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Meet the Family....


Hi and welcome, I'm Jennifer Marie Lawrence, the author of this blog. (I need to add  my middle name or you might think I'm the famous actress! lol!) When I post, I may talk a little about myself or my family, but this blog isn't about me or my family, it's about God and ways to praise Him, teach the faith, and celebrate the Liturgical year. Personally, I'd love to remove my picture and name from the blog, - I'm not looking for glory or honor - but I know when I read other blogs I want to know who's behind it, so if you are like me you are wondering who I am. Here's a little about me:

By God's grace, I was blessed 18 years ago to marry a wonderful man. Jon is my best friend and has been for over half my life. Together, he and I have had 9 children. I'm honored to be their mother - for they teach me the love of Our Lord.

Jon and I home-educate our children in Pennsylvania. Every day is a challenge and a stress as we raise our 9 kids in the hopes that they will someday be saints in Heaven. The only way I get through each day is with God and my husband at my side.

Jon and I first met as we both helped teach at our parish's CCD classes. He taught high school and I helped with 8th grade. Then, we were "set-up" by a sweet old nun!
Today, we enjoy teaching our own kids the Catholic faith. With Jon as my faithful "sidekick" (although he'd playfully argue that I am his sidekick!), we try to find creative ways to teach the faith to our kids.  

Meet Our Kids
We have 9 kids - 6 girls and 3 boys - ages 18 to 5.  

Back/top row: Rachel (18), Joshua (13), Rebekah (17)
Row 2: Elizabeth (12), Jennifer (Mom)
Row 3: Jacob (15), Hannah (10), Jonathan (Dad)
Front/bottom row: Naomi (8), Caleb (5), Abigail (9)

Our kids are happy kids. They are often laughing, and they have an unusual sense of humor! (Like Mom  and Dad!) They make their own fun by playing together, drawing and creating crafty things, or just reading.  




Plus, three little ones in
Mother Mary's care:
Noah, (Feb. 11, 2000),
Trinity (June 18, 2009),
Maria (Sept 8, 2009)

Why I blog:
I wanted to share Catholic inspired ideas with others. I hope these ideas are ones that you can use to share the faith with toddlers, children, tweens, and teens. I know it can be hard to keep kids focused on God and the faith each day. It's a daily struggle! Life is so busy and time is very short. So we often fail to keep God in the center. Here on Catholic Inspired I share a few of the things which we are doing to help us stay focused on God. I try to keep most of our activities fun and simple, because life is too crazy to spend hours on one project. I hope that they may help your family and maybe even teachers.
Homeschool:
Jon and I feel blessed to be able to homeschool our kids, and we love having the ability to teach the Catholic faith along with every subject. From time to time, you might also see homeschool projects listed which I had originally created for my kids. After I create them for my kids, I hate to see them sit and collect virtual dust on my virtual shelf. Although they are not all Catholic focused, I hope you'll find them helpful.  {Click here to see some of the homeschool posts}


Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you did! I hope you find something here on this blog to help you and your family on your journey to heaven!




To read our love story visit:

Read an article about our day-to-day life at:


8 comments:

  1. Jennifer, this is the first time I've come over to red about your lovely family! God has blessed you abundantly with family, friends; and gifts in faith formation, crafting, blogging! May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family!

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  2. I love your big family and the way you two are raising your children! Yours are the types of kids I hope my sons become friends with out there in the world! I wish there were more people raising families like this. I don't homeschool, but we send the boys to a Catholic school, by the grace of God and financial aid! I couldn't imagine sending them to government schools where they would spend 8 hours a day never hearing about God. Thanks for the link up. I linked both my blogs. Have a great day. No need to respond! I just wanted to write a few words.

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  3. Dear Jennifer, Soooo beautiful! God bless you and you are all in our prayers.

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  4. Jennifer, I have "met" your family before by reading this About Me page, but I thought I would jump in and comment this time! You have a beautiful family and you know I just adore your love for our faith and your creativity! You truly do inspire me! Thank you and God bless you! :)

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  5. On being Catholic its always the family which come first (for us in the East its a given). I have noticed this among you westerners (I mean the practicing ones). I came to your blog just googling for my wife's catechism class kids creation color story (we both are catechists in the Manama Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). In fifteen years you had 9 wonderful lovely kids. In 21 we have only 3. With all the attractions and temptations and no traditional baggage tied to you ankle you people from the west are free to choose a life of indulgence and yet you chose to live a life that is not normally trodden on in your part of the world. That is something refreshing and hope germinating for the Catholic Church there.
    Though it is not the Catholic version of the life that I am focused on or impressed upon but rather its the 'Catholic' version that is simply much closer to the identity of Christ the Son of the Living God than any of the other denominations.
    You showed it by adopting to 'Go forth and multiply and fill the earth' into practicing it in your life. And that many such practicing families turn out to be Catholic from your west says lot about being closer to that identity of Christ.
    God in His turn will have great purpose built for your children accordingly and they will all be great examples in their fields to humanity. God bless your family.

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  6. Beautiful resource, and wonderful testimony. Thanks. and God bless ...

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  7. You are so blessed in so many ways! Love your site...Now if only I could figure out how to download....always send me to purchase, Help! I teach 7th Grade CCE and need all the help I can get!

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    1. Hello,
      I'm so sorry for the confusion. I'm working on making the free files easier to download, but for now you do need to "purchase" them. The system doesn't ask for payment information (other than an email and address).
      I hope the coming set-up will be easier for you and all our followers!
      It's time consuming work which I'm juggling between "mom-time"! :)
      Say a prayer for us! We can always use a little extra heavenly help!!
      Thank you and God bless!

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