I think writers should enlighten their readers by revealing odd facts about themselves. Well, here is my list of humourous, and/or thoughtful insights about the person behind my blog.In addtion, I just recorded an interview yesterday for a Catholic radio show, so that readers could hear my voice and learn more about me http://realjoy.podbean.com/e/a-seeking-heart-w-allison-gingras-feat-melanie-juneau-joyofnine9/ A Seeking… Continue reading The Person Behind My Blog
Spring has finally come this week, Without any help from me. Flowers are blooming pushing through dead leaves and untilled soil Even more surprising, all sorts of breakthroughs are happening in my adult kid's lives simply because I let go of control prayed, trusted in God and allowed natural growth and development to progress without… Continue reading Letting Go and Watching Growth
Creative thinking is thinking outside of the box. Most modern people are trained to think in straight logical lines by our school system. They shake their heads at my thought process which I call circular thinking. However, I believe that some of the best thinking is circular. In fact, I love sending other people… Continue reading CreativeThinking
Did you know that a child conceived after a miscarriage can be affected negatively? I had no clue until recently. It really is such a simple and obvious emotional and spiritual dynamic but one that most of us are oblivious to. For some pragmatic types, this concept might seem ridiculous but as I watched, listened… Continue reading The Effects of a Miscarriage on the Next Baby
My husband and I answered 5 questions about marriage for Karee Santos on her blog, Can We Cana? A Community to Support Catholic Marriages. This post was part of a series. Today we welcome Michael and Melanie Jean Juneau to the series How to Stay Married 10 Years & Then Some. Michael and Melanie live on a… Continue reading Laughing, Loving, and Crying Through 36 Years of Marriage
James Michener- "I love writing, I love the swirl and swing of the words as they tangle with human emotions.""
After 25 cm of snow dumped overnight, followed frigid temperatures, it is time to laugh in the face of winter.
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 new bundle of energy. Daniel was a real handful as a baby and a little kid. With his little eyebrows lifted up in surprise, his… Continue reading “Don’t Let the Dog In and Don’t Let Daniel Out!!”
The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese. Billie Burke We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard… Continue reading Living With The Spirit of a Child
Relax, bored kids never stay bored for long Children thrive when they are given ample unscheduled play time. Free time to explore, use their imaginations to amuse themselves and even time to be bored because boredom is the birth place of creativity and ingenuity. Surrounded by babies and toddlers, I was not always free to… Continue reading Ingenuity And Creativity Are Birthed In Boredom
If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've never spent the night with a mosquito.- African Proverb
Children help you forget what’s not important.
Children — especially babies — are little and vulnerable, vulnerable to the large, often clueless adults who care for them. Put yourself in a baby’s situation. Preverbal for years, it must be frustrating to be tired or in pain, only to have a bottle thrust into your mouth or have a tense, upset mother try… Continue reading The Great Disconnect
I am reaching out to hundreds of bloggers by linking to friendship friday today in hopes that a few of you will help spread this message Heather's Story Eight years ago, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter, Lily, and was… Continue reading Surviving Mesothelioma: Help Spread the Message About A Rare Cancer
A humourous look at classical, modern and postmodern literary conflicts depicted in images
Gabrielle Zevin has written a hilarious description of babies in her delightful novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikery. A.J. , an unrepentant curmudgeon, is literally saved after he adopts a toddler left abandoned in his bookstore. His first description of babies is unusual but comically apt. Baby Maya is a "terrorist" who makes insane demands and she… Continue reading Babies are Tyrants
No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our household Our pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that's why. I was losing patience with ours; every time… Continue reading Even Pets Can Have Chores
When you live with five older sisters you might as well have six mothers. The school bus was not scheduled to pull up for another twenty minutes. Six-year old Rebecca, my youngest child, needed both hands to yank the old, heavy kitchen door open, desperately attempting a quick escape for some free time before school. As the door… Continue reading Help: I’ve got 5 Older Sisters