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Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Domestic Links of the Week!

I found a great site for parents who want their family to follow a Paleo type of diet. Paleoparents. These apple/bacon stuffed pork chops were a big hit!

(photo from the Paleoparents - mine didn't look this good - but the flavor was still great!)



Modern Mrs. Darcy has a great post about stocking stuffers that folks can actually use and appreciate - but won't break the budget!
39 stocking stuffers that will actually be appreciated, don't feel like a waste of money, and won't be broken/forgotten/destroyed by New Years | Modern Mrs Darcy


Love this graphic...

ebola poster

Islamic State, the flu season, a lethal virus hitherto confined to Africa — just another day at the office for President Golf n’ Fund-raise. What this appointment — made only under duress, and purely for political reasons, since there is absolutely nothing Ron Klain personally can do to stop the spread of the Ebola virus now that the barn doors at our borders and airports have been left wide open for ideological reasons 

HT Michael Walsh 



With November right around the corner, this is a very good video to view about purgatory and praying for the poor souls.



In our co-op, one of the teachers made a very fun Jeopardy game for the kids to review their astronomy facts.  Here's the link  to make your own Jeopardy games!Jeopardy for Teachers.


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