Fix It! Grammar

We have been using Fix It! Grammar for many years and really love the program! It's been an excellent way for our children to learn grammar through editing.  A few months ago Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) offered to send me samples of the...

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Blueberry Math

Blueberry Math

The other morning I got up early to make a sheet of Baked Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast. I serve baked pancakes frequently and asked our four year old whether she wanted me to make chocolate chip, strawberry, raspberry or blueberry this time... and blueberry it...

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Our 2020-2021 Curriculum

Our 2020-2021 Curriculum

This year I'm once again (officially) home educating five of our children. We have a 12th grader, 10th grader, 8th grader, 5th grader and a 3rd grader ... plus two college students, a toddler and a baby. Life is full! After three challenging years, with...

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Our 2017-2018 Curriculum

Our 2017-2018 Curriculum

This year I've been home educating seven of our eight children. We have two 11th graders, a 9th grader, 7th grader, 5th grader, 2nd grader and a Kindergartner ... plus a new baby!Last year I started the school year thinking that it would most likely be our last year...

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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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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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