The most powerful drug the world has ever seen?

From my Catholic Weekly column last week. We have a three-year old boy and so every day my husband and I are reminded that three year olds are the sweetest, funniest, craziest, and most loving human beings in the whole world. Isaac makes the most of being the baby of the family, but he often…

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,…

Jealousy sucks – smother it with gratitude

Jealousy is a destructive anxiety and a poison which divides communities, said Pope Francis recently, and families too I would add. We see its impact in the first pages of the bible, as the reason for Cain’s murder of his brother Abel. And we see it in the news headlines every day. But what about within…