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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 […]

Foolproof Rainy Day Activities

Foolproof Rainy Day Activities

    As a mum of five I can tell you that when I know that there’s rain coming that is likely to result in my children experiencing ‘cabin fever’ the realisation is a little gruesome. But here are some activities that are perfect for rainy days, and winter holidays when being indoors is inevitable. […]

Returning To School

Returning To School

  If there was one comment I heard a lot towards the end of the summer school holidays it was this: “I can’t wait for the kids to go back to school.” Mum after mum, from Jessica Rowe on Channel 10’s morning show – which I only heard because I was waiting in the obstetrician’s […]

Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 2

Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 2

  I hope you enjoyed Part 1, here are my continued travel tips for taking a toddler overseas!   Tip#6: Plane TV troubles Our little one didn’t like the TV on the plane (well he didn’t like TV in general before we left) but we did find that the screen is too small and the […]

Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 1

Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 1

  Recently my family and I were very blessed to have the opportunity to travel overseas. We went to Rome (naturally), Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Paris and London. I have to admit, that at first I was petrified of the idea of taking an 18-month old adventurous little boy on a 24-hour flight (one sixteen hour […]

Keep Up Those Kisses!

Keep Up Those Kisses!

    Sometimes you may find yourself so busy that it is good to stop and think, how many cuddles and kisses have I given my kids today? It can be so easy to rush around and forget that these little people need lots of love, attention and that mummy is listening to them. When […]

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 […]

Quiet Time Activities

Quiet Time Activities

  With Baby Number 5 due to grace us with their presence soon, I’ve been accumulating a store of ‘quiet activities’ to entertain my rambunctious Master 2. Not a naturally quiet child, Master 2 has only just started looking through books and barely sits still for more than 30 seconds. However, the silver lining is […]

How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

  Having five children under six years of age may seem overwhelmingly busy. At times I have to admit it is, particularly when there is sickness! Most days however, when the routine is kept the same, the children are always happy and generally obedient. I have noticed that they love their routine and being consistent.   […]

Servi Store: Inspirational, Eco-friendly, Fairtrade, Catholic Apparels With A Difference

Servi Store: Inspirational, Eco-friendly, Fairtrade, Catholic Apparels With A Difference

  Servi Store is a unique initiative born in Melbourne, Australia. We sell trendy and eco-friendly apparels made from 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton with artworks featuring inspirational quotes. Organic cotton is soft, sturdy and resilient. The pure and natural fibers are better for your and your children’s skin. Our t-shirt collection consists of […]