NaBloPoMo: Fellow Bloggers Nurture Each Other

It’s November  November is a big month for writers — you’ve probably read about NaNoWriMo, which kicked off yesterday. Not interested in writing a lengthy book, but looking for a challenge that’ll push you as a blogger? I will be alternating writing posts here and on my more Catholic blog, joy of nine9 National Blog Posting Month, which…… Continue reading NaBloPoMo: Fellow Bloggers Nurture Each Other

A Treat for Bloggers Visiting on Halloween

Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat. If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out? A treat from us to you. This quote was inspired by a comment by Karen ( on one of my posts called Children and by the art of Mary Casset.  “I am amazed every day…… Continue reading A Treat for Bloggers Visiting on Halloween

First! Transformed Instantly into a Mother

Daily Prompt: First! Tell us about your first day at something — your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own, first day blogging, first day as a parent, whatever. TRANSFORMED When I gave birth to a baby, I was reborn as well. Pain was instantly forgotten Fear of inadequacy…… Continue reading First! Transformed Instantly into a Mother

Pep Rally

Daily Prompt: Pep Rally  We all know someone who could use a pep talk… so write them one! Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHEER.  Dear fellow writer: You are exhausted and teary, feeling attacked by the advisor who should be supporting you and cheering you on but I have a secret to share with you. Our critics can…… Continue reading Pep Rally

Seven Wonders or the Seven Words of Life

         Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be? I understand the power of words to diffuse evil and banish lies. So if I could only chose seven words to express myself to the world, they…… Continue reading Seven Wonders or the Seven Words of Life

The Golden Hour: The Sky Alone is an Extravagent Gift

Wordless Wednesday – Week of October 29, 2013 Happy Wordless Wednesday, dear friends! It’s time to share your favorite family-friendly photos – with or without words – at the friendliest party in town! Daily Prompt: The Golden Hour One of my daughters took these photographs   The sky alone is an extravagant present that continually fills me…… Continue reading The Golden Hour: The Sky Alone is an Extravagent Gift

Honorific: To The Courage of My Newborn Granddaughter

Daily Prompt: Honorific. October 16th is officially declared “Person X Day” — and you get to pick Person X. Tell us about someone who deserves to be commemorated. When I read this daily prompt, the first person to pop into my head was my five-week old old granddaughter, not some famous person who has accomplished great deeds.…… Continue reading Honorific: To The Courage of My Newborn Granddaughter

On the Edge and Broken

Daily Prompt: On the Edge by michelle w. on August 19, 2013 We all have things as need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours? One of my inner images is of a chasm. My family is on the rim of a wagon wheel hovering over this chasm, while…… Continue reading On the Edge and Broken

Opposite Day: Famous Mother/Child Paintings

Daily Prompt: Opposite Day by michelle w. on July 14, 2013 If you normally write non-fiction, post a photo. If you normally post images, write fiction. If you normally write fiction, write a poem. If you normally write poetry, draw a picture. (New) photographers, artists, poets: show us OPPOSITE. Since I mainly write  about life incidents,…… Continue reading Opposite Day: Famous Mother/Child Paintings

Art that Speaks to Me

Daily Prompt: The Artist’s Eye Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.) I love paintings where the eyes have depth, emotions because they draw me in then engage me. It is almost as if a…… Continue reading Art that Speaks to Me

Ha Ha Ha: The Baby and the Dogfood

  Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha Tell us a joke! Knock-knock joke, long story with a unexpected punchline, great zinger — all jokes are welcome Life was especially chaotic after the birth of our eighth and ninth children because everyone was still fourteen and under. It was difficult to keep a sharp eye out for my…… Continue reading Ha Ha Ha: The Baby and the Dogfood

Weaving the Threads: Barn Cats?

Daily Prompt: Weaving the Threads Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part. Our House Lyrics by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. From My Girl 2 Our house is a very, very…… Continue reading Weaving the Threads: Barn Cats?

Switcheroo: You Want Me to Pretend?

Daily Prompt: Switcheroo .If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch and why? How could I possibly step into another writer’s shoes and take over their blog for a week, especially if I had to assume the tone, voice and opinions of the author?  I suppose some people…… Continue reading Switcheroo: You Want Me to Pretend?

Challenging Cosmopolitan Taste Buds

  Go back to a blog post you always thought could be better, or were unsatisfied with — now, fix it. This story was simply never finished till today Backwoods cuisine  served with comic results. My husband and a  rather eccentric  friend had driven up to the Quebec side, in the Canadian Shield, to fish in one of the…… Continue reading Challenging Cosmopolitan Taste Buds

180 Degrees: Changing, Again and Again and Again!

Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t Most of us like amusing variety, a change in the boring humdrum routine of work and simply living but almost no one likes a gut wrenching…… Continue reading 180 Degrees: Changing, Again and Again and Again!

Comedy of Errors: Locked in With the CHICKENS

Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Write about a time everything did — fiction encouraged here, too If mothers are the heart of the family,  why was I not missed after spending four hours locked in the chicken coop? I have always heard that the mother is the heart of…… Continue reading Comedy of Errors: Locked in With the CHICKENS

A Plot of Earth: A Delight in Winter as Well as Summer

a pond calms the soul in any season You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan? Well, we have  already run a hobby farm for 20 years, with chickens, pigs, a calf, two horses and  a garden with 75 ft. rows. We merely rented,…… Continue reading A Plot of Earth: A Delight in Winter as Well as Summer


Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you HI. My name is melanie jean juneau and I am a new writer with a problem. This could have been  a short post BUT I think that I should seize the opportunity to ask for help choosing a new title for my rough,…… Continue reading themotherofnine9

Memories of mum moments / M, M, M.

Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?  Memories of mum moments / M, M, M. “Big B, Little b What begins with B?  Barber, baby, bubbles and a bumble bee B,B,B”…… Continue reading Memories of mum moments / M, M, M.

D.P:Right to Health/ Well Daaah!

Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice? America sooo…let me get this straight. The most powerful country in the world, which boasts about the glorious life of the free and the brave is arguing whether it will…… Continue reading D.P:Right to Health/ Well Daaah!