2014 September

By |2017-09-07T02:00:42+10:00September 1st, 2014|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the Editor Hello and thank you for joining us once again! This September is our annual focus on Fathers as we celebrate (in Australia anyway) Father’s Day on the 7th of September. This month we are delighted to feature Warwick and Alison Marsh of the Fatherhood Foundation. They have been working with fathers and

What Dads Do

By |2017-09-07T00:17:53+10:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Father's Day is nearly here! In Australia it is anyway. For many children - and lots of dads - this is a day of celebration. Homemade cards will reassure fathers that they are the best dad in the world. New socks and ties will be unwrapped, breakfast will be in bed (burnt and/or soggy), and

Emotional Availability

By |2017-09-06T06:03:30+10:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The most valuable investment we can make for our children’s development is one that we often overlook because of its simplicity. Attention is the Currency of Relationships Parents consistently assure me that they want ‘the best’ for their children. They invest time and money in education, enrichment, and extra-curricular activities to give their children every

Family Rituals

By |2017-09-06T05:25:28+10:00August 28th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Rituals are tremendously important in family life. Many of our fondest memories of our childhood relate to family rituals, like long Christmas lunches, Sunday walks on the beach, buying ice-creams after Mass, praying the Rosary or reading bedtime stories together. Rituals nurture the emotional and spiritual health of the family. They promote belonging and intimacy

St Pope John XXIII’s Prayer for Fathers

By |2017-09-06T05:16:31+10:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

Saint Joseph, Guardian of Jesus and chaste husband of Mary, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly come to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes. They look to you because they know

Couple’s Corner September

By |2017-09-06T05:16:01+10:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Marriage, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

How Mums can Draw Forth the Best from Dad Despite that fact that nagging is totally ineffective in motivating the men in our lives to do want we want, we women are sometimes slow learners! Instead of trying a different strategy, what do we do? We nag harder, louder and more shrilly. And when this

The Daddy Difference

By |2017-09-06T05:15:27+10:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Studies have highlighted the impact of fathers as distinct to that of mothers on children’s development. By Marilyn Rodriguez A person is singing in my dream, very loudly, and doesn't stop. Then I realise it isn't singing, it’s one of my children calling out in the night. I untangle myself from bed and stagger, half

Mini Footy and Hole-in-one Savoury Bites

By |2017-09-06T04:24:49+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Ordinary Time, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this recipe, the humble sausage roll has been transformed into themed food to give Dad a tasty treat! Featured in the September 2011 edition of CathFamily E-Magazine. Ingredients: 500g thin sausages 1 egg 2-3 ready-made puff pastry sheet. Tooth picks or small skewers Sticky labels Method: Preheat oven to 180 Celsius/375 Fahrenheit. Lie a

Father of the Year

By |2017-09-06T04:24:35+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , |

This Father's Day, give your Dad something extra special. Featured in the September 2011 edition of the CathFamily E-Magazine Business Card Mini Photo Album Materials: Three business cards (they could be your Dad’s, or get a card that is blank on the reverse side.) A4 heavy weight paper (eg 120gsm) Scissors Pens, markers, photos Glue