32 Weeks

32 Weeks

After Mass and Benediction this morning, we finally took our children to the pumpkin patch so that they could pick out their pumpkins to carve.While we were there, I couldn't help but think about the last time we brought our children to this particular pumpkin patch,...

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A Handmade Treasure

A Handmade Treasure

Aren't these just precious!?!?I was so excited when they arrived in my mailbox this week from Aimee!! She had them made, by her Grandmother, for our little one and I absolutely LOVE them!! Thank you so much Aimee!!*Aimee will actually be welcoming a new little one any...

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Thank you…

... to the not so nice man, in the checkout line at the grocery store last night, who asked (loud enough for everyone around to hear), "What are you, like TEN or ELEVEN months?" You were able to finally motivate me to exercise again, especially since I still have ten...

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Prayer of a Mother with Child

Prayer of a Mother with Child

Lord God, Creator of all things, I give this baby to Thee, O Jesus, that she may be more Thine than mine. Look upon her, even now, as Thy beloved child. Prepare this little soul and enrich her, that she may be a worthy tabernacle for the Holy Ghost. Sanctify me that I...

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26 Weeks…

26 Weeks…

... and growing FAST!!"My senses are developingas I practice looking and hearing each day.At roughly nine inches long and almost two pounds,there is less room for me to play."~The Miracle of Me

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A Gift for the Baby

A Gift for the Baby

Earlier this afternoon, while I was busy trying to catch up on a little paperwork, I told the children to stay out of the hallway so that Captain could mop the floor, his chore for today.  Snuggles was finally napping (after getting into even more mischief...

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More Roses for Christmas

More Roses for Christmas

Last week, when I was in town for the Grower's Market, I decided to take a peek inside the little specialty baby shop...  I hardly ever go in there, since the prices are just so high, but I thought I might just be able to "look."  Well, I found the most...

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Prayer of an Expecting Mother

Prayer of an Expecting Mother

Prayer of an Expecting MotherLord Jesus, I lovingly pray for this sweet hope that I keep within my womb. You have granted me the immense gift of a tiny little life, living in my own life, and I humbly thank you for choosing me as an instrument of your love. In this...

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Book Review:  The Miracle of Me

Book Review: The Miracle of Me

My latest book to review for The Catholic Company is the Miracle of Me by Amy B. Pederson.   Since we are expecting another little miracle this coming Christmas, I was very excited to recieve this book and, hopefully, share it with my children. The book is...

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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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