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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 […]

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 […]