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Once A Mum…Always A Mum

Once A Mum…Always A Mum

      My husband and I went away for the weekend recently. We’d basically discovered that over our eight years of marriage, we really hadn’t done this since we’d started our family. Our children had had sleepovers before at grandparent’s houses, but we’d always stayed home and caught up on housework and hubby had […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 25th October 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW  

New Feminism

New Feminism

Part 4: Death of the old feminist conclusion Radical feminists would have us believe that there is no place for the family in a truly free society. They would be wrong. Indeed, the family is the core institution that ensures social, economic and political stability as well as ensuring human rights are not neglected.  World […]

Falling In Love With An Ultrasound

Falling In Love With An Ultrasound

    Ok, I’ll admit it. As soon as I see that little baby on the ultrasound machine I go to pieces. You’d think that after seeing countless images of my children in utero – this baby is my fifth – it would get a little less exciting. But it doesn’t. I’m almost halfway in […]

Top 5 Books Your Children Should Read

Top 5 Books Your Children Should Read

    It will come as no surprise that I’m an avid reader and that I encourage my children to have a large appetite for reading too. Along the way we have discovered some absolute gems of Catholic books that I believe every Catholic family should have. Children’s Bible I can’t recommend one in particular […]

Cutting Out The Chemicals In The Bathroom

Cutting Out The Chemicals In The Bathroom

  Last week, I shared some of the natural, synthetic-chemical-free products we’ve started using to clean our home. Today, we’re onto going chemical-free in the bathroom. Here are the natural toiletry alternatives we’ve swapped to so far:   Natural bar soap We used to use liquid hand “soaps” and body wash, but began to realize […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 29th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 29th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 18th October 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW    

God’s Plans Are Not Ours

God’s Plans Are Not Ours

  You might recall that I recently wrote about the fickleness of fertility recently in this post where I discussed my anovulatory cycles and a family history of early menopause. I had begun to wonder if my family was complete. But God has had other plans. My husband and I are now expecting our fifth […]

Is Sleep Overrated?

Is Sleep Overrated?

  It is said that a sufficient amount of sleep is essential for one to operate. For many Mums though isn’t it true that we have to operate and function just the same regardless of how many hours of sleep we got last night? Whether you are feeding bub, changing wet bed sheets or singing a […]

Pretty As A Princess

Pretty As A Princess

  Miss 3 will turn 4 soon and I’m already composing a text message in my head to send out to family. It’s going to read something like this: Please avoid buying presents that emphasise the ‘prettiness’ of little girls. We would prefer presents that focus on more practical attributes. Maybe you think that sounds […]