A Mother’s New Year’s Resolution to Change

Then he said, “In truth I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3 NJB) The perfect New Year’s resolution for mothers would be to try and obey this request from Christ. Surrounded by kids, mums especially love this verse becomes it validates the charming qualities we see in our children…… Continue reading A Mother’s New Year’s Resolution to Change

Musical Beds

Musical Beds. My husband often lamented that our house should be called the house of musical beds because it seemed everybody changed places so many times, he was never sure who would end up where by the morning. Bedtime in a family of eleven is not an easy mission not if you want to nurture each child…… Continue reading Musical Beds

All Things Worked for the Good

We all know the quote from St. Paul which assures us that everything works out for the good for those who trust in God. We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) Well, our family has seen this truth dramatized over and over…… Continue reading All Things Worked for the Good

Catholic Conference 4 Moms: Forgiveness

I really wish Celeste Behe’s talk on Forgiveness for the Catholic Conference 4 Moms existed a long time ago. Before listening to her presentation, if a young mother came to me wondering how to teach her children how to forgive and how to be forgiven, I would be left scrambling for an answer with my mind blank for a more…… Continue reading Catholic Conference 4 Moms: Forgiveness

Trying To Love

I do not want to die only to discover I was playing society’s ever-changing games and was so caught up in myself that I forgot why I am on earth. I have been called to love, to even lay down my life for others. I usually fail because it is impossible to love effectively without…… Continue reading Trying To Love

A Mother Learns From Her Mistakes

When I first started to mother, I was determined to raise committed Catholic Christians and so I tried too hard. I had the mistaken notion that my kids were blank slates and I personally had to teach them everything. I assumed the role of the teacher, the resident expert. However, God had to shake me…… Continue reading A Mother Learns From Her Mistakes

Appreciating the Little Things is a Key to Joy

I received free cognitive therapy because I was surrounded by a crew of little people who greeted each morning with wonder and awe. Gratefulness is the key to spiritual joy, no matter how little we think we have in the eyes of modern society. In fact, St. Teresa thanked God for the Things she did NOT own.…… Continue reading Appreciating the Little Things is a Key to Joy