As I zipped up coats today, and placed back-packs on my children’s willing shoulders, I shuddered. My thoughts turned to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary who will never again send their innocent children off to school. My prayers are for all children returning to school today, some with heavy hearts, burdened at a young […]
My American Journey By Irish American Mom
Here we'll explore my American evolution from Irish girl to American mom.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is synonymous with feverish early-morning shopping, crazy consumerism, bargain-hunting, and unfortunately trampling troops of over-ecstatic shoppers rushing into stores in search of their hearts’ supposed desires. During my twenty-something years living in America I never before participated in this retail hype and hoopla. For the entire duration of the […]
Today as this nation votes for President, my thoughts turned to my rights, endowed upon me as an American. I wish to express my gratitude to my new homeland. Thank you America, for accepting me as a citizen and granting me the right to vote. Image Credit America has welcomed me ever since I first […]
The word diaspora is tossed around by the Irish media pretty frequently these days. The term refers to people scattered far and wide, living away from their ancestral homeland. The Irish Diaspora is estimated at 80 to 100 million people worldwide. I first took note of the word about five years ago when I was […]
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. […]