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 […]

5 Women Sanctified Through Their Maternity

  I love reading the lives of the Saints – at least the ones that seem like ordinary and relatable people – and their journey to sanctification. But one thing that started to bother me was that I had trouble finding examples of Saints who were sanctified through their maternity. That is, that they didn’t […]

DIY Teacher’s Tea Towel

  Looking for a gift for a teacher that is not going to break the budget but is personalised? Well, that was me last year and this is what I came up with! A set of tea towels that look like lined book pages. They are a great DIY project for all sewing capabilities and […]

To Whom Much Has Been Given

   Have you ever experienced that moment in your life where you look at everything you have, all the blessings you possess, and thought: “I am so blessed”? I know I have. Hubby and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage later this year and we’ve been reflecting a bit on this milestone and our […]

A Mother’s Time Is Never Her Own

The following quote from Fr Rolheiser OMI sums up the reality we mothers experience on a daily basis: “For years, while raising children, a mother’s time is never her own, her own needs have to be kept in second place, and every time she turns around a hand is reaching out and demanding something. Hence, […]

A Better Spouse Than Me

  One of the things that my husband and I have been very firm on since we married was this; not disparaging our spouse to anyone else. That means that at my husband’s workplace he doesn’t join in and complain about his wife when other colleagues are sharing, and sympathising, over the actions of their […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 5 Women Sanctified Through Their Maternity

    5 Women Sanctified Through Their Maternity

      I love reading the lives of the Saints – at least the ones that seem like ordinary and relatable people – and their journey to sanctification. But one thing that started to bother me was that I had trouble finding examples of Saints who were sanctified through their maternity. That is, that they didn’t […]

  • To Whom Much Has Been Given

    To Whom Much Has Been Given

       Have you ever experienced that moment in your life where you look at everything you have, all the blessings you possess, and thought: “I am so blessed”? I know I have. Hubby and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage later this year and we’ve been reflecting a bit on this milestone and our […]

  • 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; […]

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  • 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 […]

  • DIY Teacher’s Tea Towel

    DIY Teacher’s Tea Towel

      Looking for a gift for a teacher that is not going to break the budget but is personalised? Well, that was me last year and this is what I came up with! A set of tea towels that look like lined book pages. They are a great DIY project for all sewing capabilities and […]

  • A Mother's Time Is Never Her Own

    A Mother’s Time Is Never Her Own

    The following quote from Fr Rolheiser OMI sums up the reality we mothers experience on a daily basis: “For years, while raising children, a mother’s time is never her own, her own needs have to be kept in second place, and every time she turns around a hand is reaching out and demanding something. Hence, […]

  • 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 […]

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    A Haven For Hubby

    I’m something of a voracious reader – no secret there I guess – but once in a while I read something that really makes me stop and think. Most recently that was an article about the number one thing all men need. And no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Yes men are more non-verbal creatures […]

  • A Mother From The Beginning

    A Mother From The Beginning

      When I was pregnant with our first baby our parish priest at the time brought around a relic of St Gerard Majella to our house. Whilst he was very generous in lending us the relic so that we mighty prayerfully accompany our pregnancy it was what he said leading up to it that was […]

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