Picking Berries at the Strawberry Patch

Picking Berries at the Strawberry Patch

"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." — Laura Ingalls WilderWe got up early this morning to go pick strawberries with friends! 🍓🍓🍓"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the...

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Summer Reading…

Summer Reading…

... on a beautiful Sunday afternoon! It seems like every time I look outside lately the kids are all either playing badminton, watering the garden, or reading on the patio... We finally made it down to the library last Thursday to sign up for the summer reading...

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Great Suggestions for an Incredible Summer

Great Suggestions for an Incredible Summer

My brother-in-law Tom Steenson, who is married to my husband's sister and teaches 5th Grade at The Heights School in Maryland, just wrote another excellent blog post and I wanted to share the link with you all:Four ways for your son to have an incredible summer…It is...

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~{pretty}Hubby gave me two pretty new hanging baskets with flowers for Mother's Day.  I was so excited, I've always wanted a couple for our front porch, and I especially love that the baskets have...

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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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