Tag Archives: family

POTATO BUNS and our Summers at Waupoos

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling Mother of 11, and Grandmelina to 2 1/2! Thanks for stopping by. Our summers wouldn’t be the same without a vacation at Waupoos.  Waupoos Family Farm is a cottage vacation for families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a vacation.  The kids and I have been Host Family for a …

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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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Praying with a Baby and Littles

Hi!  I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I recently encountered the question in a Catholic Mothers’ Facebook group, “What kind of shape does your prayer time take when you have your baby & littles around?” I didn’t have to think long to come up with my answer. We’ve always prayed a rosary …

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Morning Prayer

  Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I wake up in the mornings and I immediately start thinking of all the things that need to get completed that day.  I’m making lists in my head, then transferring them onto paper…first, so that I can prioritize and second, so I don’t …

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Lights Out has been a SUCCESS!!

Thank you Catherine from The Life I Lead for your Lenten idea that has been a great success in our house.  On Sunday nights during Lent, we have been using Catherine’s idea to turn our lights out and power down.  You can read about our Lenten challenge here. When supper is coming to a close, …

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A Great Lenten Idea … Lights Out!

I had a small idea forming at the back of my mind…I thought a family board game night would be a great idea during Lent.  Then I read this post at Catholic Mom and had a eureka moment.  What a great idea!  No power for one whole evening each week during the Lenten season while the …

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Thankful for Homeschooling

This is in response to another mother’s blog about beginning their homeschooling journey. I have been homeschooling for about 20 years now, and people usually assume it’s difficult, but it isn’t for us. But that’s all my kids have known. I see how that makes a difference after reading what she shared. When I say …

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Candy? For BREAKFAST???

I have to say that unfortunately this is not an uncommon request in our house.  My response to this?  I’ve been heard to say to wait at least until after lunch, how can you eat that junk, don’t you ever want to eat anything good, are you trying to kill yourself?  This however is a …

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LWK – Life with Kids

I was reading another blog post title – LBK Life before Kids- and I had no desire to read more of the blog than the title.  That’s because for me my whole life before I had kids was preparing for when I did have kids. Then I was busy having them.  Now I’m busy raising them.  It …

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FUN, FOOD, FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP – A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS!

I recently shared about how I get up each morning and take a walk – for an hour – and pray the rosary while I walk.  This has been a tremendous blessing to me and I look forward to getting back to it soon.  I think maybe I was getting a little cocky because I …

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