How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

  I made this empty tomb model a few years back, and it has been used year after year! We reenact the Carrying of the Cross, The Passion and lay Jesus in the tomb on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday the stone has been rolled away and we can see He is Risen! Its lots […]

With 6 You Get A Minivan

  Well, it’s happened at long last. After over 10 years of marriage and being open to life we have just purchased our first…minivan. We suspected that this day would come, although a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) late last year had led us to believe that baby number six may not be a […]

A Glimpse Of A Childless Society

  There’s been one DVD watched on repeat these school holidays, when the mercury too often climbed above 40 degrees, and one I remember fondly from my childhood; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Of course, on the surface it’s a frivolous musical, full of fun, folly and adventure. But as I watch it now, through the […]

The Liturgical Mash-up That Is On Point!

  It’s a rare occurrence that has many talking – this year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, the day synonymous with roses, chocolates and romance. And certainly, at first glance Saint Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday are not compatible. I mean, romantic love and a day given over to fasting and abstinence? I guess […]

Poppy’s Story Now Immortalised as a Children’s Book

Title: The Littlest Angel Author: Emily Shaw Genre: Christian Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Hi-5 for Poppy Release Date: Noember 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 A Christian fable with a limb difference! God’s littlest angel is worried about leaving him behind and travelling to earth. Although he promises her a loving mother and father she’s still not […]

Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments

   A little while back Sarah H posted a great tutorial on making Jesse Tree ornaments here. And while I loved her set, something I have a lot of is fabric, not wood. With this in mind I created a felt ornament set that was true to Sarah’s original painted images. Because the designs are fairly simple […]

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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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  • How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

    How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

      I made this empty tomb model a few years back, and it has been used year after year! We reenact the Carrying of the Cross, The Passion and lay Jesus in the tomb on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday the stone has been rolled away and we can see He is Risen! Its lots […]

  • With 6 You Get A Minivan

    With 6 You Get A Minivan

      Well, it’s happened at long last. After over 10 years of marriage and being open to life we have just purchased our first…minivan. We suspected that this day would come, although a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) late last year had led us to believe that baby number six may not be a […]

  • Printable Prayer Book - For Mums

    Printable Prayer Book – For Mums

    If you know me you have heard me mention how much I enjoy Lent, not because I particularly enjoy sacrifice! (No that bit is hard) but I do enjoy how it just seems to come about at just the right time. We have been on a high feasting and celebrating over Christmas and New year, […]

  • Printable Lenten Prayer Book - For Kids

    Printable Lenten Prayer Book – For Kids

      In our family this year we decided as part of our Lenten promises we would adopt a better prayer life. This would include set prayers, said every day at about the same time each day. So to help make these new habits as easy to adopt as possible. We made little mini prayer books […]

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  • How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

    How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

      I made this empty tomb model a few years back, and it has been used year after year! We reenact the Carrying of the Cross, The Passion and lay Jesus in the tomb on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday the stone has been rolled away and we can see He is Risen! Its lots […]

  • Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments

    Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments

       A little while back Sarah H posted a great tutorial on making Jesse Tree ornaments here. And while I loved her set, something I have a lot of is fabric, not wood. With this in mind I created a felt ornament set that was true to Sarah’s original painted images. Because the designs are fairly simple […]

  • Our Soul’s Reflection

    Our Soul’s Reflection

      When you look at yourself in the mirror, what is it that you see? Do you see a beautiful and unique daughter of God, a coheir with Christ, a woman called to a particular vocation? Yeah, me neither. We’re too concerned by the lines that are growing deeper, or the blemishes that seem to […]

  • 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 […]

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  • This Sunday’s Homily – Father Peter Murphy

    AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  This Sunday’s Homily By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. ClICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW (on Holy Spirit’s website)

  • The Hidden Life Of Mothers

    The Hidden Life Of Mothers

        One of the biggest myths present in our contemporary society is that being a mother is normal, natural and, subsequently, easy. That because of its very commonness, and therefore ordinariness, all women might successfully undertake this role without any relevant experience or education. That this myth fails to recognise the all too common […]

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