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Life

Did You Know Eggs Aren’t Refrigerated In Ireland?

  Did you know eggs are stored on the shelf in Ireland? In America, the eggs sold in grocery stores are all white and refrigerated. When we moved to Ireland, we soon discovered the eggs were stored on the regular shelves and not refrigerated. We were completely confused and had to do a little research […]

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Living Abroad

Voting Abroad as an American

According to the Federal Voting Assistance Program, only about 4.7% of eligible overseas American citizens vote while abroad. 2020 is the year of the coronavirus pandemic and the ease of voting overseas has been immensely diminished. The pandemic has caused inconveniences such as mail services worldwide to be interrupted and some embassies to be closed […]

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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
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Book Reviews

Book Review: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah RATING 5/5 SUMMARY Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of […]

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Life

Did You Know Drive-Thrus Are Hard to Find In Ireland?

  Did you know drive-thrus are not a thing in Ireland? As an American can you imagine a life without a drive-thru? From a cup of coffee to an entire week of groceries and everything in between, you can get most of your life together in a drive thru. Imagine if staying in your car […]

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My Sister The Serial Killer
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Book Reviews

Book Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite RATING 3.5/5 SUMMARY Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead.⁣ ⁣ Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best […]

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The Girl with the Loading Voice
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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré RATING 5/5 SUMMARY The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘝𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 is a simultaneously […]

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My Year of Saying No
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Book Reviews

Book Review: My Year of Saying No

My Year of Saying No by Maxine Morrey⁣ RATING 3.5/5 SUMMARY When a long-term relationship ended, her best friend’s scheme to get Lottie back in the swing of things seemed like a good idea. She’s kept her promise to Jess to see it through but, as a lover of the quiet life, Lottie couldn’t be […]

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Book Lists

2020 Summer Reading List

Summer plans look a little different today than they did a few months ago. With travel being cancelled or postponed to later in the year, some may need more than one “beach read” to survive the long summer. The uncertain summer might afford you the opportunity to read something out of your comfort zone. Let’s […]

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New York
Travel

You Just Never Know…

On Mother’s Day, I can’t help but reflect on how I spent one of my best Mother’s Days. In case I haven’t shared it enough, New York City is my 2nd favorite city on Earth. I first visited the city with my best friend (and her parents) from high school at the time as a sophomore […]

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Life

Self-Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We will soon approach double-digit weeks of practicing self-isolation. That means too many days of isolation and social distancing. Parents are schooling their children online. Adults are either working from home full time or not working at all due to the pandemic. We have updates from everywhere coming at us left and right. Every situation […]

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