Another lockdown weekend

Yesterday, after watching the usual live-streamed Mass, our teenagers took us on one of their favourite bush walks in our neighbourhood. We’re blessed to live with walking distance of a couple of playgrounds, a sports oval, and little creek-riven reserves, but the best to my mind are these bushland tracks. Soil, rock, water, trees and…

A softer Lent of little penances

My Lenten penance this year was easy to settle on. This life in the suburbs with routines of work and a clutch of young children, shows me very clearly every day, what my weaknesses are, where I can become a bit better as a person, where I can give God a bit more leeway to…

Gearing up for the busy season

Wow, doesn’t the year just slip away once October is finished! I’ve spent some time today on my November calendar, and my list of things to do next week is super full. I’m trying to stay calm about that, and focus on the essentials. I’m prioritising ruthlessly at the moment. There is much I feel…

These busy school holidays

We’re halfway through week one of the September school holidays and it feels like a lot’s been packed in already. I guess that’s bound to be the case when you have five kids. My husband and I have been tag-teaming work and parenting duties more than usual this week. I worked yesterday while he stayed…