Don’t Wait, Lead!

  I have been devouring The Benedict Option by Rob Dreher (which, if you haven’t heard of yet you need to google it now and order a copy, I’m just saying) and whilst I am really loving the content there is something that’s bugging me. I mean, this guy has taken the time to research […]

How I Find Time To Blog

  If there’s one question that I get asked a lot it’s this: how do you find the time to blog? Yes, I daresay that I seem fairly prolific, and so I could answer that I’m just good at time management. But that would not be true. I’m a busy mum of five and blogging […]

DIY Fatima Set

  This is a cute, and relatively easy to make, craft that will help your children reflect upon the story of Fatima. What you’ll need: 4 dolly pegs with stands (I buy mine in a pack of 6 from a local craft store) Craft glue Felt – green, white, brown are the main colours here […]

YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition

  Do you enjoy reading detective fiction? Have you ever considered writing your own? We’re running a short story competition to find some new Catholic Detectives and, well, just have a little fun writing and reading some fiction. The rules and conditions follow below. Essentially we’re just looking for short stories that are Catholic Detective […]

Book Review: Father Brown And The Ten Commandments

Title: Book Review: Father Brown And The Ten Commandments Author: Ed. John Peterson Publisher: Ignatius Press Format: Paperback and Electronic Pages: 255 Publisher synopsis: This unique collection of Father Brown mysteries links tales by G.K. Chesterton with the Ten Commandments. The connection is often surprising, however, for the criminal is not necessarily the worst sinner […]

The Sanguine And The Melancholic

The Four Temperaments: Sanguine You tend to be someone who is lively, sociable and carefree. You tend to make friends easily and view life with optimism. You have a creative and imaginative side. You are usually flexible but also flighty. Choleric You are definitely extroverted! You may often be excitable, impulsive and at times restless. […]

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  • 3 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

    3 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

      Recently I watched a video where mums ‘aired’ their bad habits. Or more specifically described the type of mothers they believed they were. Unfortunately it was rather negative. What was the number one thing mums said they struggle with? (Can you guess??) Impatience. I was so surprised to hear how basically every mother said […]

  • DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

    DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

        You may remember our Saint Bag Tags that featured Saints Thomas Aquinas, Benedict and Catherine of Alexandra, all of whom are patron saints of students. With another child off to school this year I added Saint Gemma Galgani to the mix and you can make one yourself, they’re the perfect project for a […]

  • Store Bought Biscuits

    Store Bought Biscuits

      You know I’m not travelling along well if you see store bought biscuits in the packed lunches at my house. I’ve always endeavoured to make biscuits, cakes or slices, for morning tea and with allergies and food intolerance’s in our house it was often out of necessity rather than design. But I also like […]

  • Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

    Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

        If there’s a universal rule about packed lunches it’s this: after a while they become boring and uninspiring. The Earl of Sandwich may have been on to something, but our reliance on the carb loaded midday meal is a peculiar feature of our Western diet. As the primary lunch maker in our house […]

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  • Don’t Wait, Lead!

    Don’t Wait, Lead!

      I have been devouring The Benedict Option by Rob Dreher (which, if you haven’t heard of yet you need to google it now and order a copy, I’m just saying) and whilst I am really loving the content there is something that’s bugging me. I mean, this guy has taken the time to research […]

  • How I Find Time To Blog

    How I Find Time To Blog

      If there’s one question that I get asked a lot it’s this: how do you find the time to blog? Yes, I daresay that I seem fairly prolific, and so I could answer that I’m just good at time management. But that would not be true. I’m a busy mum of five and blogging […]

  • DIY Fatima Set

    DIY Fatima Set

      This is a cute, and relatively easy to make, craft that will help your children reflect upon the story of Fatima. What you’ll need: 4 dolly pegs with stands (I buy mine in a pack of 6 from a local craft store) Craft glue Felt – green, white, brown are the main colours here […]

  • Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

    Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

        This gem of a book is an exploration of the elusive Third person of the Holy Trinity: The Holy Spirit, and as such it expounds the different ways in which the Spirit is referred to, described and understood. I have to admit that I found that each chapter read somewhat like a homily […]

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  • DIY Fatima Set

    DIY Fatima Set

      This is a cute, and relatively easy to make, craft that will help your children reflect upon the story of Fatima. What you’ll need: 4 dolly pegs with stands (I buy mine in a pack of 6 from a local craft store) Craft glue Felt – green, white, brown are the main colours here […]

  • YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition

    YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition

      Do you enjoy reading detective fiction? Have you ever considered writing your own? We’re running a short story competition to find some new Catholic Detectives and, well, just have a little fun writing and reading some fiction. The rules and conditions follow below. Essentially we’re just looking for short stories that are Catholic Detective […]

  • DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

    DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

       If your Family Rosary is anything like ours, chaos reigns supreme. Whilst our school aged children are capable of kneeling and leading a decade each, our younger too are much more active and, frankly disruptive. In a bid to encourage our always active Master 3 into sitting still and contributing more to our Family […]

  • How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

    How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

      I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]

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  • Falling Short Of Perfect

    Falling Short Of Perfect

       Over the course of the past two weeks I’ve missed two events at my children’s school that I wanted to attend. Unfortunately, as much as I admire the children’s school for so many reasons, one of its weaknesses has been the communication with parents and what’s happening around the school. Having said this, they have made […]

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