PLEASE HELP MY DADDY FIND WORK

Melanie: This father of one daughter is panicking and desperate. He is a devoted fatherand a good, hard-working man, just look at his work history. He has been actively searching for work in Kansa for 14 months, ( I ran across his posted resume 6 months ago).  Every day he walks door to door and sends out 20 resumes.…… Continue reading PLEASE HELP MY DADDY FIND WORK

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

God Has No Grandchildren

Lawn Chair Catechism, Session 2: God Has No Grandchildren For discussion: In your own faith: Have you always been Catholic? How did the instruction and mentoring you received help you – or prevent you – from having a personal relationship with God? If you were raised in a Catholic home, are your family members all…… Continue reading God Has No Grandchildren

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

My Seven Year Old Teaches Me How to Influence a Two Year Old

      In our large family, my children discovered how to interact with each other, without my  constant intervention. In fact all my children have wonderful people skills  today because they lived in a house with ten other very different personalities who all shared one full bathroom.Just imagine the tact it required to squeeze any sink and mirror time  in the bathroom if…… Continue reading My Seven Year Old Teaches Me How to Influence a Two Year Old

7 Quick Takes Friday

7 Quick Takes Friday is hosted by conversion diaries One of my daughters, Marie, had a son, three weeks ago . Declan is Scottish for Good Man and this tiny baby looks like a real little man. Everyone comments,”No one would mistake him  for a girl. My kids  have  a creative flair which can make…… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday

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Sat, 02/23/2013 – 20:26 — Paul Cody Imagine Sharing and Cherishing the LOVE of 9 children raised on a Hobby Farm in southern Ontario, Canada ! When people look at Melanie Jean Juneau their eyebrows shoot up, their mouths drop open and they sputter, ”YOU had 9 children?? This is because she is 5’ 1” and weigh

Moments of Grace

Tell us about your Moments of Grace from this past week.  Where did you and God finally meet up in your day to day? One of  my daughters  just had her first baby, a boy who looks just like his Scottish grandfather and his father. Declan ( Gaelic meaning Good Man) looks exactly like both of them. No…… Continue reading Moments of Grace

Root Our Children in Love

Ephesians 3:17: Be rooted and grounded in love If my children could  remember only three things to take with them into their adult life , what would I want them to be?   1.Trust that I love you and believe in you. Let that love be your foundation and your springboard into life. 2. God loves you,  just…… Continue reading Root Our Children in Love

A Large family’s house

Yes, I was called to have a large family.  We were obedient even though we are considered poor in this society. God has control over our fertility. And so He has showered us, not with material blessings but JOY and a sense of new life.  Picture a large, 1886, quaint house with all sorts of quirks. A window…… Continue reading A Large family’s house

The God Led Life =Joy

Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed  to anything I could have imagined as a teenager. Yet this strange life I find myself living has brought me more fulfilment and joy than I ever could have imagined. At sixteen, I was still an avid reader, who loved school.   As  expected, I completed an Honours Degree in English Literature. By 23,…… Continue reading The God Led Life =Joy

You had 9 Kids!!!

You would think having nine children would turn you into a frazzled wreck with a figure like the Pillsbury Dough-boy and a brain gone to mush. People look at me, their eyebrows shoot up, their mouths drop open and they sputter, ”YOU had 9 children?? This is because I am 5’ 1” and weigh 104 lbs. I…… Continue reading You had 9 Kids!!!

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

Nine Kids= A Magical Christmas

Christmas for our large family was magical It was still dark outside, way too early for my husband and I; we had worked on Christmas Eve set up till 2:00 am. We couldn't even pry our eyes open but we were smiling with contentment as we listened to the excited whispers and giggles of the… Continue reading Nine Kids= A Magical Christmas

The Secret

The Secret to the   / Survival of a   / Humane Society.   / Treasure each human,   / No matter how   / Little or   / Weak.   / Honour   / Family As its Foundation, A training ground for living . Because in Family, Divergent personalities Co-exist in Joy. Learn to…… Continue reading The Secret

The Tragic-Comic Drama Of Shopping With A teenage Girl

  Credit: daughter Teenage girls’ emotions can switch in a moment Their older sister would roll her eyes and sputter,” Do you want to know what kind of dress she wanted me to buy?!” It was and still is an educational experience for one of my adult daughters to shop with a younger sister. After…… Continue reading The Tragic-Comic Drama Of Shopping With A teenage Girl