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Our Soul’s Reflection

Our Soul’s Reflection

  When you look at yourself in the mirror, what is it that you see? Do you see a beautiful and unique daughter of God, a coheir with Christ, a woman called to a particular vocation? Yeah, me neither. We’re too concerned by the lines that are growing deeper, or the blemishes that seem to […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In Search Of An Authentic Voice

In Search Of An Authentic Voice

  Everyday after I check my email I read through a few blogs of interest. To me, this has replaced the more traditional habit of reading the newspaper. And I admit, it does make me somewhat more insulated. I read only the blogs that appeal to me and my interests or beliefs, whose bias is […]

The Mum I Want To Be

The Mum I Want To Be

  Sigmund Freud was wrong about a lot of things pertaining to human nature but there was one thing he got right; our relationship with our mother has a huge effect on the person we become. For some, being told ‘you’re just like your mother’ is a compliment, to others it’s an insult. And for […]

Rescuing Christmas

Rescuing Christmas

  Is your extended family a bit like mine? They spend the lead up to Christmas jockeying for position and influence. Arguments abound; to Kris Kringle or no, to host out our place or no, full cooked Christmas meal or simple backyard bbq. And the arguments are only resolved when the strongest personality lays down […]

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 […]