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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 cleaned and purged…MY ROOM! I can finally see my dresser top, the closet floor and even my bathroom drawer. Unfortunately the master bedroom had become a dumping ground for everything. It’s good to gain back a bedroom.

2- The 40 bags for 40 days is slowly coming along. (See above) I think I got 3 bags alone in my own room.

3 – I’m slowly continuing on my Lenten journey. The psalms are being read daily, finally made it back to mass yesterday and I’m really trying hard to be present for the kids. Heck, as a family we even broke out Monopoly last weekend. I thought it would be too old for them, but guess what? The 7 yo had no problem playing, the 5 yo played with minimal help and even the 3 yo participated (she helped Dad be the banker).  They really enjoyed it and keep asking for more 🙂

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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

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted any successes.  Our whole family has been down and out with horrible colds this last month.  It really put a damper on some of the extras that I was trying to do.   I’m hoping to get back into blogging on a bit more of a regular basis.

1 – I actually prepared our Lenten activities this year. Last year we were several days into Lent without anything on the go, so this year I did some research and got everything ready to begin on Ash Wed. We are doing the Holy Hereos Lenten Adventure, Lenten Calender from here (BTW I LOVE Catholic Icing), Sacrifice jar and I purchased the Stations of the cross CD from Holy Hereos.  We are still waiting on the cd, but I hope to begin it next week.

2 – Socks, oh how I loath thee.  You may remember my previous posts about socks.  I seriously think they were created to give me a headache.  It wouldn’t be so bad if it was my husband and I who wore them, but my 3 girls absolutely dispise wearing them.  Even in the dead of winter when it is 40 below.  I put the socks on them in the morning, and as soon as they get the chance, off they come.  Do you have this problem?  So when I go to wash the little things I end up with missing pairs.  I even started a missing sock bin on my dresser.  It was overflowing and spilling onto the floor.  Well I managed to match many pairs of socks and am now down to just a mere few.  I think the rest are hiding in the van….

3 – My own Lenten journey.  I really have to get into reading scripture again, so I’m going to try and tackle the Psalms.  Any suggestions for me?  That and add an extra mass during the week.  For the last two months we haven’t been able to make it to our daily mass on Wednesday and it’s really starting to show.  Luckily everyone is healthy again, and our parish priest is back from his retreat and vacation, so it’s back to mass we go starting next week 🙂  I’m also going to try the 40 bags for 40 days.  We could all do with a lot less stuff (especially me).

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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 – Cleaned out the girls room. I mean really deep cleaned it. Took out all their old clothes, emptied out the closet, & swept. Why you ask? We still have a little mouse running around the house and I’m trying to make it harder for it to hide!! Next week’s goal is to tackle the spare room downstairs. It is my dumping ground for everything right now. Not a pretty sight!

2- Yesterday we had an excellent speaker at our TOFM (Time out for Mom’s) group at the church. She was from Catholic Family Services and the topic was Parenting/Discipline. I’ve always struggled with this. I easily get impatient and frustrated with my kids. (Big surprise: It’s not their fault…totally mine!) When I do, I yell, a very bad habit of mine. So yesterday I used some of the tools that were taught (as well as some much needed prayers for help from Our Lady) and it was a MUCH calmer day at home yesterday! Here’s praying that I can continue with this. Certainly if I home school next year I’ll need to have this under control.

3 – This one isn’t all mine, but the All Saints Party was a success at our Parish. My husband decided God was calling him to organize something for the kids this year. (This was definitely God calling, because he is not an organizer by nature). I think he may have opened up a can of worms though….many people expect him to put it together again next year! I helped him out in gathering information for the games, decorating and running some of the games on Sunday. Our games included: Bean bag toss (3 holes: Saint, Venerable, Blessed), Pin the roses on St. Therese, and Musical Chairs (Featuring Cat Chat music!).

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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 – Cleaned up MY room! I have to admit I let this slide way too often. But since we’ve had some little visitors (at least three mice caught), I’m making sure to get to all the areas I haven’t cleaned for a while.

2 – I made a dent in our lost sock pile! Turns out 3/4 of them were pairs, I just didn’t have the chance to pair them up. I really needed to do this because it snowed and the girls didn’t have any socks to wear!

3 – Finished the kids Halloween costumes. Or should I say, All Saints costumes? We’ve got a St. Bernadette, Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Therese, and St. Maximilian Kolbe. I’m hoping to post pictures before this weekend.

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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 – Updated all book keeping. I’ve really got to stop letting this one slide. 3 months of entering stuff into a spreadsheet is not my idea of a fun evening!

2 – Reconciliation how I love thee! We were able to go this past Sunday. I love that clean soul feeling. My oldest gets to join in the fun in a few months, I’m really excited for her.

3 – Wow, I must have done at least 10 loads (if not more) this week already….I’ve really got to teach the kids how to do it.  Everything is put away (except for the towels).

Bonus – Thanks for all the prayers for my family. My Dad seems to be on the mend. Keep him in your prayers for a complete recovery.

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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.

This in itself is a small success (Updating my blog that is!)

1 – We managed to get to daily mass yesterday, even though I really did not feel like it. Let’s just say, 3 of 4 kids were up an average of 3 times each the night before. But you know what? God is good because we were able to make it on time and I wasn’t (too) tired to function yesterday.

2 – Currently discerning homeschooling next year. This is a huge step, since it will mean several big changes to our household. I have to admit they are mostly selfish ones. I ask for prayers to help me determine if this is God’s will or mine. So far the kids (they will be in Grade 3, 1 and preschool next year) seem enthusiastic about it and even the husband is on board if we decide to go ahead with it.

3 – I’m hosting my very first giveaway on the blog! You can find it here. It’s to celebrate my new shop logo (which is soooo cute).

And finally I would like to request prayers for my Dad.  He is currently in the hospital recovering from pneumonia. Please pray for a quick recovery!  He’s been sick since August.

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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 – Saw both Marie & Therese off to school today, and didn’t cry! When did they grow up? I could have sworn I was just swaddling them just yesterday. (Grade 2 & Kindergarten)

Marie, Grade 2, 7yo

Therese, Kindergarten, 4 yo

Hannah, Cutie Pie, 2yo

Nicholas, Little Man, 6 mo

2 – Have been trying to get into a more prayerful habit lately. We’ve added the Angelus at noon. A great way to refocus in the middle of the day.

3 – Kept up on laundry for a change, both washing and folding clothes. Mind you I’ve recently gotten some really cool detergent. Ever hear of Soap Nuts? Pretty cool stuff. Also CleanB Detergents. Who knew laundry could be yummy smelling. (I’m currently trying out the Oat Milk and Honey scent).

This has been going on for the last month but Hannah is in the throws of potty training.  It is going well, just a few accidents a week.  (She even asks to use it)  She took the longest to start, but the fastest to figure it out.

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