The Emigrants

We’re truly Irish now!” I said to my husband when he told me he had been offered a job in London. “Emigrating for work makes us full fledged Paddies!” It has always fascinated me that due to Irish emigration the diaspora is more than fifteen times the population of the island! But we aren’t common […]

Happy Third Blog Birthday!

Three years have come and gone. They would have anyway. The days, weeks and months pass by on our calendar. The question is, what do we have to show for it? Have you ever stopped to think about it? That is why I love to recognize milestones, birthdays, holidays etc. These moments punctuate our lives […]


This page is a cocoon for all the “pour my heart out” stories about my family, the rants I  have about various topics, the love affair I have with my American & Irish roots, and the open sharing of my faith. But first is… ABC of YDP: Important info to read before casting aspersions on […]

Sunday Spotlight Snap Sista

The Sunday Spotlight Snap Sista has become one of the most popular installments on my snapchat account (username: blissbakery). I started it as a way to shower someone from Snapchat Land with a little love, and also to help the rest of us learn a bit more about another snapper. And rather than call them […]

How Snapchat Saved My Life

While the title of this post might seem a bit dramatic, considering that I almost got killed the first week of using Snapchat, it’s actually quite accurate. I wrote about it at the time, which you can read by clicking here, but in a nutshell, I was “snapping” while walking and cracked my head on […]