Society’s Reaction To Large Families A few years ago, when a journalist interviewed me for an article on Mother’s Day, she asked me if I ever regretted not using my degree to pursue a career. I simply stared at her in shock for a few moments, my mind blank. “No”, I finally stuttered, “the thought never entered my mind.” It was then the journalist’s turn … Continue reading Reclaiming Motherhood
Last year in 2015, I recorded two interviews for Catholic radio shows. Now you can actually hear my voice and learn more about my faith and life as a convert. Here is a radio interview I did with Elizabeth Reardon, last year on her show on Breadbox Media: An Engaging Faith Featuring Melanie Jean Juneau And if that is not enough for you try this … Continue reading Elizabeth and Allison Both Interviewed Melanie on BreadBox Media
Celebrating the simple wonder of being alive in images Continue reading Presenting The REAL Seven Wonders
Although most respectable members of society try to look healthy and content in public, mental illness is as common and invisible among the faithful as it is in secular circles. I would wager that mental health issues are especially prevalent among the devout who are serious about their inner life; when people tackle deep inner issues which prevent God from working in their lives, their inner equilibrium is … Continue reading Mental Illness: A Faith Perspective
Just like a person with poor eyesight needs glasses and a diabetic needs insulin, some very ordinary people have a chemical imbalance and need medication. Mental health. We make an appointment every year with their G.P. to check out their physical health and reluctantly arrange for a dental check up but why don’t we also have a professional mental health check up? Some people might … Continue reading Mental Health: Coming Out Of The Shadows
All I ever needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten, from my mum, from God…and from Dr. Seuss.(Dr. Seuss quotes are in blue) If leaders of countries and the heads of corporations practiced what they learned as small children, the world would be happier, healthier and more peaceful. Perhaps people in power should listen as Dr. Seuss and I talk to my children. You have brains … Continue reading Revisiting: All I Ever Needed to Know …
Exhausted? Feeling stretched, even overwhelmed? Does it seem that everyone looks to you to get things done? When we refuse to let go of control, we are like a queen at the centre of our universe where everything depends on us. Trust me, it is more about our attitude than the real activities we perform. I am the mother of nine, so I was extremely … Continue reading King or Queen of the Universe? Quit.