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Seems like yesterday (Prose Mother to Daughter)

By JennyT, published on Oct 3, 2013

...and in these moments

the years flow past my eyes ~ her first steps

her first words, her engaging smile

this elegant young woman

with a smile as wide as a crescent moon

before a veil is placed to complete the look

and as she turns to me

I see the utter joy across her face

her gown, this day, she is ready

she has chosen what she is to wear

her happiness impossible to hide

and I smile a reassuring smile… a mother to daughter’s love

a mothers’ pride ~ just the way you are

©jmtacken October 2013


Tags: love, relationships, daughters, shopping, mothers, brides, wedding dress trial, bridal shopping


By melanie jean juneau, published on Sep 5, 2013

The biggest stumbling block to truly listening, especially to children, is our self-important business. Henri Nouwen SJ, a Jesuit author and university professor, complained to God about all the undergraduate students who knocked on his office door, interrupting his important writing. God’s answer?

“I just gave you that book to write to keep you busy in between appointments;

your real work is all these interruptions."

No matter what our occupation, we tend to think that our work, our agenda is important. It is almost in our nature to let ambition and drive push other people... (more)

Tags: children, mothers, ego, selfishness, listen, interruptions

Dealing with Swearing from Children

By melanie jean juneau, published on Aug 30, 2013

Experience has taught me that the easiest and most effective way to influence children is to ignore negative behaviour and praise good behaviour. By treating swearing in a laisser faire manner, my children quit almost immediately.

When our family was still young, few kids lived nearby because our house sat on a few acres in the sparsely populated Greenbelt surrounding Ottawa, Canada. The kids were free to explore, catch frogs, make forts, skate on a homemade rink and ride their bikes on narrow dirt paths through the surrounding fields and clusters of trees. It was the perfect spot... (more)

Tags: humour, mothers, swearing, ignore

My English Rose

By JennyT, published on Aug 27, 2013

...within her heart.

This is the lady who has been a loving & giving person not only to myself but to her grandchildren.

This is a lady with so much pride & strength that sometimes I think she forgets that she has any.

This is a lady that looks at us with love as only mothers can.

...Yes we may have 'words' now and then...we are Mother & Daughter.

...Yes we may not often see eye to eye on things.

...Yes we are both different ..but in so many ways so alike .

...Yes you have grown older..but I have too.

...Yes I am proud of you, ... (more)

Tags: writing, love, relationships, age, mothers, caring, elderly, mums and daughters

Have you ever been a bad bad mummy?

By JennyT, published on Aug 27, 2013

By this I do not mean that you forgot your son/daughters lunch money (though that has happened).

I do not mean you told them that they couldn't go play with the chicken pox infested kids next door (though I think that has happened also).

Nor do I mean that you told them they couldn't have Maccas two days in a row (I definitely have told them this).

I mean those little moments when you did something that caused them physical harm and yes could have led to a Hospital visit.

I shall explain... When my youngest was about 5 she suffered a little with Asthma (you don't... (more)

Tags: medicine, family, kids, mothers, asthma, accidents in the home, late nights, dark rooms, wrong medicine, coughing, sick kids

Famous Quotes About Children

By melanie jean juneau, published on Aug 4, 2013

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Albert Einstein

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.


Barbara Bush, former U.S. first lady

You have to love your children unselfishly.

English proverb

The soul is healed by being with children.


If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin... (more)

Tags: love, children, kids, parents, humour, mothers, quotes

An Accessible Spirituality

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jul 9, 2013

I have recently discovered that my spirituality is very similar to that of St. Thérèse the Little Flower, probably because I have lived with children under the age of 18 for 33 years. I think that many mothers can relate to this this saint as well. She lived what she liked to call the little way of those who are not rich and famous but who want to serve God their loving Father through their littleness and simplicity and love. She chose to stay as a child in they eyes of God, performing all of her duties with love and obedience, no matter how small and insignificant they were.

... (more)

Tags: god, mothers, simplicity, little children, carmelite, child jesus, lisieux, pope pius xi, thérèse of lisieux, the little flower, the little way, therese

Top Ten Tips For Parents

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 18, 2013

As a mother of nine kids, people often ask me, “How on earth did you manage without any help? “

1.Focus on the joy of parenting, not on everything we are giving up to raise a family

2.Mothers, remember, we have one of the most important jobs in the world because we forming the next generation

3.Accidents and plans fall apart every day, so laugh because laughter cuts through anxiety, anger and frustration, bringing us back to reality

4. Praise works; berating usually backfires. Give good behaviour lots of attention because children WANT our attention and will do... (more)

Tags: parenting, fathers, children, mothers, top 10 tips, baby. family

Becoming a Writer After All

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 17, 2013

It just took 40 years of living a strange life before this avid reader and crazy oral story-teller started writing again; this time though, it is in humility. After rinsing out diapers for 19 years in the toilet, it is impossible to stay egotistical. Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed to anything I could have imagined as a teenager.Yet this strange life I find myself living has brought me more fulfilment and joy than I ever could have imagined as well as a wealth of writing material.

I was an avid reader who loved school. As expected, I completed an Honours Degree in English... (more)

Tags: babies, writing, mothers, devotion

A Mother's Words

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 20, 2013

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Tags: children, kids, humour, mothers, words of wisdom

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