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How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

  I made this empty tomb model a few years back, and it has been used year after year! We reenact the Carrying of the Cross, The Passion and lay Jesus in the tomb on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday the stone has been rolled away and we can see He is Risen! Its lots […]

With 6 You Get A Minivan

With 6 You Get A Minivan

  Well, it’s happened at long last. After over 10 years of marriage and being open to life we have just purchased our first…minivan. We suspected that this day would come, although a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) late last year had led us to believe that baby number six may not be a […]

Poppy’s Story Now Immortalised as a Children’s Book

Poppy’s Story Now Immortalised as a Children’s Book

    Poppy Hookway is the poster girl for ‘different is beautiful’ and now her story has been captured in a unique children’s book now available for pre-order. ‘The Littlest Angel’ is a whimsical story that illustrates limb difference in a way that is both beautiful and profound – a link to Heaven. And the […]

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 […]

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 […]