The New School Room

The New School Room

I've been meaning to post a few pictures of our new school room for quite awhile, and just haven't had a chance until now.This room has gone through many different stages.  When we first purchased our home over 9 years ago, just a few months before our oldest was...

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Small Successes :: February 4, 2010

Small Successes :: August 13, 2009

"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."~ 1 ~I began organizing and de-cluttering some of my kitchen cupboards and drawers. Here are a few before and...

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Making progress…

Making progress…

After almost a month of rearranging rooms in our home, it is finally starting to come together!  I thought I would try and start posting a few pictures of our progress.The hard thing is deciding WHERE to start... Normally I would have been blogging while I...

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On Scheduling and Organization

On Scheduling and Organization

Jen at Wildflowers and Marbles is AMAZING!!!If you by any chance are feeling like me, completely overwhelmed with trying to figure out a schedule for this coming school year and just how to fit everything in, don't miss Jen's post from today:Organization of the Day -...

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40 Bags of Stuff ~ Update

40 Bags of Stuff ~ Update

Speaking of weight, I wonder just how many pounds my home has shed this past week?! Here's the breakdown so far:12 Bags of Stuff to St. Vincents1 Bag of Stuff to a friend5 Bags of Stuff thrown awayLarge Items (which count as 1 bag each):1 Doll Cradle1 Television Set1...

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40 Bags of Stuff

I just ran across this idea, and it sounds great!!! Here are the details:Every day during Lent this year, empty one bag of 'stuff' that is no longer needed from your house, totaling a loss of forty bags of stuff!1.) Taking a look at the size of your family and...

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Lenten Cleaning

Lenten Cleaning

Last year I tried deep cleaning our home in less than a week. This year I am giving myself a month! This should give me the time I need to really work on decluttering and not just deep cleaning! ;)Below you will find the schedule I am going to attempt to follow... I...

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Clothing Clutter

Clothing Clutter

I have been noticing that clothing is probably the number one thing that overwhelms me and robs me of sooooo much time... (Paperwork is right up there too...) After reading this post, and making this commitment, I have been sorting through TONS of clothing determined...

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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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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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