If I Am To Get To Heaven

    If I am to get to Heaven I must daily pick up my cross Destined for eternity; I can fear no earthly loss.   If I am to get to Heaven I must travel the narrow way; Toil and hardship the redemptive toll that I must pay.   If I am to get […]

In Zelie’s Footsteps

  Its school holidays at the moment and we’re nearing the end of the second, of three weeks, rest from the rigid and demanding school routine. And the kids have been sick the whole time. Master 8 brought a cold home for the holidays, and it gradually infiltrated the rest of the family. Kids fell […]

Crumbed Lamb Chops

  These gluten, dairy and grain free crumbed lamb chops are delicious. This is a simple recipe which your family will love! You could even try serving with salad topped with your own homemade pesto, recipe found here.

Easy Saint Mary MacKillop Craft

    Saint Mary of the Cross was the first Australian to be canonised and holds a special place in our hearts. Her approach: “Never see a need without doing something about it” is one that both inspires and calls us to action, to charity. As the patron of both my diocese, and my children’s […]

Crazily Easy Roast Topping

  This crazily easy roast topping is a simple addition to your usual Sunday roast- the whole family will enjoy this easy recipe!   

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  • Post Baby Nesting, Is It Real?

    Post Baby Nesting, Is It Real?

      My husband calls it ‘feathering my nest’, and it borders on compulsive, but here I am, the mother of a newborn, dealing with a nesting instinct that has caught me unawares. To be honest, I doubt that there is a condition called post baby nesting. Certainly we all experience some nesting instincts when pregnant […]

  • Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 2

    Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 2

      I hope you enjoyed Part 1, here are my continued travel tips for taking a toddler overseas!   Tip#6: Plane TV troubles Our little one didn’t like the TV on the plane (well he didn’t like TV in general before we left) but we did find that the screen is too small and the […]

  • Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 1

    Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 1

      Recently my family and I were very blessed to have the opportunity to travel overseas. We went to Rome (naturally), Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Paris and London. I have to admit, that at first I was petrified of the idea of taking an 18-month old adventurous little boy on a 24-hour flight (one sixteen hour […]

  • How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

    How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

      Having five children under six years of age may seem overwhelmingly busy. At times I have to admit it is, particularly when there is sickness! Most days however, when the routine is kept the same, the children are always happy and generally obedient. I have noticed that they love their routine and being consistent.   […]

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  • If I Am To Get To Heaven

    If I Am To Get To Heaven

        If I am to get to Heaven I must daily pick up my cross Destined for eternity; I can fear no earthly loss.   If I am to get to Heaven I must travel the narrow way; Toil and hardship the redemptive toll that I must pay.   If I am to get […]

  • In Zelie's Footsteps

    In Zelie’s Footsteps

      Its school holidays at the moment and we’re nearing the end of the second, of three weeks, rest from the rigid and demanding school routine. And the kids have been sick the whole time. Master 8 brought a cold home for the holidays, and it gradually infiltrated the rest of the family. Kids fell […]

  • Gospel Reflections ~ 19th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

    Gospel Reflections ~ 19th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

      AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  19th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 7th August 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

  • Gospel Reflections ~ 18th Sunday In Ordinary Time

    Gospel Reflections ~ 18th Sunday In Ordinary Time

      AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  18th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 31st July 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

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  • It's Completely Natural

    It’s Completely Natural

      On a recent shopping expedition Master 3 weeks was very vocal about his devastating hunger, yes I am being a little sarcastic, the poor darling had fed only 2 hours before! Despite the fact that breastfeeding facilities are provided in the mall in which I was in, there was only one chair and it […]

  • In Search Of Realistic Fictional Romances

    In Search Of Realistic Fictional Romances

        It will come as no surprise that I am an avid reader. A graduate of an arts degree that, along with journalism, enriched my already deep love of literature, I am a books over television kind of girl (this amuses my husband who is the opposite and constantly jokes that I should just […]

  • Could Your Expectations Be Causing Conflict In Your Marriage?

    Could Your Expectations Be Causing Conflict In Your Marriage?

      EXPECTATIONS EXPECTATIONS EXPECTATIONS!! How many times have we let our expectations get the better of us?? The problem is, you may not even realise you are doing it. I had an interesting realisation this past weekend about expectations. I noticed I tend to fight more with my husband on the weekend, while week days […]

  • DIY Confirmation Card

    DIY Confirmation Card

      I recently went to a Confirmation for a friend’s child and decided to make the card. I thought this would be a great opportunity to tie in her Confirmation Saint and also give her a keep-sake including the 7 seven gifts of the Holy Spirit that she can reflect on in years to come. […]

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