Little Blessings

It seems like lately, more often than not, I wonder if I should quit blogging, at least publicly. Is it worth all the time that it takes?  Is it worth all the negative/rude comments? (I moderate all comments now and usually delete any that are an attack on...

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A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday morning, after Mass, we headed to the Pumpkin Patch!  Just like last year, we met my brother Brian and his family there, as well as my youngest brother David, Aunt Bridget and Uncle Shawn.  This year even my parents decided to drive out as well!...

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Tan Books Acquires Neumann Press!

Tan Books Acquires Neumann Press!

Last June I shared our inspiring collection of books from The Neumann Press. I was incredibly excited this morning when a friend let me know that Tan Books has acquired Neumann Press!  I am so thankful that these books will continue to be available, and at even lower...

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Home Again!

Home Again!

 Sean and our five youngest arrived home Saturday afternoon, on the 13th day of their trip to visit his parents and introduce our little man to his grandparents!  I'm so glad they were able to finally make the trip, but I was also very happy to have them all...

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Meet the Masters :: Art Portfolios

Meet the Masters :: Art Portfolios

This year we are studying art with Meet The Masters! A couple weeks ago we completed the Art Portfolios preview lesson as we began working our way through Track A. Meet the Masters is a three step program that begins with an online lesson "Introducing the Masters,"...

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Making Marshmallow Molecules!

Making Marshmallow Molecules!

This year some of our children have been studying chemistry using the great books from Real Science-4-Kids.  We are using Focus on Elementary Chemistry for both Chiquita (3rd grade) and Snuggles (1st grade).  Twinkle Toes (4th grade) is working her way...

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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.

Our Family

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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