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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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Dinnertime Discussions with The Wheaton Takeover
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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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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
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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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Coping With Homesickness
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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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