Letting Freedom Ring aka The Day America Said, “Bye, Felicia!”

After growing weary of taxation without representation and oppressive treatment from the British, patriots in the American colonies decided that they had finally had enough of England’s crap. I mean, can you imagine being forced to let soldiers, who more than likely looked down on you, stay in your home without being paid? Or being scared to speak out about your displeasure with the government? Yeah, me neither, but unfortunately it was the reality of so many Americans in the colonial period. For ages groups like the Sons of Liberty had met secretly in taverns and other more secluded locations to discuss the tyrannical rule they endured and the actions that must be taken to rid the nation of it. They took huge risks in meeting like this, risking death and imprisonment among other things, but they knew that they had to rebel against the current authorities to better their futures, so that they and future generations might have freedom. I use this as an opportunity to teach my children that sometimes we have to rise against what we know to be wrong in order to stand up for what is right. Fear of being reported to the British Authorities…

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9 Things Moms Are NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday with amazing food and a chance to make amazing memories with our amazing families… in theory. While a lot of fantastic things DO happen, and we are reminded of the blessings in our lives, there are things that Moms do NOT look forward to dealing with when Turkey Day rolls around each year. Check out some of the things that these Blogging Moms won’t be mentioning during the “I’m Thankful For” game at the dinner table this year: 1) Battling the Crazies At the Grocery Store It never fails that no matter how well a grocery list for “Thanksgiving Dinner Necessities” is planned, SOMETHING will be forgotten… this will inevitably lead to fighting it out with every other person who has forgotten items for their Thanksgiving Feast at the Grocery Store, Costco, or (God help you) Walmart, the Night Before Thanksgiving. It’s basically a warm-up exercise for Black Friday with gallons of milk and Butterball turkeys being snatched up instead of televisions and Hello Kitty sleeping bags (at 75% off!). Julianna shows how far she’s willing to go for the best box of Stove-Top stuffing in this picture: 2) Kids That Don’t Care About Watching…

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