Stone Soup for Five: When Queens Ride By

When Queens Ride By

Reminder plaque in my kitchen window.
One of my all time FAVORITE stories was put in PDF format by Jill Cooper ( and I just had to share it with you.  If you have never read this story, it will motivate you like no other.  Our jobs as homemakers and stay at home moms is one of the most important ever. 

"The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career. "  --C.S. Lewis
Please take a few minutes to read this very important short story.


  1. This was so timely. I really feel like I needed to read this because I'm identifying far too much with frazzles Jennie. Thank you for sharing it. I *love* your beautiful sign. Did you make that?!?!

  2. Isn't it amazing? I SO LOVE that story. I feel so frazzled with her in the beginning seeing all the work and not seeing all the chaos and mess and feeling so defeated. And I LOVE the coziness of her kitchen after the visitor and how her husband settles in the clean kitchen to do the budget. LOVE everything about it! Ya, I made that little sign out of a scrap of 1/4 because I need to be reminded daily. LOVE it!

  3. The link was broken but I found it easily at


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