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…

Oh Christmas tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging.

  This is my column as published last week in The Catholic Weekly.   It’s taken a while but I think I have learned to embrace the mess that comes with having a brood of young children. Things that use to dismay me, like spilt milk at breakfast time, muddy footprints on just-mopped floors, and…

Living the village life

  My column recently published in The Catholic Weekly. “Do you want to meet up for coffee?” I texted my friend the other day. “I feel like a hermit.” For a week or two which included a couple of small work commitments and two of the kids getting sick, on top of my usual running…