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Kathy Gossen
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Attended Oklahoma Baptist University
Lives in Edmond, OK
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Christian Holiday Books That Ring with Truth

Soraya Diase Coffett uses the holidays as opportunity to tell the history and true meaning of the holiday via a letter to the character that often gets the limelight in these now commercialized celebrations. What a great gift for the holidays!

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What is real reason for Christmas? Halloween? Thanksgiving? Easter? Bring a Christian perspective to America's most popular holidays with these books.
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A Fun Multiplication Game for the Whole Famiy

Does your family like to play card games? Are you looking for a new way to practice those multiplication tables at home so that it isn’t a chore? I don’t know about you, but around here we like to make learning fun whenever possible and card games are a big way we do this. Thus, it only seemed natural that we try out a NEW card game called HoliMaths X. And it was a GREAT experiment! Read on to learn more...

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Struggling to practice those multiplication tables with your child? Why not make it a game? Now you can with Holimaths X. Come check to my review for more details.
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Piano Practice Checklist

This year the girls have started piano lessons. Since I am a music teacher by trade, they get the joy (and the challenge) of being taught by their own mother! That said, so far so good.

To help me keep their practice time organized I created this little checklist. Feel free to print it and use it for the musician in your home too!

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Keep your piano practices organized with this free piano practice checklist. Keep track of new, review, and literature to memorize all on one easy page!
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Our 2016-2017 Homeschool Curriculum Plan

With 7 weeks of school behind us, I decided it’s high time share what we plan to accomplish in our homeschool this year.

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This year's homeschool curriculum plan includes resources for both Kindergarten and 2nd grade.
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NBC 2016 Olympic Schedule Printable

Watching the Olympics? Here's a printable pdf of NBC's Olympic schedule to help you know what's coming up. Go team USA!

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Looking for a printable NBC 2016 Olympics Schedule? Look no further. Click here to print your 2016 Olympics Schedule now. Happy watching with your family!
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When I shared about this book earlier, I forgot to mention that you can enter to win a hard copy!!! Spread the word and enter yourself! It's a wonderful children's book!

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The Kingdom of Thrim by Janis Cox teaches children to seek God first and learn the value of contentment through a beautifully illustrated folktale.
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The rest of the story behind our homeschool room disaster....

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Ever have a day when everything seems to go wrong and you realize your plans are not God's? That was us and our homeschool room. See the amazing results!
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How to Create a Homeschool Schedule That Works

Still trying to figure out how to organize your homeschool schedule so that it works? Last year we struggled with our time management. There never seemed to be enough time in the day to get everything finished we wanted to with school AND housework AND errands AND, And, and…. We have created several different kinds of schedules in the past including this one and this one, but we always seemed to be changing it up. I admit it now–we struggle with consistency.

With that in mind, last spring we started using a new system that has helped a lot. Instead of constantly feeling like failures unable to keep up, we now have the flexibility we need to adjust to whatever comes our way. How did we do it? Well here are 6 things we have learned about creating a schedule that works!

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Not sure how to make your homeschool time work? Check out this idea for creating a homeschool schedule that works for almost anyone!
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Amazing New Audio Adventures that Make Learning Captivating

Growing up, I remember looking forward to listening to the latest Adventures in Odyssey stories. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next at Whit’s End in the imaginary town of Odyssey. When I heard a new audio adventure series was coming out by the former producers of Adventures in Odyssey that included the voices of famous actors like Kirk Cameron, Skandar Kaynes, and Brian Blessed, I knew I had to check it out. Boy was I ever amazed! Heirloom Audio Productions is breathing new life into historical events one story at a time!

#ihsnet   #audiobooks   #homeschool   #history  
Need something to breath life into your history lessons and teach character at the same time? Then captivating audio adventures may be your answer.
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Save with this Fabulous and Easy Elementary Spanish Curriculum

Thinking about teaching Spanish next year to your early elementary student, but not sure where to start? Looking for an elementary Spanish curriculum with a fun immersion approach where your child can see, hear, say, and write the language? Don’t want to spend an arm and leg in the process? I can now confidently say I have a solution for that.

Last year, my girls wanted to learn Spanish beyond what they had learned in another online Spanish program. They enjoyed the program because it offered a variety of learning activities including videos, games, and online worksheets. However, this mommy didn’t care much for the price, and the program didn’t offer another level for early elementary students after the first. As such, I began searching for a Spanish program that would immerse my girls in the language, didn’t cost nearly half my homeschool curriculum budget, and held the interest of my girls. The result? I couldn’t find any. That is when I decided it was time to create one.

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Primaria Español Fácil is an early elementary Spanish curriculum that incorporates videos, worksheets, and games to help students learn 100+ Spanish words.
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10 School Supplies That Just Might Change Your Life This Year

It’s school supply season! The first two weeks of August is always a GREAT time to catch back-to-school deals on school supplies. However, before you begin your shopping adventure, let me share a few of my FAVORITE school supplies that just might change your life this year. Think that’s a bold statement? Well, wait and see. By the end, you just might agree.

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It's school supply season! However, before you go shopping, let me share a few of my FAVORITE school supplies that just might change your life this year.
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Teach Your Children to Seek God First with This Book

Contentment. How’s that going for you? Have you learned to be content with what you have? Have you learned to be content with where God has placed you? Or, maybe I should ask, have you taught your children what it means to be content or given them examples to follow? Every day they see something in a store window, on TV, or at their friends’ houses that they want, or think they need.

When we feel discontent, we often forget to seek God first. The same goes with children. Thus, I love books that help teach our children biblical truths like the Kingdom of Thrim.

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The Kingdom of Thrim by Janis Cox teaches children to seek God first and learn the value of contentment through a beautifully illustrated folktale.
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Blogger. Author. Homemaker. Homeschooling Mom of 2. Musician.
Blogging. Wordpress. Pinterest. Content Management. Organization. Administration. Women's Ministry. Self-Publication.
  • Usborne Books
    Consultant, 2015 - present
  • Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs, Inc.
    Executive Director, 2013 - present
  • CornerstoneConfessions.Com
    Writer/Founder, 2011 - present
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Edmond, OK
Christian Home Life | Homeschool
Kathy Gossen seeks to encourage others to live for Jesus in the everyday no matter what the occasion.  She is frequently found living out this motto as she organizes her closets for the twentieth time, prepares homeschool lesson plans for two wiggly worms, cooks for a picky eater (aka her husband), or learns how to become a better blogger.  In the end she just prays that her life song sings of love for her Lord, and she hopes to encourage others along the way in her writings on Cornerstone Confessions.  

Kathy has also served as the Executive Director and non-profit founder of Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs, a 5-choir choral program providing a quality choral education to over 170 area homeschool students ages 5-18.  As ED of COHC, she also coordinated the Oklahoma Homeschool Choral Fest, a solo and ensemble and large group choral event for all Oklahoma homeschool students ages 8-18 led under the direction of a nationally known clinician.  While she no longer serves the choirs as ED so she can spend more time with her family, she continues to support the choirs as their web designer.

In her spare time, Kathy serves as a consultant for Usborne Books and More.  She loves getting families excited about reading through the sharing of amazing children's books.  Feel free to contact her to schedule  an Usborne Facebook party and earn some amazing FREE books for your family too!  

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Author. Blogger. Founder of Cornerstone Confessions. Executive Choral Director.
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
    Music Education, 2001
  • University of Oklahoma
    Music Education with a Kodaly Emphasis, 2007
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