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Falling Short Of Perfect

Falling Short Of Perfect

   Over the course of the past two weeks I’ve missed two events at my children’s school that I wanted to attend. Unfortunately, as much as I admire the children’s school for so many reasons, one of its weaknesses has been the communication with parents and what’s happening around the school. Having said this, they have made […]

Share In His Suffering

Share In His Suffering

      Saint Teresa of Calcutta is a spiritual inspiration of mine. Perhaps you may have already gathered that from my recent post on the Domestic Missionary? My daily meditations are taken from the book Jesus, The Word To Be Spoken which is a collection of prayers and meditations for every day of the […]

Backyard Stations of the Cross

Backyard Stations of the Cross

    We are once again in the midst of Lent, and you may be feeling, like me, a strong desire to attend stations of the cross. Although, some times the demands of family life or husbands work schedules can make this near impossible. Being a mother is important and so is being available to […]

A Mother From The Beginning

A Mother From The Beginning

  When I was pregnant with our first baby our parish priest at the time brought around a relic of St Gerard Majella to our house. Whilst he was very generous in lending us the relic so that we mighty prayerfully accompany our pregnancy it was what he said leading up to it that was […]

Kids Craft ~ DIY Christmas Story Book

Kids Craft ~ DIY Christmas Story Book

  This advent the kids and I have been having fun getting creative preparing for Christmas. One of the ways we have done this is by making our very own Christmas Story Book. I have taken the inspiration from our Advent Activity Calendar, made by Emily Shaw. If your kids love colouring in then this […]

Distraction: The Best Trick Of All

Distraction: The Best Trick Of All

    Crying kids. Seems like such a part of daily life. Whether it be my three-year-old throwing a classic tantrum, one of my twins who has tripped and fallen, or my four-year-old upset for tipping over her milk, my kids are quite happy to bawl their eyes out. I have to admit that instead […]

I’m Normal, Right?

I’m Normal, Right?

  How Many Of These Can You Relate to? Waiting to get out on a date night with your husband just to hold hands and speak without being interrupted, but then ending up talking about your children 90% of the time. Telling your children you love them ‘all the same’, but in your head, secretly […]

How Do I Do It with SIX Under SIX?

How Do I Do It with SIX Under SIX?

  I have six awesome little kiddies, all under the age of six. A five-year-old boy with mild autism or what I like to call ‘superpowers’, a delightful four-year-old daughter, a very energetic three-year-old boy, mischievous nearly two-year-old twin boys and a precious 6-month old girl. People often ask me, ‘how do you do it?’, […]

Poppy’s Story: A Pro-Life One For The Ages

Poppy’s Story: A Pro-Life One For The Ages

  As you gaze at the bright blue eyes, and cheeks rosy from teething, you might be forgiven for thinking that Poppy Hookway is simply another ridiculously photogenic baby. But Poppy is far from your average six-month old. She’s making a difference, one high five at a time, all thanks to her lucky fin. The […]

Easy Saint Mary MacKillop Craft

Easy Saint Mary MacKillop Craft

    Saint Mary of the Cross was the first Australian to be canonised and holds a special place in our hearts. Her approach: “Never see a need without doing something about it” is one that both inspires and calls us to action, to charity. As the patron of both my diocese, and my children’s […]