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Supernatural Heroes

Supernatural Heroes

  There is a certain type of magnetism that pulls little boys towards fictional superheroes. As the mother of 3 boys (and 2 girls) I know this all too well! Certainly, there is little wrong in wanting to be a hero and save the day – nobody in my house actually enjoys playing the villain […]

Build Community

Build Community

  I’ve been working on a history book, alongside a priest from my diocese, for our upcoming diocesan centenary and as I’ve been writing chapters about the foundation of local parishes I’ve found myself lamenting days gone by. Ah, you say, the grass is always greener and I couldn’t agree more. No, I am not […]

Jesus We’re Here And We Love You

Jesus We’re Here And We Love You

  To say we struggled with the services over Easter this year is something of an understatement. And Good Friday proved to be too much altogether. To begin with, the cathedral was packed and our family of seven ended up being divided into two pews one behind the other which of course, Masters 3 and […]

God’s Nudging Comes In Silence

God’s Nudging Comes In Silence

  Master 9 and I were talking about Saint Anthony of Padua this week. It was his feast day and I’d taken the kids to a weekday Mass that evening. Master 9 asked how long it was after we asked Saint Anthony for help that he answered. It was, and remains, a good question. And […]

Don’t Wait, Lead!

Don’t Wait, Lead!

  I have been devouring The Benedict Option by Rob Dreher (which, if you haven’t heard of yet you need to google it now and order a copy, I’m just saying) and whilst I am really loving the content there is something that’s bugging me. I mean, this guy has taken the time to research […]

How I Find Time To Blog

How I Find Time To Blog

  If there’s one question that I get asked a lot it’s this: how do you find the time to blog? Yes, I daresay that I seem fairly prolific, and so I could answer that I’m just good at time management. But that would not be true. I’m a busy mum of five and blogging […]

DIY Fatima Set

DIY Fatima Set

  This is a cute, and relatively easy to make, craft that will help your children reflect upon the story of Fatima. What you’ll need: 4 dolly pegs with stands (I buy mine in a pack of 6 from a local craft store) Craft glue Felt – green, white, brown are the main colours here […]

Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

    This gem of a book is an exploration of the elusive Third person of the Holy Trinity: The Holy Spirit, and as such it expounds the different ways in which the Spirit is referred to, described and understood. I have to admit that I found that each chapter read somewhat like a homily […]

DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

   If your Family Rosary is anything like ours, chaos reigns supreme. Whilst our school aged children are capable of kneeling and leading a decade each, our younger too are much more active and, frankly disruptive. In a bid to encourage our always active Master 3 into sitting still and contributing more to our Family […]

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

  I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]