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Kathy Gossen
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Attended Oklahoma Baptist University
Lives in Edmond, OK
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Working on your reading list for 2017? Here are the top 10 books in my reading cue for the new year!

#worthreading #bookrecommendation #christianbooks
If you are looking for change, these books may be just the place to start.
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35 Simple Things All Moms Should Keep in the Car

What are the bare essentials for this mom’s car? Well, when organizing a family-friendly vehicle, less is often more. That said, it is nice to be able to be prepared for all those mini-emergencies we are bound to experience as moms. Thus, below is a list of items you will often find in our car.

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Traveling soon? Be ready for all those mini emergencies with this list of simple things all moms should keep the car.
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Countdown to Christmas with This TV Program Calendar

Since the girls are a bit older this year we are looking forward to introducing them to a few Christmas classics as they air throughout the month. Want to join us? Below is a 2016 Christmas TV Schedule calendar for your convenience. Feel free to download and print it to keep track of all the Christmas rabbit-ears selections this year.

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Countdown to Christmas with this TV Program Calendar Printable. No cable necessary. Great way to view the 2016 Christmas TV Schedule
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Best of the Year Homeschool Sales Not to Miss

Best of the Year Homeschool Sales! Don't Miss Them!I’ve told you before I am NOT a big Black Friday fan. The stores are crazy. The sales you can usually get at other times of the year. And the parking lots…oh spare me!

That said, there are a few Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals that I enjoy taking part in, especially since I can participate in them from the comfort of my computer chair.

This year is no different. I’ve been scoping out several upcoming deals for Friday and these homeschool sales have definitely caught my eye. What can I say? I still have the “penny saved is a penny earned” mentality. So, in case you want to join me, here are some top deals I’ve found for this weekend. Have fun shopping!

#blackfriday   #ihsnet   #homeschool  
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100+ Places to Find Planner Printables for 2017

Looking for a new planner for 2017? Ready to get your home, blog, school, finances, and…well…life in order? Printing costs aside, there are a LOT of resources out there to help you organize your year for free or nearly free.

While I still prefer having all my planning printables match, with resources like these you can mix and match to create your own organizing masterpiece. That said, here are links to 100+ 2017 Planner Printables. Happy Planning!

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail. This website has over 100 different planner resource to help you plan!
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How to Make Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix

It’s chili cookoff season. Are you ready? Maybe this chili seasoning mix will help. After all, as Harry James says, "next to Jazz music, there is nothing else that lifts the spirit and strengthens the soul more than a good bowl of chili.:)

#chili   #recipes   #seasoning  
....with substitution options depending on the type of chili you like most!
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Top 3 Most Influential Books I Read in 2016

Of the over 300 books I read this year, here are the top 3 most influential books I read this year. These 3 books are most likely to influence my life for a long time. Definitely worth adding to your 2017 reading list.

#goodbooks   #books   #christianbooks  
Looking for some inspiration for your reading list this next year? Here is a list of the top 3 most influential books I read in 2016.
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Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

What are some of our favorite Christmas books? And, what Christmas books do we really hope to get soon? Well, if you are looking to add some new Christmas books to your library or prepare for your own book Christmas countdown, below are lists of some of the best Christmas books ever. Have fun reading!

#christmas   #christmasbooks   #childrensbooks   #ihsnet  
What's your favorite children's Christmas book of all time?
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Ultimate Guide to Christmas Music

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and what do you do? Bring out the Christmas music!

Thus today I want to share an Ultimate Guide to Christmas Music…for every occasion. From that upcoming Christmas party to a little iPod motivation for cleaning the floors, it’s all here. And, if you’d prefer a quality album that has several hits all together, those are pictured on the right as well. Have fun listening and Merry Christmas!

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Love having these top 10 lists broken down by genre during the Christmas season.
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Twenty-Four Nights Before Christmas

Twenty four nights before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Then low and behold, what do I see?
Two glowing eyes twinkling under the tree.

“Which one should we choose, the big one or small?”
Each night a child will choose only one from them all.

Inside each lays a book, some old and some new.
Stories of dreams and folklore, and some that are true.


#christmas   #christmascountdown   #childrensbooks  
Countdown to Christmas via children's books the 24 nights before Christmas. The kids will love opening a present every day and reading something new!
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Ultimate Guide to Nativity Inspired Christmas Gifts

Are you trying to think of ways to keep Christ the focus of Christmas this year?

For our family, the nativity is an important part of why we celebrate Christmas. Without the story of the Christ child, there wouldn’t even be a Christmas.

That said, let's get looking at how you can make the nativity an important part of your Christmas via your gift giving. Here are some great ideas to get you started!

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Point your gifts towards the real meaning for the season this year with nativity inspired Christmas gifts.
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Easy and Fun Countdown to CHRISTmas Printable

Can you believe it is only 2 1/2 weeks until December?! Christmas will be here before you know it!

The girls have already started their Christmas planning and were all too excited to help me create a fun NEW Countdown to Christmas printable for 2016.

The printable comes complete with a daily Bible verse and fun activity.

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Ready to have fun and keep Christ the center of Christmas? This FREE Countdown to CHRISTmas calendar comes complete with daily activities and Bible verses.
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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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