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…

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Last week I took advantage of this awesome service offered by my local public library. I checked out a cross-shaped cake pan!
Cross Cake
Cross Cake

This was for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. I used red velvet cake mix and white frosting. 

Cross Cake

It turned out great. 


Afterward, I simply cleaned out the pan and returned it to the library!

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Earlier this week, I mentioned that my son was heading to the coast with other paramedics to help out the victims of Hurricane Florence. Before they left, Calvin and his crew had a truly Southern breakfast!  

They weren't overly busy but the work was steady. They saw about 100 patients in 14 hours. Most of that time they were in towns without electricity. 

I was playing around on Ancestry.com this week and was able to find a long line all the way back to England!

Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England

Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England

Calvin was is my grandfather. I love it when the clues keep coming and I can keep going back in time all the way to Europe. 

Miss C. is really about ready to bust out reading!  I'm thinking I might start her on some sight words with these cards from Child1st. I posted about using these cards for remediation here. I have videos there too. 

But since I know Miss C. is picking up letters and patterns pretty quickly, I think these cards will help her learn to read even quicker. She's ready. 

Tis the new season of young Catholics getting ready to receive the sacrament of confirmation. My own daughter is among them. I have a template and guideline for writing a 
Confirmation letter to your confirmation candidate. It's free when you sign up for my newsletter 

Part of the intrigue of this scandal and the Supreme Court confirmation involves the upcoming midterm elections. If the confirmation can be postponed and if the Democrats can win back the Senate, they may be able to get candidates on the high court that are more left-leaning. 

If this is the year you want to go into depth about the election process with your student, Techie Homeschool Mom has a good unit study that you can do online. Then your students can follow the process as election day approaches!


Homeschool Records that open doors is a free webinar packed with valuable information about how to document your homeschooling on paper in a way that colleges can understand. After taking this course I had no problems getting my son accepted at the school of his choice and all of his transcripts were accepted.