A week’s worth of (interrupted) hours

Last week I decided to keep a log of all my hours after reading how a time-management expert, Laura Vanderkam, kept a log of hers for a whole year. She wrote both on her blog and in a New York Times article about how tracking her time helps her to ensure that the way she spends it…

Apples and lollipops

This kid. He is the youngest of five and knows very well that his is a privileged position. We both love the days that he’s home from preschool and we hang out together. These are the days he tells me, “Mummy, it’s just you and me and a cup of tea.” He was sick with…

Thank you…

…to the readers who went on over and liked the CathFamily Facebook page the other day, you got me over my goal within a day which was really nice to see! I just wanted to share with you this photo my husband took yesterday. While I was working he took our five young children to…

Kids, Communities, Parties and Holidays

Around this time of year, many parents begin to look forward to the children going back to school in February. My husband and I aren’t among them. Every January I’m surprised and gratified anew at how lovely this extended break from school is for our family. Even with work re-starting again for both of us…