Seven steps to a large family holiday on a small budget

The Christmas school holidays have already begun for our family. We have eight weeks to rest and recover from a full and happy year. These holidays my priority is to create lots of family fun while spending as little as possible. We have five children aged 10 and under and like many larger families have to be careful about our spending. I wrote…

Parents! Pray, hope, and don’t worry

  This is a transcript for my short regular podcast series for the Journey Catholic radio program. It’s like a two-minute pep talk for frazzled parents!   In more than a decade of parenting, my husband and I have had our share of anxious moments over our children – sleepless nights with sick babies, accidents,…

For peaceful parenting, build your parent-support

  This is a transcript of a podcast I recently recorded for the radio show, The Journey. It’s part of a series I do and it’s kind of a two-minute pep talk for frazzled parents. Do you have a team behind you? I’m not talking about a sports team or a work team, but your parent-support team. Parenting is…