{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life with Like Mother, Like Daughter. ~{pretty}Cranberry ThanksgivingI found this book displayed in the kitchen the other night… I think someone (one of the girls) is hinting that it's time to read it again and bake...

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{pretty, happy, funny, real} :: All Saints’ Costumes, New Picture Books, Hockey Lessons, and Super Simplified Back-to-School Schultütes. . .

{pretty, happy, funny, real} :: All Saints’ Costumes, New Picture Books, Hockey Lessons, and Super Simplified Back-to-School Schultütes. . .

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~{pretty}With the month of October just around the corner, our children have been making plans for our annual All Saints Party!  (You can scroll through all our past "costume" posts here.)  Which saint...

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The Good Old Hockey Game

The Good Old Hockey Game

Hello out there, were on the air, it's hockey night tonight!The tension grows, the whistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice. The golie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane. Someone roars: "Bobby Scores!" At the good old hockey game!Oh! The good...

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life.   {pretty}Three pretty sisters and one little brother, watching their older brothers' first Hockey game of the year! {happy}Captain scored three goals and Rascal scored one, resulting in 4 of...

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What a week!

What a week!

~ Sunday, May 9th ~ Mother's Day ~Mother's Day was lovely, despite the fact that 4 of us had to stay home from Mass since we were recovering from a stomach bug. How could it not be perfect when I am surrounded by sweet smiling faces, handmade cards, chai tea, and...

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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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