the lines so … [Read more...]

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01
2010

Tips for Homeschooling a Houseful

I stumbled across a wonderful video from LampStand Press today and if you have an extra moment, its really worth taking a look at.She covers raising and homeschooling your children from infancy to high school from a biblical perspective. Hope you find it helpful!For more information on LampStand Press click here! … [Read more...]

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01
2010

The Love Dare Day 30: Love brings unity

Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. John 17:11 TODAY’S DARE Isolate one area of division in your marriage, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it. Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse. Pray that He would do the same for them. And if appropriate, discuss this matter openly, seeking God for unity.The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My MarriageI would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!If you're … [Read more...]