Author Archive: Melina

Hot Cross Bun Recipe and Good Friday

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! Good Friday wouldn’t be the same in our house without freshly baked hot cross buns.  I start them late in the morning, and serve them fresh after we pray our Mercy Chaplet at 3pm.  Until we eat those delicious buns, we eat nothing – …

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My Easter Letter and a Free Printable

printable poster Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! This year I decided to start the tradition of writing an Easter letter of thanksgiving to my Saviour.  Why not make it part of your Easter traditions too! My Easter letter: Jesus, how can I thank you for all you’ve done for …

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Easter 2001 and my First Miscarriage

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The thing each expectant mother dreads:  miscarriage.  It was the year 2001.  I started spotting on Good Friday. What a fearful sight!  This was my 8th pregnancy, but my first experience with a miscarriage.  I was scared, but I started working on an action …

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A Christian Passover Seder Meal

source source Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The Passover Seder Meal is the same meal Jesus shared with His disciples at the Last Supper before His crucifixion.  The Seder Meal is a yearly reminder of all the great things God has done for us and continues to do for …

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Nanny’s White Bread and the Bear Who Came to Visit

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We grew up to the smell of baking bread.  We enjoyed walking up to the house and smelling that wonderful smell even before we got to the open front door.  But we weren’t the only ones who enjoyed that heavenly smell. First, a little …

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Banana Loaf/Muffins and Our Battle with Food Allergies

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! (Dairy free and egg free alternatives.) When my oldest son was only 5 weeks old, we realized that he had food allergies.  I woke in the early hours of the morning with him thrashing in my arms trying to draw a breath.  He had aspirated …

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Garlic Spare Ribs

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My mom made this recipe when we were growing up, and she got the recipe from my Auntie Joyce.  Some of my kids will request this meal for their birthday.  I like to serve it with rice. Being Chinese New year today, I also made …

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Rosary Step 1 – Learning the Prayers

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My husband and I started praying the rosary together before we were married.  When we first started having kids we would pray the rosary as a family after supper before the kids went to bed.  When our oldest was not even walking yet, we …

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Eliminating Candida – the Diet

Hi!  My name is Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! Now that I have done a 3 Day Cleanse,  I’m ready for the next stage of my fight against Candida.  Yeast is a tricky thing to get rid of but I have found the keys are education, dedication and willpower. Learning as much …

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Eliminating Candida – Day 1, 2 and 3 – the Cleanse

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, and Grandmelina to 2! I took a course of antibiotics recently and DIDN’T replenish my system with probiotics immediately. You think I’d know better by now. This is not my first time getting rid of yeast. Step 1, the cleanse – starting in earnest tomorrow. Already started changing …

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