RSSArchive for March, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

A Better Spouse Than Me

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 […]

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 […]

A Haven For Hubby

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 […]