September 29, 2015
As The Feminine Gift grows and changes, we will be welcoming new writers to our little community.  The following is a post written by Ksenia. 

As I walked up to the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) booth, I asked the man sitting there for a September Adult Metropass. He looked at me, and said, “Adult, are you sure?” I nodded, paid and thanked him for the indigo coloured piece of plastic that seemed astronomically expensive.

And here I am, on the bus, stuck in crush hour traffic, staring at this little piece of plastic which defines who I am.

September 23, 2015

Today, September 23rd, is the feast of St. Pio of Pietrecina, my spiritual father and favourite saint.  Each year on this day I remember the trip we took to Italy in 2010 – where we were fortunate enough to stop in at San Giovanni Rotundo to visit the Padre.  As it was the 40th anniversary of his death, the Franciscans had exhumed his body and found him incorrupt, so they placed him in a beautiful reliquary and allowed pilgrims to visit in the crypt of the church for one year.  I'm quite confident that millions shuffled past his body in that year, and we were part of that blessed crowd.  What surprised me was the number of youth and young adults that were there.  It was rainy, but nobody complained, many with boy/girl friends, all under the watchful eyes of Italian Mama's and Nonna's.    

September 21, 2015

Do you ever feel like life is getting away from you?  That there are thousands of things to do but all you can do is sit there and let them need to be done?

The last couple of months have turned my life upside down, even though I know this is where we're supposed to be.  My husband and I changed jobs - he's working from home now and I'm just at home.  Our house no longer fits our needs, so although we love the location and the setting, we've had a for sale sign out for a few months now...(anyone looking for a lovely little cottage in Northern Ontario??) And that means moving will likely be in our near future.  Packing and cleaning and decluttering, and then unpacking and cleaning and decluttering.  I know that change is good and necessary and that the Lord blesses those times of intensity, but it doesn't make the time any easier to get through.

I feel as though I undo more than I do.

August 27, 2015
 The following is a post written by Alexa, a monthly contributor to The Feminine Gift.

I am an avid old movie watcher - as in, I scan TCM when I’m at my parents house and nine times out of ten I will have seen at least two movies that they are airing that day. I love old romantic comedies especially those starring Jimmy Stewart. The classics were great at capturing that sweet and wonderful movement of two people getting to know each other. I don’t see many of today’s chick flicks because they are all about jumping into bed together, and then maybe - just maybe - asking for a name.  And then it comes...after months of sleeping together the guy says he loves the girl and it’s such a big moment!  Really? They have been living and sleeping together but they were still unsure of their love for each other? Our society has problems.

August 20, 2015

We have some happy-sad news to share with you!  Tess, our dear co-founder and seasoned blogger here at The Feminine Gift, has decided to step down from her role here to pursue other challenges. While I am sad for myself, I am very happy for her as she begins a new and exciting chapter of her life.

Thank you Tess, for all your hard work and dedication to this ministry.  And thank you for sharing your authentically feminine voice with us.  You will be missed.  Good luck and many blessings to you in all your new adventures!


What is a woman? What does it mean to be feminine? There is softness and hardness, compassion and ferocity. There is contentment and adventure, freedom and service. We're conundrums, especially to ourselves, but we all, in some way, possess beauty, creativity, intuition and love. We were made for love, and we are loved, cellulite and all. Here at The Feminine Gift we aim to show every woman the richness and beauty of her own femininity and explore current issues relating to women in our world. We also wish to share our own experiences - exploring the joys and challenges of stay-at-home moms and single professionals and everyone in between. So welcome! Grab a cup of something hot and say hello.


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