How to be a peaceful mother

From a recent Catholic Weekly column I’m signing school diaries, checking spelling, opening bills, calling kids to come back and finish their homework, telling other kids to stop running through the house and, “No you can’t have another biscuit because it’s nearly dinnertime”, and I have to wonder if, when Jesus said, “Peace be with…

I was going crazy so I tidied up

From a recent column in The Catholic Weekly: Guess what I’ve been doing since last week? Thanks to moving house just over a year ago and having a pretty tight budget since then we don’t have huge amounts of stuff, but we still had enough that we didn’t use mixed in with things we did…