A Very Happy Thanksgiving

A Very Happy Thanksgiving

... from our family to yours! Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for...

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Fun Food for the Fourth!

Fun Food for the Fourth!

In addition to cupcakes and jello, we also made some delicious Red, White, and Blueberry Skewers to take with us to a 4th of July barbecue, with an excellent view of the fireworks! All I did was get everything ready to go and my kiddos got busy creating various red,...

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For Daddy on Father’s Day

For Daddy on Father’s Day

On this special day for fathers, I've decided to let our children tell you some of the reasons that their daddy is so great! (I saw this idea on my cousin's blog last year and loved it! Thanks for the inspiration Meg!) I asked them each the following questions:1. What...

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On Easter Day ~ At Home

On Easter Day ~ At Home

After arriving home from brunch at my parents, we continued our Easter celebration!Easter LiliesOnly two of our lilies bloomed in time for Easter Sunday, but there are still about 6 more that will be blooming soon! So pretty! Some of our Easter Books and our...

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On St. Valentine’s Day

On St. Valentine’s Day

Right now, my girls are coloring Charlotte's lovely picture, the boys are playing "Lord of the Rings" Risk, Snuggles is playing with his "toys," hubby hasn't been feeling well and is in bed (but still found a way to surprise me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers),...

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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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