My Daybook ~ August 31, 2009

My Daybook ~ August 31, 2009

FOR TODAY: August 31st, 2009Outside my Window... it looks like it is going to be another beautiful and sunny day!I am thinking... about how different it is when hubby is gone on a fire now.  When we were first married, I used the time to visit friends, watch movies,...

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Now We Are Six!

Now We Are Six!

When I was one,I had just begun.When I was two,I was nearly new.When I was three,I was hardly me.When I was four,I was not much more.When I was five,I was just alive.But now I am six,I’m as clever as clever.So I think I’ll be sixnow and forever.~A.A. MilneHappy 6th...

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Catholic Tote Bag Giveaway

Catholic Tote Bag Giveaway

I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to host a couple giveaways sponsored by Catholic Embroidery!CatholicEmbroidery.com, a special branch of Precision Embroidery LLC, was founded in 2007 as a family-owned and operated business in order to provide...

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Small Successes :: August 27, 2009

Small Successes :: August 27, 2009

"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."~ 1 ~Last week I received a call from the library letting us know that Rascal's name had been picked from the...

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My New Catholic Apron

My New Catholic Apron

Since you already got to see the girls new apron earlier this week, and since it doesn't look like I'm going to have a chance to post a daybook this week, I thought I'd post a picture one of my new favorite things:  my new apron!  It was one...

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On Teaching Children

On Teaching Children

I received the following article from a friend who typed it up from an old 1992 copy of "The Catholic Hearth" to preserve and share.   It is just beautiful!"To Teach"by Monsignor Robert Hugh BensonThere is a tradition, probably untrustworthy, that in certain...

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Madeline Lap Book

Madeline Lap Book

My girls love reading all about Madeline!  So, this summer, we started working on a Madeline Lap Book.  (Most of the resources I used were from Homeschool Share. I've removed all the links since they are no longer active. You can find my file of the...

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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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