2020 is gone. 2021 is here. Our phone calendars are letting us know that these changes happened.Our new Planners (if you are a Planner/Diary person) are waiting for us to fill them up with the details of the year ahead. Pic from http://www.catholicmothers.co.uk We all had high expectations to celebrate this day and we wanted… Continue reading Behold, The New Has Come
Chop Christmas tree.Half decorations.Cheeky smile.Happy family.No stress about what would break or last. On another note: plenty space for presents under the tree! Christmas is Joy.Christmas is Jesus in our hearts... not us screaming at our kids because the Christmas Tree needs to be perfect for the Instagram audience, or for the overseas Facebook family… Continue reading My Christmas Tree
Me preguntaron: ¿Cómo se consigue la paz interior? ¡¡Ufff!! ¡Que tema! Estar en paz con uno mismo y con el mundo no es fácil… En el torbellino de la vida, ¿cómo conseguir la paz? Con el ajetreo, el estrés, los problemas personales, laborales, sociales, políticos, económicos… ¡¿Cómo puedo tener paz interior?! Muchos te sugerirán el… Continue reading ¿Cómo Conseguir la Paz Interior?
Milestone This is truly humbling and overwhelming all at the same time. In almost 4 months I have 1000 followers on my Instagram account and almost 400 on my Facebook Page. 4 months ago I started my Blog http://www.maronitemum.com and this account with one purpuse: to have a safe (and sometimes funny) space for all… Continue reading Thank you
St Joseph's Maronite Catholic Church, Croydon, NSW Australia. Church where I finally went to Confession and received the grace of God https://instagram.com/stjosephscroydon?igshid=1qge6cxdsq3qv I went to confession today and for me it is such a big deal that I decided to write about it. Why? Because, well... as a mum I am not as free as… Continue reading I Went to Confession
"What are you doing God? Why nothing is making sense in this world?" Then God answers -I believe- but I don't understand... "His ways are not my ways" it's a very popular adage that we tell ourselves as people of faith when nothing makes sense. Meanwhile I continue with my labour: being the mum of… Continue reading What are you doing, God?
The Flower picked A few weeks ago I encountered a situation that required a decision to be made. I decided to find a novena to help my family and I to make the decision, but a quick Google search did not help much. Because of that I posted the request for advice in a Facebook… Continue reading St. Therese’s Flower
Dear daughter, We bought your new big bed weeks ago now, but I was putting off the time to put it together because of the task that required: your sister would go to your bed and your sister's cot would have to be pulled apart and moved to my bedroom to put it all together… Continue reading A letter to my daughter
Don't tell me not to pray for Beirut.Don't. As all lebanese descendents, on the 4th of August 2020 I woke up with the news of a massive explosion happening in Beirut, Lebanon. While my kids were playing with their toys and my TV was playing some nursery rhymes in the background, I was there, sitting… Continue reading Beirut in my heart
One of those morning coffees... When I was younger I used to love having a butter toast for breakfast... that melted butter on a hot toast that just popped out of the toaster was heaven... But... when you are a mother -specially a mother of two little girls under 2 years old- those special moments… Continue reading The Butter Toast