Blessed Jacinta And Francisco: Visionaries Of Fatima

    Francisco and Jacinta Marto were just 8 and 6 years of age respectively when they, and cousin Lucia dos Santos, witnessed the visions of Our Lady of Fatima. During the first vision, Lucia asked Mary if the children were going to go to Heaven. ‘Shall I go to Heaven too?’ ‘Yes, you will.’ […]

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 […]

Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

Title: Fast Talk & Faith Author: Mary Carver Genre: Devotional Format: eBook Pages: 52   Gilmore Girls was a TV show known (and loved) for its fast-talking, pop culture-referencing, coffee-chugging characters, but it was also a show devoted to love of family and community. These themes – as well as topics like forgiveness, kindness, and […]

The Domestic Missionary

  I’ve been meditating on the lovely expression of Saint Teresa of Calcutta: “the call within the call.” Her approach to seeing Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor remains inspiring. Of course, we are not all called to serve God within the religious community of the Missionaries of Charity. Although we are called […]

100 Years Later – But Have We Learned Anything?

   100 years ago the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children at Cova da Iria, on the outskirts of Fatima. Over the course of six months, Mary appeared to Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. On July 13, 1917 she revealed to the children a secret. After many years, […]

Juggling Housework And Work

   Motherhood might be universal but each of us have a unique set of circumstances, a particular environment in which we live out our vocation. From the home schooling mum, to the stay at home mum, to the full or part-time working mum. Sometimes it feels like we’re juggling too many balls all at once […]

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  • 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 […]

  • Juggling Housework And Work

    Juggling Housework And Work

       Motherhood might be universal but each of us have a unique set of circumstances, a particular environment in which we live out our vocation. From the home schooling mum, to the stay at home mum, to the full or part-time working mum. Sometimes it feels like we’re juggling too many balls all at once […]

  • Three Free Cardboard Box Storage Ideas

    Three Free Cardboard Box Storage Ideas

      Cardboard boxes are so easy to acquire for free. Apart from boxes we’ve collected from buying products packaged in them, we’ve also gotten them from local supermarkets, hardware stores and bottle shops. Sometimes these places have an area where they leave boxes for anyone to take. Other times I’ve just asked at the customer service […]

  • Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

    Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

      As I was vigorously scrubbing one of my pots this morning, that quote form Saint Theresa of Avila came floating through my mind. “God is in the pots and pans.” I started thinking about this and realized that if I don’t find God in those one hundred, unnoticed tasks of each day, I am […]

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  • Blessed Jacinta And Francisco: Visionaries Of Fatima

    Blessed Jacinta And Francisco: Visionaries Of Fatima

        Francisco and Jacinta Marto were just 8 and 6 years of age respectively when they, and cousin Lucia dos Santos, witnessed the visions of Our Lady of Fatima. During the first vision, Lucia asked Mary if the children were going to go to Heaven. ‘Shall I go to Heaven too?’ ‘Yes, you will.’ […]

  • Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

    Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

      To say I was surprised to find a devotional that incorporated Gilmore Girls and Scripture, as a means to improving our prayer lives, is something of an understatement. To be honest, I was somewhat sceptical, but Mary Carver has written a bright, engaging and thought provoking devotional. It covers a range of topics, including; […]

  • The Domestic Missionary

    The Domestic Missionary

      I’ve been meditating on the lovely expression of Saint Teresa of Calcutta: “the call within the call.” Her approach to seeing Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor remains inspiring. Of course, we are not all called to serve God within the religious community of the Missionaries of Charity. Although we are called […]

  • 100 Years Later – But Have We Learned Anything?

    100 Years Later – But Have We Learned Anything?

       100 years ago the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children at Cova da Iria, on the outskirts of Fatima. Over the course of six months, Mary appeared to Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. On July 13, 1917 she revealed to the children a secret. After many years, […]

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  • Juggling Housework And Work

    Juggling Housework And Work

       Motherhood might be universal but each of us have a unique set of circumstances, a particular environment in which we live out our vocation. From the home schooling mum, to the stay at home mum, to the full or part-time working mum. Sometimes it feels like we’re juggling too many balls all at once […]

  • In Search Of An Authentic Voice

    In Search Of An Authentic Voice

      Everyday after I check my email I read through a few blogs of interest. To me, this has replaced the more traditional habit of reading the newspaper. And I admit, it does make me somewhat more insulated. I read only the blogs that appeal to me and my interests or beliefs, whose bias is […]

  • The Mum I Want To Be

    The Mum I Want To Be

      Sigmund Freud was wrong about a lot of things pertaining to human nature but there was one thing he got right; our relationship with our mother has a huge effect on the person we become. For some, being told ‘you’re just like your mother’ is a compliment, to others it’s an insult. And for […]

  • Rescuing Christmas

    Rescuing Christmas

      Is your extended family a bit like mine? They spend the lead up to Christmas jockeying for position and influence. Arguments abound; to Kris Kringle or no, to host out our place or no, full cooked Christmas meal or simple backyard bbq. And the arguments are only resolved when the strongest personality lays down […]

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  • Kids Craft ~ DIY Christmas Story Book

    Kids Craft ~ DIY Christmas Story Book

      This advent the kids and I have been having fun getting creative preparing for Christmas. One of the ways we have done this is by making our very own Christmas Story Book. I have taken the inspiration from our Advent Activity Calendar, made by Emily Shaw. If your kids love colouring in then this […]

  • The Subtlety Of Sin

    The Subtlety Of Sin

      One of the conversations happening around me at present is about the preparing of our children to be sent out into the secular world when they finish high school. We are blessed to be able to send our children to an independent school where they will be taught, alongside theology and philosophy, apologetics. In […]

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