Introducing Incredible Ireland

Doheny and Nesbitt - Pub Painting by Incredible Ireland

Memories are personal images of life’s journey, and in this day of digital photography we all try to capture life’s special moments through our photos. But have you every thought about preserving your favorite photographic memory through your very own hand painted canvas?   Today I’m delighted to publish a guest post by Incredible Ireland, […]

Thoughts On The Irish Language, Plus A Bitesize Irish Album Giveaway

Learn Irish With Eoin

When I was growing up in Ireland my mother and grandmother spoke a form of English, peppered with Irish words. It wasn’t until I moved to America that I came to realize how many expressions escape my lips that are nowhere to be found in the Oxford English dictionary. Image Credit When polishing furniture I […]

Losing You

Today, October 15th is officially Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  And so, I thought I might share with you a poem I wrote a few years ago after I lost a baby. I dedicate this poem to all the mothers and mothers-to-be who carried their babies, but never experienced the joy of raising them. […]

In A Jiffy

Today my triplets learned a new phrase: “In a jiffy”.   Our jiffy tale started when my little girl asked me what a jiffy is.  She was delighted with my answer.  She is either blessed or bitten by an efficient, perfectionist streak.  She proceeded to spend the whole day describing how she planned to do […]

Irish Sheepdogs – Why I Love Border Collies

Border Collie Puppy

I love dogs, and of all the dogs in the world I really, really love border collies.  I think I spent too much time with sheepdogs on my grannies’ farms when I was a young girl in Ireland.  That’s when my love affair began. Image  Credit I searched high and low through files of creative […]

Back To School And The Joy Of Shopping Alone

My Shopping Cart

It’s back to school time for my four kids. I did a happy dance on the first day of kindergarten for my triplets.  The joy, the freedom, the peace between my two ears – there are no words to describe this glorious feeling. My haphazard, scattered, hit-and-miss, summer blogging schedule has officially come to an […]

A Good Education

Back to school supplies now line the shelves of Kentucky stores, in preparation for a mid-August return to school.  As I loaded up a cart with pencils, glue sticks, crayons, and markers, I reminisced about how much my grandmother valued education. “Stick to the books,” she used to say.  “A good education will stand to […]

I Love My Mom Because ……

First let me wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day today.  To all the Irish mom’s who celebrated Mother’s Day in March, belated Mother’s Day greetings.  Do something special again today, just for you. Here is a little story to brighten your Mother’s Day and which definitely falls into my “out of the mouth […]

A Lesson For My Children From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I first celebrated our national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Elmira, New York in 1988.  At the time, I did not realize it was only the third official time Americans collectively paid tribute to the slain civil rights leader. Image Credit I debated at length whether or not to write a post […]

Thanks America For An Abundance Of Clean Toilets

Potty training triplets involved developing an astute awareness of the nearest location of public restrooms.  During those first few months of independent toileting the words “I got to go” echoed through my brain. Wherever we went I seemed to spend my time running to and from the bathroom, escorting one of my trio to their […]

A Dublin Nativity Scene – Who Is Looking Over Holy Mary’s Shoulder?

Every time I see a nativity scene it reminds me of a very funny story, told to me by an Irish teacher and friend.  It centers around one little, Dublin girl’s hilarious interpretation of Silent Night.  Image Credit Do your kids listen to Christmas carols, reinvent the words, then sing their own unique version? One […]