As I sit here eating my--oh so good for me--mixed green salad with walnuts and cranberries, the countdown begins...The countdown to what??OH, I'm glad you asked!!Next Wednesday will be my first WoW check-in.What is WoW?Well, it is a group that my dear friend Regina...

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My Family

My Family

My family has not gotten to be ALL TOGETHER since 2003. Since then, there have been many times that we have gotten together, but someone always seems to be missing. Even though 5 of my siblings still live at home, the four that follow me (Jennifer, Sean, Jamie and...

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Speaking of…

Speaking of…

... how easy it is to make my day.Check out this delicious surprise my Auntie gave me as a bonus for finally catching up her bookkeeping:These little things are SO GOOD!! Thank you AUNTIE B!!!Oh... and how soon is Easter?? In the meantime, it's a good thing that...

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Simply Lovely One-on-One

Simply Lovely One-on-One

Being a stay-at-home, home-educating mom, I don't often stop to think about the need to "spend time with my children." I think I lean more towards thinking about when hubby will be home so I can have a little break! However, when I noticed that the Loveliness Fair...

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Stuff… Stuff… Stuff…

Speaking of Stuff, Colleen has a very thought provoking post on the need to declutter:"From the day's First Reading:""Tend the flock of God in your midst, overseeing not by constraint, but willingly...Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be an example to the...

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It’s all TOO MUCH

It’s all TOO MUCH

A couple weeks ago, I started reading the book It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh. It is so great, and is just what I had been searching for!For months now, I have been feeling slightly overwhelmed, and I knew I...

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Everything is calming down around here... The kitchen is clean, the boys are schooling, the washing machine is staying very busy, and so far no one has thrown up! Thank you all for your prayers! I really appreciate them, and I KNOW they have been a TREMENDOUS help....

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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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Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-22, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-19, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

A Little About Me

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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