Happy Birthday Twinkle Toes!

Happy Birthday Twinkle Toes!

I can't believe that our little princess is turning FIVE years old today!As I was making her Towering Sand Birthday Cake earlier tonight (or rather yesterday!), I kept finding myself reminiscing over the past years, and then found myself looking though our old photo...

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Super Commenter

Super Commenter

Aahhhh!!! Shelly, The Keeper of the Keys, is so very sweet and just passed on the Super Commenter award to me! Thank you Shelly!Yes, I love to leave comments when I have make the time. . . almost as much as I love receiving them!!! 😉 I just really have enjoyed...

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Graduation Day

Graduation Day

Yesterday was Graduation Day once again for Myrna's "Swimming Stars." My boys were so excited to earn their 3rd Star of the Year. . . They completed six WEEKS of lessons, and went from barely swimming to diving to the bottom of the deep end and dreaming of the...

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The First Shall be Last . . .

The First Shall be Last . . .

Rascal: "Mom, I don't think that I am going to be able to be the best in the Olympics when I am older..."Mom: "Why do you say that?"Rascal: "Well, because I only won 5th place..."Mom: "5th place is GREAT!!!!"Rascal: "Not when there are only 5 people in the race."Which...

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The Rest of our Plans

The Rest of our Plans

With just a few days left until the beginning of our new school year, it is time for me to wrap up my plans... So far I have just shared our plans for World History, American History, Math and Religion. I had hoped to do a post on each subject but time is flying and I...

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Aug 25th

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Aug 25th

FOR TODAYOutside my Window... last night there was a SKUNK! Right there... RIGHT outside the kitchen door... I should have grabbed my camera, but instead I jumped/screamed and scared it away. It reminded me of the time my sister Jennifer mistakingly pet a skunk...

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Our Plan: Religion

Our Plan: Religion

I wasn't quite sure where to start (and stop) with sharing our plans for teaching our children Religion this year. Religion is not just a course of study, it is a way of life. As the Baltimore Catechism says, "God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in...

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Feast of St. Pius X

Feast of St. Pius X

Today we celebrate the feast of Pope St. Pius X.St. Pius X said in his first encyclical that his papacy would seek to "to renew all things in Christ." He is primarily remembered for allowing children to receive First Holy Communion at a much younger age. They are now...

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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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