Completed Columbus Lap Book

Completed Columbus Lap Book

Here are the photos I promised of one of the boys' Lap Books on Columbus. I was really happy with how it turned out, especially being their first one!Front Cover:Inside View:Flap with Acrostic Poem folds up to show even more info:These are the Land & Water Form...

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Lap Books

I have been wanting to try to make a lap book with the boys for quite some time. Today, since we were wrapping up our study of Columbus, the boys were to prepare a presentation for the family. I decided this would be a great opportunity to create a lap book. But...

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The Lookout Tower

The Lookout Tower

The other day, Grandma left a comment in regards to the Lincoln Log Village that her oldest grandson wanted her to see. In it she said, "I guess you can watch for forest fires from that lookout tower." Well... Daddy and the boys decided to build a real lookout tower....

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Oooohhh!! A Book Walk!!

I am so excited!! Cay is hosting a Book Walk tomorrow over at Cajun Cottage Under the Oaks. The book that will be given away is none other than "Christmas Mosaic!" I can't wait to participate. Christmas Mosaic is on my list of "books to buy" and will be released at...

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Elizabeth Foss Article

I really love reading anything by Elizabeth Foss. She constantly gives encouragement, inspiration and awesome ideas to help in both daily life and homeschooling. Yesterday, Catholic Exchange posted an article by her titled Taking Note of Change. In it she says:As a...

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One More Reason

One More Reason

After a rather crazy morning, I sent my boys down to get the mail. They returned with a couple bunches of flowers for their mama. I just LOVE my boys. They know just how to make my day!

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40 Reasons to Have Kids

Check out this GREAT post by Karen Edmisten called: 40 Reasons to Have KidsIt is quite inspiring! Karen wrote the post to combat a horrible article by a woman titled "40 Reasons Not to Have Kids." How sad that anyone could possibly regret having children. Thank you...

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Animal Sightings

Animal Sightings

In the fall we always have quite the assortment of animals to watch in the yard. Usually I am not quick enough to get pictures of them before one of our little darlings scares them off! But I got lucky today and was able to get these pictures to share.This is just...

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**Note to self**

NEVER make brownies thinking "Oh... It won't affect my diet I will just have 1 or 2!" Yeah right! I might have been able to control myself had I not had ANY, but after that first taste... YUM! But with 100 calories each... YIKES! Well, I am off to make myself a mocha...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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