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DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

DIY Rosary Prayer Mat

   If your Family Rosary is anything like ours, chaos reigns supreme. Whilst our school aged children are capable of kneeling and leading a decade each, our younger too are much more active and, frankly disruptive. In a bid to encourage our always active Master 3 into sitting still and contributing more to our Family […]

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

How To Raise A Saint ~ Inspirations from Zelie Martin

  I recently read a book on  St Zelie Martin, mother of St Therese of Lisiuex and I was both warmed and affirmed reading about her mothering style. You can read this book next month in our Bookclub, click here for more info. What can we learn from her? A few take home points; Pray […]

Simple Garden Prayer Space

Simple Garden Prayer Space

  Such a peaceful serenity can be experienced being outdoors. You can see it in your children and in yourself. The fresh breeze, the tranquility and beauty of nature, it can lead us into inspiration, awe and wonder at God’s creation. What a perfect setting to pray? You will be free from the distractions of […]

Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

  To say I was excited to see De Maria’s latest book was a Catholic whodunit would be an extreme understatement. I reviewed her novel, We’ll Never Tell Them, and was impressed by her style. I started to read this book as soon as I had downloaded it to my Kindle library – and I […]

Watch EWTN FREE on your SmartPhone, Device or Computer!

Watch EWTN FREE on your SmartPhone, Device or Computer!

  This is not a paid endorsement.   Do you feel you are missing out because you can’t afford the satellite installation or you don’t have TV access? Good news! If you have a smart phone, tablet, iPad, you can download the free app. From there you can watch the live stream or choose from […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Teacher’s Tea Towel

DIY Teacher’s Tea Towel

  Looking for a gift for a teacher that is not going to break the budget but is personalised? Well, that was me last year and this is what I came up with! A set of tea towels that look like lined book pages. They are a great DIY project for all sewing capabilities and […]

A Mother's Time Is Never Her Own

A Mother’s Time Is Never Her Own

The following quote from Fr Rolheiser OMI sums up the reality we mothers experience on a daily basis: “For years, while raising children, a mother’s time is never her own, her own needs have to be kept in second place, and every time she turns around a hand is reaching out and demanding something. Hence, […]

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 […]