2018 round-up

It’s been a crazy year, but a good one, and with Advent now here already I thought a quick round-up of my highlights for 2018 was in order. Family We had our youngest start kindy this year. The first few days were slightly traumatic for him and me and it’s still a bitter-sweet reality for…

Don’t underestimate your impact, grandparents

    The special love between grandparents and grandkids opens a way for God to enter both their lives in a powerful way….And there is much that we can do even if we live away from, or are in some other way distant from our child or grandchild. Read the rest at The Catholic Weekly.

On (mostly) loving family dinners

My column recently published in The Catholic Weekly I like cooking for my family. I sometimes grab the free supermarket magazines for recipe ideas, get my kids involved in our family dinner, and we have lots of fun, and the whole thing is very fine. What turns up on our dinner plates each night is…

A plan to enjoy winter and not just put up with it

The combination of the temperatures plunging over the weekend and the first official day of winter saw my mood take a dive as well. Winter has not been my friend, especially in recent years given one child’s eczema flare-ups and the extra care needed to prevent and deal with those. The related need for limited…