Flowers in Dublin
Life
Living Abroad

Things I Always Do In Ireland But Not At Home (The US)

Living in another country is definitely its own experience with its own categories. I feel like we finally have our footing in Ireland and through this experience we have all definitely been challenged and changed. There are even a few habits that we have lost and gained along the way. I get asked a lot […]

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Dublin Diaries September 2019
Dublin Diaries
Life

Dublin Diaries – September 2019

  It’s officially September and we are finally in a groove. We took a mini holiday to Barcelona, Spain which spilled into September and the start of school. So, it wasn’t until week three that we were in a full groove. School, sports, routines, schedules, strict bedtimes, tightly regulated screen time…we’re in the thick of […]

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Greek Flag
Greece
Travel

3 Things I Loved About Greece (from a kid)

  My parents traveled to Greece with kids for OUR summer holiday. We had a good time and came home with great tans. The three things I loved most about Greece was the seafood, scenery and beaches. Seafood Greece has some of the best seafood I have ever tasted. All the seafood is pulled right […]

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Dinnertime Discussions with The Wheaton Takeover
Life
Living Abroad

A Sneak Peek Into Our Family Dinnertime Discussions

We eat dinner as a family with no electronic devices, no phones and no television. I’m a little lax in the summer or on the weekends and we’ll watch an episode of something like Black-ish or Fresh Off The Boat over dinner to break it up. About a year ago, The Glitter Princess decided to […]

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Our 2019 Summer Reading List
Dee Dee's Book Club
Resources

2019 Summer Reading List

  Every summer I create a reading list for the kids and I. This summer I created a 2019 Summer Reading List. Reading is my happy place and I am desperately trying to increase the interest level of reading in my children. The Glitter Princess is already there. Bigg Dogg has no interest in reading […]

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Life
Living Abroad

The Untold Story of Living as Americans in Europe

We have lived in Ireland for over two and a half years. When we left Houston, Texas, our goal was to return home in two years. Well, two years will quickly turned into four as the husband renewed our stay. So, we’re here to stay a bit longer. Living as Americans in Europe, we have […]

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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.   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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2018 Year In Review
Goal Setting
Life

The Wheaton Takeover 2018 Year in Review

2018 has finally written its last chapter of the year and now it’s time to dig in and do all the dirty work…that’s reflection and regrouping. My birthday month is in November being that it’s usually cold (blah) and the end of the year-I always start the month of by ordering a planner (which takes […]

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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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