St. Patrick's Day In Ireland
Life
Living Abroad

What to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

  St. Patrick’s Day is obviously a major holiday in Ireland. Tourists from all over the world flock to the Emerald Isle to celebrate with the locals and sometimes connect with their Irish roots. Although, the Irish tend to celebrate a bit different than one might think. ย  What is St. Patrick’s Day All About? […]

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One Word 2019 Reboot
Goal Setting
Life

My One Word for 2019 – REBOOT

  It’s that time of year where resolutions are being made and goals are being set. In our household, we set traditional goals and choose one word for 2019 to focus on. I have been doing this practice for years with friends and as the kids got older, it became a family affair. I will […]

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Goal Setting
Life

What I Really Think About Turning 40

And so here we are. This is it. This is 40. To be completely honest, I have not been looking forward to this day. I have been dreading this day. And yes, I know the obvious, I should be thankful. I have had friends and family members that did not make it to 40. I […]

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Coping With Homesickness
Life
Living Abroad

Homesickness : How To Survive

  It’s November. In the United States, that means the holiday season has officially begun with the onset of Thanksgiving and Christmas preparations taking place. And that means HOMESICKNESS is at an all time high for me and some others. And there is no cure. We have learned to cope with it the best way […]

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Dublin Diaries October 2018
Dublin Diaries
Life

Dublin Diaries – October 2018

October has arrived and brought the cold weather with it and so much so that the heaters in the house are in full effect. Weekly soup making season has officially begun. The kids have the last week off from school and we took it easy-movies, trick-or-treating with friends, a birthday party, soccer, rugby and a […]

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40 Random Acts of Kindness
Goal Setting
Life

40 Random Acts of Kindness for My 40th Birthday

I am turning 40 next month. I have mixed feelings about this milestone. And with that said, I have been looking for ways to commemorate this special occasion outside of spoiling myself. Primarily because I know this will be a bittersweet celebration. I will not celebrate on a beach (being born in November kills the […]

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Dublin Diaries September 2018
Dublin Diaries
Life

Dublin Diaries – September 2018

September is trying to decide what it wants to do. The weather is still quite warm and it’s as if summer wants to linger a bit. The entire family is here for it and we are soaking up all the warm weather before we are blasted with cooler weather. I think we are still recovering […]

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My Recommended Book List
Dee Dee's Book Club

Recommended Book List

  Book Worm. Book Nerd. I’m both and more. There is no shame in my game. I can remember as a little girl always having a book tucked under my arm. My love started with the Babysitter’s Club series (Yes. I’m aging myself ๐Ÿ™„)ย and just grew from there. I now prefer a memoir or personal […]

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Dee Dee's Book Club

Current Book List

Currently Reading… I read so many books that at times I canโ€™t keep up. My goal is always to read at least one book a month, and I usually surpass that goal which is a good thing. I am always asked about my current or a past read. Since I can barely keep up, this […]

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