{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~{pretty}They may not be the "Café-Mocha-Vodka-Valium Latte To Go" that I requested on Facebook earlier this week, after surviving two almost completely sleepless nights, but these two pretty little boxes of...

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Hands-On Science

Hands-On Science

Yesterday we went on a field trip to a Hands-On Science Museum that offers over 80 interactive science exhibits, Science Live! performances and tons of hands-on activities! It had been over five years since we had visited this great place, so only our oldest two even...

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St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Hour

St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Hour

Hosted after Mass this past Sunday by my friend Kimber and ISt. Patrick Artwork and Coins to decorate all the tables provided by my children This is the second time I've signed up for the coffee hour...  It's been so fun to tie in the saints and seasons....

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Our 2012 St. Joseph’s Altar

Our 2012 St. Joseph’s Altar

The St. Joseph Altar is an old tradition from Sicily.  You can click here to read an explanation of how the tradition started.  There are three tiers to the altar, representing the Trinity and the three members of the Holy Family; Jesus, Mary, and...

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St. Joseph’s Day Baking

St. Joseph’s Day Baking

We just finished making some Frittelle di San Giuseppe (St. Josehp's Fritters) to place on this year's St. Joseph Altar.   The kids said they turned out delicious, and I was pretty pleased with the pictures.  🙂 You can find the recipe over at Catholic...

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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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