A Call Which Confounds the Wise

A call to motherhood.   A call which confounds the wise. A call which confounds the mentality of Western Society. I too was surprised to discover life and joy in the ordinary. Years ago, a mother to four little onesI was frantic.. I was worried, actually frantic. Was I pregnant   yet again?    …… Continue reading A Call Which Confounds the Wise

Worth Revisiting: “Are They All Yours?”

A friend sent me the most amusing video, a song composed by a family of 12 , sung to the tune of the Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas”. It is hilarious because I have heard all these phrases for decades. listen and enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWzycOUrIYo  The very existence of a joyful mother of nine…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: “Are They All Yours?”


1 My newest grandson is 17 days old. His dad must work 12 hour days for the next two weeks and his mum, my daughter is recovering from a traumatic birth experience, the kind that happens rarely in the First World, about one in  thousand births.  So I am helping out during the weekdays. After…… Continue reading 7QT FRIDAY- SURVIVING A NEWBORN With Grace

Saying ‘Yes’ to the Unexpected with Mary

I have experienced a bit of the shock and wonder that Mary must have gone through when the angel Gabriel announced that she would become a mother. I can only imagine her initial sense of bewilderment at the idea of becoming a virgin mother of God; just becoming an ordinary mother was dramatic enough for…… Continue reading Saying ‘Yes’ to the Unexpected with Mary

7 QT Fridays: The Joy of a Large Family

The Lord’s gift to me as a mother of a large family has been and still is  concrete, contagious  joy. It is time to introduce my family to fellow Catholic bloggers on 7QT Fridays, hosted by Jenny at ConversionDiaries.com My call from God is to witness to the joy I discovered as we raised nine…… Continue reading 7 QT Fridays: The Joy of a Large Family

7 QT Friday

Join with us as we gather to write about our week at Conversion Diaries, hosted by Jenny. I have been fascinated by Mary this week, after all it is May and I was a Protestant who was horrified when Mary decided to move into my heart. I wrote a post about the experience. The title…… Continue reading 7 QT Friday

7QT Fridays

hosted by Jenny at Conversion Diaries Thoughts on mothering in Christ. children are open to the Spirit in a simple and natural way   Children are like sponges; they absorb values, attitudes, culture and spirituality simply through osmosis. However, it goes deeper than that. Children’s spirituality is not simply taught, it rises from within as…… Continue reading 7QT Fridays

Newborn, Unborn: People,Simply LITTLE People

They are all people: in utero newborn infant baby toddler People Albeit little people Still they are people With Dignity Not an it Not simply a part of the mother’s body Not owned by the mother Not reflections of mum’s ego Not characters to fulfil unfulfilled dreams and ambitions. Children Toddlers  Babies unique definite personalities…… Continue reading Newborn, Unborn: People,Simply LITTLE People

Keeping Christ in Christmas: Advent Interuptions

“I’m participating in the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, hosted by Arma Dei/Equipping Catholic Families, Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom. We’ll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Jesus as the Reason for the Christmas season. Please scroll down to the end of the post to…… Continue reading Keeping Christ in Christmas: Advent Interuptions

Joyful Chaos

One afternoon an acquaintance stopped by for a cup of tea with two preschool children in tow. At first she was very nervous and jumping up at every disturbance she heard as the kids played. Trying to soothe her nerves I explained, “Relax and let them have fun; anything that could be broken probably is and…… Continue reading Joyful Chaos

Thwarted Again

On the BRAT Diet, Mary was starving “You, my dear, don’t seem to stand a chance.” Rachel was two years old when some sort of bug attacked her digestive system with a vengeance. My doctor ordered the BRAT Diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) to remedy the lingering diarrhoea problem. Poor Rachel! It seemed like she…… Continue reading Thwarted Again

Sunday Snippets

Hosted by RAnn of This and That and  Other Things. My posts for this week are: 1. The Wisdom of Mothers https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/296/ 2. Prayer is Never Having to Say Good-by   https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/prayer-is-never-having-to-say-good-bye/