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Mum’s Sleep, Co-Sleeping and Transitions Into A Big Bed

Mum’s Sleep, Co-Sleeping and Transitions Into A Big Bed

    I am certainly no expert when it comes to sleep. What I have learnt over the last five years however is that I certainly value my sleep, as does every other mum! The thing is, every baby and child is very different. A sleeping method or strategy which worked well with one child may […]

Book Review: Subverted

Book Review: Subverted

   It may only be early in the year but I’m calling it as I see it. Subverted is one of the must read books of the year. No, I’m not exaggerating. It’s no secret that I’ve researched a lot about feminism and its consequences and that, in my case, my passion for this area […]

Family Holiday Hacks

Family Holiday Hacks

  Holidays are an important part of life. They are a great way to recharge and return home with a renewed and refreshed attitude. A priest friend of ours insists that families should go on holidays at least once every year and that those working, must use their annual leave as a matter of priority. […]

DIY Saint Bag Tag

DIY Saint Bag Tag

   Starting school, or rather sending our children off to school for the first time, can be a daunting experience. But what if we could invoke the intercession of a Saint to keep our little students safe and well? Well, obviously we can, and here’s a simple craft activity that will keep them at the […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 2nd Sunday Of Lent (2016)

Gospel Reflections ~ 2nd Sunday Of Lent (2016)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  2nd Sunday Of Lent (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 21st February 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

DIY Maternity Rashie

DIY Maternity Rashie

  A recent holiday saw me 6 months pregnant and in need of a maternity rashie but rather than spending $80 for an item I’ll probably wear a handful of times at best I made my own and you can do it too. And my DIY Maternity Rashie cost me about $7!   What you’ll need: A […]

The Nasty Tummy Bug!

The Nasty Tummy Bug!

    Recently I was struck with a very nasty tummy bug. It was awful! The pain and cramping was very severe and it lasted a good two weeks. After a few tests came back clear, the doctors decided it was a secondary infection which had followed on from Gastro which the kids had the […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 1st Sunday Of Lent (2016)

Gospel Reflections ~ 1st Sunday Of Lent (2016)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  1st Sunday Of Lent (2016) Recorded Homily, Sunday 14th February 2016: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW  

DIY Art Display Frame

DIY Art Display Frame

  This is a relatively simple project that will provide a nice place to display your children’s artworks.  What you’ll need: A large wooden picture frame Poster board or other heavy weight card Fabric in a neutral colour Scrapbooking letters Scrapbooking papers or glue Small pegs Twine Staple gun and staples Craft glue   What […]

Men...Women, Are We So Different?

Men…Women, Are We So Different?

I asked my husband over dinner, what is the difference between you and me? As in between men and women? He quite readily came up with a list! He said that men are… More visual More selfish Stronger They don’t like to share their feelings They communicate via doing things (side by side not face to […]