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Something I Often Used

In our homeschooling journey we found and used many different products and curricula. One of these that I went back to again and again was Notebookingpages.com
Notebooking pages can be used for journaling, for lapbooking, and even to make workbooks and notebooks. By using the Notebooking Publisher web-app, I created workbooks to go with science books and to go with literature studies. I could three hole punch them or use my ProClick to spiral bind them.
Notebooking pages has a great membership sale coming up, but first they are having a giveaway.
Check out the free pages that are available to see if they are for you. Let someone else do some of the work for you.
Winter Giveaway & Membership Sale Event

Birthday Sale at Notebooking Pages

I love NotebookingPages.com! I have used the pre made pages and the Publishing application to create my own pages. These are great tools for your homeschool.
NotebookingPages.com 9th Birthday Sale-a-Bration

Happy New Year

I just drew the name of a saint to be my patron for the year.  Micah Murphy of Truth and Charity blog has set up a “Draw a Saint” generator with 130 saints.  Head on over there to choose your patron for the year. You will find the Saint Generator here.

I drew Saint Edith Stein, also known as St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross.

May the Lord bless you in this new year of 2013!

iPad 2 Giveaway

I just entered to win an iPad 2 with a bunch of educational applications.  It would be a great asset for any homeschool, and it looks like the apps are geared toward younger learners.  Check it out here.

What we’ve been up to…..

Things have been quite busy here. Between all of our school work and household chores, we have been fund raising for DD15 to go on a trip. She is leaving on Wednesday for the National Catholic Youth Conference. She is quite excited. I am happy that she is excited, but I am also a little nervous about the travel. The last time she traveled without me she was in an auto accident and it took her all summer to recuperate from it. I guess she is statistically less like to have any issues this time, but I am a mom, after all.
We participated in the making of several “drive thru dinners.”

We also participated in several bake sales, an M&M’s mini change fundraiser, a Knights of Columbus “tootsie roll drive,” a couple of pancake breakfasts, a craft fair, “Celebrate Ludlow,” a Tupperware fundraiser, and one day of “rent a teen.” There was also a fundraiser which included putting plastic flamingos on people’s lawns. We only did this once as it seemed a little like participating in graffiti to me. We had to raise about $1000. We paid a little bit out of pocket toward that goal in the form of the initial deposit.
We have worked toward this goal for the last eight months.
I am sure that the next several days will be wonderful for DD. She will be surrounded by 20,000 other young Catholics. They will celebrate the Holy Mass together and participate in Eucharistic adoration. She will be immersed in her faith. I pray that this trip draws her closer to our Lord.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for the opportunity for DD. She is excited. Please keep her safe as she travels. Please draw her closer to You and to Your Sacred Heart. May Your truth be all that she seeks. Please be with the other pilgrims on the journey. May all of their hearts be touched by Your love and grace. There are a couple of young people who desperately need You to touch their lives, Lord. It is obvious in what they say and how they act that they are searching. Touch them particularly, please.
Mother Mary, please lay your mantle over the pilgrims and keep them safe from harm.
Amen.