Please Pray

I received a phone call from my mom just over an hour ago, letting me know of a tragic loss in our family. I can't talk about it right now, but my husband and I just prayed the rosary. (I am so thankful he is home!) I just wanted to ask you all to please offer up a...

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Quick Question…

Quick Question…

I only have a few minutes right now, since my hubby will be home anytime (YEAH!!!!), and we will be having a couple families over to see some dear friends off to their new home, far far away... sniff.. sniff..Anyhow, yesterday, as the kids and I were scrubbing the...

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ July 28

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ July 28

FOR TODAYOutside my Window... it is another beautiful day! The inflatable pool is filled with water for the kids, and a soft green lounge chair is just calling my name. I think I am going to grab a cup of sun tea and a book and head outside in a few minutes! I am...

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I tried!

I tried!

Saint James by Captain (image found online, converted to b&w and resized)Today was one of those days where nothing seemed to go as planned.I started the day thinking that we would head into town early, run by Barnes and Noble (for my boys to turn in their summer...

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Happy Feast of St. James!

Happy Feast of St. James!

Today is the feast of St. James, who happens to be one of my boys patron saints, and a favorite in our home! For some feast day recipes, head on over to Catholic Cuisine.  I posted a delicious looking recipe for Tartelettes de Saint-Jacques à la Mangue...

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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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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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