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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

  To say I was surprised to find a devotional that incorporated Gilmore Girls and Scripture, as a means to improving our prayer lives, is something of an understatement. To be honest, I was somewhat sceptical, but Mary Carver has written a bright, engaging and thought provoking devotional. It covers a range of topics, including; […]

100 Years Later – But Have We Learned Anything?

100 Years Later – But Have We Learned Anything?

   100 years ago the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children at Cova da Iria, on the outskirts of Fatima. Over the course of six months, Mary appeared to Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. On July 13, 1917 she revealed to the children a secret. After many years, […]

Praying The Stations Of The Cross With Young Kids

Praying The Stations Of The Cross With Young Kids

  A few years ago, I decided to start a new family tradition: praying the Stations of the Cross as a family on Good Friday. Attending the Triduum services already made for a busy weekend, including late nights on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday, plus skipping afternoon naps on Good Friday. It was just a […]

DIY Teacher's Prayer Gift

DIY Teacher’s Prayer Gift

  The final school term of the year is drawing to a close and, if you’re like me, you’re only now starting to think about a small gift to give to your child’s teacher. This year I decided to make something that was economical – because we all know that at this time of year […]