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3 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

3 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

  Recently I watched a video where mums ‘aired’ their bad habits. Or more specifically described the type of mothers they believed they were. Unfortunately it was rather negative. What was the number one thing mums said they struggle with? (Can you guess??) Impatience. I was so surprised to hear how basically every mother said […]

DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

DIY Saint Gemma Galgani Bag Tag

    You may remember our Saint Bag Tags that featured Saints Thomas Aquinas, Benedict and Catherine of Alexandra, all of whom are patron saints of students. With another child off to school this year I added Saint Gemma Galgani to the mix and you can make one yourself, they’re the perfect project for a […]

Store Bought Biscuits

Store Bought Biscuits

  You know I’m not travelling along well if you see store bought biscuits in the packed lunches at my house. I’ve always endeavoured to make biscuits, cakes or slices, for morning tea and with allergies and food intolerance’s in our house it was often out of necessity rather than design. But I also like […]

Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

    If there’s a universal rule about packed lunches it’s this: after a while they become boring and uninspiring. The Earl of Sandwich may have been on to something, but our reliance on the carb loaded midday meal is a peculiar feature of our Western diet. As the primary lunch maker in our house […]

Juggling Housework And Work

Juggling Housework And Work

   Motherhood might be universal but each of us have a unique set of circumstances, a particular environment in which we live out our vocation. From the home schooling mum, to the stay at home mum, to the full or part-time working mum. Sometimes it feels like we’re juggling too many balls all at once […]

Three Free Cardboard Box Storage Ideas

Three Free Cardboard Box Storage Ideas

  Cardboard boxes are so easy to acquire for free. Apart from boxes we’ve collected from buying products packaged in them, we’ve also gotten them from local supermarkets, hardware stores and bottle shops. Sometimes these places have an area where they leave boxes for anyone to take. Other times I’ve just asked at the customer service […]

Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

Beneath Those Pots and Pans…

  As I was vigorously scrubbing one of my pots this morning, that quote form Saint Theresa of Avila came floating through my mind. “God is in the pots and pans.” I started thinking about this and realized that if I don’t find God in those one hundred, unnoticed tasks of each day, I am […]

9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

  1) Make Use of That Wet Wipe When you use a wet wipe, wipe down another surface before throwing it out if it isn’t too dirty. For example, if you have wiped your toddler’s hands, fold it in half again and wipe that nasty black spot on the floor before tossing it out. 2) […]

SUGAR! I Love It, Do You?

SUGAR! I Love It, Do You?

  I have a huge sweet tooth and have always loved my sweets! Dessert is my favourite part of the meal. So why am I writing this article? Definitely not to put you off sweets or convince you to cut it out of your life in any way, but more to make you aware of […]

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

  Over the last year or so, we have been learning heaps about what different foods do to our bodies and what foods our bodies need (and need to avoid) to function well. We’ve made lots of changes to our diet. We cut out sugar, most processed foods, hydrogenated oils and most dairy. We started […]