Supernatural Heroes

  There is a certain type of magnetism that pulls little boys towards fictional superheroes. As the mother of 3 boys (and 2 girls) I know this all too well! Certainly, there is little wrong in wanting to be a hero and save the day – nobody in my house actually enjoys playing the villain […]

Build Community

  I’ve been working on a history book, alongside a priest from my diocese, for our upcoming diocesan centenary and as I’ve been writing chapters about the foundation of local parishes I’ve found myself lamenting days gone by. Ah, you say, the grass is always greener and I couldn’t agree more. No, I am not […]

Exercising The Little Grey Cells

  The following is a short story example by one of our own to encourage entries in our YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition! Hopefully you enjoy this one and are inspired to write your own! – Emily   “I should have made an excellent detective,” exclaimed Prudence Fairweather, casting aside the latest Agatha Christie […]

Jesus We’re Here And We Love You

  To say we struggled with the services over Easter this year is something of an understatement. And Good Friday proved to be too much altogether. To begin with, the cathedral was packed and our family of seven ended up being divided into two pews one behind the other which of course, Masters 3 and […]

God’s Nudging Comes In Silence

  Master 9 and I were talking about Saint Anthony of Padua this week. It was his feast day and I’d taken the kids to a weekday Mass that evening. Master 9 asked how long it was after we asked Saint Anthony for help that he answered. It was, and remains, a good question. And […]

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 […]

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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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  • Supernatural Heroes

    Supernatural Heroes

      There is a certain type of magnetism that pulls little boys towards fictional superheroes. As the mother of 3 boys (and 2 girls) I know this all too well! Certainly, there is little wrong in wanting to be a hero and save the day – nobody in my house actually enjoys playing the villain […]

  • Build Community

    Build Community

      I’ve been working on a history book, alongside a priest from my diocese, for our upcoming diocesan centenary and as I’ve been writing chapters about the foundation of local parishes I’ve found myself lamenting days gone by. Ah, you say, the grass is always greener and I couldn’t agree more. No, I am not […]

  • Jesus We’re Here And We Love You

    Jesus We’re Here And We Love You

      To say we struggled with the services over Easter this year is something of an understatement. And Good Friday proved to be too much altogether. To begin with, the cathedral was packed and our family of seven ended up being divided into two pews one behind the other which of course, Masters 3 and […]

  • God’s Nudging Comes In Silence

    God’s Nudging Comes In Silence

      Master 9 and I were talking about Saint Anthony of Padua this week. It was his feast day and I’d taken the kids to a weekday Mass that evening. Master 9 asked how long it was after we asked Saint Anthony for help that he answered. It was, and remains, a good question. And […]

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  • Exercising The Little Grey Cells

    Exercising The Little Grey Cells

      The following is a short story example by one of our own to encourage entries in our YCM Catholic Detective Short Story Competition! Hopefully you enjoy this one and are inspired to write your own! – Emily   “I should have made an excellent detective,” exclaimed Prudence Fairweather, casting aside the latest Agatha Christie […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Book Review: Father Brown And The Ten Commandments

    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 […]

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