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A Feminine Experience

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 21, 2014

However I believe that some of the best thinking is circular.

In fact, I love sending other people ideas or a stream of consciousness about the feminine experience of (kind-of) ending up where I began … but being different for having circled around an idea and making it my own.

Men might call this crazy thinking; I call it intuitive, creative and right-brained. it is perhaps a totally feminine experience.

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Tags: humour, creative thinking, circular thinking

Removing the Masks

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 5, 2014

THE WORST CASE SCENARIO, FOR ME, WOULD BE TO DIE AND DISCOVER

THAT I HAD MERELY WORN MASKS, PLAYED GAMES AND MISSED OUT ON LIVING IN REALITY.

FOR ME REALITY IS TO LIVE PLUGGED INTO THE ETERNAL GOD, LOVING AND ACCEPTING LOVE WITH JOY AND A SENSE OF HUMOUR

- MELANIE JEAN JUNEAU

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”? C.G. Jung, Psychiatrist

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”? Brene Brown

I’ve finally stopped running away from... (more)

Tags: humour, quotes, self-knowledge

Let Me Guess: Daddy Dressed Her

By melanie jean juneau, published on Mar 18, 2014

When a writing prompt asked what was the weirdest thing about my health, the question stumped me until I realized that my good health is weird; I mean, I had nine kids but I am tiny with the best good cholesterol my doctor has ever seen and such low blood pressure that if it was any lower I would drop dead. not one but three doctors have repeated the same words. This good health is a pure gift.

My husband and I halfheartedly followed natural family planning but I am a rare case; I have conceived 5 DAYS before ovulation. As my wonderful doctor once said,

“Ah yes, there was a woman... (more)

Tags: parenting, children, humour, birth

The Flu While Flying Solo

By melanie jean juneau, published on Mar 3, 2014

This new format was suggested by a writing, soul sister, from the other side of Ontario, who I met online. She writes at thegirls. I have use this format before and I REALLY like it because it is easy to cut out all flub words and concentrate on the core action and emotion.

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I could feel my body relax

As I curled up

In my favourite chair.

1 through 4

Were all tucked in

Hubby had gone out

Alone.

At last.

Smiling to myself

I began to read

Savouring the words,

Enjoying the

quiet.

But,... (more)

Tags: parenting, kids, humour

Help! Mum Was An English Major!

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 19, 2014

I am a happy anomaly; a quirky mother, book lover, gardener and now a new writer. I was born an old soul, according to my mother and spent most of my childhood buried in a book.If there is nothing to read. I have been known to desperately scan the backs of cereal boxes or phone books.

I once casually mentioned, to no one in particular, that I was simply an ordinary mum, when the diningroom fell silent. “No, I am sorry, Mum, but you are definitely not ordinary; you are the furthest thing from a normal mother”, remarked one quick-witted daughter. Everyone broke out laughing including... (more)

Tags: humour, english literature, mother influences children

You’re a Full Fledged Parent When…

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 29, 2014

When you need to find a pen in your purse all you can find is a crayon, a broken pencil and a dried up magic eraser

When you hear a baby cry in the grocery store, and you start to gently sway back and forth, back and forth, even if your children are at school.

The scene in Dumbo when his mum is taken away makes tears come to your eyes and break down during the Bambi movie.

Your car is filled with face wipes, spar sets of clothes, toys, snacks, books and portable car games

You are out for a romantic meal with your husband, enjoying some adult conversation, when suddenly... (more)

Tags: kids, parents, humour

Driving Blind

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 16, 2014

My maiden name is Myers.

Question:

How many Myers Women does it take to drive a car in my mum’s retirement town?

Answer:

Three.

"Three?", you gasp, "But how is that possible?"

Ah, well, quite possible when all three women either refuse to drive, are reluctant drivers or simply cannot drive a car at all. This is not some anti-female slur. I am simply relaying the facts.

The most important person in this triad was my sister, Elizabeth, the chauffeur by default, driving the intimidatingly large, luxury machine. Incidentally, the car's owner was... (more)

Tags: humour, woman drivers

Canadian Snow Humour

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 9, 2014

As I sit by the wood stove, with the wind howling all around our old house, I am toasty warm. However our water pipes to the upstairs shower, toilet and laundry room have frozen for the fifth time this year. This has rarely happened in previous years. The temperature is -27 C with the wind chill. So naturally I want to talk about the weather like the good Canadian that I am because it is a proven fact that discussing the weather is a national pastime. This sort of Canadian discussion is typically a combination of complaining and bragging all rolled into one rant!

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Tags: humour, canada, winter, snow

Laughter, The Key to Sanity and Sanctity

By melanie jean juneau, published on Dec 7, 2013

It has been proven scientifically that it is the hospital patients with a sense of humour who survive and thrive. I know that for me, laughter has literally transformed my life, perhaps even saved my life.

My favourite thing about myself is that I can always laugh, even in the middle of a disaster. I can laugh at myself, life in general, the human condition and most especially I can laugh about the spiritual journey and inner life. The spiritual journey is intense but if we keep a sense of humour, it becomes much easier. A friend of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, once asked him if it... (more)

Tags: humour, sanity, sanctity

Daisy,Our High Maintenance Goat

By melanie jean juneau, published on Nov 19, 2013

Daisy entertained us with her antics even more than our traditional pets.

For over two decades, we lived on a hobby farm surrounded by nine kids, wild animals, farm livestock as well as traditional pets. Kids need to relate to animals to grow up into well-balance, caring adults who can relate and feel connected to the natural world, not just technological society. Just watching our children’s delight in their menagerie of pets and farm animals confirmed how important animals were to their development.Their unconditional love was a powerful sources of energy that transformed our animals... (more)

Tags: humour, hobby farm. large family

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