Playing Liturgical Politics

  If you were to ask me what sort of Catholic I was, I’d answer: moderate. I am not such a traditionalist that I view the Extraordinary form (Latin) of the Mass as the only Mass I would ever attend, nor am I so liberal as to suggest that the liturgy of the Mass is […]

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

  Over the last year or so, we have been learning heaps about what different foods do to our bodies and what foods our bodies need (and need to avoid) to function well. We’ve made lots of changes to our diet. We cut out sugar, most processed foods, hydrogenated oils and most dairy. We started […]

God Saw You Needed This Trial

  This earthly life is one of trial and don’t we mothers know it? Every day in our domestic realm there seems to be new trials, new challenges and a certain amount of battle fatigue. No sooner are our children out of one challenging phase than they’re entrenched in another: nocturnal restlessness, biting, sickness, curiosity […]

Real Instagram: A Mum’s Life

  Despite having a large (enough) online presence I do not have an Instagram account. And I don’t want one. I spend too much time scrolling through Pinterest – though in my defence I do actually create a small percentage of the things I pin, but it’s like, 3% – and my Facebook feed where […]

Book Review: A Family Of Saints

Title: A Family Of Saints Author: Stephane-Joseph Piat Publisher: Ignatius Press Format: Paperback and Electronic Pages: 392 Once in a while you pick up a book that immediately resonates with you, one you read slowly, savouring each chapter and meditating on it during the day when the cares of life prevent you from reading on […]

What It Really Means To Be Pro Life

  It might be the battle cry of the anti-abortion ‘protestors’ that pray outside the local abortion mill, but describing yourself as pro-life is far from just your stance on this one issue. Pro-life ideology and Catholicism go hand in hand, and if you’re going to label yourself as being pro-life then you need to: […]

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  • Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

    Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

      Over the last year or so, we have been learning heaps about what different foods do to our bodies and what foods our bodies need (and need to avoid) to function well. We’ve made lots of changes to our diet. We cut out sugar, most processed foods, hydrogenated oils and most dairy. We started […]

  • 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 […]

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  • Gospel Reflections ~ 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

    Gospel Reflections ~ 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

      AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  26th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 25th September 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

  • Gospel Reflections ~ 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

    Gospel Reflections ~ 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016)

      AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  25th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 18th September 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW      

  • Playing Liturgical Politics

    Playing Liturgical Politics

      If you were to ask me what sort of Catholic I was, I’d answer: moderate. I am not such a traditionalist that I view the Extraordinary form (Latin) of the Mass as the only Mass I would ever attend, nor am I so liberal as to suggest that the liturgy of the Mass is […]

  • God Saw You Needed This Trial

    God Saw You Needed This Trial

      This earthly life is one of trial and don’t we mothers know it? Every day in our domestic realm there seems to be new trials, new challenges and a certain amount of battle fatigue. No sooner are our children out of one challenging phase than they’re entrenched in another: nocturnal restlessness, biting, sickness, curiosity […]

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  • God Saw You Needed This Trial

    God Saw You Needed This Trial

      This earthly life is one of trial and don’t we mothers know it? Every day in our domestic realm there seems to be new trials, new challenges and a certain amount of battle fatigue. No sooner are our children out of one challenging phase than they’re entrenched in another: nocturnal restlessness, biting, sickness, curiosity […]

  • Real Instagram: A Mum’s Life

    Real Instagram: A Mum’s Life

      Despite having a large (enough) online presence I do not have an Instagram account. And I don’t want one. I spend too much time scrolling through Pinterest – though in my defence I do actually create a small percentage of the things I pin, but it’s like, 3% – and my Facebook feed where […]

  • What It Really Means To Be Pro Life

    What It Really Means To Be Pro Life

      It might be the battle cry of the anti-abortion ‘protestors’ that pray outside the local abortion mill, but describing yourself as pro-life is far from just your stance on this one issue. Pro-life ideology and Catholicism go hand in hand, and if you’re going to label yourself as being pro-life then you need to: […]

  • 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 […]

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