This is My Calling, This is My Vocation

This is My Calling, This is My Vocation I am a conundrum: a rather outmoded sort of woman, ridiculed by modern career women, vilified by the earth’s prophets of doom and sanctified by the religious right. I was the least likely candidate to have a lot of children. I had never even held a baby before my first born.You…… Continue reading This is My Calling, This is My Vocation

When Life is Stripped Down to The Basics

One afternoon before a special occasion, I was ironing cotton dresses and shirts for church the next day. Six year old Mara watched for a while and then pointed to the iron and asked, “What is that mummy?” I laughed because I realized that this little girl had never seen me iron; I usually used…… Continue reading When Life is Stripped Down to The Basics

My Vocation is Evolving

    When I was upset and panicking as I worried whether I was pregnant with my Fifth child or not, a wave of peace came over me and I heard a gentle whisper within : Thus began an unexpected life where I discovered fulfilment and joy mothering nine children on a hobby farm. My children…… Continue reading My Vocation is Evolving

Protecting Life in a Neonatal Wing

Pregnant with my seventh child, I was bedridden in the high-risk, neo-natal wing of the maternity ward for a week while waiting for a housekeeper to come to run my home and help tend my six children. I faced 6 months of bed rest but that one week gave me perspective and kept me from…… Continue reading Protecting Life in a Neonatal Wing

Becoming a Mother

When God called me to be a mother and not a missionary or a contemplative, I was disappointed. I longed to surrender my whole life to God as a consecrated nun. Little did I know that mothering WAS my path to His heart. Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed to anything I could have imagined…… Continue reading Becoming a Mother

Mummy Drivel

I have become aware of a writing flaw, an annoying self-righteous, ego centric point of view, often found on mother’s blogs called Mummy Drivel. Mummy Drivel: definition Constant analysis of  how to become a better mother combined with a narrow focus on self and one’s children to the exclusion of any other topic. Similar to other…… Continue reading Mummy Drivel

A Call To JOY

A Call to Mothering. A Call to Joy, A Called Which confounds The Wise Which confounds The mentality Of our  Western Society. I too was Surprised to discover life and joy in the ordinary. I was frantic.. Was I pregnant yet again? Then, The unexpected. blanket of peace Wrapped around me. Suddenly, Joy, Light, Laughter…… Continue reading A Call To JOY

A Mother’s Paradigm Shift

Babies might be tiny but they NEED a lot of undivided attention. Even though I was an acrobatic, multi- tasker, my new role as a mother forced me to evolve and adapt. Once I became a mother, I suddenly found that I had to devote 12 to 14 hours per day solely to nursing, burping,…… Continue reading A Mother’s Paradigm Shift