Pro-Life Motherhood: A Feminist Career Choice

Raising children is not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power, and wealth.  However, the trend in the last few decades has been to delegate childcare to women who are often treated like second-class citizens. Society seems to dismiss and even ridicule women’s most sacred, natural role as nurturing mothers. I fully realize most mothers have no … Continue reading Pro-Life Motherhood: A Feminist Career Choice

#LoveRebelMom and Blogger Melanie Jean Juneau

Melanie Jean Juneau is a fellow Catholic mum blogger whom I’ve only met via email. She’s one of the contributors of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. Among the five of us who wrote the anthology, she has the most kids and also the oldest kids. I’ve appreciated her wisdom and advice, as a “veteran mum,” both in Love Rebel and on her blog. Today, Melanie is sharing … Continue reading #LoveRebelMom and Blogger Melanie Jean Juneau

My Heart Is Not in Stuff

A  month ago,  a WordPress Daily Prompt asked writers if we could only take five objects from a burning house, what would be the most difficult things for us to leave behind?  Well really, the only objects I consider to be important are photos of family, my computer, passport and ID, a bible and bank card, assuming that I am wearing my wedding ring and … Continue reading My Heart Is Not in Stuff

The Call

I was frantic. Was I pregnant yet again?     Then,    The unexpected.    A blanket of peace    Wrapped around me.    Suddenly,    Joy, Light, Laughter Within. I heard words In my heart; ”This is you call. This is your vocation. This is your witness to the world. “ Confusion. ”People don’t understand I look foolish.” A whispered answer, ”You will be … Continue reading The Call

“But Jesus is in There!!!”

I was preparing dinner one afternoon, when five-year old David came running up to me with a serious look on his face. He was always full of energy and mischief but he also had a delightful spirituality that was not taught but inborn. Once again, David had another theological question for me, “Mum, does Mary live in my heart?” I did some fast thinking. Heaven is within us and … Continue reading “But Jesus is in There!!!”

I Was An Enigma To My Obstetrician

 Credit: me Quit bringing your beautiful children to my office; someone always wants a reversal afterwards.   My obstetrician was a brilliant, strong feminist who did not have any children of her own, although she did have tropical fish and a parrot. I was an enigma to her as she was to me. , After moving to the Ottawa Valley with our first child, my … Continue reading I Was An Enigma To My Obstetrician